EY Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
4,469 Reviews
3.7
4,469 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.  

    Tax staff focusing on pass-through taxation and ASC 740.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Staff  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    People: great people to work with
    Opportunity: Opportunity for upward mobility
    Growth: chances to grow professionally
    Comp: paid a fair salary
    Challenges: The work and engagements challenge you

    Cons

    -Hours, working long hours a lot of the year

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, great people, and great learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    -People, teams, Learning Experience,Teamwork, Career Advancement

    Cons

    -Pay could be higher for hours worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If EY members are going to help Vision 2020 succeed then they must be rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Been here 11 years and still hapy

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    • 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.  

    Good Employee care & Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Open Enviornment, Great Culture, Commands client respect

    Cons

    Need faster growth, Investments in solution development, competency development of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish formalized processes for internal and client facing processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company and benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Accelerated learning opportunity. Fast advancement.

    Cons

    Tons of travel. Work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Can be a great place to start your career

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    • 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
  9.  

    good place to launch your career

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    • 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
  10.  

    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

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    Thrilling, Harworking, and Exciting

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    • 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 less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, challenging engagements, and multiple projects with high level experience and visibility

    Cons

    Long working hours, time off should be discussed well in advanced to avoid unforseen work load and better delegation efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better outline of Promotion process, improving performance management system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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