EY Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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  1. Transaction Support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Intern in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Intern in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EY (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly team, who are very accommodating of your own ideas right from the start. Additionally projects are varied and interesting. Plenty of opportunities inside and outside the office.

    Cons

    Sometimes experienced project bottlenecks. Additionally it can be tough to be fully utilised compared to audit as you have to stop project in order to take exams.


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    PI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager PI in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager PI in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing. They are kind, knowledgeable and hardworking. There is a lot of trust put in employees and for the most part that is valid. It's also OK to say 'I don't know' and receive coaching and advice without it being judged against you. This is at odds with other big 4 firms I have worked for.

    Cons

    Lots of rural work meaning lots of time away from home (no different to other consultancies) The internal systems are pretty awful although I gather that this is in hand.

    Advice to Management

    Standard stuff really, lots of the partners are very nice but lack bite when dealing with underperformers in the team, especially those who are outwardly confident but lacking in substance in their knowledge and skills. It doesn't give a great impression to the rest of us who are working our bums off!


  3. Cool

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible working good colleagues big clients good reputation

    Cons

    stricter organisation structure than would have expected


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  5. EY it's a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ITS Transfer Pricing Senior in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - ITS Transfer Pricing Senior in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of different projects with different clients. EY offers a lot to its employees in terms of possibilities

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and sometimes this slows down the business

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the core business other than useless strategy and marketing meetings


  6. Market segment manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance Office location Atmosphere Career opportunity

    Cons

    Salary Compensation and benefits Overtime work


  7. Central Business Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Assistant Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Assistant Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent and friendly company full of intelligent and friendly individuals. Culture promotes building new skills Good work life balance

    Cons

    Progress and promotion is difficult Team culture is lacking more individually driven Doing your job well is not enough

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building leaders not highly skilled individuals in one competency


  8. Pathetic run company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gave me my apprenticeship but the best thing about the company was the people they had employed minus the management

    Cons

    Management and higher up staff not interested in the staff on the shop floor

    Advice to Management

    Need to spread the respect to all employees


  9. Senior Consultant PI

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory - Performance Improvement
    Former Employee - Advisory - Performance Improvement
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to clients and projects

    Cons

    Some bad people leaders with no willingness to develop you


  10. So near, but so far... reality versus spin

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - a relatively strong brand - significant focus on diversity & inclusion - starting to recognise the importance of social responsibility (behind the rest of the market) - significant growth in internally reported revenues - some really good people

    Cons

    - significant level of mistrust across the leadership, which feeds anxiety below - passive aggressive management style - very hierarchical and partner-led - focus on positive narrative, not long term success, if it directly challenges what we do today - chaotic organisation and administratively cumbersome - predominantly an audit firm, which increasingly tries to contain Advisory - people from Deloitte and PwC don't tend to enjoy the experience

    Advice to Management

    Leadership does not sit exclusively with Partners. It is a behaviour that exists and should be nurtured across the organisation. The Partnership should consult and engage more with its people, and genuinely challenge the decisions that Partners make. The level of Partner-groupthink needs to be recognised as a negative and alienating force.


  11. audit senior

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

    Pros

    good opportunities for international travel.

    Cons

    Long hours with little extra reward.



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