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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.4 202 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(26 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Brilliant place to be!

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat opportunities to take your capabilities to the next level

    ConsVery very competitive and steep learning curve if new to working in the environment of an audit firm as there are many regulations to comply with

    Advice to Senior Managementencourage work life balance a bit more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsWork id driven by people
    Commitment to individuals' career
    support research and development

    ConsPromotion cycle do not support work-life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo favortism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood environment
    Good culture
    Good work/life balance for some (not for everyone)

    ConsPolitics
    Promotions are based on multiple factors
    Compensation - small increases over the years that don't even cope with inflation

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttention should paid to what the employees (analyst to Senior Manager) have to say and how these things can be addressed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opens doors

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsPeople you work with are fantastic

    ConsI don't mind working hard but the amount of work demanded is very high

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe the firm is heading in the right direction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best company ever to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosinternational opportunities, broader global exposure than other big 4 firms

    ConsNothing to say! Nothing Nothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    work in EY for 5 years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHave many opportunities to learn something new, to understand different industries, to train to build team and monitor team members, usually help can be easily obtain through colleagues and superiors. Colleague relationship is nice and simple.

    ConsWorkload could be very heavy. High turnover of staff.

    Advice to Senior Managementplease consider more about work-life balance for the employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for the CV, not for your health

    Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsI was lucky enough to get some great projects and work with great people.
    Huge opportunity to build your network.
    ALP course is very useful, benfitted hugely from it.

    ConsPay and rations poor, then Leadersip get spooked by attrition!
    Very hierarchical, therefore limited senior client exposure.
    Partners all but invisible, except when senior client meetings happen.
    Mentoring, very diffcult to come by

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and realise your people are your best resource and treat them with consideration and respect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start your career

    Tax (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsPeople - especially if you join on the graduate scheme you will make friends for life
    Culture - supportive and bullies are usually managed out
    Big - if you end up working for an idiot it's easy to move to another team

    ConsHours, stress, lack of juniors and admin staff to do the work so you end up charging clients 500+ an hour for doing filing, printing, scanning and posting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire juniors and become a strengths based employer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Saps your soul but good for the CV

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood for the CV, get sufficient training, transferable skills

    ConsYou forget being happy, creative, soulful - basically if you're not a corporate - GET OUT!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove low morale, awful communication, being demeaning to lower levels of staff, having your job title get to your head etc etc... will it ever change? Probably not.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience on the customer side but life back at EY office dismal.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsInteresting projects and clients from which I have gained valuable experience in my field. Good work/life balance. Great colleagues for the most part.

    Cons0% pay rise for many in 2013 despite it being an extremely busy year for Advisory.

    Laughable HR / performance measurement processes (roundtables). Subject to the whim of the loudest person in the room rather than the truth about somebody's performance. This is the worst thing about the company.

    Lots of talk about living the values of the company but one or two partners in Advisory need to read and abide by that too.

    Promotion arbitrary as above.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor a 'people' business you don't pay enough attention to your people and are unresponsive to criticism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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