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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

This review actually predates the spinoff of its consulting business into CAP Gemini, so a lot has changed. Unfortunately, Glassdoor doesn't have a "pre-2009" option.

* Good knowledge management support, the firm really worked at this
* Open to experimentation and staying with new trends, in pockets
* Unusual efforts to marry industry knowledge with the accounting & audit segment

Cons

* The usual in the industry re: little work/life balance, large turnover.

* Inconsistent management. It amazed me that a senior manager could consistently blow projects, and have terrible relationships with staff, without consequences. This phenomenon seems to be prevalent in the consulting industry, and it would be really interesting to see some studies as to why.

* With some institutional (KM, some IT) and personal exceptions, support functions often demonstrated poor performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This is industry-wide, not firm-specific. I suspect you could get a Pareto payoff by thinking hard about how to identify toxic managers/ principals quickly, and remove them before damage is done to staff or client relationships. The people who are a nightmare to staff are going to cause problems with clients, one way or the other. Lose them fast.

On the back end, a bit of attention could really pay off. This isn't revenue-producing, so professional service firms don't assign their good managers to it, but poor performance sub-optimizes your highly-paid talent. Why not make a point of hiring some professional career track managers from outside? Pick those with a record of making a difference and being near the cutting edge, and give them the support necessary to make these functions good.

No opinion of CEO

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    Great career opportunities and good work atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities, experienced people. The office location is excellent. You can learn and achieve experience very quickly. Deep understanding of the industry

    Cons

    bad work life balance
    Many work hours without compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Worst employer ever

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    EY experience looks nice in my CV

    Cons

    1)Extremely bad environment
    2) Backstabings from colleagues and managers
    3) Overworking - work life balance is just a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are managing people not slaves!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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