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The Work-Life Bowl
I’m 24 and just started my career at EY as a consultant. I feel good about the salary I make, work I do, and where I’m at in my career. My personal life also has a ton of fulfillment and truly makes me so happy. That being said, I have a high school classmate and close friend who was in IB and just started his own hedge fund type of business after leaving his big bank job. I feel like I’m falling behind. He’s probably going to end up a millionaire fast. I try not to compare but can’t hell mtseld
Our SSL just held a call with 200 people and to get the audience hyped they asked who was the best firm. Everyone typed EY except one guy who said PwC 😂 And then at the end the speaker (SSL leader) thought he was disconnected and said they’d reach out to the PwC guy because it was unacceptable 😂😂 And then he got mad at the facilitator for not telling him he wasn’t muted 😂 This firm is so petty.
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- "Generally the people here are great and eager to help if you ever have a question." (in 4075 reviews)
- "Good culture have a very flat structure where you will work directly with the senior managements" (in 2528 reviews)
- "Good benefits and a well organized office (the one I was associated with)." (in 1641 reviews)
- "Friendly Colleagues: Colleagues are friendly and they are ready to assist you anytime when you need help" (in 1261 reviews)
- "EY overall is an exiting place to be right now and there are some great teams." (in 1172 reviews)
- "No work life balance and you should be mindful of that if you want to join" (in 6145 reviews)
- "hours are long and travel (if you don't want to) is sometimes unavoidable." (in 3568 reviews)
- "Overworked (working late hours and weekends)" (in 2784 reviews)
- "Salary is low and we are not focused and specialized on specific subjects (IT Advisory)" (in 2413 reviews)
- "low pay (above average though) and people could be nicer (not just to your face)" (in 1650 reviews)
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- 5.0Sep 14, 2023Senior Technology ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNashville, TN
- Great network of co-workers and minds - Awesome opportunities for growth
- Specific client engagements can be very demanding and stressful
- 5.0Feb 21, 2018Assurance ManagerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsSan Jose, CA
1. You will have a very hard time not falling in love with every single person you meet there. 2. Seriously, you will meet your soul mate(s) there. 3. Prestigious and looks great on the resume. 4. Your brain will grow a thousand times more powerful. 5. Forces you to conquer your fear of public speaking. 6. Fun team bonding and lifelong friends. 7. Stepping stone to high paying jobs. 8. Helps you work on perfecting your charm. You will learn from the most charming people how to really get people to like you. 9. HR really cares. 10. Big support network (IT, creative services, etc.). 11. Teaches you to be calm and in control.
OK, I'm going to be discussing all the taboo things, and there are a lot of them. In spite of these cons, I still admit it's worth a five star rating. 1. High performers are "designated" (you have very little control over your rating) by the partner group (can be a pro if you get selected. Seriously, I have worked with some of the supposed "fives" and they are not any different than my threes and fours. 2. Quality is extremely low. Sometimes I felt like I was working at McDonalds and not a professional services firm. The emphasis is on getting through work as fast as possible and expectations for quality are not realistic. 3. EY has a very hard time firing bad employees. If you get stuck with one it can be a nightmare. 4. EY has a heavy emphasis on wasting time. For example, there are lots and lots of checklists which have no value that you have to fill out. Also, they wasted money and time on creating "Canvas" which is literally slower and more awkward than the previous workspace tool, GAMX. There is a heavy emphasis on "reinventing the wheel" and fixing problems that aren't broken with even worse solutions. Instead of wasting money on useless tools, that money could have been spent on your employees in the form of compensation. Like I said, EY is really focused on attempting to look as though value is being created when in fact it is not. 5. Lots of meetings. Appearances are very important. 6. Employees on global 360 accounts get better treatment. 7. Some employees (executives mostly) tend to overemphasize how important this work is. Let's face it, if it was really glorious work then we would have action figures. 8. Looks are very important. Seriously, if you are a girl, you will get promoted based on how hot you are (the quality of your work is largely unimportant). If you are a guy, you are treated a little better but there is still a sexist undercurrent in the environment. This is advice you won't get from HR obviously, but that doesn't mean it isn't true. 8. You will be forced to eat hours. 9. Your ethical compass will start to get weaker. 10. You will get a little cynical. 11. Lots of driving and travel. 12. "Family men" and married couples with children are more likely to be promoted. If you want to be a partner, you have to be married (few exceptions). 13. You will work on vacations. 14. Loss of relationships with family and friends. 15. Some backstabbing and credit-stealing (but not very common). 16. Comp is below market but that's to be expected. 17. Employee retention is not something management is interested in. This makes you replaceable and expendable (yes even as a manager, unless you have been "designated" as a high performer by the partner group).908
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EY has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 75,050 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at EY to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
76% of EY employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated EY 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.