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Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "FODS CSA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, especially vacation time.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, especially for CSAs.

    Advice to Management

    Are CSAs employees or are they contractors? Having it both ways reflects your corporate culture of employee exploitation.


  2. "Communications Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Career Advancement. Technological leadership. Green atmosphere

    Cons

    Instability
    Budget stress
    Lack of loyalty
    Horrible separation package

  3. "Audit Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Quick Promotion, mobility for different opportunities.

    Cons

    Hours. No work life balance.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical practices"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks great on the resume when looking for a new job. Worked at some big name clients and gained a lot industry insight and accounting knowledge.

    Cons

    Although eating hours is an unwritten rule in public accounting for a lot of people I choose not to do this. I was asked to write off time by a manager and limit my time with but 'get the job done' as they 'did not want a difficult conversation with the partner'. I complained about this, promptly found myself off the client, and had an awful review by said manager. Come year end I was threatened with being fired as a result of poor performance. Unsurprisingly, I was never asked for the corroborating evidence I had to back up my version of events and quit before I was axed. Unfortunately, this site won't allow me to name and shame.

    Advice to Management

    Find a backbone. You have a Whistle blower policy, so honor it and don't support retaliation in the workplace.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Had potential, but sadly did not deliver"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, food benefits, decent vacation policy, huge company so there are many groups. That's about all there is to say here

    Cons

    Though my employment here was many years ago, during My time at EY, my managers and seniors were completely lacking in my professional development. They expected me to know what I was doing without formal training, and scolded me rather than helped me when I did not perform a task exactly the way I wanted.

    With such a large company, I do know others that had a better experience. Anther staff actually cried on multiple occasions during a project because our senior was THAT BAD. Sadly, my experience at EY completely turned me off to the field and I am much happier and much less stressed doing what I do now.

    Advice to Management

    Be much more thorough in training for particular assignments


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review of EY"

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    Current Employee - FSO Assurance Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - FSO Assurance Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good money
    -good experience
    -nice people
    -great benefits

    Cons

    -long hours
    -travel
    -weekend work
    -no time for anything else

    Advice to Management

    I've been working at EY for only a month and I'm already pursuing other jobs. Public accounting just isn't for me. Busy season sucks and it seems like there's only a focus on billable hours as opposed to doing actual work and caring about employee health. Honestly, I've never been more miserable in my life. Every day that I come here, it feels like a piece of me dies inside. It's sad. I'm sad. Employees, beware. It's not necessarily a warning steered towards EY, but a warning to stay away from public accounting. It isn't for everyone.


  7. "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The non-partners are nice but that's it

    Cons

    The partners are total asswads who don't care about the profession or serving the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Liquidate

  8. "Technology Advisory Program"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY as an intern

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good benefits,pay for time to travel

    Cons

    -Incorrect placement for interns, had a 4 hour daily commute to a client in which the project was wrapping up.
    - Typical Enterperise company experience

    Advice to Management

    Don't send interns to projects outside of NYC


  9. "The place is a disaster. Cap markets practice is complete chaos with no direction or leadership."

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

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

    Pros

    Great exposure but you will pay for that
    You will learn a lot, as painful as it is along the way.

    Cons

    Life? What life? The firm is your life in their eyes
    Zero structure, zero leadership
    Insanely political
    Terrible pay
    Bonus, not what I would call a bonus and for the record don't let recruiting fool you on the annual raises of 10%

    Advice to Management

    I don't know where to start. How about addressing ethics in the organization. Or maybe forcing leaders to lead or engage their people.


  10. "Assurance Staff"

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    Former Employee - Assurance Staff
    Former Employee - Assurance Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. There are none at all.

    Cons

    Long hours, petty pay, limited learning opportunities for skills of real value.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay, stop the 60+ hour work weeks, and start treating your employees like real human beings.


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