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Great work place

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Current Employee - Advisory Manager
Current Employee - Advisory Manager

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

great people culture, encourages flex work and support creative and innovative minds

Cons

Work hours can be daunting as expeted

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  1. Amazing company. Amazing people. Amazing Opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance and the ability to grow your career. It's a truly great place to work early in your career as you are exposed to so much. The support structures in place are highly desirable to any new hire as well.

    Cons

    Underpaid for the great work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages and improve communication from partners to graduates.

  2. A lot has changed

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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 a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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