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EY Melbourne Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "EY Sweeney - research arm of EY"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, approachable management and great opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Kitchen in the office could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Better staff facilities would be nice


  2. "Pay freeze and redundancies"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Finance in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brand on CV, flexible working

    Cons

    Desperate cost cutting to acheive unrealistic targets resulting in little or no payrises, redundancies and burnt out disengaged staff.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the value of great support staff, CBS will always be second class if you pay tiny or no increase compare to the large increases in service lines and the best employees will always leave first.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, remmuneration could be better"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong culture and development opportunities. Rapid growth at the moment

    Cons

    Pay of staff of long tenure appears to be lower than new recruits


  4. "Good for learning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities
    Potential to Grow
    Training is solid

    Cons

    Long work hours
    Billings culture
    Lack of comradeship
    Gossip galore
    Promotions based on popularity rather than performance


  5. "Audit senior"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities are available at EY and it's easy to move up in the business.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to change your portfolio once you've changed, so often get stuck on jobs which aren't suited to your skill set or interest.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility


  6. "Professional place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    High standard of work
    Lots of training opportunities for junior staff
    Nice office and facilities, huge lunch room on every floor

    Cons

    Office politics
    Not a lot of growth opportunities if you aren't in the client facing positions
    Long work hours required by some partners


  7. "Global behemoth with all the pros and cons deriving from such a scale"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global footprint
    Wide coverage of industry sectors
    Some people are incredibly knowldgeable

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Not always strategy projects
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Value the people more and compensate them accordingly to the time and effort put into the work

  8. "Overall Very Good... but they get their pound of flesh"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong brand name, diverse learning environment, and great team culture.

    Cons

    The amount of admin is a joke!

    Long hours for low compensation relative to industry.. that being said the experience is invaluable therefore pay will come in time.

    Advice to Management

    Overall a great place to work! if they paid a bit better and cleaned up some of the BS administration processes I would never leave.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "To the bone"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are amazing. Forces you to learn to sink or swim. Learning the skill to juggle workload.

    Cons

    Culture needs work. They need to invest in people better and retain better. Low recognition of workload and appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your people. Invest in them. Show them that they matter. Train them up better.


  10. "Great perks and working environment but boring work and old-school hierarchy"

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    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning and development opportunities. Managers are generally quite supportive of junior staff. Office is nice and very social, great way to do a lot of networking

    Cons

    Often stuck doing mundane tasks and time sheeting system often means that junior staff have KPIs that conflict with those of the managers/ directors.


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