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The work isnt so great, but the people who work with you can be pleasant

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Current Employee - Staff in Los Angeles, CA (US)
Current Employee - Staff in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

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

Pros

Some of the people you work with can become good friends outside of the office. There is always some work available (albeit it can sometimes be absolutely dull and extremely monotonous).

Cons

The work-life balance is definitely lacking considering how many hours you work. It's sad when you divide how much you get paid by how many hours you work. Sometimes there's unnecessary pressure to stay longer than needed. There's great pressure on ridiculous utilization goals, to the point where it becomes stressful (and this can obviously lead to lower productivity). Despite this utilization goal, interesting work is still outsourced to work centers in India. I understand this increases firm profits but (I believe) it doesn't trickle down to our paychecks..

Advice to Management

Staff and employees in the lower echelons should be given more enriching work - this will definitely help the firm in the long run.

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  1. Too little work, too many employees.

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for recent graduates to learn craft of attestation and auditing

    Cons

    Volume of work can be very uneven. Variable quality of other employees(and partners)

  2. So so

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Some people are extremely smart and talented 2. Great network with clients 3. Big brand name 4. If you want to advance your career in accounting, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    1. Too structured and hierarchical 2. Low compensation 3. Long hours 4. Too much big office politics

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