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EY Manager Reviews

Updated 18 September 2018
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  • "Flexibility - home/work life balance" (in 866 reviews)

  • "learn a lot of knowledge about accounting" (in 327 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for. Management is awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary bonuses and benefits. My favourite was a subsidised company car (Salary Sacrifice) and great health care. There's also a fair process to get a promotion (rank), get another job within the company or relocate to another city or even country.

    Cons

    Since 2014 they have a tendency to replace everyone in the UK with people in Poland, Argentina and the Philippines.

    Advice to Management

    Stop relocating your staff in third world countries! You have already seen that you don't get the same quality of work! You're making the wrong decisions.


  2. "Good opportunities for development"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Variety of experiences, opportunities to travel around Europe

    Cons

    Difficult to move between sub-service lines/follow personal objectives

  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Recruitment Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Recruitment Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility - working from home, working hours I want

    Cons

    If you aren’t client facing you are not as important


  4. "Long hours and pressure. Hard to get promoted. All depends on if you have good line managemet and clients."

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

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

    Pros

    Brand. Training. Important clients. Challenges

    Cons

    Long hours. Presenteeism. Promotion subjectivity. Work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to value your senior managers more in advisory. We are often left alone to deliver with little support in promotion.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company with great people"

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

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

    Pros

    The people and culture are great. I left a few years ago and I still tell people “that’s what consultants should work like” and “yes I’d recommend you use them”.

    Training was good, career development opportunities were great, varied and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Travel. (It’s a consultancy, that goes with the turf)

    Selling. As it’s a partnership, you need to be a salesperson to hit the top ranks - there’s a glass ceiling for technical experts. The ceiling is pretty high, but I left because I knew I would likely never make partner due to being a more techie resource and wanting to stay that way.

    If you’re currently technical and understand the need to move towards more client engagement and sales activity... they will support you and help you make that jump!

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you introduce selling, research, and market making at earlier stages in career progression. Since I left I’ve started to love that stuff - oh the irony!


  6. "Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, interesting work (sometimes)

    Cons

    Dependent very much on specific project and partner

    Advice to Management

    Doing ok but could always do better with the occasion 'rogue'


  7. "Lies, racism, sexism and totally inept managment."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office was close by.
    Nice facilities.

    Cons

    Once in the job, I found out I was totally lied to during the interview, but the overall manager of the team didn't care.
    Management haven't a clue what they are doing.
    Lies, sexism and racism are commonplace.
    Inept management frivolously spends cash on the wrong things.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the people who know what they are doing, and stop lying to staff.
    Stop being cash-hungry and misleading clients.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to clients

    Cons

    Poor accountability of leadership, no respect for personal boundaries . No appreciation for going beyond your responsibilities. Takes advantage of immigrant staff

    Advice to Management

    Foster an environment where your staffs personal responsibilitirs are accepted. Stop the pass the buck culture. Change your culture from the top down. Show appreciation when your employees go beyond your ask. Stop abusing immigrants .


  9. "Manager"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, good culture and support of external qualifications

    Cons

    Very bad work life balance, no bonuses for the past 3 years, increases are bad if you’re not up for promotion.


  10. "Great place to work (hard)"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and culture. Very flexible and positive towards empowering women

    Cons

    Some long hours. Always too much to do not enough time.

    Advice to Management

    For those that seek time and work life balance as rewards for good work, offer alternatives to promotions and more responsibility.