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EY Consultant Reviews

Updated 18 July, 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 company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Can't think of any downsides of working at EY, more so just downsides of working in consulting.


  2. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with challenging work. The firm's culture is collegial and friendly.

    Cons

    Work hours can be long.

  3. "Challenging experience"

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues
    Development opportunities
    Lots of opportunities to demonstrate leadership

    Cons

    Projects may have long durations


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Being a yes-man is how you get to the top..."

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    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing really to say. Full time ain't full time and in their contract they say that you can be terminated without cause no matter how model of an employee you are.

    Cons

    Where to start.... change your Human Resources personnel. They clearly don't know how to deal with conflict resolution. They just regurgitate whatever they are told. Change your biased approach to how you rate employees. The so called "new standard" is complete rubbish and it is the exact same as their old standard for their consulting practice. I would name so much more but with how they really treat employees I need not even bother going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Change your Human Resources.
    Change your Leaders in Advisory.
    Stop feeding your own ego.


  5. "A very demanding atmosphere, but ample opportunities to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at EY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good quality projects, scope to learn about M&A environment, excellent administration (especially transport)

    Cons

    Work life balance, HR department poor communication and management


  6. "Good benefits, genuine people"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    The most international firm, good benefits (you can choose your coverage and effective day one) and commitment to diversity. People are genuine and have unique character.

    Cons

    Not big in Vancouver, not very well known in IT consulting

    Advice to Management

    IT is the future!!!


  7. "Great Experience, Lower Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a consultant at EY, you get great, diverse experience working with a wide range of clients. Your engagements will always be different, so the job doesn't feel as monotonous as others.

    Cons

    Compensation lower than industry, which can be frustrating when we're working with clients who work less, produce less, and get paid significantly more.

  8. "Forensic Staff"

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    Former Employee - Staff Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Staff Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work with different teams in different countries
    - the willingness to survive pushes you to perform better
    - brand name on your resume
    - great people

    Cons

    - Few partners are arrogant
    - Too much politics
    - Brown nosing all the time to get promoted
    - Over time
    - No work life balance
    - You get dragged and are treated horribly by your Partners
    - Work on the weekends and can be called at odd hours to go to office
    - No appreciation
    - Lack of training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    I have none. No one cares about this part. Everyone is after their fat pay cheque.


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Self employed company focusing on SAP work only

    Cons

    Small start up company. Need time to establish on the market

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Great Company, Highly Recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great exposure
    - Great training

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be challenging at times