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Updated 21 August 2018
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  • "Work life balance for those manage their work efficiently" (in 849 reviews)

  • "Learn a lot of things, have many opportinuties to do hands-on projects" (in 320 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work (hard)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "One of the best places to learn and network"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Steep learning curve where every project is different from other
    - Peers are from esteemed colleges giving you an opportunity to learn from each other
    - Systematic approach to problem solving. This will help in one's professional life.

    Cons

    - Travel. For those preferring desk based jobs, this may not be the place to work.

  3. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job experience and learning curve is unparalleled to industry work. What you learn in 2 years at EY will take 5+ years in the industry. Work is challenging yet rewarding.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times


  4. "Assurance Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, competitive salary

    Cons

    Long hours but very good overalll


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for. Management is awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    Best is the people and connections you make

    Cons

    worst is the hours and boring work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company with great people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

  8. "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Large enough to create your own opportunities

    Cons

    Bonuses (dependent on business are) are a rarity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "EY culture, people and projects"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and culture
    Career Support
    Charity days

    Cons

    Projects are insanely bad.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff turn over is shockingly high. Have a look to see how you can improve it. People won’t stay if you don’t listen to them enough.


  10. "Good team and good work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High profile engagements with interesting clients
     - Opportunites to get involved in lots of side of desk work
     - Great training and training resources

    Cons

    - Salary / bonus pay is below industry unless you're a director / AP / P
     - Work life balance is often challenging
     - High turnover

    Advice to Management

    - Better compensation through improve incentive scheme


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