EY
3.6 of 5 3,786 reviews
www.ey.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

EY Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 3,786 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(430 ratings)

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

Pros:
  • "Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance"
    in 175 reviews
  • "A good place to start if you want a career in accounting"
    in 90 reviews
Cons:
  • "very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political"
    in 516 reviews
  • "On many critical assignments, you will have to put in long hours on a consistent basis"
    in 568 reviews
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Pleasant experience as an audit intern

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EY as an intern for less than a year

ProsErnst & Young recognises people for their effort and hard work. After working long hours during peak period, employees are able to take block leaves.

ConsAs with all audit firms, employees work late into the hours to complete audit report, especially during peak periods.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Difficult but rewarding

Audit Staff I (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFlexibility, compensation, people, resume builder

ConsLong hours, not compensated enough for the amount of hours worked, small chance of early promotion

Advice to Senior ManagementMatch the perks of the other big 4

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosgood experience with audit. high chance to get a return offer

Consusually rotate between projects and too much travel

Advice to Senior ManagementThe employer need a better balance between work and life.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent - top employer!

IT Lead (Former Employee)
Secaucus, NJ

I worked at EY full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPeople first culture. Base salary and time off are best around.

ConsIT constantly reorganizing. Not sure when it will settle.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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