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EY Reviews in Michigan

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
5,083 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (less than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent environment for professional growth through technical experience and networking.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior in Detroit, MI

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent place to start career.

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

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

    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.

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  5.  

    Overworked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging, eye-opening, and worthwhile experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Detroit, MI

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Great work advising interns! Really enjoyed my internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast-paced professional environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Small, but awesome environment

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

    I worked at EY full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Very open environment, great people to work with, allow you to move throughout the firm when appropriate

    Cons

    Tax accounting isn't the most glamorous profession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more functions outside work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great. Good be better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Associate in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    People, learning curve, annual increase, promotions, flexibility

    Cons

    Hours, stress, conflicts of interest between management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, talented and sharp team members with great individual experience. Growing TAS practice, making some great strides.

    Cons

    Long hours and time away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the momentum

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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