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"Great place to start any career as you gain many transferable skills, learn tons and work with great people."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible work environment to balance out long hours (depends on the team you work for).
Endless opportunities to transfer geographically and across departments if you perform well.
Lots of extracurricular activity: affinity groups, social groups, sports teams.
Steep learning curve and plenty of fun trainings.
Great high profile and small clients. Chance to interact with all levels from day one.
Per diem for traveling and team lunches/outings.
Collegiate environment with strong mentor/counselor programs.
Always striving to be a "best place to work"

Cons

Potentially long and even longer hours. Don't be afraid to push back within reason.
Can be very political depending on which group you're in.
Seniors and up aren't always held accountable for developing staff.
Sometimes more talk than walk and offices aren't consistently implementing same ideas.
Pressure to maintain high utilization or hours.

Advice to Management

Hold people accountable for developing others and create a meaningful performance management system. During busy seasons make time for people to write solid reviews to avoid rush of compliance deadline. Be upfront about all issues and don't reward high performers based solely on technical competence.

Be a trailblazer in developing initiatives rather than reacting to competitor firms.

Other Employee Reviews for EY

  1. "Satisfying and prepared me for my next career move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was well prepared for my next job.

    Cons

    Very competitive envirnoment and at times intimidating.


  2. "a good career start but not for long"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    average compensation is a bit more lucrative in public accounting and a very clear career progression because the ladder of promotions and corresponding pay raises will be laid out right in front during annual reviews

    Cons

    Post Busy Season Stress Disorder and loss of work/life balance

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