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It is what it is

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Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at EY

Pros

It's a good learning experience for young professionals. It's a give and take, you get the experience, but you will get worked. You will be exposed to really smart individuals and you also get to learn about the business.

Cons

one major downside is being overworked and underpaid, and work/life balance is not great.

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Promotions should be based on performance. If you are good at what you do, you should be awarded.

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

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Quickest way to get your CPA hours

    Cons

    "Tone at the top" is different from what actually happens on the field. There is a big disconnect between what they promote and what most people experience. They talk about work/life balance for all but you only get to experience it when you are a manager, if even then. It's such a big organization that it can be complicated to get litle things done because they are quite disorganized. A lot of internal people send you in circles to get little tasks done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your people more. A lot of activities that used to promote the "People First" mentality have been cut and people feel really underappreciated.

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    Ernst & Young - great experience but poor tone at the top

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Working for Ernst & Young, you get a phenomenal amount of experience. Working in Public Accounting you have the opportunity to advance your carreer at a greater pace as compared to industry. Working for one of the "Big 4" you have the opportunity to work on both small and large engagements. As an auditor you need both types of experience. Working on a Large engagement you are exposed to the operations of a large organization and specialize in one specific area. Working on a small engagement you get exposed to more intricate issues that allow you to research the answers to. Smaller engagements also show you the big picture and you work and assist in many areas. E&Y allows you to gain both types of experience. Additionally the yearly trainings that you receive are very thorough and cover the issues and topics that are essential for growth to the next level.

    Cons

    My experience at E&Y has been that the tone at the top is highly unrealistic. You go in with the expectation that you will be working long hours with your team in order to meet harsh deadlines, however management loses touch with reality and creates unrealistic expectations for the staff and senior on the engagement. When concerns about staffing and deadlines arise, typically these concerns are brushed asside due to pressures of meeting the budgets that managment has set in place. Working in such a high-stess environment puts pressure ont he entire team to meat budgets and decreases morale on the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff. These are the people that prepare and detail review the documents required to complete an audit. They know how long things take and when staffing issues arrise, they need to be addressed and not pushed under the rug. Additionally, favoritism is unacceptable. It does not matter how long you have worked with one individual, you need to balance your decisions when approving vacations or meeting personal needs for the entire team.

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