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Updated 15 February, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Overall, very happy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that really cares about their people. Allows for flexible work environments as long as you communicate and complete your work in a timely manner. Many benefits including reimbursement for certain health and fitness expenses, long summer holiday weekends, and referral bonuses. Most of the people I work with are caring, dynamic, professional, and entertaining individuals.

    Cons

    Outside of busy season, it isn't uncommon to have certain periods of heavier work flows, i.e. 50ish hour work weeks. Utilization (% of work charged to billable hours), can be a bit high, though the % varies depending on your work level.
    More work seems to be delegated to India or handled by BOTs which may be good for the company overall, but maybe not the best for those wanted to gather further experience in the US.


  2. "Amazing Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Complete autonomy on how I dealt and managed clients

    Cons

    Stiff Competition amongst incoming hires

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation and career path

    Cons

    no work and life balance


  4. "Staff Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    -Lifelong learning: courses and support provided to you to ensure you can keep up with the ever changing standards
    -Interesting client work in various industries; Fortune 500 companies to private mid sized firms

    Cons

    -work life balance; vacation blackout periods during busy season
    -very long hours


  5. "EY Dubai - Tax"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Leadership is very supportive and open to new ideas. The firm will invest in you especially if you work hard.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and the firm can be secretive.


  6. "Senior accountant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice office and centrally located downtown, good place to meet clients, summer long weekends to make up for busy season, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season, not enough coaching and mentoring, pressure to meet chargeable hours during off season

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on chargeable hours for staff during the summer since the majority of work is done during busy season. Has more to do with manager scheduling


  7. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Plenty of opportunity to get a great job on the market if you decide not to stay too long

    Cons

    Some departments treat overtime as a normal thing. Exit options are not always the best, depending on what you do

  8. "Great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to meet lots of clients and network

    Cons

    Like all other big4, tons of work.


  9. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    Difficult working hours, lower salaries than other consulting firms


  10. "Enjoyed the work envirionment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Great experience with numerous companies

    Cons

    Not very fulfilling during the first years