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Updated October 23, 2017
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  1. "Excellent place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Audit Senior in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Audit Senior in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel perks
    Bonuses
    Lots of excellent training resources
    crazy exposure to high level items
    learn project management at an early age

    Cons

    Hours can get crazy
    travel can get crazy
    audit software wasnt good

    Advice to Management

    focus on all the young ones so they will want to stay


  2. "Great company to start your career with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good projects, Great teams, Good perks and pay

    Cons

    on turning into a senior, you will be asked to specialize - might lead to scenarios where you are working with the same clients

  3. "FSO Assurance Senior"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    clear career track
    fair compensation
    summer hours not bad at all

    Cons

    demanding and long hours
    reviews really depends on your superiors
    office politics

    Advice to Management

    forget vision 2020, why does that matter? care more about your employees and their growth


  4. "TAP Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY as an intern

    Pros

    People are helpful and generally friendly. Interns get a lot of kool-aid (this can be good or bad depending on how much you like the firm). It is easy to find people passionate to work at EY.

    Cons

    The organization is huge and the internal portals are not well organized. It is near impossible to locate who is doing what.


  5. "Senior Auditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, amazing firm leadership; opportunities for growth and development; company stands behind its values and people; often a first-mover related to benefits and people strategy; many ways to get involved.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, flexibility can vary greatly depending on the project and your specific team leadership; bureaucracy and red tape can make certain internal matters time-consuming and frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being a trailblazer related to people strategy and benefits and find innovative ways to align company subcultures with the overall company vision/values.


  6. "Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great people, learned a lot.

    Cons

    Boring, lack of innovation, lack of flexibility.


  7. "Workplace culture"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    All team members and managers want you to succeed.

    Cons

    The environment is very intense.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunities, if you're lucky; poor compensation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great clients/engagements, lots of training opportunities, pretty awesome benefits (very hefty yearly wellness allowance, matching 401k, 4 months paid time leave for primary caregivers for newborns), really smart co-workers, pretty awesome re-location and travel opportunities, super flexible (varies by team, though)

    Cons

    You know what you're getting into at EY; it's a big 4 accounting firm. Your first 2 years will be a lot of work and little pay, and you are given incentive to stay for at least 2 years to become a Senior, because pay is so mediocre during those 2 years. You get a decent pay increase going into your 3rd (Senior) year with the firm. If you're lucky, you'll get put on good clients. If you're good, you'll stay on good clients. However, you may not get lucky and get stuck on small clients/engagements that last 2 weeks so you never get to build up a relationship with the client.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to sell that ITRA is consulting. We do audit work. It's not sexy, but it serves a purpose. Stop spending so much money on marketing (this is specific to Advisory), and give us better raises. This past year was so bad in terms of raises, it has many of us feeling like we're ready to jump ship. They keep talking about high attrition rates and trying to find good talent...well, pay us better. Especially in high-cost west-coast cities. Seriously, bite the bullet and pay us a wage that is in line with the cost of living in the cities we work in. That's why people are leaving. EY is a great company to work for, but people's loyalty can only be stretched so thin in terms of pay that they'll eventually leave.


  9. "EY Tax"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to collaborate with a wide variety of talented professionals. Excellent Training opportunities. You have some discretion on when you arrive and leave work and can work remotely some of the time.

    Cons

    Significant administrative burden. Measured on many items which are out of your control. Disconnect between leadership and day-to-day challenges that professionals face.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more resources to service offerings that will exist long term. Allow more flexibility in go-to-market approach. Allow employees to spend more time on technical training and pursuits without penalization. Develop better metrics for measuring success, that include focus on long-term benefits to EY. Margin per engagement captures only immediate benefits, and does not consider the skills enhanced by the engagement team that have future value in the marketplace. Accept that the marketplace for many service lines is cyclical. Try easier, and have more compassion for your employees.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of learning opportunities and outside of the "busy season" I found there to be good flexibility in schedule

    Cons

    Busy season started becoming 5+ months which was a little excessive

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward good employees


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