EY Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
4,373 Reviews

3.7
4,373 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, lots of time off. Many opportunities

    Cons

    Low salary, can take time to develop your network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay / raises, for non client serving professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Mateo, CA

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

    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
  3.  

    Senior, Audit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot, work with smart people, great exit opportunities

    Cons

    Schedule can be unpredictable, long hours during busy season.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    FSO Advisory - Staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in New York, NY

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax
    Former Employee - Tax

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

    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
  7.  

    Working at EY San Antonio office was one of my best interning experience in four years of my undergraduate.

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    Former Employee - Financial Assurance Office  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Assurance Office in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The people is the main reason which keeps me at EY. The people here are really friendly, and long after my internship ended, I still contacted my former bosses, checked up frequently on them, and went out to lunches with them. The engagement teams were small enough for you not to feel left out; and everyone treats interns as real staff and gives interns serious projects. I enjoyed my time at EY because I was given chances to do things the way I wanted to under my bosses' helpful guidance.

    Cons

    Small teams can be a pro, but also can be regarded as a major con. The office is rather small and not as diverse as I expected it to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Staffing model has changed for the worse, but still a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Advisory Staff  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Travel to client site M-TH, but given ability to work from anywhere on Fr
    Friendly people and a great place to learn
    Exposure to a multitude of industries and topics

    Cons

    Project staffing is done from a general pool, little flexibility to avoid or switch off a project you are unhappy with
    No bonuses for exceptional performing staff
    Type of experience is very project dependent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company vision is not consistent with the ground level situation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to get experience. IT is not as great as Deloitte or KPMG though

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    getting the experience, flexibility on schedule

    Cons

    No work-life balance, dynamic in the group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    pleasant place to work in

    Cons

    too much middle management politics

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Administrator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Administrator in Dallas, TX

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

    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

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