EY Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. World class training and exciting consulting projects with prestigious global clients.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace and thought provoking projects and clients. Defined upward promotion within service lines.

    Cons

    Lack of mobility/ awareness within the firm across different divisions.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great learning and growth opportunity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity and you get to work with talented individuals.

    Cons

    Not much work life balance.


  3. Strong career growth and opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Defined career path, many learning opportunities, great colleagues, smart people, challenging and sometimes stressful situations prepare you well for many scenario if you decide to enter industry, Big 4 experience is attractive to other companies if/when you decide to leave.

    Cons

    Be prepared to travel depending on your practice and service line. Purely metrics driven and competitive. Inorganic growth when business is booming, often at the highest levels, which can lead to fewer opportunities for seasoned professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Stay competitive with pay and perks/benefits


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not a good place for Staff Consultants or what they call ACP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive and encouraging project teams

    Cons

    Experience Manager does not care about our career interests. They staff us just for the case of filling up the spots for jobs requiring human machines

    Advice to Management

    Please take our career interests for entry level staff and don't just make use of qualified people for crappy work


  6. Helpful (1)

    Make it what you want

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ability to make of it what you want, if you're a high performer and aggressively seek out opportunities. The pay raises for high-performers.

    Cons

    Can easily feel lost in such a large organization. Your experience is directly correlated to your team, so even if you join a awesome division of the company, you can have a horrible experience because of your team.

    Advice to Management

    Have one, unified voice - a cohesive message that you send out to the workforce. Many times, management and leadership seemed like they were embattled in a war with each other.


  7. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Risk and Assurance Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - IT Risk and Assurance Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great teams, people, and environment.

    Cons

    You work the ocassional long hours.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Overall, EY is a very good company to work for where you will grow and meet awesome people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most senior professionals (managers and above) are friendly, down to earth and wiling to mentor you and give good recommendations; Company is highly organized and benefit is good; Lots of travel and training opportunities if you love to travel and get exposure nation wide; Good work-life balance and rarely OT (Overtime)

    Cons

    Long bench/beach time in between projects; annual salary increase percentage is relatively low; cocky/jocky people in certain service line with arrogance and limited experience (Advisory FSO)


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for as a junior consultant by cultivating valuable knowledge assets

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open-minded and intellect team members, great company image and reputation, well-structured training programmes from bottom to top ranks.

    Cons

    There are extensive travelling for work, however there are good policy for benefits, such as maternity leaves.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good people to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    EY hires great people. They are focused on bringing in talent, promote a "teaming" culture, and encourage stretch goals and professional development. The people I've worked with have all been very smart, hard working and fun! The projects offer you a variety of opportunities. You'll never be bored!

    Cons

    Merit Increases and Performance Based Bonuses are disappointing. You can work your butt off, but if your utilization (aka billable hours) is too low, even if this is out of your control, your compensation won't be appropriately adjusted. Being on the road 100% of the time is tough. Having to travel long hours on top of working long hours takes a significant toll on work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the performance management process. Don't focus as much on hours. Focus more on quality work. Encourage more of a work-life balance and create a culture where people don't have to be on call 24/7 and rarely get to take time off.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, learning, growth, leadership, opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, work-life balance, office politics

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance



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