EY Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
4,720 Reviews
3.7
4,720 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 239 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 680 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 718 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Experience at EY

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at EY as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    EY sets up a lot of different intern events and experiences so that interns are able to really enjoy their internship. In addition to the intern events you also do the work that is staff 1 level so you get a real idea of what the day to day job would be like.

    Cons

    They through you in head first and sort of just expect you to swim.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot very quickly and there is no limit to your success. You get to work on very complex deals.

    Cons

    The hours can be tough but manageable just set expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Senior EA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, training, ability to work on various projects based on interests. Reimbursement for college classes as appropriate to your role. Work life balance (more for some than others)

    Cons

    lowered salary cap, micromanagement of some admin managers, frustration of not being to advance in current role. Hiring cheap trick employees who want the salary but not the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage, champion the people you manage and not suck up to Partners instead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Adminstrator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The flexibility, the pay, and the people

    Cons

    not much advancement in current position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company & Best Career Move I've made

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Lead Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - QA Lead Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    What I like most about EY are the work flexibility program for employees, the dedicated commitment to help in local communities around the world, the amount of available learning courses, & the employee's mentorship/counseling program.

    Cons

    One challenge I had was working with season employees not being open to change & not embracing new hires. During the first 3-4 months, I found myself trying to constantly prove myself & skills to individuals which I wasn't reporting to, but worked on same projects; always questioning every aspect of my skill even before the project started. Fortunately, I have a good mgmt team that had confidence in my proven skill sets and supported me while assigned to the project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    It allows me to work a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Excepected level of overtime is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Culture and Great Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Re-location opportunities
    High learning curve
    Great benefits
    Ability to work from home (if needed)

    Cons

    Compensation could be higher for Staff and Seniors
    Long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    TAS intern review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The team is awesome to work with, vast knowledge

    Cons

    A lot of time spent at desk

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Staff in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    large company, large benefits overall

    Cons

    long hours, long busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Great for training, culture is great and there is a steady promotion path.

    Cons

    Compensation is low in comparison to others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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