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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
4,811 Reviews
3.7
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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 239 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 680 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 718 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Perfect place for a graduate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TAS Intern in London, England
    Current Employee - TAS Intern in London, England

    I have been working at EY as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    EY is fun and accessible and challenging without being too intimidating. You are working with clever people constantly but there is room for your own career to take off as well.

    Cons

    There is long hours and challenging work similar to banking, but there is not the paycheck that comes with banking. A salary average being so low is a massive downside of any consulting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some counselors care about your career growth, and some just do the minimal for their job requirements. Focus on picking people to mentor the youngest members of the firm who actually care and try hard- it could mean the difference between recruiting new talent and letting it slip away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit associate at ernst & young

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England

    I worked at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting Selection process, opportunity to work with good clients

    Cons

    Have to travel long distances.frequently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience overall, not everyone "lives the values!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My experience refers to TAS serviceline. People-oriented culture. Exposure to great clients and interesting situations. Great office infstrastructure and pleasant physical environment to work in

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic. The bar to partnership for internal candidates is very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are serious about EY values, challenge partners who do not live the values. Bad leaders destroy good will and discourage good employees. Apply the same rigour to direct entry partners as you do to internal candidates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for, very customer focused and keen to develop staff. Recruitment process very efficient and quicker than any other competitor processes.

    Cons

    Can be variances in workload throughout the year, need to be prepared to deal with that. Aside from that, great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Auditor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Work life balance mutual support

    Cons

    Nothing too bad to complain

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience in London

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    People you work with are really good, as you keep going up. Fairly flexible organisation if you know how to manage your time.

    Cons

    Long hours, relatively low pay for the hours done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -High level of responsibility
    -Great mentoring scheme
    -Individual projects
    -Decent culture, employees tend to help eachother rather than dog eat dog

    Cons

    I worked in a small office, which meant that future career progression was limited within the office. However, EY's global network enables employees to travel and experience different locations, furthering their careers in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office I worked in didn't have a strict hierarchy, meaning that it was easy to leverage others' skills without worrying about whether they were a manager, associate or partner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    overall good start point of career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant

    I worked at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    variety of work, some colleagues are supportive

    Cons

    it's hard to transfer to another service line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we need fairer performance review policy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not for everybody, but many positives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Qualified Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Qualified Executive in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Got a good collegiate atmosphere, audit work is team-oriented
    - If you are in audit you often need to be patient when you are a graduate, however after this the opportunities to direct your own experience, if you be pro-active, completely open-up
    - Company has a strong reputation

    Cons

    - Compensation is low (it is low consdering the hours most people work), however note the large jump if you become partner
    - Little social side to work given the long hours
    - Long hours for many months
    - Audit work is very regulated and quite restrictive in terms of your thinking, you are always guided by firm rules, regulatory pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Invest even more in your people
    - Resource the department better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Suitable place to start a career in finance / accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior in London, England

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Is presently on the roll globally as a place to give proper, structured start to careers
    Good exposure to clients
    Good for work fanatics, as well as those who do not like to stay at/close to home too much

    Cons

    Seems to concentrate on creating cash cow type service lines (taking lead in chosen segments, with heavy investment to boot), hence usual minuses of long time to change due to market conditions, etc.
    Did not give flexible career options, due to the same reasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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