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EY Senior Reviews

Updated 22 October 2017
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  1. "Great employer"

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    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. "General"

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

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

    Pros

    Global network; good learning environment

    Cons

    Transparency needs to improve for progression and promotions


  3. "OK"

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

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

    Pros

    good learning to begin with

    Cons

    Work can be boring and you need to do a lot of brown-nosing

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate juniors and loyal staff


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  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good it's all really good good

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  6. "Good place to get ACA qualified"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Senior in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid time off for study and exams (as long as you pass first time).

    It's a good brand to have on your CV, and it will open doors after you leave.

    Working in a regional office, you may get better exposure and experience on smaller projects than you would in London.

    Cons

    The pay is quite poor prior to qualifying.

    The bureaucracy and corporate hierarchy isn't for everyone.

    A lot of the best people leave shortly after qualifying, as internal opportunities are not as easy to come by as it is made out.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on actually investing in people rather than just talking about it for branding purposes.


  7. "Audit Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to senior executives and a variety of businesses
    Plenty of responsibility

    Cons

    Poor performance review system
    Poorly rewarded for responsibility
    High levels of stress

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation for employees


  8. "Senior in Assurance Banking & Capital Markets"

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    Current Employee - Senior In Banking & Capital Markets (Assurance) in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior In Banking & Capital Markets (Assurance) in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, occasional flexible working

    Cons

    No bonuses for assurance associates below manager level. Poor employee retention for qualified executives (seniors), thus high employee turnover rate. Long hours during busy season (January-March).

    Also slow career progression to Assistant Manager and Manager levels.

    Advice to Management

    Include bonuses for associates below manager level, especially for executives. High employee turnover rate among qualified executives due to lack of retention initiatives.


  9. "High brand value but poor progression"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good projects
    highly valued brand
    sponsoring global resources

    Cons

    very poor progression inside firm
    employee taken for granted
    management need to broaden its focus and promote hard working employees which is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Please appreciate employees for exceptions feedback and make sure deserving candidates are promoted


  10. "Great people agenda"

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    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 importance placed on team quality and hugely varied experiences and opportunities. You can style your own career and generally promotions are quite fast paced.

    Cons

    There are long hours as standard (particularly within the Investment Banking Sector) and there is constant change. You have to be ok with not always knowing where you will be working the following week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staff informed of change and find a way to make staff more aware of all the project opportunities and possibilities that are out there for a more self sustaining resourcing model.


  11. "Good place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to hone your skills. I suppose like any other of the big 4, you get the large clients to work on. Partners lie on both ends of the spectrum. They are generally friendly and are willing to hear you out. Truly invested in quality (audit) and development.

    Cons

    Progressions and promotions can often be based on ever moving goal posts.

    Advice to Management

    Get your progression, promotion and overall staff development structure right and make it more transparent. The firm is a fantastic place to work, but getting this wrong often means, you lose good people.