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"Work long hours, but learn a ton"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook
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Pros

good place to start a career

Cons

LONG hours, tough work/life balance

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Better than most places. Still tons of hours and travel."

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    Former Employee - Manager - Performance Improvement in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager - Performance Improvement in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits (not great, considering the hours and travel). Looks great on a resume and very good experience, but the business consulting (non-internal audit) is a recent practice that they've been rebuilding since about 2008. It's had a rapid growth and those joining now missed the bottom floor entry, but also many growing pains (like a huge lack of practice resources, tools, knowledge databases, etc.). Still small in comparison to Deloitte, Accenture, but closing the gap.

    Cons

    Way more of an old boys club feel than other Big 4 firms. Few women in business consulting (read: not tax or internal audit) above level of manager. EY is not anti-women and the women that are there are outstanding and very pro-women. It's just that the guys tend to go to lunch together and hang out together outside of work (not just at the associate/senior levels) so if you're not "one of the guys" it can be tough to build the strong relationships needed to get pulled in to sell work or be assigned to work on good projects. This may be a result of so many sr managers & partners returning to EY from Cap Gemini (EY consulting that was spun off in the late 90's) once their non-compete agreement w/EY expired. From my experience and conversations with friends, KPMG and Deloitte seem more pro-female.

    Performance Improvement managers must average 45 hrs a week billable to be at 100% utilzation, but many clients only allow you to bill 40 hrs, so if this gives you very litle room during the year if you are between engagement. Lots of people get hurt by this, especailly, if a client pushes back a start date and you're the subject matter resource for the project (and can't quickly be deployed elsewhere).

    Advice to Management

    See "cons" comments.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great leaders
    Learning opportunity
    Diversity
    Overall great place to work,

    Cons

    Hours
    Health benefit
    Working with outsourcing people


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