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4.1 of 5 stars (16 Ratings)

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EY consulting in europe

4.0 of 5 stars

August 2017 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Usually good work-life balance. Good industry experts to learn from. Nice office location.

Downers

Project pipeline is not strong enough. There are periods of some really interesting projects succeeded by months and months working on proposals. Some managers are nice, but many of them shall never be managers. Even though it is a global company there is nearly no cooperation between global offices. Learning curve is steep at the very beginning but after 2-3 years it changes.

Comments

Very good opportunity just right after university if you do not want to spend nights in the office (like in MBB)

Great place to work, less so if you are into strategy

4.0 of 5 stars

July 2017 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great culture - very friendly at all levels - and very much integrated across regions: you can ask for help across the world and someone will reply.

Downers

Still strong focus on regulatory and compliance projects. Lack of support from Partners to push for more strategy work.

Comments

The go to place if you are into regulatory and compliance. Very strong in Financial Service industry.

Personal perspective

4.0 of 5 stars

March 2017 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People are good, and company has a friendly working environment and clear development pathway

Downers

Low efficiency in KPI, fixed income could not encourage every person to work harder.

Comments

Learn how you will be staffed, how to best navigate the culture and what criteria you will be evaluated on.

Working Environment

4.0 of 5 stars

December 2016 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Each one has independent desk in Tax department. In christmas there are celebration activities and collegues exchange gifts and have some snack that day. Most people are energetic.

Downers

The working hours may be long till mignight. You may sacriface some personal time.

Comments

You must have the ability to manage time to complete the work.

EY Advisory Technology Enablement practice

4.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People are extremely nice. They really care. Been at Deloitte; yes, the caliber of people there was better, however, they were a little too cutthroat and cliquish; not at EY

Downers

Like any consulting firm, it's a mixed bag. But the general theme is a lack of strategy and risk management on engagements.

Comments

Big push on the SAP front; big investments being made. If you have the skills and interest, great time to be there.

Summer Internship at Ernst Young

3.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great learning experience , senior managers and and analysts always willing to mentor and give guidance , Get plenty of exposure across a slew of different industries ,

Downers

Haphazard working hours , time management very poor . Everyone from partners to analysts start working late by 11 30 am and then work till 2-3 am . Hence lifestyle is not very balanced

Comments

EY is a great firm to work in if you can manage your time well . The company culture s great and fosters an environment of growth and learning . Everyone is always willing to help out .

EY Consulting

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Amazing people, can't believe the size of the firm given the management of the culture. Great advancement opportunities on account of growth strategy and performance relative to growth.

Downers

Still working on catching up with competitors brand in terms of "consulting". Just means a few mundane projects here and there.

Comments

Understand how the staffing model works - Big 4 are significantly larger than other firms in terms of head count/projects. Navigating this environment is a great growth opportunity but make sure you can handle it.

Risk Analyst

5.0 of 5 stars

May 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Excellent Career Opportunities.
Internal working environment
Good in-house training.

Downers

Long working hours.
Too much bureaucracy
Not clear promotion policy
Poor management

Comments

Prepare technical questions and study cases for the interviews.
Benefits are not in line with the current market trend.

EY Advisory: Great for Risk & Compliance, growth continues to be a challenge

3.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

If you're interested in a career in finance or in any sort of regulation-driven, compliance-oriented work, run to EY and beat down the door until they let you in; incredible brand and network in that space. Tough to beat our Risk practice and our Transaction practice has a solid niche in the market, even if their work and sub-culture are a bit cold/task oriented that feels, well, transactional.

If you're skilled in one of EY's prioritized growth areas (Purpose, Digital/Innovation, Strategy, SAP) - give EY serious consideration. You'll likely need to tolerate a few bumps in the road early on, and an anti-intellectual culture that's off-the-charts on any risk aversion scale (from CEO to Manager levels at least). HOWEVER - if you actually know your stuff and are capable of delivering on what you promise, you will make it through the other side and find a sea of opportunity with a remarkable amount of support and limited (real) competition for resources. Also true to a lesser extent for the Supply Chain and Customer competencies, and prioritized sectors (Life Sci, Healthcare, CPG, etc.)

Downers

If you are an opportunity oriented person looking to focus on driving top-line growth for clients, run from EY as though it was on fire. This type of mindset is new and viewed as risky across most of EY. The only thing EY hates more than risk is new. Our partnership continues to demonstrate they will only change when things become so painful that the market has left no other option; and, usually, any option the market leaves behind is pretty cruddy.

The Assurance Service Line spent the first 6 years of Advisory's rebirth finding ways to exert dominance over the up-start business. Though expectations have been set that roles need to reverse, it seems they're having a hard time letting go and allowing control of the firm to fall into some sort of balance.

Comments

Evaluate and digest any stories of "change" carefully. Even almost 8 years in the consulting game, leadership continues to support decisions that run counter to the best interests of the firm as a whole. E.g. Why do we continue to audit Oracle when we could make 1000x more (and likely add more value to Oracle) by building a proper global technology advisory practice? Why do we continue to audit Salesforce.com when we could make 100x more by building a proper salesforce implementation practice?

Unrivalled international network

4.0 of 5 stars

February 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Most globally integrated of the big 4
Good exit opportunities

Downers

Large company means sometimes you get lost in it all
Most people will not make partner

Comments

One of the better out of BIg 4 cultures , great place to start your career!

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