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Good healthcare and other benefits available to staff.

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Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

I worked at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Healthcare and benefit packages are excellent

Cons

too many late night hours

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be flexible with administrative staff

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. E&Y Tax

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    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The people were very qualified. E&Y is very open to continuous education.

    Cons

    None as I was expecting to work more than 50 hours during busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    E&Y University is great keep on investing in it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Mixed but mostly positive first impression

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    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Big name clients in NY FSO
    -Prestigious Asset Management practice
    -Emphasis on quality and risk in the audit practice
    -Ability to work on variety of clients, from start up funds to global multinationals
    -Opportunity to distinguish yourself and get involved in non-client work, such as affinity groups or extracurricular sports
    -Opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility and leadership roles right from the start (mostly applies to larger engagements)
    -2 years to senior associate
    -Friendly people and atmosphere for the most part
    -NYC office is nice and well maintained
    -Approachable and smart partners

    Cons

    -Though the "winning" culture tries to send a good message, it doesn't necessarily emphasize quality of work
    -Not as diverse at the partner level as I would expect, even in the NY office
    -Utilization goals are unrealistic given tight budgets and the amount of non-chargeable work we are expected to do at the Staff level
    -Some personalities in the NY office are difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "old boys' club". Start being more transparent with employees. Use of the title "staff" is a little demeaning, especially considering the amount of grunt work staff have to do but never end up hitting the billable charge code. Keep the town halls and extracurricular funding, but be more realistic about utilization goals. These goals cause me to either a.) be inefficient during trough periods so that I have enough work to do to hit 40 hours or b.) decide between booking all hours during busy periods and break the budget, or eat hours and thus, not hit utilization goals. Keep on winning high profile clients, but make sure that the fee you're charging them is realistic to cover costs.

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