EY Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
4,376 Reviews

3.7
4,376 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 199 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 582 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 634 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people, team working environment

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    good people to work with in team environments

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are long during busy seasons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn

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

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

    Pros

    good people
    hours are ok
    great place to learn

    Cons

    Pay is not great
    scale of pay is also not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change pay model

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience...but not for me long term

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

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people; exposure to biggest companies; personal development opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is poor until you make it to manager; work hours and work/life balance not good; can involve travel - you really are at their whim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (1) Better integration program for people coming to EY from previous consulting background outside of Big 4.

    (2) Find a way to minimise administrative burdens on consulting teams. I spent way too much time jumping through never ending administrative steps, when I could have been working on the project. Appreciate these steps are important for minimising risk and ensuring quality, but should be done by people with pure admin role...in my opinion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very flexible workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at EY part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It has been very flexible with maternity leave and flexible work arrangements. Also, great people work here.

    Cons

    It is such a large firm it is sometimes hard to see positive change happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start career

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

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great peer group and colleagues
    Some of the smartest people I've had the pleasure of working with

    Cons

    A lot of working late just to be seen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great employer with great people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Variety of experience and areas

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel lost if you are not booked on a engagement

  8.  

    EY is hard work but can provide great experience when you take advantage of the opportunities available.

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

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    people and culture, flexibility, global and differing service line opportunities

    Cons

    work-life balance gets away from everyone quickly, constantly understaffed due to high turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    I was only an intern but it was a very good experience and accurate example of what a career there would be like.

    Cons

    there were no cons. I thoroughly enjoyed y time there

  10.  

    Senior Manager - Financial Services

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

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Enthusiastic people
    - Young and vibrant culture
    - Great client base
    - Excellent Learning and Training programs
    - Good start to career

    Cons

    - Long working hours
    - Less pay compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Take People survey seriously

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strong Foundation for a career in Consulting

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

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

    Pros

    At EY you may work harder than in the industry but you will gain a lot of base skills that are applicable in any industry. Not everyone is cut out for a consulting job. Those that are driven, like a challenge and like to work with different people be it clients or team will enjoy working in EY as a consultant in the advisory practice.

    Cons

    By far the main con working at EY is the Pay for the amoutn of hours you put into the work. Yes you wont get paid a lot for your effort but you are working for a multinational company and gaining skills that are applicable world wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work life balance and flexibly would be favorable to staff retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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