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Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "great people. boring work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Tax Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Tax Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the people tend to be very friendly and the firm's reputation will set you up for your career

    Cons

    the work is mainly very dull and it rarely feels like you are able to make an impact within the corporate machine

    Advice to Management

    have more structured teams so that people know exactly who they are reporting to and the managers know how much work each team member has


  2. "Audit Senior"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Excellent opportunities to learn and progress in your career

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Bonuses are trivial
    Salaries not competitive

  3. "Brilliant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    best company to work for

    Cons

    better bonuses needed and management need to listen more, overall it is good.

    Advice to Management

    well done


  4. "Curate's egg"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to top clients, working with bright and intelligent colleagues. Good chance to branch out from initial field of specialism into something completely different.

    Cons

    Extremely political environment where good work performed does not necessarily equate into success on the job. Internal competition for the same clients, propositions and staff. Clusters of non-performing Partners kept on

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the non performing leaders and concentrate on getting out to the market. For a firm that stresses its people values, in my time, they were conspiciously absent.


  5. "ok if you have a 'Big 4' mindset"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working arrangements, opportunities to work abroad, partner approachable and not that hierarchical, great place to start your career as a graduate to grow and gain experience with a variety of clients , great brand, mark weinberger comes across as a great guy!

    Cons

    too much focus on being out on client side and being chargeable, once you are chargeable, management quickly forgets about you, limited investment in learning / development if you end up in a team with insufficient L&D budget, very hard to get promoted if you don't play the game with influential people, not often adding enough value when out on client side (while charging crazy high rates / day) i've seen some people getting on really well in this organisation but you need to be driven by certain values and you need to have a specific 'Big 4' mindset

    Advice to Management

    focus more on the client and adding value than on own internal politics / games / making money.


  6. "senior FTDS EY"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - global opportunities
    - hierarchy
    - employee friendly

    Cons

    - slow growth
    - less pay
    - It is partners company (pay and bonus depends on them)
    - Though there is good business they give some wierd resons for not raising the pay.

    Advice to Management

    EY pays very less when compared to competitors


  7. "basic summary"

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

    Pros

    great working environment, great companies to work with

    Cons

    team should be better set up

  8. "Good Work Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cosultnat in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Cosultnat in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Exposure to different companies
    -Flexibility (Allows you to take charge of your own schedule)
    -If you are unhappy with one team or project, you have the ability to move to another project or another service line as long as you put in the effort and remain proactive
    -EY presents you with global opportunities or opportunities to work abroad

    Cons

    -Office politics
    -Women are not as heavily represented in the higher positions
    -Working in external audit, you will sometimes be forced to work with individuals who do not like you or see you as an annoyance or burden
    -As someone coming from EY San Francisco, EY London salaries are not proportioned to cost of living

    Advice to Management

    -Be more visible in the day to day work to encourage the consultants
    -Provide performance bonuses or more performance driven compensation because the motivation for doing well is low due to no reward for people that outperform others
    -There is a lack of positive recognition for employees that perform well


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Room for improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Progression opportunities
    Good social focus (summer/Xmas parties, tax deadline drinks etc)

    Cons

    Pay could/should be better although levels below Manager have been addressed in recent years.
    Work like balance, there is paid overtime for some in the build up to tax filing deadline. Some need to work extra to stay on top of workload/meet client deadlines and others don't
    Lots of unnecessary meetings
    Some (non core work) tasks weighted high in annual performance reviews

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the feedback as it could be an amazing place to work


  10. "5 years of experience at Ernst &Young LLP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designation - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Designation - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    EY has given me the best of opportunities to learn and implement knowledge. The best place to work with a good environment and grow in career.

    Cons

    EY has three months busy season and extended working hours. I have always been flexible to stay in office to meet my client's urgent deadline. The only challenge is EY doesn't pay extra for extended hours shift.


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