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Updated 25 September 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great exposure to operations of the firm

    Cons

    There aren't any cons during my tenure.


  2. "Great place to get exposure to the corporate world"

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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

    Pros

    Will gain lots of exposure to a variety of different industries.
    Will build up a good base of contacts -- lots of networking style opportunity.

    Cons

    Progression may seem a little slow if you're not used to the 'big-4' way of progressions and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Management at EY sits on a high tier as you'd expect with the reputation they have. The only suggestion I would make is not to be afraid of putting people from different areas onto projects they would otherwise not be selected for.


  3. "Great learning not sure about longevity"

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

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great to learn about the industry

    Cons

    Talking to others it seems that the hours get longer and that's why everyone leaves after 2/3 years


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  5. "Varied and surrounded by smart people"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied, good projects, smart people, flexible working, great culture, lots of travel for those who want it, good parental leave, good diversity agenda, relax dress standards

    Cons

    Conservative Partners, Audit clients restricting opportunities, can be very political at times (ie. legal ponsi scheme/franchise), pay is horrible, some partners are not collaborative - part of partnership model

    Advice to Management

    Break down competency silos - one team, one dream
    Pay more
    Sell Assurance division


  6. "Audit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture, office views, development, brand.

    Cons

    Long hours, bad pay, boring work


  7. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    A lot of social activities on the team

    Cons

    The work itself is not stimulating ,feels like just a ordinary desk job, not so much hyped by its marketing team


  8. "Company with a split personality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great team and people - generally those trying to do the right thing. A rare organisation that has its heart in the right place and is genuinely trying to innovate and do things better.

    Cons

    Poor performance differentiation - tends to nurture mediocrity. Financial pressure, particularly related to its Vision 2020 goals, have created unhealthy short-term behaviours. Work tends to be relationship rather than merit driven.


  9. "Learn a lot in short span of time."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work, great technical training and friendly staff. Great place to start a career and opens up many opportunities.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry, long hours with the occasional midnight finishes and a lot of office politics which is best avoided as a junior.


  10. "All talk and no action or substance. Profit before people or client."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on the resume.

    Good learning experience around personal brand management

    Majority of people you work with are genuinely good, know what they're doing, are motivated and will help others.

    Excellent power point slides

    A few partners would make good mentors. These are in the minority and their time is scarce.

    Cons

    Clients rarely get value for money, engagements filled with graduates or staff who have little subject matter expertise, charging upwards of 1800+ per day.

    No effective internal development program. Most courses / training is at an introductory level

    Counscellors are hit and miss, some look after their staff, others look after themselves and provide feedback that would be considered bullying / harrassment in other organisations

    Lack of leadership throughout the business, especially at director / senior manager level. Organisation prioritises management over leadership, majority of staff dont know the difference and micro management is very common.

    Long hours and low pay, but that is secondary to the above. Very high turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people

    Deliver what you promise at interview

    Learn to lead instead of manage and learn the difference


  11. "Good work experience"

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

    Pros

    lots of transactions and wide variety of work

    Cons

    long hours and stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    better work life balance and perks


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