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EY Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
4,335 Reviews

3.7
4,335 Reviews
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EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great place to work always.

    Cons

    Hours can be long.
    Travel can be chaotic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    FSO Advisory - Staff

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    Current Employee - Advisory Staff  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in New York, NY

    Pros

    People oriented, quality oriented, great reputation,partners are very interested in investing in their people, inherently bad performers are shown the door and inherently good workers are taught to make it to the next floor

    Cons

    Can easily end up working a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax
    Former Employee - Tax

    Pros

    Loved the flexibility. If I want to to home on a Friday at 2 I can make up for it next Monday at 8. It's very deadline oriented, so it's important to manage your time. Pay is good, benefits are great, and the people are friendly. The culture is truely an inclusive one. They don't have "diversity targets", rather hire people they feel are qualified and everyone seems to treat each other with respect.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, but you just gotta manage your time well and know when to say no to people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great first job

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Administrator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Administrator in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    EY is a strong, stable company. Yes, work/life balance may be a challenge at times, but I am always proud to say that I work for this firm. I believe EY truly cares about its people, and the culture is overall very positive and inclusive. If you work hard and have a positive outlook, your efforts will be rewarded and/or recognized. As an entry level employee, I am consistently treated with respect by coworkers of all levels.

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy work load, environment can feel overly competitve at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Start Your Career!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    culture, challenging, and training is great.

    Cons

    The hours are very long during busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall, I enjoy working here. Hours can be long but they make up for it with generous vacation and leave policies

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    Current Employee - Advisory Senior  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in New York, NY

    Pros

    EY has a great culture, compensation is pretty solid relative to other big 4, there is decent work-life balance (but I know others who would argue that - I think it is what you make it). Partners are easily accessible and available for advice, discussions, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of politics among partners and coworkers. Have to know how to play the game.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for as a junior consultant by cultivating valuable knowledge assets

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    Open-minded and intellect team members, great company image and reputation, well-structured training programmes from bottom to top ranks.

    Cons

    There are extensive travelling for work, however there are good policy for benefits, such as maternity leaves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Big four Consulting with audit accounts that may restrict you from consulting client pool

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    Former Employee - Executive Director  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Good teams, good environment, growth potential, good time-off policies, good pay. Training is of very good quality, and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Leadership cannot focus on what they want to do in consulting.The strategy and vision is weak, and they just keep hiring from IBM and other big 4, hoping that they will bring business. The sales pressure is high, but there is no process to help senior managers and new partners get there in a methodological way. The leaders do not get involved in project delivery, and some are so rusty that you would hesitate to bring them on a project. All they do is sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want to do with consulting. You guys appear clueless and shifting directions every couple months. Too many old-time leaders who have little to add in ideas and solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Audit Staff

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great work environment and teaming culture

    Cons

    Long hours. You have to fight for flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good public accounting experience for resume

    Cons

    Lots of hours during busy season

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