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EY Advisory Manager Reviews

Updated 3 December 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people and good training for junior team members

    Cons

    Compensation is at the lower end for management consultancy


  2. "Excellent Work-Life balance - real people place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance and good support from senior staff

    Cons

    Pay is too low to attract and keep technical experts

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to attract the best talent


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vast opportunities to switch internally; great culture and people; flexible working arrangements; growth and development; learning curve; globally recognised brand

    Cons

    Salary; work life balance is tricky in advisory; easy to get lost and start feeling detached from the team; some project roles do not match experience and skills


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  5. "Great for development, don't burn out"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to top c-suite in firms; good training and on the job development

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance; clients can be demanding;

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on taking a break every once in a while


  6. "Work Ethic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for Growth
    Upper Management is a lot younger

    Cons

    Overworked teams
    Fear of investing in new products
    Much lower salaries compared to the industry and competition

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money!
    Raise salaries


  7. "Advisory EY Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture, good mentors hip and training opportunities, international experience

    Cons

    Bad work life balance, onerous and at times unfair promotion system, too much focus on sales

    Advice to Management

    Career path for Senior Manager onward need to be fairly and properly designed to accommodate delivery experience as well as sales


  8. "Pretty good overall"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    strong people focus, decent work / life balance

    Cons

    unclear vision, poor compensation, lack of visibility over partner progression


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good, friendly culture and competent colleagues"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Manager (OTS) in London, England
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Manager (OTS) in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High variation in tasks and assignments, lots of independence and flexibility, lots of international work, good sense of quality in the work, friendly, supportive culture

    Cons

    Too much of the work is too much about reviewing and diligencing other peoples work, not enough constructive solutions development. Not always satisfying to work like that. Very risk averse culture that makes consulting a pain once in a while.

    Limited meritocracy - seems more political than meritocratic. Downside of friendly culture is that feedback and consequences for poor performance is not consistent or pervasive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on meritocracy.


  10. "An employer to be proud of"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance can be achieved. Culture moving more and more towards being judged on outputs with flexible working encouraged.

    Cons

    Career progression can require some political positioning, meaning it can sometimes be dog eat dog to get to the top. Bonuses are often uninspiring.

    Advice to Management

    Better align the success of the firm to individual's pay packets


  11. "Nice"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand acts as a good reference for after career

    Cons

    Easy to get lost and the company lacks recognition of efforts