EY
3.6 of 5 4,110 reviews
www.ey.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

EY Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.6 4,110 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(556 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 185 reviews
  • "it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family"
    in 94 reviews
Cons:
  • "very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political"
    in 546 reviews
  • "Very long hours during busy season & a lot of politics in the workplace"
    in 601 reviews
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    So much opportunities!

    Tax Staff II (Current Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsA great place to start your career. A lot of online learning modules you can take to broaden your knowledge in almost any accounting area. So many opportunities and I have never ever seen a company that actually want their employees to succeed. EY truly do care about it's employees. It's a great culture to be in.

    ConsTime tracking is a pain, but for public it's expected. Busy season is no joke. Client's can be a pain, but that's almost something that you will deal with no matter where you go.

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

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    Great learning experience with great people, but grinding travel.

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe people are high caliber and supportive. We get to learn a lot by examining challenges and problems many firms have and developing solutions for them.

    ConsTravel every single week. Office culture is generally good, but very slanted to the left. Typical baloney about inclusiveness and diversity meaning if they see a well performing team of all men, someone will feel the need to put one of the men on the bench (hurting his utilization and career) in order to promote "diversity". They encourage lifestyles many don't think should be encouraged. They don't just support them; they encourage them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company! One of the best to work for.

    Tax Senior (Current Employee)
    McLean, VA

    ProsThe flexibility to work from home or a client and setting your own hours. You just have to make sure that the work gets done.

    ConsNot all managers are great. Some are fantastic and will teach you a lot. Others don't care and don't bother coaching you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet the staff trained on how to look for business development opportunities so they can contribute more to Vision 2020.

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

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    Prosthis is a great company

    Conslong hours is not great

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    Good work life balance

    Communications & Pursuits Strategist (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsOne of the greatest perks for me is the flexibility. I can work from the office, home, Starbucks... It gives be the ability to get my work done as well as take care of personal needs. Also, the training programs are top-notch.

    ConsThe ability to advance is limited or very slow -- especially in Core Business Services (CBS). The 401k plan is not the best. The firm matches 25% of the first 6% of your contributions after one year of service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a solid, achievable career path for non-client-serving staff.

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

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    Good Employer!!!

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work environment
    Good products to work on
    Identifies and promotes potential

    ConsNo much increments in pay

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

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    Great company, lots of opportunity to learn and grow

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    McLean, VA

    ProsFlexible, rewarding, vast variety of work

    ConsThe organization can get very bureaucratic sometimes and things tend to move a bit slowly.

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

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    Great Company to Start off At

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou will learn alot and get on a ton of different clients giving you great exposure

    ConsPay is not great and the hours are long

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a wonderful learning experience.

    Advisory Senior (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    Pros1) Great coworkers
    2) Better flexibility than other Big 4 (Advisory Practice)

    Cons1) Benefits are not the best in the industry (Compensation, Bonus, Healthcare etc.)
    2) Mandatory trainings are usually too late for the work you do.
    3) Tough to switch between different practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more transparency about compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Grow

    Advisory Senior (Current Employee)

    ProsLeadership, Training, Support, Team Culture

    ConsArea is short-staffed which can lead to a year-round busy season.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on recruiting and retention efforts

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

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