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EY Advisory Manager Reviews

Updated 4 October, 2017
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  1. "It depends where you are in the firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager - Risk Advisory Services in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager - Risk Advisory Services in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    With any large global organization, the people you work with locally will make or break your time spent at the company. At the EY Toronto office, it was quite a pleasant experience, with most people generally willing to help you out. The Partners and Senior Managers I worked with were kind, understanding, and willing to teach and mentor me. I really enjoyed my time with EY.

    EY moves relatively fast for its size in terms of adopting new technology. Their knowledge management system is top-notch. If there is an area you want greater understanding of (like emerging technologies) or if you need a template for use in your engagement, the internal systems in place are an amazing place to start. You can truly tap into the power of the firm's global network for your research.

    Cons

    Advisory is broken out into the Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk. Risk primarily performs audit support work (IT risk, or financial risk management) and other risk-related engagements (internal audit, FRM). Audit support work, much like audit work, gets mundane and repetitive really quick; not to mention the unforgiving long hours it can take during "busy seasons."

    If you are in Risk, there is little to no opportunity (although not impossible) to work on PI engagements as you go up the ladder (i.e. experienced Senior, Manager, and above). If you're in non-FRM Risk (i.e. ITRA and Internal Audit), I would encourage you to leave the firm, as there are much greener pastures elsewhere; even at the Senior Manager and Partner level.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to some management - not everything is urgent, and in fact, very few things are. Stop snapping your fingers (and sending every email marked "High Importance") and expecting your staff to complete tasks immediately. It causes fear and creates a poisonous working environment on your engagements.


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Very challenging, fast paced environment.
    People centred.

    Cons

    Look forward to some long days.


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    "Advisory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Firm reputation and prestige is excellent. Work life balance is decent given the industry.

    Cons

    Lack of support to develop internal brand. Metrics come first.


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  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Manager
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great flexibility to work from home and modify work hours to start late or leave early as needed
    - Some of the best people to work with

    Cons

    - Work/life balance is a challenge with the sometimes very long hours

    Advice to Management

    Better recognize and reward hard work on a regular basis, not just when something exceptional has been accomplished.


  6. "Manager Advisory Services"

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    Current Employee - Manager Advisory Services in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Manager Advisory Services in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Corporate culture based on a family spirit
    - Values entrepreneurship
    - Cares about employees

    Cons

    - Heavy schedule (the nature of consulting)
    - Different level of work travelling involved


  7. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and good people to work with !

    Cons

    Can be a pressure cooker at times !!!


  8. "Very very bad compensation"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good projects to work on

    Cons

    Bad compensation which is absolutely not aligned with performance and level changes.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people properly!!!!


  9. "So far so good! Friendly and very qualify people. Lot of opportunities and interesting mandates"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Diversify, dynamic, friendly and very open people. Lot of opportunities to prove yourself and to add value.

    Cons

    I have so far a good experience in term of work life balance and promotions. I have only been here for few months but I feel that they always try to make you happy the best way they can


  10. "Work life balance - really?"

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    Current Employee - IT Advisory Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - IT Advisory Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate culture is very supportive of its employees

    Cons

    Work life balance is not what I expected it to be - especially when I compare it with friends who work in industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk work life balance, lead by example and do the work life balance.


  11. "Great work place"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people culture, encourages flex work and support creative and innovative minds

    Cons

    Work hours can be daunting as expeted