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Better than most places. Still tons of hours and travel.

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Former Employee - Manager - Performance Improvement in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Former Employee - Manager - Performance Improvement in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

Pros

Good salary and benefits (not great, considering the hours and travel). Looks great on a resume and very good experience, but the business consulting (non-internal audit) is a recent practice that they've been rebuilding since about 2008. It's had a rapid growth and those joining now missed the bottom floor entry, but also many growing pains (like a huge lack of practice resources, tools, knowledge databases, etc.). Still small in comparison to Deloitte, Accenture, but closing the gap.

Cons

Way more of an old boys club feel than other Big 4 firms. Few women in business consulting (read: not tax or internal audit) above level of manager. EY is not anti-women and the women that are there are outstanding and very pro-women. It's just that the guys tend to go to lunch together and hang out together outside of work (not just at the associate/senior levels) so if you're not "one of the guys" it can be tough to build the strong relationships needed to get pulled in to sell work or be assigned to work on good projects. This may be a result of so many sr managers & partners returning to EY from Cap Gemini (EY consulting that was spun off in the late 90's) once their non-compete agreement w/EY expired. From my experience and conversations with friends, KPMG and Deloitte seem more pro-female.

Performance Improvement managers must average 45 hrs a week billable to be at 100% utilzation, but many clients only allow you to bill 40 hrs, so if this gives you very litle room during the year if you are between engagement. Lots of people get hurt by this, especailly, if a client pushes back a start date and you're the subject matter resource for the project (and can't quickly be deployed elsewhere).

Advice to Management

See "cons" comments.

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    Great place to learn professionalism

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    Former Contractor - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at EY as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    1. Very professional
    2. Lot of scope for learning
    3. The exposure to various industries and people is amazing
    4. The people are at the heart of this organization

    Cons

    1. People are called resources, need I say more

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in Human Resource management. Not just Learning and Development, but individual needs.

  2. Good place to prepare for a second shot to MBB

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

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

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

    Pros

    Much done to create sound consulting practice. They attract senior guys from TOP Tier consulting firms, MBB as well. Good pay and quite good work/life balance (14 hers average working day)

    Cons

    It's still an audit firm. Salaries are significantly lower than in top tier consulting firms. Not much training for new comers in consulting. Moderate to weak project management.

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