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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
5,121 Reviews
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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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    EY Auditor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Auditor in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good business exposure; friendly colleagues;

    Cons

    outdated views on teamwork; narrow-minded management; bad pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what the box says

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTS
    Current Employee - OTS

    I have been working at EY (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company, one of the big four. Access to broad set of global clients

    Cons

    bullying culture. poor infrastructure and technology. political. high staff turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you are going to improve culture... you personally need to contribute to it

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Big four Exec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The opportunities and sense of achievement when you finally make a deadline. Plenty of promotion chances should be in the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    The hours, Expect to work way in excess of 35 hours contracted. Busy season you will have to work around every waking minute. Non busy season 11 hour days are no unusual with occasional weekend working.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Great working atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    A lot of benefits to staff. Working flexibly. A career path to follow.

    Cons

    A lot of people at the same level as you, you need to stand out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Worked for EY for 5 years. Really valuable experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Very people focused. I enjoyed working with most people there.

    Cons

    Too much travel. Limited London work opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    EY Tokyo

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    EY Brand
    Lots of branches abraod

    Cons

    Very conservative working system- salary and title depends on the number of working years, not performance level
    Lower salaries
    Less opportunities to work abroad/global projects
    Less motivated people

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Tough, long hours, hard work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good on CV, good training

    Cons

    tough, long hours, hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be understanding

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Perfect place for a graduate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TAS Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - TAS Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    EY is fun and accessible and challenging without being too intimidating. You are working with clever people constantly but there is room for your own career to take off as well.

    Cons

    There is long hours and challenging work similar to banking, but there is not the paycheck that comes with banking. A salary average being so low is a massive downside of any consulting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some counselors care about your career growth, and some just do the minimal for their job requirements. Focus on picking people to mentor the youngest members of the firm who actually care and try hard- it could mean the difference between recruiting new talent and letting it slip away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience overall, not everyone "lives the values!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My experience refers to TAS serviceline. People-oriented culture. Exposure to great clients and interesting situations. Great office infstrastructure and pleasant physical environment to work in

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic. The bar to partnership for internal candidates is very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are serious about EY values, challenge partners who do not live the values. Bad leaders destroy good will and discourage good employees. Apply the same rigour to direct entry partners as you do to internal candidates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Welcoming environment, work wasn't difficult and the work-life balance was absolutely fine (9-5 30 every day).

    Cons

    The work was very boring as you'd expect in audit and sometimes I had no work to do whatsoever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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