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EY San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some very positive things to say about the early career experience at EY. You can get a broad range of experiences and get exposure to many different types of projects and industries.

    Cons

    You can get "stuck" on a project you may not like. Mobility isn't always possible, and you may not be able to find projects for long periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support growth of young professionals, but allow for better mobility between projects to allow for a better range of experiences that align with the consultant.


  2. "Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone looks out for each other. Mentoring is a big part of the culture. Relationships mean everything in this line of work.

    Cons

    Constant travel takes a toll. Consultants usually travel 90% of their time so that takes a toll on work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Need to ensure that acquisitions are better thought through. Need to set more realistic expansion goals. Seems like a lot of people spend a lot of time on the bench in between projects due to lack of projects.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "not for everyone"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Advisory in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Business Advisory in Pleasanton, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities if you can navigate them. Get to see a wide variety of large clients. Ey does work for many impressive companies. Opportunity to perfect soft skills, from organization to leading meetings. You will learn many general skills that will prepare you for your next job.

    Cons

    Trying to grow a lot, pressure for sales. Pressure to cut budgets on everything. Culture is a bit like a frat house. Seems to have lost sight they are an accounting firm. Big. Lots of negativity among the employees. The employee turn over is huge, no bigger then any other Big 4 but very different from other types of work.

    Advice to Management

    don't promote every one. don't take new work if we are already understaffed.


  4. "Executive Director Banking"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Teaming, Inclusiveness, Collaboration, Vision, Passion

    Cons

    None, None, None, None, None

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager, FSO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    The projects that are created have tremendous opportunities, and will stretch your knowledge of a facet of the financial services industry. Don't ever be afraid to engage clients directly, as they often share their perspectives on a solution.

    Cons

    The partnership has a number of partners who abuse their project teams,make vacuous promises, and create a poor environment for everyone who works on those engagements.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't forget that people are your chief resource and will make or break your engagements. Make a point to demonstrate your willingness to improve people, rather than churning through them.


  6. "Interesting Summer Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Advisory Consulting Program in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Advisory Consulting Program in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY as an intern

    Pros

    Great people to work with and very open to networking. They choose a diverse set of interns to work for them. The intern summer schedule is very structured.

    Cons

    They hire many interns, so you don't always get the best help from the HR people who have a lot of interns to deal with. Projects are inconsistent, so it can be luck of the draw with how well your experience is.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let interns fall through the cracks. Verify with project management people that they have the right environment for an intern. Make sure interns actually have work to do.


  7. "Acting Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acting Senior Manager in Millbrae, CA
    Current Employee - Acting Senior Manager in Millbrae, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to the subjects you can learn in the field. Smart bunch of people to work with. Everyone wants to get the work done.

    Cons

    Hours. Work life balance. Resourcing. Budgets. Expectations. Leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility. Support teams to work and play.

  8. "Audit Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The firm is global and provides opportunities for mobility as well as cross service line opportunities.

    Cons

    Being part of the SF office, you get included in a shared resource pool across the peninsula. You can end up on clients as far south as San Jose or in the East Bay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work depends on the team and practice area"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inclusive culture, great place to learn and explore within your area of focus/expertise, invest time and focuses on individual development on leadership skills, great feedback and development processes, competitive salary pack.

    Cons

    There are still teams out there are not inclusive enough might throw you off. At some point in your growth career, its more of who do you know and how visible your boss makes you to be. If you are an experience hire you might be given opportunities only in the area that you know and I am quite certain you might not be able to explore other lines/ areas and again depends on your boss


  10. "Great Brand"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand, smart people, generally friendly colleagues who are willing to collaborate

    Cons

    too many direct admit PPEDs from other firms that do not truly get / jive with EY culture
    sometimes firm too big for its own good
    internal processes = slow with lots of redtape
    internal technology weak

    Advice to Management

    more clear expectations on promotion criteria, career path


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