EY
3.6 of 5 3,778 reviews
www.ey.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

EY Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.6 3,778 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(427 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
3,778 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "work-life balance; good mentoring relationship; open-door policy; friendly people"
    in 163 reviews
  • "A good place to start if you want a career in accounting"
    in 85 reviews
Cons:
  • "If in Advisory, then work/life balance can be a challenge as with any consultancy"
    in 476 reviews
  • "Very long hours during busy season & a lot of politics in the workplace"
    in 542 reviews
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EY Advisory - an inspiring place to be

Consultant (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

ProsI'm inspired by a collaborative team culture, fascinating projects and our growth strategy

ConsTravel sometimes required, long hours possible

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's great to see that our leaders are keen to get to know their people and continue to improve on the EY experience

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Great place to work

Senior Consultant II Advisory Services (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at EY full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSmart people
High profile clients
Large engagements
Structured paths for career progression and development

ConsTimesheets
Difficult to transition into other service lines, offices, countries (unless there is a desperate need)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent, friendly experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EY as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat, friendly people
Amazing supportive environment
Interesting and challenging work

ConsI really can't think of any.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Well rewarding and great career prospects

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat people to work with, very intelligent & easy to get along with.
Large variety of work & you can ask to be put on the types of work you enjoy & generally get this.

ConsI cannot find any negatives associated with my work at the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementI'm optimistic about the outlook for this company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EY

ProsVariety of work. Flexibility to work cross competency

ConsLack of defined professional development path

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If quality is what matters to you, then EY is a good place to start.

External Auditor (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at EY full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEveryone has a good work ethic and most people seem to know what they are doing. It's a stimulating and positive work environment where you learn a lot.

ConsLong hours to meet deadlines at times and at times work politics can come up and be a pain to deal with.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome senior staff need to curb their egos a little and some of the male staff could do with less sexist remarks and actions. Although I think this has more to do with the personalities of some individuals, more discouragement of this could improve the company culture a little bit more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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World class organization

Audit Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at EY full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGlobally integrated, promote diversity, develop people, allow international mobility, provide training, partner interaction, fast careers, work life balance, adequate salary, coaching, mentoring and exposure to key organization and managerial role within the client portfolio.

ConsDemanding, can be stressing, require strong self awareness, strong but healthy internal competition, require mobility within the domestic territory, require a 360 degree involvement, industry salaries are a bit more attractive.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the admin work of professional with an adequate support by assistants and support staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sense of achievement

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EY as an intern

ProsGlobal awareness of companies, markets, changes, innovation and methodologies

ConsSometimes creativity cannot flourish due to excessiveness of procedures already present

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was mostly challenging but a massive let down on the unforgiving long hours. A lot of opportunities to develop onself

Manager (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at EY full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDevelopment opportunities with the greatest minds while having the opportunity to be challenged in the team based environment on a constant basis.

ConsLong hours and over-commitment to quality.
Must be willing to sacrifice work life balance.
Unforgiving endeavour to complete work with unrealistic budgets resulting in copious amounts of unpaid overtime.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lifeworth experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EY

Prosgood culture people are willing to help.

Constoo much red-tap, frequent performance review and various administration increase unnecessary workload.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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