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One of the best accounting firms in the world.

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Former Employee - Tax Staff in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Tax Staff in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at EY

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to start a career. Culture of the company is great with even greater people to work along side with. People there are very helpful and partners always have an open door policy. Plus, they are smart as hell. Definitely a resume builder if employed here for a few years. Variety of fields to be involved in so you can learn something new everyday.
Great firm to use to open doors.

Cons

Long hours, but it is worth while and meaningful work. Its accounting, so could be boring for some people. Starting salary is on the lower end, as compared to other firms.

Advice to Management

Provide more training.

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  1. Solid firm, expects a lot from its employees but gives a lot also - good place to start.

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at EY

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training and education at Ernst and Young are the best in the industry. There is a good support system to help new hires find their fit with the company and have their questions answered. Training at the beginning of every position seems to be extensive and helpful. E&Y strongly encourages and supports (monetarily) the attainment of industry required certifications (i.e. the CPA certification) and continuing education. Ernst and Young also has a very solid benefit package, including a matched 401k, health insurance including vision insurance (dental is available for an extra cost). After two years, all staff are given the opportunity to direct lower-level staff. After 5 years, employees are eligible to apply for an overseas rotation if desired.

    Cons

    Extensive working hours. Although flexibility and work life balance is touted, in reality a newly hired staff experiences little flexibility unless they fight for it, which is generally not a good idea.

    Advice to Management

    Even if there is budget pressure, do not let this color your attitude towards or your interactions with the staff under your direction. A positive attitude makes a better work environment and will be a better motivation for staff to do a good job.

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    He believes in the product

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at EY

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

    Pros

    It's a strong name to have on your resume

    Cons

    It's one of the most frustrating places you can work - especially if you come in as an experienced hire. It's riddled with bureaucracy. They harp on you about utilization but then bog you down with an endless pile of administrative junk. The lifers are always rewarded and good luck breaking in to the crowd if you come in from the outside. Also, if you enjoy life (outside of work), don't listen to a word they tell you, you will have no balance working here.

    Advice to Management

    For starters: if you're a consulting organization, why does it matter where you live and if you work from home or the office? Like the 'work/life balance' line, they talk about it a lot, but people don't really live by it.

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