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Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Audit senior"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big 4 and training contract given

    Cons

    Work life balance during long periods of the year

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  2. "Culture and Ops"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big 4 professional services firm, training provided, nice co workers

    Cons

    short staffed and office politics around bonuses and promotion.

    Advice to Management

    look into staffing and encourage rather than stifle promotion


  3. "More cons than pros"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY as an intern

    Pros

    Good location.
    Good pay. Decent benefits

    Cons

    Very little work available - seems that the bench is a regular visit for many staff
    Some of the staff are super friendly... and some are absolutely rude for no reason
    Hard to please senior staff. They want what even they cannot provide.
    Permanent staff revealed the bureaucracy that occurs when teams are selected for projects.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that staff are rewarded on their own working merit, rather than being given opportunities because of who they know. Also, control hiring numbers - stop hiring in departments in which there is a lack of chargeable work.


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  5. "Aim for other big4"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, opportunity to specialize what you are really interested in

    Cons

    Low pay, in reality don't care much about the people, despite talking. Following years of service I asked for a long term secondment (12 months) based on business case together with family circumstances and was robbed out of promotion immediately. And then no help on secondment. Dead end


  6. "Doesn't walk the talk"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big name on CV, learning how to create high quality outputs.

    Cons

    Experience and culture highly dependent on luck and team that you work with. The "EY Values" are not held up by all, even within leadership. Constant pressure to go up or out - breeds a cutthroat environment. Bonuses are negligible. Lack of diversity at senior level beyond gender parity.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Treat employees as well as you advertise externally. Embrace diversity in ways of working.


  7. "Employment at EY"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide range of clients allow you to improve your technical skills. Also working mostly with young professionals even makes long and tough working hours fun

    Cons

    There is not any fair promotion system. There is not any certain rules set which leaves it on management's hands. Long working hours also a disadvantage. Coaching is week and people tend to leave you on your own to struggle.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many people that are committed to that company, you should please them rather than trying to attrack more temporary people.


  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Flexible work policy
    Decent social events going on
    Clear career progression system
    General perks and benefits of working at the firm are enticing

    Cons

    Ey brands itself as a "people's firm" this is a lie, what they seek is conformity. Mavericks are frowned upon.
    Complete lack of diversity
    Very prescribed routine
    The job was overall very underwhelming
    Perhaps most importantly out of all, watch your back

    Advice to Management

    Open your minds
    Don't be pretentious about who your culture, you are a professional services firm so ultimately there is a limit to what extent you are a "people's firm"
    Respect diversity


  9. "Avoid it if you can"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    There is an ability to sometimes work from home.
    Benefits are decent.
    Some of the people are nice; but you get that in every company.

    Cons

    No work/life Balance.
    Bad pay compared to others in the industry.
    "Bonuses" are a joke.
    You are being treated as a resource and not a person.
    Moving within the company is not as easy as they make it sound.
    There is a very strong lad culture where you only get put on projects if you are friends with the Senior or Manager and good hard-working people are overlooked.


  10. "Huge disconnection between teams and upper management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good wages, excellent exposure to various technologies
    Quick to gain an understanding of how a global organisation operates

    Cons

    Management do not listen to feedback, are too eager to promote and talk about themselves. Definite misinformation being spread regarding stability/performance of teams.
    Global location strategy means good staff are being made redundant while roles are outsources to lower cost locations
    CBS portfolio is obviously valued below all others


  11. "Audi senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working outside of busy season
    Can put the name on your CV
    Decent exposure to varying clients
    Really intelligent and hard working colleagues

    Cons

    Low pay and insulting bonus
    No work-life balance
    Employees are treated as resources and nothing more. If you don't charge enough hours - you get nasty emails and additional work added to your workload.
    Target driven business with little more than surface appreciation for employee efforts and wellbeing

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like human beings and not like resources.



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