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EY Senior Associate Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2017
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  1. "M&A advisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Great network, very flexible, very interesting files

    Cons

    Large corporation. Very strict review processes. High admin/compliance requirements


  2. "Less support from management than expected"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Extensive knowledge Exchange availability, Exposure to different clients and types of work, Fair compensation

    Cons

    Political environment, self-centric mindset amongst Partners

    Advice to Management

    Understand Less senior members background and ambitions, take time to support, help and develop them, if they have potentials. They will be the best then.


  3. "Good experience but business model faces challenges"

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

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good place to develop project mgmt skills

    Cons

    Excessive hours, inadequate remuneration and lack of coaching from leadership


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  5. "Senior Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunities and benefits

    Cons

    sometimes lack of communication from senior management. Little done to encourage progression in the role.


  6. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    work with different clients/industry, most ppl willing to share knowledge if they are not too busy.

    Cons

    long working hour in busy season, sometimes have to face negative attitude from clients.

    Advice to Management

    encourage team member to ask questions and challenge prior year procedures,


  7. "EY Review - Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities. You can take on more challenging responsibilities year over year. Lots of firm events and happy hours.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Ridiculous amount of bonus. Bad rating system where your accomplishments and hard work don't get recognized.


  8. "Good place to start out"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities to work on different projects once every few months. Some very interesting wins and some not-so-exciting work
    - Easy access to subject matter experts and learning resources/events
    - Great international brand
    - Big bunch of peers in audit - good group of friends to take you through your early years

    Cons

    - Total comp packages are hardly competitive despite regular assurances from HR and dept news of revenues making huge YOY jumps (a slap in the face for the rank-and-file)
    - Too broad a range of backgrounds for hires, from top-class grads from great universities to people with questionable qualifications from overseas universities (and dare I say, distance-learning programs + some lame work experience)
    - Live with the lousy comps (at least until SM level) or leave - there are many others willing to take your place. Probably best to take this as a transitional place to a more lucrative future
    - Management scrimps and saves on everything employee-related - very lousy or paid pantry snacks, very difficult claims process for employee welfare expenses, partners 'encourage' bus/train to client sites, yearly bonus factors not moving despite great business improvement

    Advice to Management

    Stop being such a scrooge


  9. "Healthy working environment"

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognises the value of employee by giving competitive salaries.
    Opportunity to grow and prosper in career
    Training and learning is Where EY stands out
    Healthy working environment
    Best place for female employees

    Cons

    Too much pressure during season and people need to stretch working hours daily
    No employee annual functions
    Employee recreation policy is something they should work upon

    Advice to Management

    Need to think about employees during season by giving proper recognition and incentives


  10. "Senior Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great learning curve
    - Exposure to various industries
    - Great global network
    - Excellent brand name

    Cons

    - Low bonus payouts
    - Low salaries comparing with other B4
    - Need to improve the balance between working and life

    Advice to Management

    Management should work harder in order to manage the talent within the firm.


  11. "Getting worse"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to step up and learn

    Cons

    Long hours and very high expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen, recognize effort and motivate people.