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Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "Brillianyt for your CV"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to meet lots of great people. Your weaknesses in the workplace will quickly come to light during feedback processes to make you a better worker.

    Cons

    Working hours are very invariable. As a service provider, you are at the mercy of your client.

    Advice to Management

    Think through large changes before implementation.


  2. "Audit Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to senior executives and a variety of businesses
    Plenty of responsibility

    Cons

    Poor performance review system
    Poorly rewarded for responsibility
    High levels of stress

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation for employees

  3. "Love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Advisor in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Tax Advisor in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Working is a huge benefit

    Cons

    Can be long hours during busy season


  4. "Very political office"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    International office, interesting spread of clients, good travel opportunities, good leave policy, flexible working

    Cons

    Unhelpful management team, lack of team work, lack of leadership from partners, promotions awarded based on favouritism, unfair rating system to achieve bell curve targets, insufficient staff recognition, rude management, high staff turnover, a lot of talk on the ground that management is not aware of, management can't be bothered to reply to emails, constantly missing deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn to appreciate your staff and give people a reason to stay. Being friendly can go a long way. Helping each other will promote a positive working environment.


  5. "Assistant tax advisor- Level 1"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Tax Advisor in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Tax Advisor in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    national team works together efficiently
    great management
    great experiences
    responsibility

    Cons

    Hard Work does not reflect pay
    low bonuses


  6. "Audit Manager"

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Good learning environment and rapid career progression provide you are able to meet the minimum requirements and if your aspirations meet those required for the job.

    Cons

    Inherent in the nature of the job, it is highly pressured with many long days and nights spent meeting deadlines.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, great people. Fair salary.

    Cons

    Real technical / non technical divide, both for a salary but also social point.

    Advice to Management

    More development opportunities for non-technical valued, hard working members of staff. Although does appear to be heading more in that direction.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review of EY UK"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some technical and management experience. However, I gained 90% of useful experience when left EY , while working in industry. A good name to put on your CV . A possibility to become a partner if extremely resilient and not an independent thinker.

    Cons

    Partner and especially women partners overworked, stressed and do not cope. Forget about any mentoring! Manager's job is only about billing - billing-billing. Poor technical expertise due to lack of time and a focus on revenue targets. Life to work balance is non-existent - expected to work/be available 24/7. Generally rude and unfriendly atmosphere. Sink or swim approach to staff development. Partners are arrogant not approachable.


  9. "Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, good exposure to different clients,friendly

    Cons

    Work life balance, not feeling part of a team, expected to get work done regardless of what jobs you are booked too


  10. "Opportunities opportunities opportunities!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Diversity of staff
    - Future career prospects are fantastic
    - Business knowledge gained is unparalleled
    - Paid for my professional qualification
    - Global travel opportunities

    Cons

    - Poor work life balance (60+ hour weeks during busy season)
    - High staff turnover, resulting in a large number of inexperienced employees

    Advice to Management

    - Reward your employees if they are performing well - £300 bonuses are an embarrassment
    - Need to more business centric and less office centric


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