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Updated 23 October, 2017
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  1. "EY"

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    Former Employee - Auditor
    Former Employee - Auditor

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

    Pros

    Good place to start a career with all that training, support and corporate culture

    Cons

    Working hours, pay could be better.


  2. "An extended family!"

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

    Pros

    + Very family-like feel
    + Great career coaching
    + Good career advancement
    + Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    - Hours can be bad


  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.


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  5. "Accountant"

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

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Young people are there and in your peer group

    Cons

    Hours are long, no life outside of work

    Advice to Management

    Give work life balance


  6. "Best of the big 4!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing social atmosphere and the people are great!

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes and lots of travel


  7. "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.


  8. "Review at EY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with working at home and through appointments

    Cons

    Competitive, Not a good work life balance, no opportunity to rate management


  9. "Work review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    let employee try different accounting roles

    Cons

    sometimes assign out of scope work


  10. "GREAT BENEFITS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY part-time

    Pros

    GREAT benefits and the people are amazing to work with

    Cons

    - work life balance is not great


  11. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and good environment

    Cons

    Did not come across any issue so far.


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