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  1. "Good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the best. I really enjoyed working with some of the most well-round, intelligent people among the Big 4 accounting firms. Culture at the firm is great and team oriented. If you like accounting you will fit right in. There is also a lot of freedom to move from project to project.

    Cons

    One downside is that there is no clear execution of their corporate strategy. It was difficult hearing about the plan and then not seeing any changes occur. Another downside is that you need to take a very active role in navigating your career at the firm and find your own projects. It is helpful to communicate your career goals to your senior managers and partners, they will take your goals into consideration, but you will get staff where you are needed regardless.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise senior management to provide a clear plan and execute the plan.


  2. "Excellent perks but you will work hard for it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm love technology and EY makes excellent use of it. They stay current and provide a stable, easy to use infrastructure to get the job done. EY provides excellent benefits and time off. I love the 4 day weekends. I can honestly say that my management is flexible and understanding when you need them to be.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. Will work you like a dog. The performance management process is brutal. You have to write goals, then before you know it, your midyear is due...what wait...Annual is right around the corner. At last, time to rest, oh wait, your goals are due. Like I said Brutal!

    Advice to Management

    Like it will help


  3. "Hard work, fair pay,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Transaction Advisory Services, Business Valuation in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager, Transaction Advisory Services, Business Valuation in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Name recognition. Upward opportunity if you stick around to become partner.

    Cons

    High time commitments. The work life balance is weighted very strongly toward work. However to be fair if you communicate personal needs managers will do their best to accommodate. The performance reviews are a forced curve so some great performers are reviewed as underperforming. Lack of transparency in the bonus system.

    Advice to Management

    Make bonus and review process more transparent. Make expectations clear and measure against those. Eliminate the "black box". Own up to the fact that it is ac challenging place to work. Constantly highlighting the rare measures being taken to assist certain individuals makes it seem like those opportunities are available to all employees, when in fact only 10% will be able to take advantage of them. And peers and managers will make you feel guilty for shifting work.


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  5. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Care for employees. There is a true sense of care when you go through orientation. This can be both a place you can make a career with or as a great stepping stone into a job you may want. High turnover may mean faster promotion.

    Cons

    Maybe the lower starting salary and the hours you have to work during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work with growth process but make sure the quality is consistent.


  6. "Great place to work and learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with qualified motivated people and advance your career. Great advancement opportunities, competitive wages. You end up advancing quickly, and rarely doing the same thing more than twice - - which can be uneasy, but I think is good because you end up moving on to learn other things.

    Cons

    Transient population - so you're not sure you'll be working with the same people next year, which can be a good thing though, since it means that you aren't waiting for someone to be promoted for you to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the career planning is well set for the employees - - there can be a tendancy to manage 6-12 months out, only.


  7. ""The People""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Learning , growth and Flexibility

    Cons

    Compensation, Long hours, not so open communication...

    Advice to Management

    Open Communication, increase compensation to attract and reatin top candidates


  8. "Great place to start a career, but bad place to make money."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EY is a great place to start a career. EY has great clients and great training and learning tools.

    Cons

    Although EY is a great place to start a career, you will be overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the mid-level workers and comparable pay to other jobs and industries to retain these workers.


  9. "Good Company - Great People."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company - great people.

    Cons

    Nohting I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  10. "the face of the firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, variety, people, inclusive, entrepreneurial

    Cons

    excessive travel, too big, NY focused

    Advice to Management

    stick with the strategy


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you are willing to work hard."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great knowledge sharing
    -Great brand name
    -Emphasis on rotations, if you rate highly

    Cons

    -Long hours, but that is industry-standard
    -Bad expense reimbursement policies

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to build up the lower levels for later success
    -Work on retention
    -Improve expense reimbursement policies