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Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Your experience is a Russian roulette depending on which team you'll end up with.

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

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Will pay for your qualification, back office roles are nice and you will meet good people. Also, it will look really good on your CV.

    Cons

    DISCLAIMER: This review applies only to client facing staff. Back office roles and teams are much much better.

    Basically, an overpriced Temp Staffing Agency, but where its "consultants" can’t even control the location or the client to which they are sent to like indentured servants. HR spins out propaganda and feel-good rhetoric every week, but the Partnes do not want to invest a penny in the worker bees as that would detract them form taking all the profit for themselves and going for expensive lunches with the clients. Few people stay more than 2 years unless they're Manger and above, are foreigners or have to finish their qualification (and once it’s done they leave or stay if they truly hate themselves). Since EY sponsors visas, they get a lot of very good Indian and Asian talent who have to keep working for EY or they can’t remain in UK (XXI century slavery kind of thing). Self-respecting professionals have to work in cafeteria, break out rooms or fight each other for study rooms. It’s no better than setting up your work station up in McDonald’s. Facetime and chargeable hours is king! If you are not putting 40 hours a week on your timesheet you are tagged as slacker not eligible for raise/promotion. So you have people running around desperately trying to figure out how they can create more pointless work for themselves. This culture does not favour automation and efficiency; it favours manual repetitive work that takes up the most time, so that more hours can be put on the timesheet. Annual reviews are a farce, and cronyism reigns supreme and unless you suck up all year to your superiors you can forget about good rating (your performance rarely counts as facetime and sucking up is the most important thing). Lower level staff can review their bosses but reviews are questioned and if you mention anything bad you’re life turns into hell. Once you hurt the pride of your Manager all their professionalism goes out the window and they start acting like they’re back in high school. The managers use the reviews to subjugate and control lower level staff. Do anything the manager doesn’t like and he or she will make sure to make it plainly obvious to you that he will bury you with a bad review meaning no raise or promotion for you. It doesn’t matter that your team with whom you work on a daily basis thinks you are doing a superb job. In addition Managers just love to give you artificial deadlines so you’d work until late or many long days in a row just for their sheer enjoyment. After you deliver the work and barely standing, they will not look at it for a week and then complain about quality (which obviously suffered due to artificial time constraints). Just to reiterate again, if you are not kissing a you know what of your manager, you won’t get a good review hence the epidemic of yes-man brownnosing. Overall truly terrible culture. Would not recommend to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating people like human beings and grow up!!


  2. Executive

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

    I worked at EY (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good working hours, friendly environment, good place to learn, focus on training, opportunities to progress relatively quickly, decent pay considering worklife balance

    Cons

    Mundane and repetitive work, limited international mobility, focus on topline in the team with little attention paid to peoples skills and interests

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to improve international mobility as well as easing the movement between teams in order to gain a more varied experience.


  3. fantastic opportunities

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

    I have been working at EY full-time

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

    Pros

    Great brand and market credibility

    Cons

    Poor IT. Frustrating internal processes.


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  5. Senior

    • 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)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good training is provided throughout the company

    Cons

    Pay is lower than market

    Advice to Management

    Performance based salary should be introduced as KPMG dis


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Salary and bonus are very average.


  7. Fast paced, hard work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Learning, great high calibre colleagues to work with, ability to shine out if desired, central london office location, good promotion prospects, great teaching

    Cons

    Long hours, inflexible working arrangements, very competitive, can be very fast paced, sometimes trodden on by colleagues

    Advice to Management

    push back on client deadlines to reduce staff working hours


  8. Life of an Intern

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

    I worked at EY as an intern

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Prompt remuneration
    - Covered work-related expenses
    - Gym facility

    Cons

    - Repetitive tasks
    - Lack of incentives
    - Little motivation
    - Sometimes, left with nothing to do

    Advice to Management

    Engage more directly with interns and newer employees. Provide incentives and and improve motivation or at the very least provide respectable tasks!


  9. EY

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Lots of variety and very challenging

    Cons

    Its all about the firm and not about you


  10. Consultant

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

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great learning curve, good training

    Cons

    Salary not competitive, increments are minimal and do not necessarily go with performance


  11. Great

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

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

    Pros

    flexible and great clients

    Cons

    inability to retain or target FTSE100 clients



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