EY Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
4,376 Reviews

3.7
4,376 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.  

    Ernst & Young is a great place to work as others have mentioned.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to work outside of your current area. Goals are factored into your responsibilities and you're encouraged to set and ensure that these are achieved. You learn a great deal and skills are honed. The people are nice overall. You work for a well respected company.

    Cons

    Long hours in the weekday and on the weekends. Salary is not competitive. You will get passed over for a promotion if not in a certain service line. Others are favored more than some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Competitive salaries. If you work hard, have excellent reviews and performing at a level above your own, you should be promoted and compensated. Please alert your Management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Amazing learning experience. Great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    EY has International career opportunities.

    Cons

    EY is a high performance environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep engaging our people at the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior, Audit

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  6.  

    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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    FSO Advisory - Staff

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great first job

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    • 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
  11.  

    Work hard, get rewarded

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Candid office culture, great co workers, good learning environment for starting a career in consulting

    Cons

    Working overtime is the norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set client expectations immediately and stick to them. Do not burn your teams out with unrealistic asks and deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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