EY Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Positive experience so far, although limited to a summer internship and recruiting.

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    Current Employee - Tax Staff I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff I in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career, opportunities are plentiful.

    Cons

    Long hours, compensation at this level is less than what you could get out in industry.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to work your people as hard as you do, you should take care of them with premium compensation and benefits.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Assurance Staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EY provides a great career path for those that can bare the long hours.

    Cons

    Long hours. The firm operates based on the Spaghetti Theory. If you throw enough spaghetti on the wall, some will stick. They don't care if you quit or not, because there are enough college grads that are willing to replace you. Also, wages are kept low because the oligopoly simply can. Work was very boring, too. Very few of the clients appreciate your work.

    Advice to Management

    Congrats on building this oligopoly.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Not for me...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    With some coordination, I was able to schedule a 3 week vacation. Not every job would allow for that.

    Cons

    Long, long hours. Boring work. Incompetent seniors.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in the recruiting process.

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  5. Great career opportunities, but lack of work- life balance and too much unnecessary office politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities, career growth- great place to launch a career in accounting

    Cons

    Office politics, hours, always "busy season"

  6. The work culture at EY is good from far but far from good. EY over promises when they hire you but under delivers.

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very competitive pay, surprise spot bonuses to add to you overall pay.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work-life balance what so ever

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivery and content not just on cosmetics

  7. Excellent globally established firm that caters well in the consulting industry.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, very diverse.

    Cons

    Somehow impersonal in nature, need more focused attention on employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Director of Recruiting, U.S. assurance, Audit practice.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people work here. Work culture is collaborative, lots of flexibility. Great learning environment, strong global footprint.

    Cons

    Compensation tends to fall behind.

  9. Great place to kick off start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to meet amazing people, learn tech skills and soft skills, learn how to balance life, build network and develop your career profile. I will choose to work at EY again if I were to choose again.

    Cons

    There could be very long hours and tremendous amount of stress, especially during busy season and during your senior years, but it's a period you will learn so much, both professionally and as a person, and learn how to balance life.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Great starting point of your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Services in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Services in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many high performing individuals in this organization and they build a great supportive community. I love the group dynamics - many people are out there to help you succeed. The training program is enjoyable and really aimed at having you network. Teams are understanding to your situations and changing circumstances.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a little skewed - as with any big auditing firm. It's not just a simple act of "going through the motions" - you must push yourself hard. That being said, this company is very much "what you put in you'll get out". Making a good brand for yourself is vital in your future opportunities and performance with the firm.

  11. great place to start

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    meet a lot awesome people. variety of clients. different experience.

    Cons

    long hours sometimes but mainly depend on the client. less flexibility if you are a staff.

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