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  1. "Good co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, lots of travel, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Mundane work at times.


  2. "Depends on your career path"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This place is a good first step in the door out of college. Big company so structured teams, training, and career trajectory. If you want to stick it our in the accounting path, this is a good place to start your career as you will get a lot of hands on experience on different accounts.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is honestly close to none. You are constantly basing your schedule around other people's schedules, and you feel wrong if you leave earlier than the rest of your team. No OT pay and we get worked so hard and such crazy hours. If you get stuck with bad management, it can really ruin your whole learning potential and career development.

    Advice to Management

    There really needs to be the opportunity for upward feedback rather than downward feedback. You have no idea how paramount good leadership and guidance is at a firm like this so huge you can get lost among everyone so easily replaceable.

  3. "Client-facing"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Good pay
    -Great people
    -Awesome flexibility
    -Great exit ops

    Cons

    -Advancement is based on doing your time, not competence
    -It's difficult to get exposure to other industries you may be interested in

    Advice to Management

    Seriously consider the "doing your time" bit. There are some people that should be advanced sooner than others. Also, why discount someone's time at another, smaller firm? More times than not, the small-firm folks have seen a lot more than some of your people that have been on big clients.


  4. "Senior Manager, Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Assurance Services in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Assurance Services in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great client

    Cons

    Long hours, up or out mentality


  5. "Assurance Senior"

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    Former Employee - Assurance Services Senior
    Former Employee - Assurance Services Senior
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start career

    Cons

    Work life balance during busy season


  6. "Good Learning Experience"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot during your time with the company. The quality of your experience will vary depending on the clients you are assigned to and the people you work with directly, day in and day out. For the most part you will work with some great people which is good because you'll be spending a lot of time with them.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Late nights, work on the weekends and not just during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to bring on good people and continue to improve benefits at the company. A little bit goes a long way.


  7. "Great training,"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get to work with fortune 1000 companies in a direct capacity early in your career that will allow you to develop an understanding of how businesses operate

    Cons

    Poor pay, long hours, ineffective managerial/leadership training makes poor managers, senior manager and partners when it comes to staff development and workplace etiquette.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time worrying about your margins and more time compensating and appreciating your people with higher pay and more time off. If you compensated employees more fairly you wouldn't have to throw away all the money you spent training your employees and wasting money on inefficient experienced hires.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I currently work here"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - You learn a lot and get to see many different things
    - Very diverse culture. You always find yourself working with people from different parts of the world
    - If you don't do anything wrong, you get a raise every year and get promoted based on a set schedule
    - In general, people here are very friendly and caring
    - Having EY on your resume is very good

    Cons

    - No work-life balance. The firm talks about flexibility all the time, but you don't always get it (or you would rather not get it and have more reasonable hours)
    - Hours can be very very long
    - If you are in the assurance practice, you will often feel that your work is meaningless and not adding value to anything (It is very clear that your client only wants to get the opinion from you and wants you to leave. They absolutely don't care about the quality of your workpapers and all these audit strategies you spent so much time on.)


  9. "Good place to work as long as you put in the effort."

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    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with a variety of people and are given responsibilities quickly, always challenged.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to maintain.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career but hard to justify staying after a few years unless you truly want to be Partner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great learning experience and resume builder
    -Get to work with very intelligent professionals, all relatively young in age
    -Interact with high level employees at clients
    -Definitely the best of the Big 4 if you want public accounting experience
    -Decent benefits and vacation, sick days, personal days, etc.
    -PENSION
    -401k

    Cons

    -Horrible hours, Little to no work life balance, despite how much flexibility is preached
    -After intern/staff years the compensation is very disappointing and well below the hours worked. Hard to justify not leaving for job in private offering much more money for less hours unless you truly want to make partner in audit.
    -Not convinced all the hard work truly pays off in terms of opportunities outside the firm like they will have you believe (ie. "Stay until Manager and incredible doors open for you")
    -Huge variability based on specific jobs you have no control over- Some teams work 15 hour days, 6 days a week for months while others work 10 hour days for 5 days a week etc.
    -Review and rating process is a joke
    -Outdated technology and resources
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    Advice to Management

    -Huge disconnect with flexibility, work life balance and expectations.
    -Reviews done by someone typically one level/year ahead of you and rating for the year often decided before any work has even been started.
    - Increase compensation or decrease the workload. Employees after Staff level are severely overworked for their compensation.