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EY Analyst Reviews

Updated 23 October 2017
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst/Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Analyst/Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and great career opportunities

    Cons

    Structure can be a top-heavy

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Senior Transfer Pricing Analyst (Financial Services)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known brand in the market. You will have contact with experts in your area, including people who just joined from the HMRC. Work from home policy is generally okay, specially from manager level (more restricted to Seniors and below). Colleagues are usually nice, and stick together. You'd have a better experience if working for the Asset Management team or the Insurance team.

    Cons

    One of the most toxic environments I've ever seen. I worked most of the time with the Banking team. Both leaders are very complicated characters: I) one is absolutely bipolar and people are afraid to speak to him about his own projects as one never knows when he would shout at you or make a joke; ii) the other one is struggling to make partner and killing everything on his way. He has no respect at all for people's private life and free time, and absolutely delusional expectations that could only work out if you were a robot and had no need for sleeping or using the toilet - however they impose it as standard, making people feel bad about themselves on a constant basis. Sadly as it sounds, they are raising people in the team who follow the same mindset. At the senior consultant level, the rule is to play the manager role, deliver at the best quality but only charging half of your time and spending extra-time in the office to cover up for the time you could not charge, so we all burn out pretty quickly. Turnover rate in this team is ridiculous. Team shows no appreciation for the extra time dedicated, which they take for granted, specially if you're not married and do not have kids.

    Advice to Management

    Get your hands on to make FS TP Banking a more enjoyable team to work with. Hire a partner or director who actually cares about the team and about developing people. Make people values effectively count for something.


  3. "work enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance and good career growth

    Cons

    Micro management & compensation levels are not in par with other Big4s


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  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Risk & Assurance Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Information Technology Risk & Assurance Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great work place to begin your career in terms of opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance is not well maintained


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Professional ­ Tax Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Professional ­ Tax Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure
    Environment
    Good culture
    Opportunities

    Cons

    Average Work Methods
    No Work life balance


  7. "Nice Offices, Non-Competitive Salary."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central office locations and nice offices. Great friendly working environment. Flexible working hours within reason.

    Cons

    Poor salary, the salaries are poor and non-competitive. There is no sign that this will change.
    The salaries do not match the high standards produced.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider rewards, increase salaries.


  8. "OK ..."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good name for the CV.
    Good experience to set you off in life.
    Ability to move around the country if you wish.

    Cons

    Graduate Scheme salary is not competitive. Very rigid in terms of progression.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your graduates more and you may not see as many leave once their training contact is complete.


  9. "Analyst-EY"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to senior clients with high responsabilities
    Great diverse team where you can lkeverage the knowledge of more senior members

    Cons

    Very hierarchical organisation. it is sometimes difficult to get past the admin barrier.
    Low salary in comparison to the number of hours you are required to work

    Advice to Management

    increase salaries for junior people in order to retain them
    invest more in training such as excel and powerpoint


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    "Terrible Graduate Programme"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name on CV - it's a decent (if unremarkable) place to start.

    Cons

    It's not a rotation programme, it's a job recruitment agency where you've surrendered all your choice (including on location). My colleagues, especially some of the bright ones, were put into menial jobs (mainly secretarial ones) in very low level banking operation departments. I found myself working below people younger than me and without degrees in a small back office of Lloyds in the middle of nowhere with no chance of moving.

    The atmosphere soured on the scheme almost immediately; there is constant discussion about when the graduates are going to leave and there will be a mass exodus after the obligatory 2 years. I've been told that those who dared to leave before (and there are already quite a few!) and break contract were subjected to punitive financial measures unbecoming of a large organisation.

    EY throw out the necessary 'jargon' of the day, particularly in regards to digital technology but please note that EY is actually more bureaucratic and hierarchical than any company I've ever worked for. I feel alienated at work, although I've barely been into the office as I've been outsourced as a contractor to Lloyds Banking Group since day 1.

    Advice to Management

    Downsize the graduate programme. It is too big currently and only serves to lose the brightest of the cohort. It's a safe programme for the type of uninspiring graduate who desires nothing more than security and is happy with no mental stimulation as long as it's 9 - 4. You advertised a varied and personal grad scheme but my only experiences are of alienation, disappointment and monotony.


  11. "Analyst @ EY"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, reasonable perks and bonuses.

    Cons

    Minimal career progression, live to work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Build a more sociable culture.