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"EY is a great firm overall, but certain office might have small teams and limited resources"

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Current Employee - Tax Senior in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Tax Senior in San Francisco, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

big 4 experience, hard-working and dedicated people around you

Cons

not a place to work for if you need substantial time to take care of your family

Advice to Management

Need to train new people, not just burn out the experience ones. It's good for the firm in the long run.

Other Employee Reviews for EY

  1. "Place to grow, high workload"

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    Former Employee - ITRA Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - ITRA Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good staff members to work with especially since they are within your age. You also get to learn about many different industries by working on different clients. New environments through client sites can be fun compared to staying in the same office every day. There is room to grow within the company, but the experience you gain can land you jobs within the industry.

    Cons

    Tasks can become menial. The type of stigma that audit has starts to dawn on you, and you realize you are doing some of the corporate dirty work that no one really wants to do. Clients pay you to audit them, but it does not mean they like having you around to increase their workload. Seniors and above are all looking out for themselves, understandably of course. The hours are godly especially during busy season. Everyone is stressed trying to get work done by quarter and year's end.


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    "Great place to start career, but may not be long-term best fit"

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    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) The diversified staffing group. With the DSG, there are two things that happen, that are pretty cool.
    a) You yourself know that if you don't like a particular job, you aren't necessarily stuck doing it.
    b) Other people for the most part are interested in helping you find a group you like.

    2) Great culture for coaching, learning, training, and teaming.

    3) For a Big 4 firm, many people are willing to work with you on flexibility.

    Cons

    1) Like all the Big 4 firms, the hours become rough at times. Even with work-life balance, there is a LOT of work.

    2) With the diversified staffing group, staff and seniors can experience rolling out of one busy season directly into another with no breaks.

    3) While compensation is a good solid start compared to most majors, it's not the top in absolute terms, and when you start looking on a per hour basis, it's not very competitive. This is mostly a Big 4 issue, though.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to spread the workload better. There are some people who are consistently over 100% utilized (and maybe part of the reason is that they are the most desirable employees), but over-utilization burns people out, and there are other employees to smooth out the opportunities for.

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