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"Good to start your career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Quality of opportunities and exposure

Cons

work life balance needs a lot of improvement

Advice to Management

hire more people

Other Employee Reviews for EY

  1. "Great place to work with great opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to develop and grow

    Cons

    As with any place of employment, at the end of the day, you have to look out for your best interest. You don't get what you don't ask for.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries could be more competitive with the market, especially for individuals who stay with the firm longer as compared to lateral hiring from other firms.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Offers a lot of flexibility with career and work-life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    EY offers a lot of flexibility for its people in terms of your own work-life balance and your own career model. A lot of emphasis is placed upon individuals to take responsibility for their own careers, but there is good support available - you just need to remember to ask for it. There are many opportunities to really push yourself and to expand into new areas of work, should you wish it, and once you understand how the 'system' works you can go on to have a very successful career with them.

    EY are constantly trying to improve themselves, and pride themselves on high levels of staff engagement around key issues.

    Cons

    Having been with EY for many years it is easy to see that in the UK the firm has become very London centric in its outlook and strategy. This is fine if you live and work in London, but not so good if you don't. Opportunities for progression mainly exist in London and certainly moving past Senior Manager is difficult unless you are willing to spend considerably more time in London.

    The pay at EY has been below market averages for many years now, despite protestations that it is benchmarked against other Big 4. What EY conveniently forgets is that many other organisations pay a lower basic salary, but then compensate with a meaningful bonus scheme. At EY the bonus scheme is a token gesture only, and has typically been very low in value. Whether this situation will improve in the near future or not is difficult to tell.

    EY are also quite good at taking its staff for granted, and when people leave there is almost a shrugging of shoulders and thinking about recruit to replace, rather than dealing with the issues that led people to leave in the first place.

    Over time these attitudes have led to a worsening in the 'people culture' that EY used to be so proud of, and the focus now is more on productivity metrics, cost cutting and removing the fun out of the work.

    Overall a great place to start a career, which can last for many years, but be careful about how long you think you can stay around for.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on engagement with staff again - there are more problems beneath the surface here than you think because partners are not communicating with people enough in a two-way capacity.

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