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EY Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
4,323 Reviews

3.7
4,323 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    FSO Advisory - Staff

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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax
    Former Employee - Tax

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Administrator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Administrator in Dallas, TX

    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
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  5.  

    Great Place to Start Your Career!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    culture, challenging, and training is great.

    Cons

    The hours are very long during busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Big four Consulting with audit accounts that may restrict you from consulting client pool

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Good teams, good environment, growth potential, good time-off policies, good pay. Training is of very good quality, and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Leadership cannot focus on what they want to do in consulting.The strategy and vision is weak, and they just keep hiring from IBM and other big 4, hoping that they will bring business. The sales pressure is high, but there is no process to help senior managers and new partners get there in a methodological way. The leaders do not get involved in project delivery, and some are so rusty that you would hesitate to bring them on a project. All they do is sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want to do with consulting. You guys appear clueless and shifting directions every couple months. Too many old-time leaders who have little to add in ideas and solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Audit Staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great work environment and teaming culture

    Cons

    Long hours. You have to fight for flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good public accounting experience for resume

    Cons

    Lots of hours during busy season

  9.  

    excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Staff
    Former Employee - Tax Staff

    Pros

    Great place to start career as a fresh graduate.

    Cons

    Maybe busy during peak seasons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on great clients. Interesting projects. Inspiring work environment with lots of professional well educated people you interact with every day

    Cons

    Long long hours. Office politics in promotion decisions and plenty of favoritism ( like what school you went to) upper management should be more visible - walking the halls and interacting with people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People with diverse backgrounds get overlooked in promotion or pipeline discussions yet upper management is blind to what is going on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to launch your career graduating from college

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good challenges/learning opportunities, and a good number of weeks of vacation and flexibility.

    Cons

    Travel may be required depending on your role, which may not be for everyone.

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