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Updated 6 July 2018
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Senior Manager

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EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger
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  • "Work life balance when not on a long term engagement" (in 831 reviews)

  • "Learn a lot of things, have many opportinuties to do hands-on projects" (in 312 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great flexible working policy

    Cons

    Lots of travel needed for this role

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses for cbs staff are equally as important as those for fee earners - don't forget we can save you £6 for every £1 earned!


  2. "Senior Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, team is at the centre of everything and genuine opportunity to build and deliver initiatives

    Cons

    Politics associated with a large firm

  3. "Senior Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "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


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid like the plague"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Snr Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good if you want an easy ride as it's not challenging.

    Cons

    A little bit boring, not very innovative, partners tend to like to throw their weight around now and again & not stick to company policy, say they are into diversity but have observed behaviour far from that from one of the senior team members ironically at one of their diversity courses.

    Advice to Management

    I would wipe a lot of the dead wood partners, especially those not in fee earning roles, who don't seem to do anything.

  8. "Life in Big 4"

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

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

    Pros

    Prestige - will tick a box with future employers

    Cons

    Hot desking, tinesheets, practise does not necessarily provide a coaching and collaborative working environment.


  9. "Good solid employer"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good maternity policies, good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours but you expect that


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior manager"

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

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good culture and interesting work

    Cons

    Pay rises flat. Promotion process cumbersome.