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EY Washington DC Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "Recommended jump start - EY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    can really progress your career quickly once you get in the door. Ability to flexibly work in variety of locationals

    Cons

    big company and can have the tendency to get lost within your practice if you're not proactively getting in front of partnership

    Advice to Management

    spread practice geographically instead of having single hub for the US. Difficult to get involved when local offices are not communicating


  2. "Client-facing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Good pay
    -Great people
    -Awesome flexibility
    -Great exit ops

    Cons

    -Advancement is based on doing your time, not competence
    -It's difficult to get exposure to other industries you may be interested in

    Advice to Management

    Seriously consider the "doing your time" bit. There are some people that should be advanced sooner than others. Also, why discount someone's time at another, smaller firm? More times than not, the small-firm folks have seen a lot more than some of your people that have been on big clients.


  3. "Sr manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible, good people

    Cons

    Fiefdoms, below average benefits, not all projects are good

    Advice to Management

    Be up front with employees- it's a churn and burn operation


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  5. "Best Place to work for a recent grad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is awesome. Very flexible schedule. A lot of activities, team spirit, and free food. Everybody helps you succeed and make sure you feel challenged at work. Seniors and managers are very approachable and teach you everything.

    Cons

    Hours can be long specially in tax season but rest of the year you can relax.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "Great People"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior I in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior I in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Extremely bright, talented and motivated people
    Learning opportunities and good training

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of Travel
    Lower salaries than industry


  7. "Great organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding organization. Great benefits including pension.

    Cons

    Workload is significant and high demands.


  8. "Audit Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in College Park, MD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Friendly working atmosphere and colleagues

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, bad work/life balance


  9. "Looks great on a resume"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EY is a big four and is a well-known, reputable firm. Having experience at EY on your resume will open many doors. 2 years at a big four is comparable to 4 years at a smaller firm.

    Cons

    The pressure is on. They say they don't want you to "eat hours", but you are penalized if you don't.


  10. "EY Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Work schedule, benefits, sick leave

    Cons

    There are no cons for working for EY.


  11. "Good Opoortunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn, easy to switch cities, awesome people. Great entry level job.

    Cons

    Long hours, some teams do not plan in advance well or have respect for other people's time. You must speak up in order to maintain work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Respect other people's time. Even if it's a first year staff. Don't blow off meetings, don't promise deliverables to the client within an unreasonable window, don't assume everyone on the team can drop their plans.



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