EY Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Very interesting job, enjoyed it a lot

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work hours, good community

    Cons

    Low salary and personal growth

    Advice to Management

    Make promotions faster

  2. Accounting Advisory

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

    I worked at EY (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Experience is highly recognized by industry and banks
    - Add value to CV if in the early stage of career

    Cons

    - Overselling the position and providing inaccurate job information during hiring process

    - Very very few advisory projects / opportunities available, and hence most people are either unbooked or doing admin stuff across different levels on regular basis.

    - Leadership feels giving you advisory work is a reward you should be extremely grateful for. To fully ''utilize'' people as resources (due to sadly few advisory projects / clients), they will put people to AUDIT to bring in revenue from other teams to create this misleading growth that is in fact not driven by advisory projects.

    - However, despite lack of projects, they still keep recruiting people internally (from other countries) and externally by overselling the position with inaccurate information (not telling people the fact that management will put you to AUDIT).

    -If people don't please management they way they wanted it (e.g. doing face time or pretending that you are keen on AUDIT), management will tell employees they are not incentivized to ''help'' them and take them off AUDIT, which on every individual level seems like a threat.

    - Confusing recruiting criteria. Many managers and executives that have very limited relevant experiences/skills required of advisory job (or even AUDIT) are hired. Some even struggle with language.

    - Nasty blaming culture. backstabbing, putting blame down on junior people, taking other people's credit and reporting upward are not uncommon.

    - They have a tendency to downgrade people hired externally to slow down their career progression. The pay is okay among Big 4, but much lower than industry for the same level.

    Advice to Management

    Have some ethics and don't take people for granted.

  3. Political and Adversarial

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work for FTSE 100 firms in the risk and regulatory space and gain some good experience, especially if you have recently graduated and it is your first role
    - Client focused, the customer is king
    - Good support staff, e.g.in house publishing team

    Cons

    - Horrendous internal politics and internal competition to work on client engagements
    - Bureaucratic processes and systems. In some cases, lacking!
    - The Advisory Partners aren’t really interested in the anyone below Director level
    - The Directors have their favourites and it is difficult to progress without their support, e.g. to be placed on specific client engagements
    - Alot of Managers and Senior Managers are out of their depth compared to those from commerce but portray themselves as industry experts!
    - No clear career path or alternatives if you don’t wish to progress to Partner
    - Hot desking is a pain and the onsite restaurant isn’t that great

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Fantastice experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    training, very nice people, leadership team is very approachable

    Cons

    EY is rebuilding the Consulting practice and Enterprise Architecture practice is also in the evolving state. Therefore clients are not well aware about EY EA capabilities due to this there are not many real architectural work opportunities available and to meet utilisation targets an individuals are pushed to accept anything availalbe which is not aligned with there career.

    Advice to Management

    Management must ensure that individuals are given freedom and opportunity to choose opportunities aligned with their career plan as agreed with management earlier rather forced to accept engagements to meet utilisation targets.

  6. Tax Advisor

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

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Interesting
    culture is friendly

    Cons

    Not very well paid.
    Slow career progression

  7. Future Ready

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

    I worked at EY

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

    Pros

    Great event, great networking. Offer to Leadership Academy.

    Cons

    I was satisfied with everything

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Good working environment, ok salary

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TAS Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - TAS Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - good working environment (colleagues and management)

    Cons

    - working hours
    - salary
    - current perspectives

  9. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Good exposure to top clients. Good on the job learning.

    Cons

    Pressure to perform to a high standard. Work load varies dramatically.

  10. average

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervising Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervising Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY

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

    Pros

    several teams, options to move in new roles

    Cons

    bureaucratic management, not integrated working

    Advice to Management

    too many processes

  11. Good culture for a big4

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY

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

    Pros

    People agenda, growth plans, good for ambitious and smart people

    Cons

    Long hours and some annoying legacy processes

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