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"Great place to work as your first develop your career"

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Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
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Pros

Great career experience working with variety of industries, companies, and people. Gain expertise in technical accounting. Provides great career opportunities within the firm if you wish to stay. If you decide to leave, the experiences will allow for greater flexibility in choosing the next job position. Job security is great. The firm is putting more emphasis on diversity and making changes in the right direction.

Cons

The hours are long especially when close to deadlines. As service firm, deadlines are set by clients who set unreasonable expectations. At higher levels, becomes more and more political. Majority of the employees are recent grads from college/university (within 4 years of graduation) and as you move up, feel more and more of the generation gap. Hard to deal with the different ways younger generation thinks and as they make up majority of the work force, the firm gives more to the younger generation than to the older.

Advice to Management

Need to hire more employees to give existing employees better work/life balance.

Other Employee Reviews for EY

  1. "Look beyond the pay. No kidding."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No two days are the same. This works well for people like me, who have extremely low attention span and are easily bored. The variety of work and clients, opportunities to do different things and not having to go to the same desk day-in-day-out are what have kept me here for so long.

    Despite the incessant cold calls from recruiters (at present the rate is about three per day), I have not felt compelled to consider any other opportunities simply because I have not stopped learning and growing - every engagement brings to you a different skill set, technically and otherwise. When you are working with a bunch of competitive, Type-A personalities who are also the smartest minds in the profession, you are bound to learn something new every day. Now compare that to a private sector with a bunch of nine-to-fivers.

    The only way you can get the best out of the firm, though, is to put your hand up. No one is going to notice you if you don't speak up. But when you do, the rewards (albeit non-financial, apologies to those who are money-hungry... you are in the wrong profession) are great.

    Cons

    The inside jokes is that work-life balance is encouraged, as long as you keep it in that order. Yes, work-life balance is nonexistent despite significant efforts by the upper management. It's the nature of the profession - you don't clock in and clock out and get by doing the bare minimum of work. You actually have a set amount of work that you need to churn out, irrespective of how long it takes. Guess it's really up to each individual to put their foot down and make it work.

    Advice to Management

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, decent pay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are the downright competent, smart, and pleasant people you work with. I've never been at a place where I felt like everyone actually knew what they were doing - except here. It's great! Workplace flexibility is mostly honored and there are opportunities to work for some of the biggest and most influential companies in the world. This keeps is interesting, even if you're genera accounting/auditing is not.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than the competition across the board. You cannot move up the ladder faster than anyone else, even if you deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more relaxed and less structured upward mobility. Compensate better!

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