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Updated 11 December, 2017
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  1. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY part-time

    Pros

    nice job opportyunity, nice coworkers, nice everything

    Cons

    bad bad bad bad bad


  2. "Toxic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Company name can look good to prospective future employers on resume

    Cons

    The work environment at EY's Vancouver Office is simply toxic. Within my team alone, there was an 80% turnover rate during my first year of tenure. The Managers did not care about the quality of our work, only producing as many billable hours as humanly possible. Even when working 70+ hours per week, employees were told that they are not working enough overtime hours. In addition, some Managers were downright abusive of their employees. HR is aware of the issue but does not take any action whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    High turnover rates will continue to persist if you don't address your HR issues


  3. "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.


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  5. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work with good remuneration

    Cons

    Age discrimination is practiced pervasively at EY without recognition for employees performance or contributions. Long term employees are often given notice around age 58 to retire at age 60 even though official retirement age is 65 . Retirement plan changed to defined contribution plan in 2017. Investment restrictions jeopardize employee's ability to build equity for retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your written age 65 retirement policy.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good for your resume.
    Leaning opportunities

    Cons

    Everything
    Overtime
    Bad management
    Lots of overtime
    Unsupportive
    Not a lot of room for growth


  11. "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.


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