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Updated 16 April, 2015
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  1. Auditing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexi working

    Cons

    Can improve on the quality of tarining

  2. Senior Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    lots of variety and high levels of responsibility. Great colleagues and interesting and engaging clients

    Cons

    consulting lifestyle is not for everyone - difficult to plan, have consistency and certainty

    Advice to Management

    More one-to-one recognition of individuals throughout the business

  3. Financial services - Performance improvement consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great partners, nice people, healthy corporate culture, lots of opportunities,

    Cons

    Not a lot of internal mobility, too much project management

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  5. EY Insight Day

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Insight Day in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Insight Day in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well structured day, with intensive activities which were very interesting and enabled me to get a better understanding of EY people, culture and lines of service.

    Cons

    There was no time left for feedback, current employees which seemed at times lost in the speed at which actitvties were going and which were not very helpful at times with questions that they were asked

    Advice to Management

    Rotate students across different groups, and give more feedback. Give programme leaflet for the day to every attendees. Give goodies at the end as they all formed a mess during the day.

  6. Always projects and opportunities to work on!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Never dull, always opportunities to grow and they are addressing the flexible working arrangement which is key to the work/ life balance

    Cons

    Hours can be long. Technology to be improved

    Advice to Management

    Improve technology

  7. Ey is a great opportunity to start joining a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Mainly focused on financial services.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get experience working with different realities. it is a big opportunity to learn a lot. Also the career path can be quick.

    Cons

    Can't really find negative aspects, I just did not enjoy the financial service.

    Advice to Management

    I had a great experience with my team and the partner.

  8. Some great people and opportunities, but don't stay if you're not on the Partner track

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some great colleagues and team spirit and good opportunities and projects. If you create the right network you can move around (functionally or geographically) within certain limits.

    If you're at the start of your career and in a profession with formal training (accounting, actuarial, not so much generalist areas) then EY or a firm like it is a fantastic place to get experience, complete your training and grow your reputation and network

    Cons

    Some functions have VERY long working hours, to the extent that it's not possible to be successful AND have some kind of a life whether that's family or hobbies.

    Partnership is lucrative and rewarding (by all accounts) but the path to there is gruelling and extremely political. In fact, highly developed and aggressive political skills seem to be a requirement of entry.

    If you're going to do well here, you need to devote every shred of your existence to the firm.

    So it's great that the firm is strongly pushing the diversity agenda but the truth remains that the life consuming culture of the firm will create an environment that has a certain type of personality within it. Is that diversity?

    Advice to Management

    If you believe that the long hours and political culture of the firm is a good thing, keep doing what you're doing.

  9. Great opportunities/experience and upward mobility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly clear path to promotion, quick upward mobility, global network with the ability to transfer to other countries, some flexible work arrangements, friendly/personable people for a professional services firm

    Cons

    Hours can be fairly high, stress levels can be high, several managers, partners, and clients to please at once

  10. Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friend people, supporting environment from senior people

    Cons

    Starting Salary a bit low, not much change in first two years, can get undesirable and messy jobs

  11. Large company gives security but slow promotion opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities and people. Lots of resources to learn from. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Salary is not as good as in industry. So large takes a long time to get promoted. Very bureaucratic.

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