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Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "People are EY"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people who make the company.

    Cons

    So big that its easy to get lost as a cog in the machine.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow great career opportunities, and don't limit the international opportunities, as they are a great selling point and way to get new ideas/knowledge into the business.


  2. "Audit"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure with senior stakeholders

    Cons

    Busy season hours are long; if you end up with poor team members, you'll struggle and have to pick up a lot of their slack

    Advice to Management

    Recruit better people

  3. "Manager- Audit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    brand name, exposure, young crowd

    Cons

    worklife balance, top level stagnation


  4. "Great place for Grads to learn and discover what they are interested in"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing knowledge pool
    Good investment in training
    Flexible working generally respected
    Opportunity to decide the type of work to do (according to pipeline)

    Cons

    Typical challenges or a large organisation - hard to stand out from the crowd, different teams work in management silos with their own culture and rules

    Advice to Management

    Good examples from above should be more emphasised


  5. "About My Current Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Successfactor Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SAP Successfactor Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Place to work
    Professional people to work with
    Big 4 company around the world

    Cons

    Salary ranges are low

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Great learning and variety of projects"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on a wide variety of projects and get exposure to multiple clients if you choose the right projects.

    Cons

    Risk of being boxed into one single category and sold to client work as an overpriced commodity. Not much independence on projects. Not family friendly and extremely long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Think entrepreneurial and give due credit to employees who provide beach head opportunities. If you continue to follow one single track of business opportunities, the firm and its offerings become obsolete very soon.


  7. "Diverse experience"

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant 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

    -Opportunities for client exposure from early days
    -Great Training opportunities
    -A lot of social events on a regular basis
    -Variety of projects

    Cons

    -Work life balance
    -Salary (for the amount of hours people work)
    -no bonus
    -What employees want plays a little to none at all role in the projects they are eventually allocated to (mainly due to a constant luck of resources caused by the number of people leaving the company on a regular basis)
    -Slow learning progression for entry level associates (too much admin, documentation and non-technical work)

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating associates as expendables.
    Try to take into consideration people’s career aspirations and interests when allocating resources to projects.

  8. "Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities of promotion, clear view of career path and nice colleagues. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Need to work overtime, especially during the busy season.


  9. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Paralegal - Documentation Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Paralegal - Documentation Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY as a contractor

    Pros

    Great managed review experience project

    Cons

    Zero hour contract not properly explained by HR

    Advice to Management

    Be clear that HR and Hiring manage are on the same page


  10. "great woking environment"

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    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY as an intern

    Pros

    great training, amazing working environment

    Cons

    intense work hours, steep learning curve


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