EY Reviews

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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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  1.  

    An excellent place to begin an accounting career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Learning, working with smart people, career development, increased responsibility early, exposure to industry, exposure to upper management, exposure to top clients/companies.

    Cons

    Compensation, long hours, playing to and balancing the many demands of upper management, office politics, missing ski season, administrative tasks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of opportunity in an rapidly expanding advisory practice

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Practice truly experiences accelerated growth compared to market and competitors in the PI/ EPM space
    Chance to join some of the best people I have seen in the business
    So called Counseling Families offer structure and support in rapidly evolving and dynamic environment
    Best work life balance of the big four - management delivers on it's words
    Diversity - they come in all shapes and sizes :-)

    Cons

    National organization - your next project could be anywhere
    Network, network, network - don't expect it to be handed to you on a silver platter
    It still is a big four - don't expect to seen as an equal by the audit side of the firm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience; given autonomy to make many decisions

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Great progressive environment & atmosphere of teaming
    Flexibility to manage my own schedule - (obligations permitting)

    Cons

    High volume of work sometimes resulting in reduced quality/having to constantly juggle conflicting priorities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging, but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Variety of experiences, quality of colleagues, possibility for learning and advancement

    Cons

    Hours can be long during busy season

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunities available everywhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    I learn a lot every day.

    Cons

    I have to work long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's best to make as many connections as possible within the firm in order to ensure a good experience. The more people you know the better off you become.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent experiencce

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Based on my work experience so far, I feel that E&Y has on of the best work cultures. It is one of the best firms to work for.

    Cons

    I do not feel there are any significant cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not feel there is any significant advices to be given. The management is doing very well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall an engaging experience

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Once you prove yourself, you do get challenging work. Promotions and opportunities outside the firm are plentiful- get recruiter calls nearly every week. Pay is adequate for work level.

    Cons

    Too often time put in matters more than quality. No real performance compensation to speak of. You have to take your career in your own hands, while this may sound good, it does it make it more difficult to move between projects, service lines, etc... which is supposed to be one of the appealing items of working in an accounting firm.

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  9.  

    Its been awesome working at EY.

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Its all about the people
    Fair evaluations
    Understanding Senior Management
    Great client projects
    Opportunity to grow
    Training modules among other training aids

    Cons

    Starting compensation package on the lower side
    Work can become a priority in life at times
    There are no other cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job. Not only am I happy to work at EY but I am proud to be a part of the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flexibility and Hard work...they both go together.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Flexibility. The firm is really putting it's money where it's mouth is. They have worked around my schedule and I have done what it takes to get the job done.

    Cons

    There are a lot of long hours. You can really get bogged down by the workload. However it is manageable if you communicate and make good use of your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try and have more one on one time with the staff. We could really use the few minutes of your time to talk to us individually. It can go a long way.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Some of the reasons to work at EY include, teaming, the professional knowledge of co-workers,
    National resources are available, and Training.

    Cons

    During busy season there are long hours at times, but everyone should know that if they are going to public accounting.

    Recommends
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