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It's a great place to start your career to build your resume and work skills but it's hard for a long term career.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Tax Manager in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Tax Manager in Irvine, CA

I have been working at EY

Pros

You will get a diversified work experience. You will learn from senior management that have a lot of experience and knowledge.

Cons

There is no work/life balance with not too competitive compensation; If you are good, you will be worked day and night.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leadership should find a way to recognize people who are outperforming by providing better compensation and incentives. Then more people will be more willing to stay and perform better.

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    good experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    good people, development is good

    Cons

    have to eat hours, don't good enough credit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people credit for hard work completed

    Approves of CEO
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    Attorneys-Suck up the compliance, get aggressive and learn some tax skills for five years down the road

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Upward mobility, opportunity to do many things in many different areas of tax, resources and name recognition of a large firm. Most people are very driven, and the opportunity to network within the firm is great. You have extensive client interaction, and really the opportunity to take all the work you can handle.

    As an attorney, EY is a great place to learn a lot about tax and gain great experience, which will undoubtedly improve marketability down the road.

    Cons

    Note: this review is from the perspective of an attorney that joined the firm to hopefully do tax consulting work.

    First, compliance, and a ton of it. There is no way around it at EY. The diversified staff group system, where you are required to have x amount of hours in x amount of different tax areas, many times just means you will be doing federal compliance, then int'l compliance, then state and local compliance.

    Second, some of the people here have NO LIFE. They literally stay at the firm all night, their friends work here, if they can find a girlfriend, she probably works here too. In the event that you have to work for someone like this, your life is over until the engagement ends or you somehow get out of it. As an attorney, this can be tough, because many times the work will be mundane and tedious (printing, making pdf files, processing, etc.). During busy season, you will have no life.

    Third, the ARMS system. This is totally worthless, but you spend a lot of time dealing with it.

    Fourth, you really have to be aggressive and persistent to find the good work. If you can't find it, more compliance to stay chargeable.

    Fifth, the office is pretty stiff. Everyone is nice, and I like working with them, but there aren't many people I would like to get drunk with after work. This isn't a major concern, but its nice to have that when you need it.

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