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123 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 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 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good.

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Good people. Opportunities to development are there- you just need to find them.

    Cons

    Confusing development process- sometimes there seems to be no rhyme or reason to promotions and performance process.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great...if accounting is for you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, okay people.

    Cons

    Management had little respect for its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a healthy lifestyle

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Prestige, and hopefully one day it will be worth it. Higher salaries than other entry level jobs but that is because of the work it takes to get the position

    Cons

    The hours are disgusting. No lives for people starting out here. The stress and the lack of free time literally leads to health problems for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up. People wont want to stay to grow into upper positions because they will resent the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nightmare for 10+ years of employees, EY files GC many times after 3-6 years (PWC, Deloitte is anytime better)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Brand name of EY is the only Pros

    Cons

    No personal life
    Partner controls HR too
    Low salary for 10+ years of experience
    EY does not file GC. Many times takes 3-6 years to file GC. EY immigration is known for strange delays and bias filings.
    Resources who are having title partner thinks them as God.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work than race for manager
    Respect employees
    Ensure matching salary at all levels and not just college graduates.
    Do immigration on time as without immigrants EY can not deliver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Good company, lots of opportunities to try to new things. Flexibility is promoted and they're open to different types of people.

    Cons

    A lot of hours, can get very clicquey, stressful. If you don't do well, you won't get fired but your comp/raise will suck and that's how they weed people out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more up front about performance. If someone is doing a bad job, tell them to get their act together or they'll get let go. Don't not say anything and then hope they'll leave. Coz that's what makes the good people who stick around bear the burden of picking up the slack.. and eventually, the good people leave.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start, but not for staying

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    1. global
    2.supportive team
    3.good learning opportunities

    Cons

    1. no life/work balance
    2. not competitive salary
    3. promotion baised

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good on people and comp matters

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Excellent culture and working atmosphere

    Cons

    Too conservative and risk focused

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Given the level of responsibility and my workload, the learning curve was steep.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Lifelong networking connections as a direct result of team-based engagements.

    Cons

    Personal professional growth is not a priority and management decisions can be poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize who your strongest assets are and reward them appropriately for long-term retention.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management and technology cosulting convergence, very interesting and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Understanding how business and market factors and drivers impact the Industry

    Cons

    Large organization with several inner circles. Frequent org changes meant continously rebuilding networks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worked there for a long time

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

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    High energy environment and generally talented people doing the right thing to help their clients and create a culture where people can learn and grow

    Cons

    You eventually will hit a glass celing, then you have to decided what to do after "life at EY."

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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