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EY Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
5,258 Reviews
3.7
5,258 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    Advisory PI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Give us bonuses!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for with challenging work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on talent retention and providing accelerated path for high achievers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice environment but lack of efficiency in internal processes.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very inefficient internal processes in different areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Fun, social and enjoyable work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Consultant in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements
    Large social culture
    Emphasis on people development

    Cons

    Not very high salaries compared to work for clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Don't work in CBS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make the most of your EY experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional in Sydney
    Current Employee - Professional in Sydney

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

    Pros

    The People are great and you will have fun here. It's different from the other consulting companies. Friendly culture and clients like EY. It's a great place to work and develop. Company will invest in you.

    Cons

    Loads of opportunities. Almost too many and it can be overwhelming. it can be hard to find the time and direction - especially when you are out at clients. You need to be self-motivated and connect to good mentors in the business to help guide you through as you develop your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it simple. listen to employees and focus on leading the growth prospects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The better consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    growth plans supported by budget and realistic expectations of hours
    good treatment of employees, starting point to try to make things work for you
    generally speaking displaying the attitudes and atmoshphere as promised in the brochure instead of the usual consulting approach where good things are told to you and then you work 12hrs for the pay of 8.

    Cons

    usual consulting, but they try to minimize the inconvenience for the employees
    lack of or quality of global tooling to share knowledge and previous engagement materials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    place more effort and focus behind the initiative to drive regional and global approach to project delivery and business development. strategic direction clear, but lack tooling and pragmatics stuff to gain from country experience and materials

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reasonably positive

    Current Employee - Graduate in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Graduate in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Very good environment to learn in and develop new skills.
    People willing to listen and provide advice to support you as a new member of the team

    Cons

    No overtime recognition. Expectation is that you work longer than expected. Expectations can be slightly too high given graduates have very limited experience in providing advice to clients

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity for variety of workd

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work witching your personal life

    Cons

    Potential hrs depending on client requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People management training would be great

    No opinion of CEO

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