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Great place to start career, but may not be long-term best fit

Tax Staff (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

Pros1) The diversified staffing group. With the DSG, there are two things that happen, that are pretty cool.
a) You yourself know that if you don't like a particular job, you aren't necessarily stuck doing it.
b) Other people for the most part are interested in helping you find a group you like.

2) Great culture for coaching, learning, training, and teaming.

3) For a Big 4 firm, many people are willing to work with you on flexibility.

Cons1) Like all the Big 4 firms, the hours become rough at times. Even with work-life balance, there is a LOT of work.

2) With the diversified staffing group, staff and seniors can experience rolling out of one busy season directly into another with no breaks.

3) While compensation is a good solid start compared to most majors, it's not the top in absolute terms, and when you start looking on a per hour basis, it's not very competitive. This is mostly a Big 4 issue, though.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to spread the workload better. There are some people who are consistently over 100% utilized (and maybe part of the reason is that they are the most desirable employees), but over-utilization burns people out, and there are other employees to smooth out the opportunities for.

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

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Better than most places. Still tons of hours and travel.

Manager - Performance Improvement (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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


Pros: Good salary and benefits (not great, considering the hours and travel). Looks great on a resume and very good experience, but the business consulting (non-internal… Cons: Way more of an old boys club feel than other Big 4 firms. Few women in business consulting (read: not tax or internal audit)… Advice to Senior Management: See "cons" comments. More

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Enjoyed my experience there overall, but felt the accounting field was not the right fit for me

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


Pros: You work with hard working, intelligent people. It is great for networking because many… Cons: Some of the people are very bitter because they work long hours and have very little life outside of work. I think the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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