EY Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • Best Place to Start a Career in Accounting (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance (non-existent) (in 701 reviews)

  • Work/life balance isn't that great as you must work long hours to compensate for the lack of staff during the busy season (in 734 reviews)

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  1. Senior Tax

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Detroit, MI

    I worked at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional environment, great culture, exposure to large clients.

    Cons

    High staff turnover but this is common in public accounting firms


  2. Good benefits, people oriented.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Tax in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ey has good benefits like health, maternity, disability, vacation, holidays, and very people oriented they try to take are of their employees very well.

    Cons

    Don't have much to say as a con, as with any accounting firm long hours are requires to keep up with workload.

    Advice to Management

    Na


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to add at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EY is a Global company, so I was able to work for 5 weeks in London during my internship.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season.


  6. Excellent environment for professional growth through technical experience and networking.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You see more in public accounting than any other experience you can get in the finance world. EY Detroit specifically had the best culture of Big 4 firms, focusing on work-life balance and caring for you as an individual.

    Cons

    The nature of public accounting is high paced and can be long hours. While the majority of people you work with are helpful and enjoyable, you may get stuck on a job with someone who is not.

    Advice to Management

    There must be a reverse review process, so employees can provide reviews for supervisors. I had a number of seniors and/or managers who were poor leaders, but who got good reviews from superiors based on limited interaction.


  7. Decent place to start career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Staff in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assurance Staff in Detroit, MI

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Continuing education opportunities are bountiful. Exposure to numerous industries keeps things interesting. Engagement teams can easily make or break your experience.

    Cons

    Many times during busy season the firm would over work you just because they could. If a deadline needs to be met, it's understandable. However, EY would try to suck as many hours out of you as possible.


  8. Overworked

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Way too many things to do for one person. Not enough staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Challenging, eye-opening, and worthwhile experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Assurance Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Intern - Assurance Intern in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Internship was very structured as far as scheduling and what my tasks would be. There was never a slow day, I was always busy, and always learning something new.

    Cons

    A few days involved some very expected intern work (copies, getting lunch, etc.), but everyone has to do this at some point. Have a good attitude about everything you're assigned and your team will appreciate you much more.

    Advice to Management

    Great work advising interns! Really enjoyed my internship.


  10. Fast-paced professional environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work with intelligent, highly capable professionals. Teams are focused around clients/engagements and work closely together to produce a high quality output. The firm also has a strong people culture - there is no tolerance for internal discrimination or bigotry.

    Cons

    There's very little work-life balance - the firm HAS to be a priority. EY is demanding of employees' professional and personal time and at times can have an unrealistic expectation of their availability.

    Advice to Management

    EY people understand and expect the high standards the firm sets. However, in order to keep people from burning out, there needs to be explicit mentoring to help people manage the conflicting demands on their time.


  11. Small, but awesome environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Southfield, MI

    I worked at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome environment friendly coworkers, and Team Leads

    Cons

    Small environment. Not as fast paced as you would like to think, I would assume that's a good thing

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!!!!



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