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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
5,106 Reviews
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5,106 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience and learning opportunity but it could pay a bit better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Great clients and exposure to the industry
    - Structured and fast career progression! Though it can get tricky at more senior levels, if you are willing to put in the effort and time you will find yourself moving up the ladder fast
    - Good training opportunities, a lot of scope to take part in additional training and networking events for those who wish to put in more time.
    - Good team culture - Most people are friendly, approachable and easy to work with .
    - If you are asked to work a weekend or a bank holiday you can take this time back later will vary by client and department!
    - Lots of socials! Get to know your graduate intake better

    Cons

    - Salary and bonus has started to lag behind other firms in the big 4,this need to be adjusted if the firm expect to attract the best talent.
    - Work/life balance deteriorates quickly when exams are on and during busy season. For the rest of time usually a few months in the year it's a 9-6 job.
    - My department mostly has clients in London, although other departments have client mostly based outside the M25 and you could find yourself spending more time in a hotel then at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Adjust the pay to make it competitive again

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, excellent career progression

    Cons

    Can get very busy indeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Good development culture and supportive environment

    Cons

    Poor work life balance - not managed wel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more generous with pay reviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Working at EY has been challenging but very rewarding and there are lots of opportunities to allow diversity in work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for development and career progression, within a few years you can get promoted.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travelling and quite a lot of hotel stays which can sometimes impact on your work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    friendly employees and environment, helpful

    Cons

    tough, long hours can be stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    graduate scheme, professional and internal training

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities and support, other graduate, good social life

    Cons

    exams! danger of getting specialised early on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Flexible Working

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervising Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervising Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    If you work in IT, flexible working is promoted

    Cons

    Salary could be better. Had to negotiate a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for workaholics but if you desire work life balance look elsewhere.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training both onsite and external was of a good quality.
    Pay seemed comparable to similar roles elsewhere.
    Workaholics will progress well.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    "Lad" culture
    Excessive travel
    Seemed understaffed leading to long hours. These long hours for junior staff are seen as paying your dues.
    Unable to retain work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    EY Auditor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Auditor in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good business exposure; friendly colleagues;

    Cons

    outdated views on teamwork; narrow-minded management; bad pay.

    Doesn't Recommend

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