EY Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
4,485 Reviews
3.7
4,485 Reviews
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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.  

    Fast development, hard work

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A very good professional learning environment where one can learn new things almost every day. It's actually a school. Many opportunities after 2-3 years of experience

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, not really valued. Much over-audit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Accelerated learning opportunity. Fast advancement.

    Cons

    Tons of travel. Work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Good place to kick off your carreer, focusses a lot on people development. Has a very dynamic working atmosphere to work on different projects at different types of clients.

    Cons

    depening on what team you work, you sometimes encounter narrow minded directors or partners who are blunt and has no vision or client thinking and rather focus on short term goals rather than provide structural solutions. this is also because of the KPIs defined from sales perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management need to be refreshed, there is still legacy which are "rotten apples"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great atmosphere, it may be tough in the first years.

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    Current Employee - At the Financial Services Office  in  Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - At the Financial Services Office in Milan (Italy)

    I have been working at EY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - The nature of the business and the dimension of the company make EY a reliable employer;
    - Employees average age is young, great atmosphere;
    - If you are planning for a career in Audit, it's the right place. The high employee turnover helps a lot.

    Cons

    - In audit, at the early stage, work is often boring and routinary;
    - Compensation/workload ratio may not be fair during the first years of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good place to launch your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    EY has "people first" culture and the company tries to embrace this value as much as they can. The company tries very hard to create a better work-life balance

    Cons

    Your choice of projects is often limited as timing never works out. Since the firm is very big, your personal growth is often neglected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to better align each individual's interest with the assigned projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, decent compensation, great coaches

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, high pressure environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Over all good, everyone is overworked during busy season, that is just standard

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    Former Employee - Assurance Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at EY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, good job security if you can stick with it.

    Cons

    No work satisfaction, Auditing in general is boring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting insight into working for a big four firm in a regional office. Wasn't as challenging as I'd have liked.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, always happy to help and going above and beyond to make me feel welcome and to give me exposure to different aspects of work, buddy and counsellor system worked well, very good summer internship team, who organised some very good socials

    Cons

    Not enough work, often found myself lacking a task, the city wasn't great, a little too friendly, not enough ambition, audit work can be dull, all the regional intern events were in Manchester, which is too far away, perhaps UK regional should be organised separately from Scotland so that the events can be run in the Midlands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure the internship in a way that allows interns enough work to do (possible take on less interns if needs be)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work exposure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance Staff  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Assurance Staff in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at EY as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work exposure, steep learning curve, trainings, performance driven

    Cons

    Work Life balance, too many late nights at office, high workleads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Can be a great place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    If you find the right team, group, and projects, EY can be one of the best places to start your career. The potential exposure to great clients, teams, and work can launch your career.

    Cons

    Especially in the beginning of your career, the projects and teams you end up on are outside of your control. Whether you begin you career on the better projects is left to chance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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