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Updated December 16, 2017
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  1. "If you're intelligent and willing to work to prove it, you'll succeed with E&Y."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The partners and employees are really devoted to excellence. Commitment, dedication and hard work are rewarded (though sometimes it might take longer than you hoped). The corporate culture is welcoming, open and friendly. People really do enjoy their work here. Knowledge sharing and re-use is a priority, and there is always a resource, or several, to fall back on.

    Cons

    Long hours and travel requirements can take their toll. A very few partners and employees have not bought in to the overall culture of teaming, but they are the exceptions. There is always more money to be made elsewhere, but it can be hard to leave behind the perks.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate honestly and openly with employees in these turbulent times.


  2. "Good Company - Great People."

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    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.

  3. "Great place to work and learn"

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    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.


  4. "Great place to work."

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    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.


  5. "Pretty good place to work for a tax person."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    There are alot of resources available to you -- from firm sponsored training to national tax specalists. They are usually pretty good with flexible work arrangements and encourage mobility and flexiblity.

    Cons

    Alot of administrative red tape - professionals will find themselves spending lots of time of adminstrative garbarge that non-professionals should be doing. While there's something to be said for having specialists and resources, maybe it's a little too siloed -- you end up with 8 different "speciality" persons on any given project. Senior Managers are expected to function like PPEDs, without being compensated for it -- and all of the development of staff/seniors fall on them and the managers. There is very little focus paid by PPEDs on development of personnel. Salaries among a given level vary widely and there is no transparency whatsoever. You are CONSTANTLY reminded of your utilization -- you hear about it if you do not meet your utilization goals and in the same breath your hours on a given project will be questioned. This focus on budget and utilization are in conflict. They are also horrendously bad with getting new hires integrated -- clearly they hire people who are bright and experienced and there's a need for them yet you have to "sell" yourself to a group for up to a year before you can get any work -- makes absolutely no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Tone needs to be set from the top -- and it's not.


  6. "Great place to gain experience and technical knowledge while working with a great group of professionals."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    E&Y is a great place to gain experience and technical knowledge. The people who work at E&Y are consistently intelligent, helpful, and friendly. E&Y also provides exposure to a variety of industries and has developed an international network of professionals worldwide. E&Y is excellent at keeping its employees informed. In addition, E&Y provides ample opportunities to volunteer and serve the community.

    Cons

    The company is very much a hierarchy, but everyone has a chance to move up if they stick around. The job requires a significant time committment, including occasional evenings and weekends. Although jobs are salary-based, there are opportunities for performance bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge and involve staff as much as possible.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangement and telecommute

    Cons

    long hours, long hours, long hours

    Advice to Management

    increase administrative staff to support technical personnel

  8. "#1 Place to start your accounting career!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for Ernst & Young are the People and networking, the client experiences which drive your learning and continual development and opportunities to lead.

    Cons

    It is hard to develope a good work life balance with the unending responsibilities that consume your day to day worklife.

    Advice to Management

    If resource management could staff the jobs that they schedule more appropriately based on skill and need the teams would be more balanced and the work would get more appropriately disbursed to decrease the burden on people. Further, developing a center to help staff plan and pass their CPA exams while balancing work efforts would also be great.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    life work balance is priority for senior management

    Cons

    compensation needs to be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    more support and communication for lower staff


  10. "Great CPA firm to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company and great reputation.

    Cons

    Since is a CPA firm you have to put a lot of hours.

    Advice to Management

    None


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