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EY Washington Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "It is what you make it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with my opportunities in any field and location. Good pay and flexible work atmosphere. Easy to transfer between locations.

    Cons

    You have to be proactive and make things happen for yourself, staffing isn't going to give you the best projects.

    Advice to Management

    Partners should be more in touch with the staff. There is a big disconnect


  2. "Advisory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast career track with great pay. Access to a vast network of individuals to bounce ideas off of and grow career

    Cons

    Can get lost in the shuffle. Need get the right exposure and be on key clients. If not in NY, difficult to play significant role.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on geographies outside of NY. Need to adjust review process to not only focus on sales but to include revenue brought in as well

  3. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, okay benefits, work-life balance (for the most part)

    Cons

    Politics surrounding the promotion process


  4. "it risk assurance senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities and exposure in front of executives

    Cons

    hard to have work life balance


  5. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Every experience is different based on project team


  6. "Talent mangement consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, large organization with a powerful network, very team focused.

    Cons

    The strategic direction of the human capital group is unclear at times. Very hard to get staffed on talent projects which leads to low utilization, this negatively impacts your end of year rating.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be more transparency around the opportunities in each human capital area. More direct conversations linked to type of work employees desire to do and how to make that bridge with the current and future opportunities within the firm.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits (I have 3 weeks vacation, 10 holidays, 3 personal days, and can do for 5 or 10 unpaid additional days off)
    Great employee culture (I wouldn't say that it is tight-knit, but I love the inclusive, collaborative atmosphere and enjoy spending time with my colleagues as individuals because they are down-to-earth and motivated)

    Cons

    Depends on the project, but some projects can have more than 40+ client billable hours per week. Generally, solid work life balance, but it depends on upper level management on your engagement.
    Lots of PMO work
    No other complaints that are unique to EY (I don't like the Mon-Thurs travel lifestyle, but that would happen at most consulting firms)

    Advice to Management

    Consider sponsoring MBAs

  8. "Tax Executive Director"

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    Current Employee - Tax Executive Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tax Executive Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good clients, smart and nice colleagues, a generally positive, driven culture, intellectually challenging work, respected by clients, and strong transaction practice.

    Cons

    Too much focus on cost savings, including office space, not enough of a social element and interaction apart from work on client matters, and generally perceived to be behind the curve when it comes to compensation at all levels except partner/principals.

    Advice to Management

    Other than the above cons, I think that upper management is doing a tremendous job. I might suggest eliminating, or at least not allowing layers of middle management to multiply, as seems to occur over time, as I think that additional layers of management do not help.


  9. "Recommended jump start - EY"

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    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


  10. "Client-facing"

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    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.


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