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EY Manager Reviews

Updated 25 September, 2018
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  • "Work life balance when not on a long term engagement" (in 870 reviews)

  • "learn a lot of knowledge about accounting" (in 329 reviews)

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  1. "Advisory"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team and flexibility when asked for it

    Cons

    Unfortunately sometimes not the most exciting projects


  2. "Good training but cut throat culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good training and learning experience

    Cons

    Cut throat culture was unpleasant

    Advice to Management

    Retain people by recognising them

  3. "Great company to work with"

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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

    it is a growing organization, specially in advisory

    Cons

    typical challenges of Canadian market


  4. "Dont' join as experience hire"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an incredible place to work if you enjoy taking the credit for others achievements and using junior staff as the source of blame.

    Cons

    There are only 24 hours in a day to lick the boots above you and demean those below you.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing polite!


  5. "Tax Senior Manager"

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good development and training, good benefits package

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge, especially during busy season


  6. "N/A"

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

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

    Pros

    Great employer that actually cares about employees

    Cons

    long hours and tough work that is slightly repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Give people different engagements. More rotational programs will make assurance more fun.


  7. "Assurance Practice"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive team environment, generally supportive executives, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Staffing continues to be a problem, resulting in work overload / inefficiencies

  8. Helpful (1)

    "EY Review"

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

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

    Pros

    great flexibility and work life balance

    Cons

    salary and benefits not up to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    need more competitive salaries to attract and keep the best people


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It depends where you are in the firm"

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    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.


  10. "Good experience and promotion track"

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the people you work with are fairly hardworking and intelligent. You will be worked hard, so you will gain a ton of experience in a short amount of time. Promotion path in audit and tax is fast and common. New office allows for greater work flexibility. Employees stay for the great people and culture.

    Cons

    Pay is less than industry, and people are not rewarded for hard work, as it is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people more, especially around compensation. It will help with retention.