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  1. Helpful (1)

    "E&Y provides great opportunities and takes care of its employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People oriented culture - they take care of you through sick and thin
    Still has pensions
    Advisory is the key focus for growth for the firm
    Colleagues are great to be around even outside of work

    Cons

    Sometimes the audit heritage comes through too much (QRM process for projects and scheduling events during the week when advisory is always traveling)
    Benefits such as 401K match and medical plans could be better

    Advice to Management

    E&Y senior leadership decision generally seem thoroughly thought through. It still seems that we are not integrating across the different service line as well as we should. There is overlap between the groups which claim certain offerings and not everyone is 'playing nice in the sandbox' yet.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "One of the most stingy companies"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hires alot of minorities especially foreigners

    Cons

    Fires the minorities first, greedy with giving out pay increases. Beware of the HR lady, she is never on your side. Favoritism dictates who gets on the big jobs.

    Advice to Management

    You wonder why minorities leave in large numbers, well you failed miserably on integrating your workforce no matter how u try to you your stats from Atlanta or minority heavy states to claim you are a diverse company

  3. "mixed bag"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great training and resources
    excellent technical professionals
    global organization is good and brand is good in market

    Cons

    unclear career path/ lack of communication from leadership regarding vision, focus, etc.
    very little succession planning
    many partners don't ever speak with staff
    internal technology (IT) is terrible

    Advice to Management

    try to do more long term planning, and implement more opportunities to connect with employees.
    better demonstration of work/life balance would be helpful to staff


  4. "GRrreAt!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to start career
    great people
    top clients

    Cons

    Long hours
    compensation average compared to other 3 firms


  5. "great learning opportunity and career development"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    firm provides tremendous Learning Opportunity

    Cons

    work long hours and travel engagments


  6. "Good, but not what I was looking for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great on a resume. Top notch training. High profile clients. Great benefit package. Emphasis on quality. Support of management in disputes with client.

    Cons

    If you can help it dont start in January. Everyone is so busy that they cannot take the time to give you quality on the job training. Seniors and Managers are going to have the same expectations of you that they would any other staff.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to hire people to start in January. Don't use negative recruiting. Encourage staff to be more involved in the community.


  7. "Historically great company, slower paced enviroment."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great staff
    - Good history

    Cons

    - Slow development
    - Too many managers

    Advice to Management

    Work on implementing quicker and reiterating less.

  8. "Great company. Met some great poeple but the role was back office so not much exposure."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FMA in New York, NY
    Former Employee - FMA in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great name on resume

    Cons

    Back office function so the exposure was limiting.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Positives outweight the negatives. New hires generally have greater opportunities to advance than lateral hires."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Global resources, access to Global clients, employees have a broad range of skills, excellent training for younger personnel, significant improvements in recent years to develop junior personnel, opportunity to actively structure your career path, work is done in a cross disciplinary team environment, input from junior staff is welcome and encouraged

    Cons

    Promotions are too often based more on politics and who supports a candidate than actual acheivement/productivity. Women and cerrtain minorities tend to be advanced faster and with less qualifications/business case. Overly bureaucratic. Sometimes slow to react to changing market conditions. Experience lateral hires tend to struggle because of inadequate on boarding process and internal politics.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in the promotion process. Use consistent measurable metrics for promotion and try to minmize favoritism toward those who focus more on winning the internal political games than improving client service and developing services/products to take to market


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome Experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Prestigious brand; clients are Grade-A across all service lines in NY office
    -Incredibly smart and friendly people at all levels (staff thru partner)
    -People are willing to teach and explain just about anything
    -Given lots of responsibility and respect as an intern; interacted with client many times, sat in meetings, and even asked questions - I was treated like a Staff 1, not an intern
    -"Family"-like atmosphere, specifically at the industry level; people are proud to work for EY
    -Firmly against "eating" hours
    -Recruiters and partners have proven that they have my best interests in mind, as made obvious by their candid advice and sharing of experiences
    -Experiences shared by full-time professionals show the firm truly does live up to its promise to give its people the ability to grow professionally; Audit professionals can take on Advisory projects during the slow seasons

    Cons

    -Politics definitely exist, though perhaps less so compared to other Big 4
    -Being at the bottom of the totem pole, especially on a large team, means needing to adjust to the work style of your superiors; while this isn't necessarily a "con", it is certainly a challenge and can be stressful in certain instances
    -Litigation issues which have tarnished the brand, as well as the audit industry at large

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on developing your people at all levels - you have tremendously smart, friendly, and social employees who want to see the firm succeed and earn new business. Continue to look for feedback at all teams, across all industries, and at all levels. Make sure that budgets are realistic in order to reduce stresses associated with meaningless (non-monetary based) profit measures.


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