EY
3.6 of 5 3,793 reviews
www.ey.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

EY Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.6 3,793 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(435 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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Ok for the money

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at EY

ProsPay was good, employee morale was important, organized associate appreciation events. Cared about work life balance issues, offered flexible hours and no set number of sick days.

ConsWhen the office moved locations, our parking options were limited, non senior management had to pay for parking, $70 a month. That sucked

Advice to Senior ManagementNo serious feedback, it was ok to work there. Due to its size, after several years, still didn't know 90% of the people that work the office. Even with appreciation events, most people stayed with the people they worked with everyday in their own department.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great resume builder and exposure

Assurance Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsFast advancement
Access to executives
Variety in workloads (not only in client base, but also in recruiting, BD, teaching, etc.)
Opportunities in different service lines
International opportunities
Flexibility (once you hit a certain level)

ConsLong hours
High stress
Flexibility is sometimes hard (during peak season, as a junior employee)
Potential to get "black listed" because of the politics
Regulators can make work difficult and not rewarding

Advice to Senior ManagementFoster a more flexible work environment by building more reasonable mentors at the partner levels who showcase that being a partner does not mean you give up your life.

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

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Above all, it depends

Audit Senior (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsYou learn a lot (like drinking water from a fire hose) and you can't beat the access to information and exposure to real businesses for someone just coming out of school. Your colleagues are all intelligent and well motivated, and with promotion the job changes often enough to keep things interesting.

ConsLong hours, stress, the PCAOB. Did I mention the PCAOB? They're ruining the profession. Otherwise, its a crapshoot. Your experience will be dependent on your clients' size, industry, and disposition, and the 6-8 people you work with the most. It is entirely possible to love one engagement and loathe the next one.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you were going to do anyway.

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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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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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