EY
3.6 of 5 4,118 reviews
www.ey.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

EY Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.6 4,118 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(558 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
4,118 Employee Reviews
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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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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat working environment, good career path

    Constoo busy, always working, and have no personal life

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    Great Exposure to Working World, but Very Demanding and Rightly So

    Tax Consulting Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsExposure to many smart people, complicated issues, continuous growth

    ConsJob requires significant time in order to meeting clients needs and get everything done. Keeping track of hours is necessary but tedious.

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

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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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    Good Opportunities, but growing pains exist, too.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis firm has great clients, great opporutnities, and new career paths developing constantly. The training is robust and the people are talented.

    ConsThe firm is going through a heavy focus on growth with aspirations of doubling the size of the firm. That comes with all of the pains of growth: strained systems, stretched people, limitations related to real estate, delving into new services that the firm is not great at performing yet, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan a bit farther ahead regarding the practical realities of growth occurring that fast.

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

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    great, challenging

    IT Audit Senior (Current Employee)

    Prosease of working with diferent people, flexible and understanding team, challenges

    Constravel, time contraints, work life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementneed better work life balance

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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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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    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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