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Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start. Nothing like having a great big four company on your resume.

    Cons

    no work life balance, even though they heavily promote it. some people are demoralizing by the stuff they say. weird people.

    Advice to Management

    dont be fake.


  2. "Audit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    - young environment
    - a lot of smart people who are happy to teach and help anyone
    - firm invests a lot in training and developing their people

    Cons

    - No work life balance or flexibility
    - feels like busy season never really ends

    Advice to Management

    Give people more time off and flexibility to work from home


  3. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    The experience of working in a multinational company is extraordinary. The overall career plan is good, if you expect to stay for many years in the company.

    Cons

    The initial salary is low, it takes a lot of time for the salary to be competitive with the market. Workload is often too high, lots and lots of overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the amount of work better, some people do a lot of overtime and at the same time other people have spare time.


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  5. "It's not for everyone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you find the right team and a good mentor, you'll be fine.

    There is opportunity for technical training if you really want it.

    You'll get your next job on the name of this company alone.

    You get thrown into supervisory roles pretty quickly. Even if it's not meaningful, it's fairly good experience.

    If you are on top of things and are in the right group, there is flexibility in hours and the ability to work from home. You don't have to not see your family for 6 months out of the year if you are organized and professional.

    Cons

    Disclaimer: Most of this is office-specific.

    The coffee is bad. Tea selection was OK.

    Teamwork is almost non-existent. It's more just groups of people doing related work. There's no sense of "we're in this together" outside of we're all "going through this [ordeal] together". The way the work and rating process is structured, it's not to your benefit to care about your clients or anyone other than yourself. I felt encouraged to leave my staff behind to work late. This made me like an jerk and I often did work in secret.

    Superiors can be very terrible at divvying up the work reasonably.

    Schedulers ignore you.

    Even when coworkers are willing to share some of their inhumane workload, there is a lot of admin/bureaucracy/obstinate engagement managers that stand in the way of adding new people to the team.

    Rarely is interesting or technical work given to staff/seniors.

    Management has little to no interest in using employees in ways that maximize their strengths, preferring to enforce identical roles/job functions across the board.

    Advice to Management

    From where I stood, there was a very "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude with the way things were run. Either be more transparent on the decision-making process, or start taking strategies coming from beneath you seriously.


  6. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People help each other out

    Cons

    Somewhat hierarchical culture, can be difficult at times


  7. "Great for Building Required Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great education and interaction with like mind people.

    Cons

    Maintaining US chargeability while sending work to India and Argentina is bogus! Bonus is a joke especially since Senior Mgrs are required to develop book of business and meet dollars sold.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Helpful (1)

    "EY - Good company for some but not for everyone!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning experiences and work with some really bright and talented people. Excellent for younger people who want to experience working in large organizations and working with very disparate teams. Great benefits and company does attempt work life balance. Travel can be great if you like that and end up on the right assignment.

    Cons

    Very political environment with partners who wield their power with their major concern is the bottom line. Some partners will run you into the ground and can be a bit ruthless. The company bonuses are horrible unless you are at the Partner/Executive level. Bonuses of under 2 percent on the low end and 8 percent on the high end are the norm. Expenses are monitored at a very high level and utilization is the primary driver even for senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of great people who are run into the ground by some of the partners. Someone needs to rein them in and also employees should be rewarded with better bonuses to retain talent and stop the turnover in some key areas where industry pays MUCH better.


  9. "EY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, high speed learning, if you find a group that fits its great

    Cons

    Long hours, no say in what you are assigned to unless you have very strong partner support, if you do not find a group that fits its no fun at all


  10. "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Hopefully a good job after

    Cons

    travel, hours, pay, and treatment.


  11. "Great Sart to your Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Amazing growth opportunities as well as the chance to work on many different types of industries and jobs

    Cons

    Minimal work life balance all depending on the individuals you work with and clients you work with



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