EY Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 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.  

    Broken IT Services-OSS management

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    Current Employee - Onsite Services Technician  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Onsite Services Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay if you don't mind the life-ending stress

    Cons

    Broken management, especially in IT-Services; High stress, treats employees like a yo-yo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current IT Services management (specifically in Atlanta and Alpharetta) needs to be fixed!

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

    Learned a lot but no work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can have the chance to work on different kinds of projects.

    Cons

    VERY long hours and no work/life balance
    Pressure to constantly be working, even while on vacation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    GooD

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Opportunties are good. Good career

    Cons

    Long hours. Pressure and much more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Okay

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership, dismal work culture

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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

    Trying hard to say something positive but there is none. The highest management is also completely blind to your concerns, even if you raise ethical ones. Poor standard.

    Cons

    Zero work life balance. Performance appraisal has nothing to do with your past performance, but everything to do with the leadership's perception on your likelihood of staying in the company. Threats will be made if you think of escalating a concern. Career opportunities are zilch, unless you become a part of the unethical mess. Leadership is very weak on ethics, especially in sustainability services. HR will not support you in any way and employee grievance system is actually inexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Note this is a review based on experiences in one geography (India) and one team only. The fact that the senior management did nothing to manage a situation reflects on the larger culture as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Tax Trainee

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    Former Employee - Tax Trainee  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Tax Trainee in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    E&Y name brand gives you boost in your career

    Cons

    poor working environment , Cairo office is so far away from E&Y global standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    resign and give the your employees abreak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE!

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about working at this place. It is horrible!! And they treat their employees like crap.

    Cons

    Everything. Benefits are bad. Pay is bad. Hours are too long. Management is bad. The culture is bad. I never knew how wonderful a job could be until I left E&Y.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit treating your assistants like garbage. Do more for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Slave Driver. Management do not care about you at all.

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Express career path. Shortcut for promotion

    Cons

    Slave driver. Junior manage do not seem to understand their job well. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treasure your staff before all are gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things that look great outside arent really great inside

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    May be just the brand name and nothing much of a benefit other than working for this firm

    Cons

    You will not be deployed on projects you were hired for
    You will not develop any expertise in any specific space
    The whole advisory is a joke and I dont see this going anywhere
    They care less about the people, infact they hardly care about people
    Staffing is the wierdest and funniest process of all
    I would strongly suggest for college grads who are looking to start their career in consulting please stay away from EY advisory
    Oh wait, compensation and salary raise is 1/100000th of what other comparative firms offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your asset and treasure them. Hire based on your need and treat everyone with professionalism and respect. Very very poor leadership skills from top to bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Dissatisfaction at its best....

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will start appreciating the smaller things in life like watching tv, chatting with friends, sleeping peace, coz you would not have them anymore.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. 24 X 7 conflict management. Keeping clients, seniors junior happy with notional work. If you try to vent out your concerns, it will be held against you as capability issues in next appraisal cycle. Highly manipulative place. Working with honesty is not enough. The more you work, the more work you get. To survive you need to learn the art of swindling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you enjoy passive aggressive, this place is for you.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior in Chicago, IL

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities are available if the right people have your back and if you are willing to give up your life to work for them.
    Big 4 on your resume increases career opportunities.

    Cons

    Very passive-aggressive environment.
    Terrible communication from senior managers and partners.
    Reviews are based on the opinion of one or two senior managers & partners rather than your documented reviews.
    Ratings are pushed down to save money on raises.
    Terrible work hours, no work-life balance.
    Your success is very dependent on you knowing the right people.
    They reward people who complain constantly rather than hard work.
    Employees are treated as if they are disposable.
    Many superiors would rather do the work themselves than teach, and then turn around and give poor reviews.
    You are rated against peers across the US, when opportunities are not the same. Different areas have different clients, different offices rate differently, etc.
    Competition across employees is encouraged, and the teamwork aspect of audit teams is not emphasized or encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treating employees with a little respect and consideration would go a long way. Encouraging teams to work together and rely on each other rather than fostering competition within them would help audits be more efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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