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good company, but at the end of the day, it's a business

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Former Employee - Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Senior in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at EY

Pros

top notch company, great people, good training and knowledge sharing of best practices

Cons

at the end of the day, its a business - a lot of good people were let go

Advice to ManagementAdvice

it seemed like management kept changing their strategy - it would be nice to keep one central focus and execute

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No opinion of CEO

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    re: great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    place is great to learn in your first few years of your career, it allows you to see different things. it is a broad experience for starter in accounting.

    Cons

    political as it's pretty much similar to most big firms. you need to work on the right case and meet the right people. sometimes i't's more of luck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management hsould make sure that employees are heard, instead of relying only on a few people's words.

    Approves of CEO
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    More politics than work

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Big name, great for resume, chance to work with different companies.

    Cons

    I can only speak for FSO and this group, since I have only worked here.
    It's a very political, hostile place to work at.

    Politics is more important than anything else. When people talk about each other, they care about whom you know, who likes you, not what you can deliver. If you have a Sr. Manager, partner standing behind you, everything is good. You can lead, no matter what level you are; you make a mistake, they cover up for you; you don't know how to do things, what to do, they give you the chance and time to learn. People listen to you, talk to you, and your feedback, input are valued. Otherwise, nobody cares about you or what you say, even when you are telling them something is wrong.

    Management doesn't exist. It's totally chaos, law of jungle here, Nobody cares about what experience you have, what you can do for this project. If you are willing to be managed by anyone, work for anyone, then you are the good boy. If you want to lead, drive something, join the fight, first thing is always to get someone in Sr. management behind you, then bully the others around, and become the boss. There is no feedback for improvement or growth.

    Coworkers are very hostile with each other. You have to keep your month shut and keep your ears open all the time. You never know what people are saying about you on your back. People could make fun of your dress, style, talking with no respect. It's hard to believe a company having so low level of tolerance stands in NYC times square.

    Young kids are willing to work extreme long hours to beat the others, which is very much appreciated and admired here. On the other side efficiency and work quality are not that important.

    But, if you just need an average rating, it's also pretty easy to handle things, and stay away from trouble.

    People move in and out a lot, so to get a few years experience and build up a good resume might not be a bad idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know what to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
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