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  1. "Audit"

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    - young environment
    - a lot of smart people who are happy to teach and help anyone
    - firm invests a lot in training and developing their people

    Cons

    - No work life balance or flexibility
    - feels like busy season never really ends

    Advice to Management

    Give people more time off and flexibility to work from home


  2. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with a team of smart individuals, Great compensation, opportunity to learn, being challenged since day one.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Training could be overwhelming at times,

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours; can work from home or remotely often; interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    Your "utilization" (a/k/a billable hours) is really the only measure used for promotion (although E&Y partners would say others). As such, it's and Up-or-Out culture.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion decisions should also include quality of deliverables to clients (i.e., client satisfaction).


  4. "EY"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity is excellent for resume building

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Quickly dissatisfied with the hype of Big 4"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment where you learn loads more practical accounting and industry knowledge than you could ever learn from private or in school. Guaranteed promotions on a yearly basis.

    Cons

    Reviews are completely arbitrary and heavily reliant on likeability. Being efficient and a genuinely great employee is not rewarded as well as being likeable and being adept at playing "office politics". For very bright staff its often a sink or swim environment. Success of new staff is in part determined by the seniors on the team you join. If your paired with an incompetent senior you will have to struggle to achieve same level of training as other staff, which is a huge set back.

    On the other hand being paired with an super over achiever who loves this job above their life leads to unjust comparisons. A coworker who would in contrast appear above average appears average in comparison to them.

    NY colleagues don't perform nearly as much work but given their bigger teams they are more easily rated a 4 or 5.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money on management training programs for seniors and look into new ways of ranking people. Arbitrary buckets where an employee rated 3 who was genuinely efficient but didn't have "key buzzwords or experiences" shouldn't be on the same bucket as an incompetent employee who would have been fired or rated 2 if not for additional hassle of rating someone a 2.


  6. "Great learning experience; given autonomy to make many decisions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great progressive environment & atmosphere of teaming
    Flexibility to manage my own schedule - (obligations permitting)

    Cons

    High volume of work sometimes resulting in reduced quality/having to constantly juggle conflicting priorities.


  7. "It is fine for Public"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at EY ffor 4 years and loved my independence and flexibility so far. I also relaly like my teams and people I work with. I do believe that Ey is better Public than others though. My advise, start in Public, the resume with public names works the best!

    Cons

    The hardest thing so far has been my work life balance, it is always too much work and responsibilities. The expectations are always high and we are always expected to be logged in 24/7, very hard to do.

    Advice to Management

    They need to implement less weekend culture and make sure people do not get burned out. Good people always get punished, because we always get more and more work and never get breaks.


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