EY Reviews in Melbourne, Australia

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
4,364 Reviews

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4,364 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 199 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 582 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 634 reviews)

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  1.  

    EY Advisory - an inspiring place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm inspired by a collaborative team culture, fascinating projects and our growth strategy

    Cons

    Travel sometimes required, long hours possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's great to see that our leaders are keen to get to know their people and continue to improve on the EY experience

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience...but not for me long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people; exposure to biggest companies; personal development opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is poor until you make it to manager; work hours and work/life balance not good; can involve travel - you really are at their whim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (1) Better integration program for people coming to EY from previous consulting background outside of Big 4.

    (2) Find a way to minimise administrative burdens on consulting teams. I spent way too much time jumping through never ending administrative steps, when I could have been working on the project. Appreciate these steps are important for minimising risk and ensuring quality, but should be done by people with pure admin role...in my opinion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II Advisory Services  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II Advisory Services in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people
    High profile clients
    Large engagements
    Structured paths for career progression and development

    Cons

    Timesheets
    Difficult to transition into other service lines, offices, countries (unless there is a desperate need)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    People culture, work environment, friendly colleagues, respect,

    Cons

    Partner driven trends, subgroups within the firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More collaboration across groups and geographies is needed. Annual performance management needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great people, good social culture, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Hard to reach utilisation targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and retain high performing staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A sea of accountants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great place for accountants, CPA and CA qualifications are highly regarded and considered valuable.

    Cons

    Unable to manage people, and their development for future leadership. No initiatives in place to promote women in top leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company. Amazing people. Amazing Opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance and the ability to grow your career. It's a truly great place to work early in your career as you are exposed to so much. The support structures in place are highly desirable to any new hire as well.

    Cons

    Underpaid for the great work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages and improve communication from partners to graduates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    best of the big four

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at EY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work life balance, supportive environment, friendly, encourage women in business, very, very good firm to work for

    Cons

    The computer systems are difficult to learn if you have come from another firm
    They still use lotus notes and this can be frustrating when most ppl use outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to hire the best in their chosen field and you will remain ahead of your closest competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intern: Real work, real responsibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Advisory Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Intern Advisory Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at EY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Even as an intern I was provided real challenging work. Strong social focus. High achieving work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some periods are very high pressure, however I liked this environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good culture and management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    1. Good culture, inclusive and recognizes talent.
    2. Higher management is approachable

    Cons

    Work life balance is a real challenge and one that the firm does not readily promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Promote work life balance and mean it
    2. Zero bonuses for the year are hard to swallow even in the current economic climate
    3. Continue to support top talents and ensure any grievances are addressed promptly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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