EY Reviews in San Antonio, TX

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
4,359 Reviews

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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities to get exposure to several types of industries, and then narrow your focus as you progress in your career. The training received in public accounting is fairly consistent across all firms; compared to industry, the training is top notch. You never have to worry about getting your CPE, or tracking anything yourself, bc it's all done for you. If you are eager and driven, big four public accounting is for you, and you will find that you get along with most of your colleagues, who truly become great friends. Benefits are great, both medically speaking and vacation/personal time. The flexibility of public accounting really is a selling feature as well.

    Cons

    Busy season, of course! It is what it is though. As you come along in your career you will understand why things are done a certain way. A lot of staff/seniors will complain about 'form filling' etc, but it is there for a reason - so that all of the audit requirements are met. Once you realize that and get past it, it's not really that bad. And it's easy, so quit bitching! Partners/senior managers can become territorial over staff-managers, so be prepared for the political environment, and the "always looking out for #1" mentality. The key is being realistic of its presence, and being able to handle it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff II  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Experience is great for career path.

    Cons

    Work life balance is horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to establish a career.

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Experience in multiple industries. Work with a diverse group of coworkers. Multiple learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the office your work in, the work ethic could dictate long hours. I sometimes feel guilty leaving the office before 7 even when it's not busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Did not enjoy working there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    You can use their name to get into other companies

    Cons

    They work you beyond reason, the culture was horrible. Your co-workers were your worst enemy.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Great experience if you want to stay in Accounting forever

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    Current Employee - Associate II  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Associate II in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Exposure to big clients in different industries. Intelligent and outgoing people. Opportunities are there if you speak up.

    Cons

    Crazy hours for mediocre pay. The Big4 isn't what it use to be; the weight of the name won't get you very far anymore unless you stay in the Accounting industry. Difficult to transition to finance or other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying your employees more appropriately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    it senior auditor

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Auditor  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Auditor in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    experience in field in short time

    Cons

    pay is much lower than similar jobs elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to recognize good performance more effectively

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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