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Overall decent company to work for, more opportunities for client serving than back-office support

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Current Employee - Assistant Director  in  Secaucus, NJ
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Secaucus, NJ

I have been working at EY full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Excellent work life balance even with high expectations of work effort (this depends on the culture of the group you're in and management), challenging work environment, bright innovative colleagues, supportive learning and development culture, ability to grow your professional career significantly, supportive decent management (some bad apples here and there but 360 review tools help to weed these out), company has a day once or twice a year where they encourage you to volunteer for local charities (EY Connect Day), a lot of great philanthropic programs that EY supports

Cons

There is a huge chasm between the experiences of client serving professionals and the back office professionals, there is a negative perception of back office groups (HR, IT, Finance, admins, marketing, comms, quality risk management, sales, etc) in some cases as "administrative personnel" who are not willing to work at hard as those on the partner track in the business groups (Advisory, Tax, Audit, Assurance, etc) It can be demotivating and demeaning to be treated in this unprofessional manner. Because global organization but not all groups function in a global manner, there are wildly different experiences working for EY depending on the group you're in. Limited promotional opportunity in back office groups, much more ability to move up the ranks in client serving roles.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not sure if management can do anything beyond what they're already doing to address differences between client serving and back office. It seems to be the nature of a partnership organization, esp one as huge as EY.

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    EY is a great place to work for as a young professional but not for people with families

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    Former Employee - Senior Risk Advisory Services Auditor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Advisory Services Auditor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is flexibility in working schedule depending on the managers that you are working for, but also depending on the client and the offices that you work for.

    Cons

    You tend to be busier with smaller clients which have constraints on budget and time. You don't have a lot of say in the schedule at senior level.

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, exposure to diverse client projects, lots of hands-on learning, challenging work, good culture and colleagues

    Cons

    Suck up all your time and energy, take up most of your personal life. Not an ideal job for people with family / young kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to allow better work-life balance for staff

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