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"EY is a great firm."

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Current Employee - Cbs in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Cbs in Los Angeles, CA
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Pros

The firm works hard to promote workplace flexibility. This is part of their great people first culture. They also have a working parents program that supports those that work there that may have children. There are presentations you can listen to and other parents that you can talk to for support. They do a lot to retain working mothers/fathers and this is a strong quality. They have a wonderful code of ethics and all who work there value honestly.

Cons

There really aren't many down sides to working for Ernst and Young. I think they are a great firm and am proud to work there.

Advice to Management

None, I think they do a great job.

Other Employee Reviews for EY

  1. "Ernst & Young - great experience but poor tone at the top"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for Ernst & Young, you get a phenomenal amount of experience. Working in Public Accounting you have the opportunity to advance your carreer at a greater pace as compared to industry. Working for one of the "Big 4" you have the opportunity to work on both small and large engagements. As an auditor you need both types of experience. Working on a Large engagement you are exposed to the operations of a large organization and specialize in one specific area. Working on a small engagement you get exposed to more intricate issues that allow you to research the answers to. Smaller engagements also show you the big picture and you work and assist in many areas. E&Y allows you to gain both types of experience. Additionally the yearly trainings that you receive are very thorough and cover the issues and topics that are essential for growth to the next level.

    Cons

    My experience at E&Y has been that the tone at the top is highly unrealistic. You go in with the expectation that you will be working long hours with your team in order to meet harsh deadlines, however management loses touch with reality and creates unrealistic expectations for the staff and senior on the engagement. When concerns about staffing and deadlines arise, typically these concerns are brushed asside due to pressures of meeting the budgets that managment has set in place. Working in such a high-stess environment puts pressure ont he entire team to meat budgets and decreases morale on the team.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. These are the people that prepare and detail review the documents required to complete an audit. They know how long things take and when staffing issues arrise, they need to be addressed and not pushed under the rug. Additionally, favoritism is unacceptable. It does not matter how long you have worked with one individual, you need to balance your decisions when approving vacations or meeting personal needs for the entire team.


  2. "Very people-focused, global organization"

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global network, great people, interesting work. There are lots of opportunities for working with multinational clients in a very fast-paced intellectual environment. Mobility is very important to this firm, and there are lots of people who are given chances to do international rotations.

    Cons

    Late night calls, some frenzied work

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing people. Your people are your most valuable asset and you should treat them today as the team leaders you expect them to be in the future.

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