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"Great place to begin but move on after a few years!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Iselin, NJ
Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Iselin, NJ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The brand name, training, work environment and the people you meet everyday. Ernst and Young follows the punch line "Quality in everything we do" and that is really a fact. Although, it become tiring after a certain time but when one sees the end result it gives a sense of accomplishment. The Managers and Senior Managers really know the thing they are talking about and this really gives a great learning opportunity to the staff and senior in an engagement. You can make good friends and there is a decent work life balance. Overall its a great place to begin your work life.

Cons

Long hours, compensation and uninteresting engagements. The review process of Ernst and Young is really tiring and that makes one work really long hours. The pay factor becomes really important and if at all they can do something about it then they can retain a talent for much longer period of time. Also the fact that one is asked to do much more different things than they are hired for. It is good that you are learning more but there is a point when one feels that you are doing more stuff in other department than the one you are hired in.

Advice to Management

Matching the pay with work

Other Employee Reviews for EY

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great opportunities in a flexible enviornment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ernst & Young offers a significant amount of opportunity for development and career advancement. Unlike industry, you will get promoted to senior or manager when you have proven yourself capable and not just when a spot opens up. The path to partnership is clearly defined, and there is a support structure that can help you determine what you need to do to progress along this path.

    EY (Big 4) is a great compromise between the yearlong 90+ hr weeks of investment banking or other more lucrative opportunities and the more limited opportunities offerd by 40 hr week jobs. You are given as much responsibility as you can handle and get the opportunity to work on high profile assignments early on. You can get involved in business development if you have that desire.

    The employees at Ernst & Young are generally very intelligent and capable professionals. It nice to be able to count on all members of a team to pull their weight.

    Ernst & Young promotes a "people first" culture which I wrote off as recruiting jargon when signing onto the firm. However, it seems to be something that is embraced by leadership - at least based on my expereince. Employees are expected to operate at a high level and produce, but there is a lot of flexibility given in meeting those obligations. Working from home or shifting time in the week to meet personal obligations is normal. EY also works with employees with permanenet flexible working arrangements. This flexibility seems to be much greater here than what it seems to be at the other Big 4 firms based on my impressions / friends at other firms.

    Oh, and raises are generally good (10%+)

    Cons

    There can be a lot of pressure as a lot is expected of you. It can be a competative working enviornment at times.

    Some employees can be whiners.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the business plan of each particular group more effectively to its members.


  2. "Ernst & Young is great for individuals interested in working in a safe enviornment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Senior in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to transfer within the firm around the world.

    Cons

    Compensation, lack of bonus structure and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider the bonus structure.

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