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EY Manager Reviews

Updated 21 February 2018
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  1. "Great company to work for and level up"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organisation that gives staff ability to level up as well as develop their expertise. Never encountered a bad egg in my time there

    Cons

    Staff are possibly too nice. I always thought the leadership were a little slow to embrace new technologies which could be passed on to clients.


  2. "Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working culture, part time working and genuine flexibility are possible whether you are male or female. Both males and females have made Partner and been successful regardless of working full or part time. This is game changing in this industry for keeping and retaining talent at senior levels.
    - International exposure to some of the largest and best clients in business.
    - Good training available, though you need to be proactive to get it.
    - Good growth ambitions.
    - Varied and challenging workload, means you learn a lot.

    Cons

    - Long hours.
    - Travel can be unpredictable and last minute which is not friendly for families.
    - Could be better at managing Senior careers, feels a bit like survival of the fittest or those able to work the longest hours.
    - Not keeping up with our competition on innovation and real changes in delivery models other than T&M, this is hurting us in the market.
    - Political, some partners very vocal about partner politics, which is not really pleasant, should remain amongst Partners.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate investment in new areas of the business and alternative delivery models. The future of the business depends on it and it feels like we came to the game much later than the competition did.


  3. "All about making a fuss"

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    Former Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Audit Assistant Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some genuinely nice people
    Pretty office

    Cons

    Those who made the biggest fuss were rewarded, regardless of the quality of their work
    Totally unrealistic approach to scheduling - all staff scheduled to work 10+ hour days throughout "busy season", which was 3 months long, and audits scheduled to take an optimistically short time. So when something went wrong with an audit, or someone got sick, there was no slack.
    No interest in doing a genuinely good job for our clients, much more focussed on looking busy

    Advice to Management

    Reduce sample sizes and focus on analytical review
    Be more sensible with scheduling
    Pay more attention to intercompany and related party transactions and balances


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  5. "Hard work but fantastic company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Fantastic opportunities for those who are ready to work hard

    Cons

    Very process driven. Sometimes its difficult to get an agreement as there are many stakeholders involved in decision making.


  6. "Great company - shocking pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, culture, work and nice building

    Cons

    Pay is shocking. Hours are terrible. I don't know how the partners think what they pay is reasonable. It's pathetic

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more. stop bring in people from the outside with higher salaries


  7. "a long way to go"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good brand
    - Nice offices
    - Good people

    Cons

    - bonuses / pay rise are non-existent
    - work life balance is horrible
    - attrition is very high and management doesn't care as partners are only interested in their pot of money which they are not willing to share
    - most of the employees are not satisfied and will exit on any good opportunity

    Advice to Management

    - improve employee retention as good people won't stay unless you pay them


  8. "Positive most of the time"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourage flexibility and work from home, work life balance. UKI though not sure about FS. Mostly a good team to work with

    Cons

    Getting a pay bump is impossible apart from through promotions, no salary negotiation. Pay could be better in advisory at least


  9. "Manager- Audit"

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

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

    Pros

    brand name, exposure, young crowd

    Cons

    worklife balance, top level stagnation


  10. "Oh well, it was worth a try."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focused on innovation. And technology, there is an open admission that pressure on Audit means the Partnership must adapt rapidly to the World we live in, and not stay chained to the ideas of the world of the ‘Mad Men’.
    It could be so much more.

    Cons

    Paralysed by internal divisions and archaic, unresponsive internal controls . With a focus on technology and innovation, the organisation is at war with itself on so many levels, little actual innovation is achievable. It will stumble along until the new economy hollows it out.

    Advice to Management

    Revise and automate the bureaucracy. It has killed innovation on many of the initiatives I have seen in the firm with old world thinking and glacial response time.


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    "Avoid like the plague"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities are good if you’re in the right area of the business, mobility programmes, good name for the CV, great reputation, remuneration, career counselling.

    Cons

    Pretentious, fake, two faced employees, treat people like commodities, endless red tape and an overly complicated hierarchical structure. Everyone is out for themselves and won’t spare your blood if it means their progression- no real human nature or realism. Most Manager and above will view anyone lower than them in a very patronising way (and I was a Senior Manager), you’re not expected to mingle with the “lower kind”. Disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the view of senior management not being able to integrate with juniors and be yourself at work!!