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3.5 of 5 stars (76 Ratings)

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Displaying 1-10 of 76 Employee Reviews

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Executive in Sales

5.0 of 5 stars

April 2016 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Caliber of colleagues
Challenging and complex experences and exceptional opportunity
Dominance in strategic growth markets
Culture that consistently and pervasively lives the tenents their competitors only give lip service to in marekting messages
Integrity, honesty, and unmatched professionalism and commitment to client service
Experinces gaind are unmatchd in the market along with the value of the brand and network
Exposure to the richest of busienss opportunites and experiences; the "front line" of global leadership in all industries
Compassionate and people focused, kind culture where the others have notable weaknesses; EY truly is a people focused culture--open, collaboratove, promote balance, acceptance of differences, not cliquey and layered with back biting and fierce politics
They do the right thing
Loved my job and EY. Outstanding organization by all measures

Downers

Onky one: at times they are too humble! More measured and collaborative in their go to market approaches-not as aggressive as they could be and the market would welcome.

Comments

I feel very confident saying that, no matter the service line or role, or a persons background, you simply cannot go wrong with a decison to join EY. The experiences gained and relationships built, the network developed, the power of the firm globally across sectors driving growth and opportunity are invaluable. I have worked with three of what was the once Big5, and EY was far and away the most people-functional firm and, while service lines offered are nearly identical, as well as client bases and size, and what how the marekting "collateral" is presented, EY walks their talk.

Great Brand

5.0 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Tax | Los Angeles, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Learning opportunities. Client-facing experiences. Collaborative colleagues.

Downers

None.

Met expectations

3.0 of 5 stars

March 2016 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

You work with tons of really intelligent people so you are constantly learning.

Downers

The unpredictable nature of your schedule makes work balance difficult.

Comments

If you are seeking employment at EY, you are aware of what comes with working at a Big 4 firm. However, there is an effort to align you with your interests. This can only happen though if you are the type of person that is comfortable speaking up.

EY Advisory Financial Services Office

4.0 of 5 stars

February 2016 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great perks, which include happy hours, team dinners, and Friday lunches.
Great people who are young, energetic, smart co-workers you would hang out with after work.
Great work and experience. You get to work with Fortune 500 companies (banks, brokerages) on advisory and audit projects that have an impact on the client organization.

Downers

Hours can be long: work-life balance is more challenging to achieve if that is desired.
Helping to sell new projects on top of "regular" work.

Comments

FSO Advisory at EY is a great way to start a career. You get a variety of experience on different clients and projects in a relatively short amount of time. Hours can be long, but through that you learn a lot. You can often advance more quickly than in industry. You also get a great name on the resume whether as a stepping stone to elsewhere or moving up the EY ladder.

Consulting internship review

4.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Solid reputation, opportunity to support various teams and learn about different industries.

Downers

Little responsibility (only one month internship) and work (due to summertime.

Comments

Contact team managers for assignment of work if you want to contribute.

Summer internship

3.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Flat culture with nice people around the workplace, steep learning curve

Downers

long hours involved, have to be independent, sometimes repetitive work

Comments

Have clear goal in mind before entering EY to achieve the optimum personal development

Ernst and Young LLP, and other Big 4's, do not live up to university Hype

4.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Wonderful infrastructure and support departments to assist and expedite your work tasks. Company holds a "Balanced Life" perspective, and supports group social, sport, and charity activities by allocating financial and logistical support to employee initiated, employer approved group activities.

Promotion is regular in early years of the company, at an annual basis.

Downers

Company is highly resistant to change.

Company lacks entrepreneurial perspective. Superiors would rather you use inefficient methodology to accomplish tasks that they understand, rather than attempt newer more efficient methodology. Company focuses on continuing predictable practices rather than creating newer better practices.

Company initiates programs that don't change the work environment: Flexible work hours initiated so that people can better determine their own preferential start and stop times in the day. Come in at 7:30am, instead of 8:30am; leave an hour earlier. Except that the work loads are so intense, there is no incentive to arrive early, as you are expected to continue working past your expected leave time or you are working in such remote areas that everyone must travel together to and from the client work area, rendering flexible work hours pointless. Also, one could argue that you are leaving ahead of your peers because you arrived earlier, but you will be demerited because you are not "integrating with your peers."

Training offered is unhelpful. Many people speak of the training offered by large companies as a major growth area for your individual developement. EY training rarely extends to areas outside of workplace administrative matters such as forms, submission procedures, or fulfilling your employer's expectations. EY teaches you little you can carry outside of the company that would be of value to others. The skills you gain to handle the workload (organizing vast amounts of information, documents, and emails, prioritizing tasks for completion, and analysis of company financial information) is not taught by the company, but, rather, learned and developed as an individual. In most cases, the skills you develop in an Auditing firm such as EY, are skills you would develop in any major knowledge based career.

Leave, or "holiday," is disallowed during the peak season months of January to June.

Comments

To succeed in Ernst and Young LLP or any other accounting firm, you must be completely willing to sacrifice your personal life, freedom to determine your own schedule, and weekends to handle the exceptionally large amount of work.

You must be highly organized, must develop proper prioritization and planning skills, and operate well in office polotics.

You ideally must be, in terms of personality, an introvert who takes pleasure and enjoyment in the completion of longer tasks, requiring many hours of work for a single item, sitting at your computer for entire days at a time.

Great firm

5.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Diversity, intellectually stimulating, launching pad for career in business and finance, ability to grow networks at home and abroad

Downers

Work-life balance can be challenging; long hours in some departments. Competitive environment with politics

Comments

Find out who you will work with, learn about culture, and get to know your cohort.

A great place to start your career

4.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Highly team based. Culture is highly collaborative. And global reputation.

Downers

Localized. Good for customers, but limited chance to work cross sectional and low diversity on nationalities.

Comments

If you plan to stay in accounting/financial analysis/auditing, this is a perfect place to start from. If you are looking at something else, something more related to business development or have an exposure to industry insights, this is not a perfect place.

Decent first job

4.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

good work life balance, dynamic environment, strong in risk, compliance, and audit based engagements

Downers

not nearly as built out in strategy/management consulting as advertised-still very much a back office/accounting mentality even in the consulting space.

Comments

Junior people do not have a choice of which projects they get staffed on; you are considered a "resource" and are placed wherever they need you regardless of interest or skill set.

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