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"Overall decent company to work for, more opportunities for client serving than back-office support"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Secaucus, NJ
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Secaucus, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent work life balance even with high expectations of work effort (this depends on the culture of the group you're in and management), challenging work environment, bright innovative colleagues, supportive learning and development culture, ability to grow your professional career significantly, supportive decent management (some bad apples here and there but 360 review tools help to weed these out), company has a day once or twice a year where they encourage you to volunteer for local charities (EY Connect Day), a lot of great philanthropic programs that EY supports

Cons

There is a huge chasm between the experiences of client serving professionals and the back office professionals, there is a negative perception of back office groups (HR, IT, Finance, admins, marketing, comms, quality risk management, sales, etc) in some cases as "administrative personnel" who are not willing to work at hard as those on the partner track in the business groups (Advisory, Tax, Audit, Assurance, etc) It can be demotivating and demeaning to be treated in this unprofessional manner. Because global organization but not all groups function in a global manner, there are wildly different experiences working for EY depending on the group you're in. Limited promotional opportunity in back office groups, much more ability to move up the ranks in client serving roles.

Advice to Management

Not sure if management can do anything beyond what they're already doing to address differences between client serving and back office. It seems to be the nature of a partnership organization, esp one as huge as EY.

Other Employee Reviews for EY

  1. "Audit Senior"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, exposure to diverse client projects, lots of hands-on learning, challenging work, good culture and colleagues

    Cons

    Suck up all your time and energy, take up most of your personal life. Not an ideal job for people with family / young kids

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to allow better work-life balance for staff


  2. "What you'd expect from Public Accounting."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of clients, lots of industries in Chicago, big company, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Hours worked depends completely on what client you're randomly assigned. Hard to transfer industry groups. Work is what you'd expect from Public Accounting.

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