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EY Reviews in McLean, VA

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
50 Reviews
4.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great firm, great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LAUNCH Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - LAUNCH Intern in McLean, VA

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    The people are welcoming and approachable.

    Cons

    Can feel lost in the firm due to size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start and grow a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place to start and begin your career. Unlike many of the other big 4, you have the ability to choose your own path and your interests.

    Cons

    Long hours especially during busy season.

  3.  

    I have really gained a lot of insight in a short period of time. I really like the company and benefits they offer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Able to work with a lot of different teams and gain exposure to a variety of areas.

    Cons

    You will work very long hours. Easily get burnt out and feel overwhelmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to better manage and organize teams so they are more efficient and people don't get burnt out so easily.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Staff Financial Services Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work load is reasonable. Frequent opportunities to travel. Surplus of training opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of administrative work. Performance reviews don't exactly reflect who performed the strongest on the job. It requires knowing how to "play the game" to exceed performance expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Lots of pros, lots of cons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, training, abundance of work, constantly meeting new people, variety of projects

    Cons

    no work/life balance, low pay, demanding deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we are short staffed, help!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Audit Senior in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - IT Audit Senior in McLean, VA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot during my years there. Great training program.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, low salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Recruits Well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work hard in getting the right employees to work with them. Lots of fun projects

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher since the other big 4 usually offer a little bit more money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in McLean, VA

    I worked at EY as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people were very nice and willing to help you. They are very community service geared. The work culture wasn't so pressurized as I've seen in other firms. You are also encouraged to follow your interests, and are able to voice your interest in another service line and most likely will be able to switch.

    Cons

    At a big firm such as this one, sometimes work goes unnoticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Culture and Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Re-location opportunities
    High learning curve
    Great benefits
    Ability to work from home (if needed)

    Cons

    Compensation could be higher for Staff and Seniors
    Long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Accountant in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great on job coaching. great people

    Cons

    work-life balance. not enough people for the work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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