EY Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
4,460 Reviews
3.7
4,460 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.  

    good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Career progression, especially for those seeking a first professional job in their career

    Cons

    Compensation is good in good year, bad in bad, just like every other company

  2.  

    good place to launch your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    EY has "people first" culture and the company tries to embrace this value as much as they can. The company tries very hard to create a better work-life balance

    Cons

    Your choice of projects is often limited as timing never works out. Since the firm is very big, your personal growth is often neglected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to better align each individual's interest with the assigned projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Been here 11 years and still hapy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements. Very project oriented. I run my own book of business. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Long work hours and lots of travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the habit of "doing" so much work and delegate more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it Auditor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Travel is a really great part of this job, The Experience you get is incomparable and you also get to
    Networking

    Cons

    Travel is a really great part of this job, The Experience you get is incomparable and you also get to
    Networking

  6.  

    Can be a great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    If you find the right team, group, and projects, EY can be one of the best places to start your career. The potential exposure to great clients, teams, and work can launch your career.

    Cons

    Especially in the beginning of your career, the projects and teams you end up on are outside of your control. Whether you begin you career on the better projects is left to chance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Staff  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Staff in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great teams, people, and environment.

    Cons

    You work the ocassional long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Sometimes the local culture can be conservative but the company as a whole if very forward thinking.

    Cons

    People liked to stay so there wasn't a lot of movement in my department.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not All Curn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditor  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Auditor in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Exposure
    Corporate Card
    Location
    Travel
    Beautiful and Intelligent People

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Parking
    Cublical Space
    Morning Meetings
    Airport Security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Excellent place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Training Opportuinities, allows for leadership and personal growth. Love the people culture and extensive opportunities available that helps in personal growth as well as career growth. As a global firm, it gives me the opportunity

    Cons

    Can be disorganized depending on the project. Two people from the same company in the same department with the same credentials at the same level can have two completely different experiences based on the projects that they are asssigned to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Make it what you want

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The ability to make of it what you want, if you're a high performer and aggressively seek out opportunities.

    The pay raises for high-performers.

    Cons

    Can easily feel lost in such a large organization.

    Your experience is directly correlated to your team, so even if you join a awesome division of the company, you can have a horrible experience because of your team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have one, unified voice - a cohesive message that you send out to the workforce. Many times, management and leadership seemed like they were embattled in a war with each other.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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