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EY Edinburgh Reviews

Updated December 6, 2016
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  1. "FIDS Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forensic Accountant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Forensic Accountant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work and well structured teams

    Cons

    Can work long hours during busy season

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a personal approach to all colleagues


  2. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

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    Current Employee - Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to get EY on the CV

    EY will get you through your exams (get out once qualified!)

    Good internal prospects

    Cons

    50 hour weeks are the norm all year round, especially at senior grade

    Nobody cares about you as long as the work is done

    The "high performers" are basically the people who work constantly (by that I mean literally every evening and weekend)

    High turnover

    Advice to Management

    If I were you I wouldn't change anything given the EY propaganda machine keeps a steady flow of naive graduates flowing in to replace burnt out staff who get fed up and leave.


  3. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Restructuring Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Restructuring Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, ICAS qualification, and a great place to start you career. Working in corporate finance is more interesting than audit.

    Cons

    Poor salary whilst a trainee, poor IT systems, rewards and values system is dated and unfair.


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  5. "Standard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to develop knowledge

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Management doesn't care
    High staff turnover

    Advice to Management

    People is the key to success. Do not lose them all.


  6. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, very customer focused and keen to develop staff. Recruitment process very efficient and quicker than any other competitor processes.

    Cons

    Can be variances in workload throughout the year, need to be prepared to deal with that. Aside from that, great.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst employer ever"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EY experience looks nice in my CV

    Cons

    1)Extremely bad environment
    2) Backstabings from colleagues and managers
    3) Overworking - work life balance is just a joke

    Advice to Management

    You are managing people not slaves!


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