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EY New York City Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "People Advisory Services Staff Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Advisory Services Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - People Advisory Services Staff in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Create work culture and everyone at EY is extremely open and accessible. There is opportunity to gain knowledge in a wide range of sectors/areas in the business.

    Cons

    Limited mobility from one area in the company to another part. Upper level management is more afraid of losing you as a team member than developing your skills.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in how to move around within divisions to gain the most experience possible to expand each employee's knowledge.


  2. "Intense workloads"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You really learn to be efficient and muli-task like a pro.

    Cons

    The hours in audit are too much for your salary until perhaps the senior manager level.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salary and vacation days for managers and below

  3. "Over worked under paid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Love the people I worked with (most of them)

    Cons

    In audit you are worked like a dog and make pennies compared to other industries with long hours. This is a great stepping stone career but be prepared to work like crazy and boring work.

    Advice to Management

    Monetary incentives to increase productivity and employee satisfaction. The reason so many first years leave is because they realize this is a joke of a salary for the hours they are putting in.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "General review of experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are great people to work with and in general within the Big 4 they treat their people the best. The international network is great and you'll meet great people to work with. There are strong networks and you can carve out people to work with - excellent teaming - if you are with the right people.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy and favoritism. They try to make it seem like a meritocracy but it is not. Also, things move at snail pace and pretty much lags behind industry. There are a lot of office politics so you need to be very aware of the written rules and unwritten rules.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees better. Treat raises and promotions seriously. People are not stupid.


  5. "Executive Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent firm, smart people. Access to great clients and good content in financial services.

    Cons

    It can be hard to have access to new accounts and opportunities at this level due to established members in those areas.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Audit"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good start to start career

    Cons

    no life work balance long hours


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Absolutely abysmal"

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    Current Employee - Advisory in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Decent salary for amount of work

    Standard promotion structure

    Cons

    Poor benefits and work/life balance

    Quality of work is poor, teams encourage inventing useless work products to prolong project length

    Company pretends to be on the forefront of cutting edge technologies

    Managers are not knowledgeable but refuse to discuss topics they do not understand with lower ranked employees

    Inherent gender bias, older employees seem to frequently blame issues on "cultural differences" and refuse actual discussions on the topic

    New hires are lied to during the recruiting process about rotational roles

  8. "Good culture, hard-working people, FSO Advisory needs stronger mid-level leaders"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FSO Advisory (Financial Services Consulting) has grown rapidly and is a leader in Risk & Regulatory consulting among the largest banks. This provides many opportunities for junior staff.

    Cons

    Innovation in FSO is lagging and it's leaders have not made hard decisions about reorganizing to better serve the changing market. Many senior people have come from other firms (primarily Accenture and IBM Consulting) so there is a lot of inconsistency in the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe it's time to start reintegrating FSO with the rest of the Advisory practice in order to learn best practices from each.


  9. "IT Advisory"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong and diverse teaming environment with bright, hardworking talent.

    Cons

    Relatively low level of practice maturing in the IT Advisory-side. Sr Manager and up are hungry to take on client opportunities, but lack the wisdom to know what's realistic or appropriate. Saying 'yes' to everything creates a high risk environment and the cost is taken out on those of us left to fulfill on what's been promised.

    Advice to Management

    Overall EY has great reputation and I suspect that it's well deserved based on a distinguished track record on the tax, assurance and audit side of the house. IT advisory need to mature, significantly.


  10. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job, treat you like adults

    Cons

    I do not have cons


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