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EY New York City Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and great culture (in 578 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career (in 237 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours typical of Big 4 (in 1766 reviews)

  • The only i found is lack of work life balance (in 1690 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    From the initial conversation with a recruiter, to being here almost a year, I have had nothing but positive things to say about the firm. Of course items arise which seem to be behind the times, or something you'd figure to be better utilized, but the culture and employees is outstanding. The leadership genuinely seems to want people to stay, but also values people who leave, and return, as it is genuine way to advance innovation.

    Cons

    Some technology aspects seem to be a bit outdated, and much of this seems to stem from the previously heavy reliance on Lotus Notes. Progress is happening, just a bit slow.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to force people to accept work in areas they can grow into.


  2. "Great place to work at!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are what drive this company to be as great as it is. Culture is uplifting. Open-door policy with a strong focus on quality in its work.

    Cons

    Sometimes you get overlooked and there isn't enough work to go around. Also, desk space is limited during the busy season.


  3. "Senior"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Many different assignments.

    Cons

    Hours could be long with focus on timelines. Had to do some boring tasks occasionally, but someone had to do them.


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  5. "Supervising Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the culture at EY. The work was demanding, and challenging. The organization stands by it's initiatives to be forward thinking and proactive for their employees

    Cons

    True flexibility comes with it's challenges. By subscribing to the non traditional work day, it allows expectations of constant availability.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep hiring top talent and continue to be a leader in people programs!


  6. "Senior at EY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A big firm with a lot of resources; and a lot of the people are really smart and friendly. Provides opportunities to network within and outside of the office. Truly values training its people - trainings are held constantly in order to increase your knowledge base.

    Cons

    For such a big firm that's marketed to people for having a wide array of opportunities, you are still pigeon holed and are not always allowed to pursue opportunities you want. You are placed in a group even if it is not your choice, and they make it difficult to get out.

    Vision 2020 is not being met, and instead of pursuing new business to increase revenues, they are making significant cuts to expenses which is hurting employee morale and loyalty. Bad work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of cutting back, pursue more business in order to compete with Deloitte and PwC or give a SLIGHT decrease to the partners' take home and you will stop losing so many people. Allow people the chance to pursue opportunities they want rather putting them where the partner prefer.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great experiance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Accounting Advisory Services in Hempstead, NY
    Former Intern - Financial Accounting Advisory Services in Hempstead, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is warm and friendly. EY uses hoteling to assign desk for the day or week, I felt this was a very sufficient business plan.

    Cons

    No team work. I work well in teams and value the ability to bounce ideas around while working on a project.

    Advice to Management

    In past jobs I have learned from the other interns and more team intern work should be given.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Watch for HR at time of hiring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to different industries
    Gain experience among various work streams
    Work life balance. Flexible work arrangements are available
    Few partners have great experience and skill set

    Cons

    Poor for people integrating from industry with many years of experience and qualification
    Misleading and poor work culture. People at manager level lack direction and skills

    Advice to Management

    Integrate experienced managers with strong academic and professional qualification and a right level than put them up with young college graduates with few years of experience


  9. "Financial Services Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at EY as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were a significant number of intern networking events. Also, interns gained hands on experience and were given real client work and were able to gain more exposure in the industry.

    Cons

    There was some down time where interns did not have much work to do. This depended on the client that you were put on and their year end.

    Advice to Management

    A little more structure in terms of the work that interns are provided.


  10. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No ceiling. Great development space.

    Cons

    Very competitive, sometimes in an unfriendly way.

    Advice to Management

    Gender equality


  11. "Great Process - Super Friendly People - Challenging Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience in Advisory and comparable pay in NYC
    Everyone is super motivated and excited to work there

    Cons

    The NYC office is in Times Square



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