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EY Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
4,820 Reviews
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4,820 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 239 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 680 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 718 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Culture, Ok Pay, Ok Work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Far better culture compared to other big 4, better work-life balance compared to dtt/pwc

    Cons

    Compensation is behind dtt/pwc, especially the annual bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the momentum going, hire more smart people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Assurance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Ernst & Young is a wonderful place that treats people very well. They provide good time-off policies and potential for a lot of personal growth from a technical and project manager perspective.

    Cons

    Although there are challenging aspets of this job, it all leads to buidling character and offers various aspects of how to deal with tough situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    EY - Advisory ITRA Practice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    The people here are actually great. It is not a "step on your head" mentality and people will go out of their way to help you as they can. The teaming aspect is noticeable and people are friendly - which you may not hear the same from other big 4 companies.

    Cons

    The ITRA division in McLean and DC are packed with audit engagements. So this basically very little "consulting" and mostly IT audit - make sure you keep that in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify you engagements so that ITRA professionals can work on non-audit related engagements to get different experiences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Global culture of sharing ideas across industries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Leadership has passion for your career development

    Cons

    Maturity of the government sector is still developing, meaning it's still a startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and invest in mature operational processes to compete with PwC and Deloitte

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Global company, well-recognized brand, good opportunities for networking

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, clunky, too focused on accounting and auditing, can be competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Highly political, demanding, poor communication

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with Bright people on interesting projects

    Cons

    Leadership is arrogant and unapproachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop covering up and dismissing the unethical behavior of consultants. It will eventually catch up with the firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    You have to ask for what you want.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people in many offices, opportunities to travel both domestic and international, great work dependent upon service line and industry

    Cons

    flip flop nature of management at times, the new salary/bonus scheme. worried that the new variable pay scheme will depress base salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more upfront with people who are not going to get promoted beyond senior manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Terrific teams. Terrific technical support.

    Cons

    Insensitive management. Need greater investment options for retirement plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More educational benefits for those who want grad school.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Positive Experience, Comparable to Other Big 4 Accounting Firms

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Assurance Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Summer Assurance Intern in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Make you feel very wanted; Lots of opportunities to move vertically/horizontally within the firm; Laid back environment, but also hard working

    Cons

    Want you to "drink the koolaid"; Don't always practice what they preach; Like all accounting firms, hours worked are not adequately compensated (i.e., no overtime during busy season)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work For!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Assurance in McLean, VA

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great place for young people to start their career.

    Just like Deloitte and PwC, 1. a tons of learning and growing opportunities within the firm; 2. management cares about employees' growth; 3. opportunity to work with smart and hard working people; 4. great benefits; 5. a culture fits people who care about their professional growth.

    Cons

    work life balance is nearly imppossible to maintain during busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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