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"Highs and Lows"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England (UK)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

High growth and ambitious (for an accountancy firm)
You work on engagements that work for your development needs and your personal life
Decent working hours
60% of the people are highly capable and decent people
We put customers first
Very supportive of personal issues
Great range of engagements to work on

Cons

As a people focused organisation, we are therefore really bad at all our internal processes from admin through to promotion
Consequently more about who you know than what you know
Lack of transparency and integrity of processes
Putting customers first means putting staff last
20% of the people are out of their depth, talk jargon to cover up, cause havoc and seem to get away with it??
Directors trying to get to Partner are a nightmare
Very Machiavellian and not enough openess and collaboration
We don't compete on price - whilst it's commercially the right thing to do, feels like we're going into pitches with an automatic disadvantage

Advice to Management

Improve openness and transparency
Up the ante on ridding the organisation of jargon
Encourage people to be themselves more and collaborate
Encourage more leadership and communication down the line

Other Employee Reviews for EY

  1. "Overall good experience at EY, not sure that it's for everyone on a long term basis."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior
    Current Employee - Audit Senior
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people, very friendly, willing to teach
    - Variety of experiences (hedge funds, mutual funds, FOF)
    - Peers of same age group

    Cons

    - LONG hours (could be busy all year long depending on clients)
    - Decent pay, but no overtime and no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    - need to find way to keep a work/life balance and good pay so that you retain the superstar employees


  2. "Very fullfilling experiences"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. competent management
    2. friendly colleagues
    3. good clients
    4. good career path

    Cons

    job security. stressful working industry

    Advice to Management

    Giving feedback in time to employees rather than the last minute layoff which creats a lot of tensions and stress.

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