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Better than most places. Still tons of hours and travel.

Manager - Performance Improvement (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA (US)

ProsGood salary and benefits (not great, considering the hours and travel). Looks great on a resume and very good experience, but the business consulting (non-internal audit) is a recent practice that they've been rebuilding since about 2008. It's had a rapid growth and those joining now missed the bottom floor entry, but also many growing pains (like a huge lack of practice resources, tools, knowledge databases, etc.). Still small in comparison to Deloitte, Accenture, but closing the gap.

ConsWay more of an old boys club feel than other Big 4 firms. Few women in business consulting (read: not tax or internal audit) above level of manager. EY is not anti-women and the women that are there are outstanding and very pro-women. It's just that the guys tend to go to lunch together and hang out together outside of work (not just at the associate/senior levels) so if you're not "one of the guys" it can be tough to build the strong relationships needed to get pulled in to sell work or be assigned to work on good projects. This may be a result of so many sr managers & partners returning to EY from Cap Gemini (EY consulting that was spun off in the late 90's) once their non-compete agreement w/EY expired. From my experience and conversations with friends, KPMG and Deloitte seem more pro-female.

Performance Improvement managers must average 45 hrs a week billable to be at 100% utilzation, but many clients only allow you to bill 40 hrs, so if this gives you very litle room during the year if you are between engagement. Lots of people get hurt by this, especailly, if a client pushes back a start date and you're the subject matter resource for the project (and can't quickly be deployed elsewhere).

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    Overall a great place to learn and build a strong network.

    IT Audit Staff (Current Employee) McLean, VA (US)

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Great place to start a career. They provide a lot of training and the experience is great. You are surrounded by a lot of… Cons: Being in this industry of course isn't the normal 9-5 job so sometimes the hours can be a little much… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Assistant (Current Employee) Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Interesting and diverse projects Clients with good reputation Trainings both online and… Cons: Demanding workload, no worklife balance Cannot get enough vacation Not enough time and effort… Advice to Senior Management: Find the balance between the profitability and the satisfaction of the employee Pay attention to collagues in the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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