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EY Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2017
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  1. "Great Experience, Lower Compensation"

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

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

    Pros

    As a consultant at EY, you get great, diverse experience working with a wide range of clients. Your engagements will always be different, so the job doesn't feel as monotonous as others.

    Cons

    Compensation lower than industry, which can be frustrating when we're working with clients who work less, produce less, and get paid significantly more.


  2. "Terrible Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a few good people but just a handful.

    Cons

    They pay the least out of the big 4;
    The partners lie, i.e. they can't deliver what they promised on when I was interviewed;
    HR specifically told me that "they get the work and I just have to do it"

    Advice to Management

    Fire your HR staff due to poor service;
    Re-evaluate and audit your senior management including partners on their "teaming" skills


  3. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Self employed company focusing on SAP work only

    Cons

    Small start up company. Need time to establish on the market

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "Good opportunity and fantastic culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Very good culture
    2. Learning and development is excellent
    3. Supportive peers and leaders

    Cons

    1. Technologically behind other similar organizations


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great promise, not able to keep up to it."

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    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to add to your resume. Growing in numbers, not in quality of people joining.

    Cons

    Not a real chance to grow unless you want to spend time "adding value" doing internal activities that will not help boost knowledge nor career advancement, but will give the firm material to build knowledge base.

    Advice to Management

    Not great unless you are part of "the group". Smile at the right jokes, hang out with the right people all the time and forget about family time.


  7. "Leading people without understanding their value"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The big 4 company name on the resume helped
    If you live in one of the big cities, you get good training

    Cons

    Lack of team leadership by senior managers and partners
    Lack of long term view on how to empower, train, support, and mentor team members to contribute to the team.
    Culture of "what's in it for me" and lack of team work

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the people that work for you at the bottom of the pyramid are not just a number and that empowering, training, mentoring and caring for them helps you do good business, make clients happy, and also make profit.


  8. "Lots of opportunities to try out different things"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant III - Performance Improvement - Advisory Services in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant III - Performance Improvement - Advisory Services in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is decent, people are nice and there are a lot of opportunities to try out different things within the company

    Cons

    Small salary increases, lack of strategy work, most people are great but there are exceptions. Lot of focus on IT

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best people you can. Better training programs


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture, Lots of Work/Experiences"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Halifax, NS
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Colleagues are nice (if you reach to them) and look up for you
    -Decent salary (you can always find/negotiate better)
    -Decent benefits (these days they are getting rare in the industry): Sports, Phone, Health/Dental, Pension
    -Lots of learning opportunities
    -Some traveling

    Cons

    -Long hours: Sometimes due to client/EY upper management wanting to go back to zero so all previous work is wasted. Other times due to management creating unrealistic expectations, to both client and staff, and then staff/team left to "create" the solution in no time.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for staff input during early stages (including scouting conversations and proposals) in order to align the expectations and separate the tasks efficiently.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people for a large company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lovely people, good intentions and good benefits, including extra time off

    Cons

    Large company, a lot of admin tasks required, independence requirements regarding your personal investments

    Advice to Management

    Remove some of the added admin tasks


  11. "Senior leadership not looking out for you"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II Advisory Services in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II Advisory Services in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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    Cons

    Nothing really to talk about except long hours .... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .... .... ..... ...

    Advice to Management

    Be genuinely interested in your juniors