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Very Positive Experience, Comparable to Other Big 4 Accounting Firms

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Summer Assurance Intern in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Summer Assurance Intern in McLean, VA

I worked at EY as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Make you feel very wanted; Lots of opportunities to move vertically/horizontally within the firm; Laid back environment, but also hard working

Cons

Want you to "drink the koolaid"; Don't always practice what they preach; Like all accounting firms, hours worked are not adequately compensated (i.e., no overtime during busy season)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    The good, the bad, the ugly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Left Accenture to join the EY Advisory practice.. Very different culture and experience thus far..

    The Good:

    - Great people culture
    - External training opportunities
    - Performance recognition - people actually move up the ranks
    - Accessibility to senior leadership
    - Networking - If you're a social butterfly... EY is the place for you.
    - Milestone Recognition - 1 week training in Orlando FL (Universal Studios) for new managers and senior mgrs ; 1 week training/celebration in Orlando FL ( Disney world) at end of summer
    - Easy to stand out for Type A personalities

    Cons

    The Bad:

    - Archaic technology, applications, tools
    - More Sales driven > Less competency focus: in an effort to compete w/ low cost providers, EY mgmt has pursued more staff augmentation roles versus. true advisory opportunities to hit sales targets. This behavior puts managers and more junior resources at a disadvantage when developing core competencies in respective domains.

    The Ugly:
    - Long, long hours - Work life balance is very tough
    - Horrible health/dental benefits
    - Incompetent deployment staff - the process for Advisory engagement staffing needs serious work. The only way to find your next engagement is through networking w/ partners. If you can't do this well, you'll be at a disadvantage. It would be great to have a tool like other Big4 firms w/ shows engagement pipeline.
    - FY13 performance-based bonus model: the new PBB model didn't give the same bonus % as previous model.
    - Restricting employees to 40 hours per week - when most work 60 hours. The partners will sell engagements with fixed time and materials. It isn't fair since utilization is everything in consulting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY as an intern

    Pros

    Smart, driven people. Those who work there are top-notch professionals that care about delivering their best work to their clients. Competitive yet supportive environment. Big company, small company feel.

    Cons

    Since it's a big firm, there is a very regimented way to move up or around. Sometimes you can't help but feel like a number but the company invests in making each employee feel important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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