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EY San Jose Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, Great colleagues, Flexible to your needs

    Cons

    Work can be stressful sometimes, uncertainties regarding continued employment


  2. "EY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at EY (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, high speed learning, if you find a group that fits its great

    Cons

    Long hours, no say in what you are assigned to unless you have very strong partner support, if you do not find a group that fits its no fun at all


  3. "Great so far"

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

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

    Pros

    There are enormous benefits to starting out your career with an international accounting firm such as EY. Just in the first couple weeks you attend a week long tax-specific training to catch you up to speed and let you know what you need to start working.

    Cons

    I can tell right off the bat that work-life balance is going to be tough. Hopefully the stories aren't as bad as I have heard of other Big 4's, but that will probably be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on the future. Bring in top talent and get them excited to be working at the firm. This can only help EY in the future.


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  5. "Good place to start career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with great people and build a great network.

    Cons

    Low pay relative to COL.


  6. "Customer Service Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, enjoy working with coworkers great teaming environment. Ability to work from home on an as needed basis

    Cons

    Support staff is not valued as much as the client serving employees. While some employees are able to work a flexible schedule or at home - some are not - mandatory to come into office even though their work is virtual.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, open with support staff. Be more supportive of flexible work arrangements for all employees in all departments


  7. Helpful (1)

    "EY not worth all the "Hype" it gets"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff I in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at EY is the training and a few good seniors. Another reason would be the ability to work remotely. In addition actually getting to interface with some clients.

    Cons

    They put a tremendous amount of stress on you coming in as a staff 1. You're performance is compared and based off of other staff 1s in the company. If you get one bad review, they will slip that review in the next periods performance and state you don't stack up to your peers. They are very unorganized when it comes to engagements. Staff doesn't know when engagements will start and communication is poor from top down. Counselors, peer advisors, and Counseling families are a complete joke and they don't provide you with additional help or resources. When it comes to getting projects no matter how hard you network they always want to give projects to new hires. The people consultants who claim to help you are very rude, unreasonable, and will not give a justifiable reasons as to their decisions. The list goes on and on. My advice is go to a different firm it's not worth the trouble or wasting time at this firm. Compensation was deplorable for someone holding a MS degree in accounting.

    Advice to Management

    Start communicating down the pipeline to staff about engagements. Really take them by ropes and not just dangle it as bate in front of them. Get rid of People consultants, peer advisors, counselors, and counseling families as non of this actually will help Staff complete projects. It takes the Seniors and Management on each project to teach staff what they need and want from them. The stuff the PPEDs try to teach doesn't help at all. As it usually has nothing to do with what you are working on.
    In addition stop making staff have to look and find work. I get it's all about networking but you waste our time and your money because we sit idle at our desks waiting for projects and assignments only to have them canceled, given to other people, or never given any at all. Stop laying off people who actually do have assignments coming up as this puts and undue burden on engagement teams and professionals.


  8. "Audit Senior"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great diversity, most teams are very friendly, great business exposures, focus on on the job coaching,

    Cons

    generally pays lower compares to mid size firms or industry, benefits are ok not great.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get good experience.

    Cons

    long hours and no weekend whole year


  10. Helpful (1)

    "EY review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible working environment, very nurturing environment

    Cons

    hectic schedule in busy season

    Advice to Management

    encouragement and reorganization


  11. "Senior Assurance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior in San Jose, CA

    I worked at EY (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -teamwork
    -new clients
    -lots of learning
    -good career advancement as it is predictable

    Cons

    -long hours
    -becomes repetitive after a while



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