EY Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Senior Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    lots of work, but good learning

    Cons

    away on the road for 3 years

  2. Full of excellent opportunities with the ability to work with great people!

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    Former Intern - Tax Summer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Tax Summer in Manchester, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    I really like the people I worked with and so did other interns. There was a feeling of a dynamic environment compared to other big 4 companies. As it's one of the big 4 you get to work with large clients. Also better training structure for the graduate role when doing the accounting exams as EY will give you time off work and you aren't part of work projects so you focus just on the exams! This compares to the other big 4 that expect you to study for your exams in the evening after a day's work.

    Cons

    Often lack of communication internally between teams. HR through the recruitment process were slow and sometimes too laid back in their approach. Relatively worse pay compared to other big 4 but not by much.

    Advice to Management

    Have projects ready for interns to complete as the summer months can be slow for work to come that we as interns can help on.

  3. Helpful (1)

    EY holds its own

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quite flexible working, never had an issue requesting time off or even unpaid leave to take extended time. Lots of support for further learning be in CFA, ACA, ACCA etc. Generally good opportunity to move around the business and into new teams looking for resource.

    Cons

    Generally lower salaries than the other big four. The team morale and atmosphere is driven directly by the partners in the team. Some partners can be hands off leaving senior managers to drive resourcing and other people issues which aren't resolved in an appropriate or timely manner. Poor secondment packages.

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  5. Good place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities
    Credible cv following experience
    International opportunities

    Cons

    Some politics
    Hard work!
    Pay very average / bonuses are so poor they insult top performers

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the future not on the now

  6. Audit sweatshop

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    Current Employee - Audit Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY

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

    Pros

    - great social
    - lots of young people
    - quick profession as people leave quicker than they can replace them.

    Cons

    - all the gains of your efforts flow to the partners
    - repeated false promises of improvements being made to the department.
    - once in audit you are tied to your training contract with no scope for a variety of experience

    Advice to Management

    - innovate
    - get some non executive partners in the management team for each department to maintain perspective

  7. A place where common sense prevails - if the Partner signing it off has some common sense

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for travel and career progressions
    Good perks for Manager grade and above
    Friendly, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be slow to change
    For every partner that agrees, there's another one who wont - can be hard to get something signed off
    A large, complex, poorly structured Firm

    Advice to Management

    Be led by the experts within your team
    Deliver on your promises

  8. EY advocate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, people, vision, investment, opportunity

    Cons

    Hierachical at times, bonus scheme mixed success, over reliance on Financial metrics

  9. Great experience and learning opportunity but it could pay a bit better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    - Great clients and exposure to the industry
    - Structured and fast career progression! Though it can get tricky at more senior levels, if you are willing to put in the effort and time you will find yourself moving up the ladder fast
    - Good training opportunities, a lot of scope to take part in additional training and networking events for those who wish to put in more time.
    - Good team culture - Most people are friendly, approachable and easy to work with .
    - If you are asked to work a weekend or a bank holiday you can take this time back later will vary by client and department!
    - Lots of socials! Get to know your graduate intake better

    Cons

    - Salary and bonus has started to lag behind other firms in the big 4,this need to be adjusted if the firm expect to attract the best talent.
    - Work/life balance deteriorates quickly when exams are on and during busy season. For the rest of time usually a few months in the year it's a 9-6 job.
    - My department mostly has clients in London, although other departments have client mostly based outside the M25 and you could find yourself spending more time in a hotel then at home.

    Advice to Management

    - Adjust the pay to make it competitive again

  10. Very hierarchical with no scope of growth and does not pay well.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good training opportunity,

    Cons

    Seniors are always correct culture, does not pay well, growth takes very long and involves lot of politics.

  11. Working at EY has been challenging but very rewarding and there are lots of opportunities to allow diversity in work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for development and career progression, within a few years you can get promoted.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travelling and quite a lot of hotel stays which can sometimes impact on your work life balance.

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