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EY Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.6 4,214 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(595 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Job description

    Audit Senior Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexibility when you are in a senior position

    ConsLow pay, limited work like balance during busy season, a lot of travel

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Audit Senior (Former Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsTons of opportunity to learn and create a great foundation for my career. Overall the people were great.

    ConsLong hours and potentially a great deal of time out of town. Once you have a family it can be a real challenge to continue at EY, or big 4 accounting in general.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your top performers even at the lower senior levels, and promote based on abilities vs the established inflexible model.

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

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    Nature of the Beast

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat fast paced environment as a recent college grad you will not get anywhere else.

    ConsOffices are understaffed due to lay offs in 08-09 (but who wasn't). This has put huge demands on all levels to cover the hole.

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

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    Great Starting point

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEngaging and Challenging environment to work with colleagues and clients
    It keeps you on the edge of everything you learnt to be put to good use.
    Great starting point for Freshers

    ConsOffice Politics
    Corporate Ladder is moved through one's likeness of an employee as compared to his hardwork

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet Office politics go obsloete, please!

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    Experience

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Proswork life balance is great as long as you can meet deadlines; flexibility is encouraged for all employees

    ConsWorking hours can be strenous based on projects and deadlines.

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

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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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    Lots of learning opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proschallenging assignments result in a lot of learning opportunities

    Conscould be very long hours sometimes depending on projects, but not always the case. Sometimes got to put in the hard-work to get somewhere though!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    EY

    Audit Staff (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat company perks in terms of travel, flexibility, and incentives (especially as a consultant in Advisory). Over 60% of your team will be in their 20's and 30's. Majority of the firm is pretty young in age.

    ConsI've experienced consulting and auditing. Cons mostly rely in auditing with long extensive hours with little help from staffing/deployment. Compensation is OK.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote and exercise flexibility in audit. Create better retention plans to keep practice well staffed.

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

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    Fun people and very smart

    Audit Senior (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFlexible time, fun office culture

    ConsBusy seasons can get crazy, easily burnt out

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are spread too thin.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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