EY
3.6 of 5 3,778 reviews
www.ey.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

EY Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.6 3,778 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(427 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "work-life balance; good mentoring relationship; open-door policy; friendly people"
    in 163 reviews
  • "A good place to start if you want a career in accounting"
    in 85 reviews
Cons:
  • "If in Advisory, then work/life balance can be a challenge as with any consultancy"
    in 476 reviews
  • "Very long hours during busy season & a lot of politics in the workplace"
    in 542 reviews
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great people, boring work

Audit Staff (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Pros-great people to work with
-leaders care about your work-life balance
-co-workers are mostly your age so it's easy to make friends to hang out with outside of work
-you get lots of client interaction
-semi-flexible work schedule

Cons-big company, so hard to meet and get to know people outside of your group and teams
-work can often be boring and slow
-work schedule is dependent on how fast client can turn around files and documents to us

Advice to Senior Management-raise the base salary
-consider more perks or bonuses
-allow ppl to work from home more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dynamic environment filled with brilliant people

Advisory Staff (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsHigh impact projects with high client visibility
Amazing work culture
Potential for high growth
Flexibility

ConsNot in the Big 3 consulting league

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A company where great people collaborate

Tax Associate (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsOnce you get in here, you will have easier time to get the other jobs

ConsIrregular work time and client service might be stressful

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing good job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Audit Intern (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN

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

ProsI absolutely loved working at EY. I got to experience 5 clients, all in different industries. I experienced what a typical workload would be for a Staff I, and I feel that I was able to get a realistic picture of what a career at EY was like. I was given the opportunity to travel (went to Salt Lake City) for a client. Understanding of personal things in your life and willing to adapt to you as an individual. We had several times throughout the internship we came together as an intern class, and did a fun intern event. Also the International Intern Leadership Conference at the conclusion of the internship is a blast.

ConsAt times it seems as though there was a lack of communication. Also, the scheduler expects you to be willing to travel at the drop of a hat.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsGood working environment, friendly people, travel opportunities

ConsHR process is way too slow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun but unorganized

Tax Staff (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFun people, good location, busy season came in at time I wanted

ConsUnorganized, managers didn't talk to each other, ended up repeating a lot of the same work

Advice to Senior ManagementPrepare for busy season, seems like they were winging it

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Great Place to Work

Tax Staff (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsGreat work environment and access to executives at other companies. Good, challenging work and a safe career bet.

ConsNo signing bonus. Long work hours (sometimes 65-70 hours per week). Not great on the mid-level management side.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good steady job but no room for admin growth

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at EY full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLearned a lot while working here and really enjoy the people and work environment. Vacation time is pretty generous (3 weeks) and the benefits are good.

ConsLittle growth opportunity for those who work in the administrative sector (CBS) and rarely any opportunities to get cash bonuses. A lot of the perks and big events are reserved for the accounting and auditing professionals.

Advice to Senior ManagementI suggest putting more effort into the CBS positions and provide more incentive for us to have career growth, just as EY does for the accounting and auditing professionals. Most of the CBS employees that I know have been here for most of their career, while the accounting and auditing professionals have a high turnover rate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EY

ProsGood pay! Great Office and people are ok

ConsCompetitive between staff and interns

Advice to Senior Managementintern should not be trained by staff 1. intern should be trained by managers or senor 3. staff level does not understand how to coach interns.

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Exciting Growth Period for Advisory

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCompelling leaders, entrepreneurial growth, focus on industry sectors

ConsGrowing and changing infrastructure, technology, and training plans

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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