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Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    terrible place to work. Terrible managers. High attitude collegues. betters working for other companies.

    Cons

    As such I find no Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Unstructured management . Try to structure it


  2. Helpful (3)

    Avoid the Big 4 in Singapore

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -not much, EY has a good brand name for some reason
    -good office location
    -not much else

    Cons

    - low salary
    - long hours
    -lame, low calibre colleagues
    - lazy management
    - making you work more than 8 hours a day but blatantly telling you to book 8 hours a day on your timesheet
    - boring engagements
    - arrogant management
    - lousy internal processes
    -poor exposure to interesting clients

    Advice to Management

    start treating your employees like people and not 'resource'. Give them more bonus pay and/or more decent salaries for the hours they work, which far eclipse the hours of directors and partners who don't do a lot and hardly contribute to each engagement whether in audit or advisory.


  3. Helpful (2)

    When push came to shove, they were NOT a "best employer"

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

    I worked at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with. The opportunities are broad.

    Cons

    I ran into some personal issues with my health, and rather than seeing me as a contributing employee that needed assistance, they chose instead to fire me. All their talk about being interested in their people is just BS, flat-out BS. And it will be easy to dismiss me as a disgruntled employee, but I'm not. The truth is this: when they had an opportunity to back up all their company-speak, they simply chose not to. And it says a lot about the company and its leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, or stop preaching it.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    To get experience in a hardcore way

    Cons

    Same workload 24/7 365 days a year

    Advice to Management

    To appreciate employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    The worst company I have ever worked at. Or maybe just the engagements I was on? I have never been treated so badly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a reputable company, will be good for what I decide to do later

    Cons

    No appreciation of people's talents and expect them to work like robots


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not worth it! Lots of BS and slavery!

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get exposure to different clients, projects and you can grow very quickly in a short time period
    It is an established firm and has a good reputation, looks good on the resume
    You learn how to work in teams and how to get things done effectively
    Lost of happy hours and networking events

    Cons

    Work-life balance does not exist, they might send you anywhere if there is a resource need
    Not all the projects are fancy or cool, most of the work involves "review or reconciliation" of something
    They hire cheap smart labor out of college, and make them work crazy hours. Most of the employees just burn out after a year and quit the firm all of a sudden. It feels like a giant machine that grinds people, you are just a number in the system.
    There are lots of politics around getting into projects. The senior managers and managers want to work with certain people. If you are smart and capable they will try to use you as much as they can.
    If you want to move to other service lines, most of the time they give you hard times. Either your partner does not let you go or the other partner does not let you in to his service line.
    They do everything to get you hired like fancy recruiting events, toys with company logo, speeches on fancy projects and exaggerated career opportunities. Most of the employees get frustrated after couple of weeks and say "Did I join to do this type work?"
    The company does not care about what you want to do with your career, it is all about what they need from your skill sets or background
    They want to utilize you as much as they can and also make you work overtime.
    Performance ratings are lowered down at the end of the year. Even if you kill yourself and do a great job in all of your projects, you will not probably get the performance based bonus
    Most of the reviews in Glassdoor seem fake to me, because in reality many employees are complaining about the firm. Employee satisfaction has gone down this year based on the internal people survey results.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, less BS!
    Improve employee retention rates
    Adapt new management styles, move away from the old school corporate culture
    Innovation is key to success, create new capabilities, tools and service lines
    Learn how to keep smart and talented employees in the firm, otherwise you will keep on promoting incompetent people to senior management


  8. Helpful (1)

    Very hierarchical with no scope of growth and does not pay well.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training opportunity,

    Cons

    Seniors are always correct culture, does not pay well, growth takes very long and involves lot of politics.


  9. Helpful (2)

    good for straight out of university experience, bad mgmt

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good perception outside of consulting

    Cons

    everything else:compensation, management, slow career progression if you want promotions quicker than once a year

    Advice to Management

    consider using double promotions and bonuses as incentives. consider using incentives in general, since all of your low level staff lack any kind of motivation to excel at what they are doing if everyone gets promoted at the same pace anyway!


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good for the resume, but not much else.

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for the resume. You can promote pretty much automatically to at least manager.

    Cons

    I have been working at EY for 8 months and the attrition rate is terrible. We had a guy who quit two months after starting. The reason is simple, no work/life balance. Even when we do not have a lot going on it's like a race to see who can stay the latest and work the most weekends. I guess it all really depends on your office. I have friends in other offices who work from home every Friday unless they absolutely must come in. A staff 2 who transferred to our office is now miserable at EY. Everyone sneaks out when they go home. Personally, I think it is pathetic that people feel the need to sneak out. The culture in our office is horrible. I am going to get the experience on my resume and get out of that place ASAP.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to this flexibility promise you are always touting.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Learning opportunities few and far between

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

    I have been working at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better work/life balance relative to other consulting firms.

    Cons

    Low client/project win rate. Low utilization numbers across advisory practices.

    Advice to Management

    Slow hiring to increase utilization.



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