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Ernst & Young is a great place to work.

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Former Employee - Supervisory Associate in Secaucus, NJ (US)
Former Employee - Supervisory Associate in Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

Pros

The people and the opportunities are great.

Cons

The transformation and outsourcing strategies is hurting this profession.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get back to people first. Outsourcing may seem the best way to save money but in the long run it'll cost you more. There is a completely different culture abroad and an enormous amount of turnover. To sustain growth and market share, you need to invest at home. This generation is loosing its ability to work their way up. All the entry level jobs have been outsourced. How can we build the leaders of tomorrow if we don't give them the opportunity to get their foot in the door and grow? I hope and pray for the best.

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    Great employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Great opportunities, good people, opportunities for overseas assignments, diversity and inclusiveness policy is real and not lip service - the company is very keen to live its values.

    Cons

    The company can sometimes be perceived as too big with far too much high quality competition for promotion. Quality of Senior Management is highly variable.

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    Inconsiderate politically motivated people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Brand name world wide well known (not great in all countries though)

    Cons

    1. Not enough intelligence around. Don't know where they should be headed in terms of strategy. Most of the work won is of contracting nature rather than use of good work and win win strategy for selling.
    2. Unethical recruiting practices by giving incorrect details and assurances during interviews, work scenario does not match with the assurances provided during interview.
    3. Partners are not smart enough and do not have the ability to sell well. They get all their work done by others and portray that they are deeply involved.
    4. Significant favoritism attitude shown. Performance of good people does not matter, what matters is how close you are to the people making decisions.
    5. Perceptions matter more than good work.
    6. Employees bullied through the HR route by telling them they are not performing well and in some cases unethically asked to leave.
    7. Undue pressure on employees who are performing. No pressure created for favorites who are sitting on the bench for a long time and not delivering to the level required.
    8. Very easy to get promoted and be nominated for monthly awards - whether or not you deserve it, no one cares.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Recruitment strategy needs to be given a hard look
    2. Panel interviews need to be done and placement as per skills required
    3. Deliver correct and true information during interviews and stop wasting careers of smart people who you just want to put at clients place for menial contracted jobs. Those jobs can be done by graduates.
    4. Live by the values of the firm - it's all a myth at the moment.
    5. Let smart people grow and give direction to the business, those who understand the industry very well, rather than going ahead with your stupid strategies of winning contracting work alone.
    6. Client's are won by content, not by only socialising with them. Wins which are dependent on socialising do not go a long way in making a name for the firm in the market.
    7. Look around - ask people outside of the firm what they think about your work. Don't tell them you represent EY. You will truly understand what people think about you.

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