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Updated 21 January 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "Overall, very happy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that really cares about their people. Allows for flexible work environments as long as you communicate and complete your work in a timely manner. Many benefits including reimbursement for certain health and fitness expenses, long summer holiday weekends, and referral bonuses. Most of the people I work with are caring, dynamic, professional, and entertaining individuals.

    Cons

    Outside of busy season, it isn't uncommon to have certain periods of heavier work flows, i.e. 50ish hour work weeks. Utilization (% of work charged to billable hours), can be a bit high, though the % varies depending on your work level.
    More work seems to be delegated to India or handled by BOTs which may be good for the company overall, but maybe not the best for those wanted to gather further experience in the US.


  2. "Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helpful team
    Lots of opportunities to learn and lead teams

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Bottlenecked into the same jobs when you start off as a grad.

    Advice to Management

    Foster opportunities for employees to be exposed to various types of industries.

  3. "It consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Provided excellent exposure to many industries in parts of ey navigator it methodology. Excellent training as consultant

    Cons

    No end to end it exposure


  4. "Great organisation for progressing your career"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally a great group of supportive and intelligent team members that help to nurture one’s career.
    Plenty of opportunities to acquire new experiences in different industries.
    Plenty of internal and external learning/training resources.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge at times as this is Big 4 consulting but it does assist to develop one’s resilience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on improving work life balance. I have watched a remarkable improvement over the past 4 years but there is still some work to be done.


  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Wide variety of work so you learn a lot

    Cons

    Volatile working hours
    Jobs can vary from extremely boring to interesting


  6. "Great place to learn but has an obvious ceiling for most."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great grad program and thrown in the deep end from the get go rather than being molly coddled through the early stages of your career

    Cons

    Lower salaries compared to industry at some point outweighs the learning opportunities. For me that was at about 4 years. It has since paid off and the salary uplift has been greater than 3 times over the next few years


  7. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Global Organisation, Flexible working arrangements, amazing offices

    Cons

    Poor staff benefits, high performance does not get rewarded.

  8. "Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Learning experience good, exposure to lots of clients

    Cons

    Burnout a real problem, working hours long


  9. "Global company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with good prestige
    Good exposure if willing to learn different skills and knowledge

    Cons

    Promotion is not based on 100% merit in the advisory team.
    Certain individual even on managerial level do not like it if a consultant or senior give their opinion particularly if Senior Manager is around. They don't like it if a consultant/senior is better than them.


  10. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work like integration. Great exposure to complex matters. Great support.

    Cons

    Salary is very low (starting salary for grads is $52k including super). Incremental increases are significant but after 3 years, only to $72k including super.

    Advice to Management

    Increase starting salary with smaller incremental increases each year thereafter.