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EY Associate Reviews

Updated 15 June, 2018
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  • "Work life balance when not on a long term engagement" (in 831 reviews)

  • "Learn a lot of things, have many opportinuties to do hands-on projects" (in 312 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for a career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunity to grow for those who want to. A great place to make a career.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, but is mostly at market.


  2. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My personal experience with EY is that management supports you more than they need to. Opportunities for growth and advancement are plenty.

    Cons

    The work in my role is at times very dry. Expectations are very high relative to compensation.

  3. "Less support from management than expected"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Extensive knowledge Exchange availability, Exposure to different clients and types of work, Fair compensation

    Cons

    Political environment, self-centric mindset amongst Partners

    Advice to Management

    Understand Less senior members background and ambitions, take time to support, help and develop them, if they have potentials. They will be the best then.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large organization with lots of opportunities and benefits

    Cons

    Was laid off upon my return from maternity leave. Was only told two weeks prior to starting.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more upfront to have honest conversations in a timely manner. It affects people's lives.


  5. "M&A advisor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great network, very flexible, very interesting files

    Cons

    Large corporation. Very strict review processes. High admin/compliance requirements


  6. "Good experience but business model faces challenges"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good place to develop project mgmt skills

    Cons

    Excessive hours, inadequate remuneration and lack of coaching from leadership


  7. "Good work culture"

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    Current Employee - Financial Management Associate in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Financial Management Associate in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micromanagement. Deadline is not always yesterday. Lots of additional perks and offers. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Minimum and slow growth opportunities at FMA role

    Advice to Management

    I feel the management is doing a good job to keep the firm an employee friendly place.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Associate - Finance"

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    Current Employee - Financial Management Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Management Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    place to start your career

    Cons

    Work / life balance is not great.
    Salary not up to industry standards


  9. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunities and benefits

    Cons

    sometimes lack of communication from senior management. Little done to encourage progression in the role.


  10. "Ok for beginers"

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    Current Employee - Finance Associate in North Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in North Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company reputation, opportunity to learn on your own, dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Low pay, extra long hours, no opportunity for growth in Core Business Services, it is different in client serving sectors. CBS is seen as "eating away" money generated by Client Serving Teams. Absolutely no support from direct supervisor on the human aspect of people management. Genereally Finance and Accounting people feel unappreciated at EY but those who want to progress will find it difficult to cross over to client serving coming from our own finance and accounting sector.

    Advice to Management

    Real career progression for those interested needs help from management. Try to appreciate those working hard in Finance and Accounting and try to depict those who long for growth and have the ability and desire to grow. Some salary increases would be appreciated too.