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Updated 24 April 2015
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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great experience in short time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. People are amazing.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is lacking in some cases

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to further improve processes. Remove internal company politics.

  2. Amazing people culture

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at EY (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    extra attention to nurturing careers

    Cons

    high expectations from the emoloyees

  3. Helpful (1)

    Experienced consultants leaving the firm. Critical mass of experienced vs. inexperienced uni students being lost.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Director in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Access to most multinational corporations
    - Good reputation in the market
    - Attracts smart people

    Cons

    - Conflict of interest between sales and delivery. Senior Managers and Directors focus most of their energies on selling instead of delivering, leading and coaching their teams, despite being paid to deliver projects at client site.
    - Constant rotation of team members with constant flow of new hires. Critical mass of EY experienced consultants is being lost. Projects being staffed with college kids, instead of experienced EY consultants, creating delivery challenges.
    - All support services for the delivery oriented consultants (Senior Managers and below) being cancelled or outsourced, rendering the services almost useless. No office based executive assistants anymore, no knowledge search anymore, no powerpoint creation assistance anymore.
    - Company getting rid of assigned desk spaces for all grades of consultants. All you will get is a tiny little locker and good luck wishes in finding a desk (There is always lack of desks, so chances are that if you dont' get there by 7am you may not have a space to work; yet all the expectations to deliver).
    - Company talks about work life balance but its all marketing. Directors and Senior Managers do not support work life balance in their projects and every time you have time in between projects you will be asked to delivery a proposal instead of being able to compensate for the peaks in work expectations they asked while you were on an understaffed project.
    - Company forgets about your past delivery when time gets tough. If you don't deliver your targets due to economic conditions, forget about trying to rely on your superb past delivery record. The past is the past and they do not care, you will be evaluated on the present and be put on probation if you don't meet targets; with no real coaching to help you success. It is the EY way of firing you and having HR 'evidence' to back-up their decision. Most people put on probation are resigning before they even start probation as everybody knows it is a legal trick to backup their exit decisions.
    - Terrible performance management process. Bureacratic paper process with no link to development training, staffing opportunities, etc.
    - Very exprienced people leaving the firm.

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  5. Okay to start out your career

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    Former Employee - Graduate Accountant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Graduate Accountant in Sydney

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Great start for your career

    Cons

    Lots of work to do

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not just numbers

  6. Helpful (1)

    Advisory PI

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, great atmosphere, great drive. Top heavy teams keep you learning all the time. Big wins in cool areas mean interesting projects and travel opportunities. Collaborative tech drives close involvement with other offices around Aus. A profitable business is a happy business. Lateral hire recruitment often involves senior candidates being interviewed by junior staff, which is cool for team cohesion.

    Cons

    You will never earn as much as a consultant as you will in industry, but it's a good investment in the long run. If you get stuck on a project that you're not wild about, it can be hard to get off. Peer-to-peer competition in advisory is stronger than in assurance, if that bothers you, but it can be managed without too much trouble. Requires a high level of initiative and self-direction to 'make it'- heaps of learning and support available, especially when you start, but think carefully if you are not generally good at rolling with the punches. The onus is on you to progress your own career- no conveyor belt.

    Advice to Management

    Give us bonuses!

  7. Great company to work for with challenging work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to interesting and challenging work. Work with some of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Traditional and does not necessary provide the right platform for young talents to shoot to fame

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent retention and providing accelerated path for high achievers

  8. Nice environment but lack of efficiency in internal processes.

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    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Sydney
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at EY as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good personal, professional and infrastructure environment. Flexible working arrangement. Diverse.

    Cons

    Very inefficient internal processes in different areas.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more in the efficiency of internal processes. That will eventually improve the client facing services.

  9. Don't work in CBS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working, smart people, gym on site

    Cons

    Minimum pay - not even close to market rates. Benefits minimal (number 1 on your contract is "business casual" - hard a benefit). CBS/Marketing staff treated as second class citizens. Always work over the set 37.5. My friend described this place as a "sausage factory".

  10. Fun, social and enjoyable work.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Consultant in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements
    Large social culture
    Emphasis on people development

    Cons

    Not very high salaries compared to work for clients

  11. Badly managed recruitment from Melbourne with no interest in other recruitment sites in Australia.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney

    I worked at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good office locations. Though very much lacking in personality. But it's EY.. It's all about productivity measurement. Hot desking... It's soo 2008 EY.

    Cons

    Discriminating. Low pay. Long hours. No guidance from management. Boring to anyone one with ideas.

    Advice to Management

    The recruitment is poorly coordinated. Seems to be managed by 2 woman in Melbourne and one girl from Perth who don't seem to have any experience in recruitment. Saying that They tend to recruit on gender bias... The guy in Sydney told me they are really looking for a male for gender balance (obviously not happy with the female hiarchy at EY) Okay... So, I have all the skills to perform the role apart from the essential bits between my legs? Sory mate... But your recruitment practices are not

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