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EY Audit Manager Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2017
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  1. "Great stepping stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, young culture and environment, never bored.

    Cons

    Hours are crazy for the amount people are paid.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on setting realistic expectations


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Assurance Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great development opportunities
    Great mentorship opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay
    Long commute

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Audit Manag3r"

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    Former Employee - Senior Audit Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Audit Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional environment. Always learning. Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many hours worked each week while climbing up ranks.


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  5. "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They work you hard, but you'll have lots of amazing opportunities. I travelled abroad and worked with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Long hours, high level of engagement required

    Advice to Management

    Increase diversity at the top levels - not just gender, cultural too


  6. "A hardworking place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    You get to meet with bright people, build great network, and the learn a lot in the earlier years. You get to work on variety of businesses and opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    It is highly competitive and you may not get recognized for what you worked on. You may not be able to freely choose what type of clients and projects you work on. However, that is common for all Big Fours

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in people and get to know what is on your employees' minds


  7. "Good for start"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Fast growth, good benefits, young staff

    Cons

    Office culture, no bonuses, still not bad place to work


  8. "A school of learning. My 10 years + at EY have given me a competitive advantage that I am benefitting from currently."

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meet people of similar or better intellect.
    Travel for work or conferences.
    Learn different ways of doing things.
    Get exposed to high profile clients

    Cons

    Work life balance is not optimal.
    Not enough time to research ideas. Just enough time to focus and get the job done.
    Significant pressures to meet budgets.
    Seasonal in nature. You are very busy for 6 months and looking for work for the other 6

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the gap between partners and the rest of the staff in terms of Financial renumeration.
    Make significant efforts to enhance the work life balance.


  9. "Great for one's career but long hours"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities
    Opportunities to do worthwhile work and learn a lot at the same time
    Largely working with intelligent and hard working people

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of internal politics by partners
    Excessive focus on profitability (RPH) and very little on quality by partners

    Advice to Management

    Eventually something will blow up and its lack of audit quality will come up....
    Focus on actual work life harmony for staff


  10. "audit manager"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the firm provides great training, good career development, salary progress fairly quickly. hard work but well worth it. opportunities working with dynamic teams and high caliber people and clients.

    Cons

    work hours are long during busy season. lack of flexibility during busy season. expectation and responsibility jump with every year of experience added. it is like a tread mill where there is no stop until you get off

    Advice to Management

    do not out source the junior work. you need to attract the best students out of school and give them proper training via junior years


  11. "A good place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Diverse culture with a lot of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Promotions are very systematic and too much dependent on experience rather than knowledge. Very low bonus

    Advice to Management

    Compensation should be performance basex with significant impact on bonus for good ratings