EY Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
4,376 Reviews

3.7
4,376 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.  

    An amazing company to work with.

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    EY is Very competitive in terms of talent hiring, compensation etc that why it has high standards. one of the stand out points for EY is that people care about you and your development.

    Cons

    Being in a Big 4 and also in a consulting job it requires great level of dedication and hard work for that your work life balance could be affect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities to learn and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, business growth and brand value

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance and average compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging but highly rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Challenging environment, a lot to learn and lots of room for personal growth and international opportunities.

    Cons

    Like any consulting job, the hours can be long and frustrating at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to wok - Fun, Freedom & Flexible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    I get to do my job my way, we get freedom to think,explore and invent. Great work culture. Management is transparent and I have not experienced Bias anytime in my career with EY.

    Cons

    My peronal experience is that, with freedom\power comes responsibility, so it calls for pressure,tight deadlines & stretching. This being the case, I feel we should be paid more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the packages are fixe based on industry standars but I feel it can be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Staff II  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Tax Staff II in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    Time 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Exposure to Working World, but Very Demanding and Rightly So

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Consulting Senior Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Tax Consulting Senior Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exposure to many smart people, complicated issues, continuous growth

    Cons

    Job requires significant time in order to meeting clients needs and get everything done. Keeping track of hours is necessary but tedious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    great working environment, good career path

    Cons

    too busy, always working, and have no personal life

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was an intern for 6 weeks in the London office (HR Advisory team - at the time this was Tax).

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to absorb and learn from several team members, and my placement manager was considerate in giving one-to-one sessions on a weekly basis to track my goals. I was impressed by the thought and care taken into teaching me organisational structures, how to create documents for clients, etc. There were plenty of social events arranged for interns too, including a ball at the end of the 6 weeks.

    Cons

    The one issue was being pigeon-holed so early on. Understandably, candidates needed to apply to a business unit. Yet as university students who have had little work experience, we didn't fully understand the differences between EY's many departments during application. After being placed in the one team, there was little opportunity to learn what others were doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider exposing interns to other areas of EY in addition to their main department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company! One of the best to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    The flexibility to work from home or a client and setting your own hours. You just have to make sure that the work gets done.

    Cons

    Not all managers are great. Some are fantastic and will teach you a lot. Others don't care and don't bother coaching you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the staff trained on how to look for business development opportunities so they can contribute more to Vision 2020.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good employer

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    Current Employee - Supervising Associate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Supervising Associate in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good location
    Nice people
    International Environment
    Good Carrer Opportunities
    Good for you people

    Cons

    Long work hours (42 hours and up)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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