Diversified Exposure to different industries such as Real Estate, Investment Groups, Construction, Manufacturing, Education and Service Sectors
Staff Senior (Current Employee) – Dubai – July 2, 2014
Ernst & Young has played a detrimental role in my development as a professional accountant by providing me with an opportunity to work on a diversified portfolio of clients.
I have been able to work both individually and in a team in most cases dealing directly with top level management at the client and executives at the firm. I have greatly enhanced by team working capabilities and have also made significant strides in playing the role of a mentor for all my junior staff.
The nature of the work would usually entail highlighting and conducting a client risk assessment which would have a material impact on the company's financial statements. As part of the process, using the appropriate audit techniques and procedures to mitigate the risk and bring it down to an acceptable level. Where the risk impact is material and cannot be mitigated, informing the audit executives of the underlying risk and its potential impact on the financial statements. As part of the work, I have dealt with complex transactions such as loan refinancing, financial instruments. and incorporated the same as part of the final report to the executives and in the year end financial statements.
I have very good working knowledge of MS word, excel and power point along with ERP systems such as Tally, SAP, Great Plains, etc.
Due to the nature of the job, it has been difficult to strike a work life balance which I feel is something that I would look closely for in any of my future employers. I do not avoid hard work but I truly believe that striking a balance would be more productive for an employer in themore... long run.less
invaluable exposure, enhance mentoring skills, ability to work as part of team and individually
long working hours, lack of monetary and other benefits
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – Secaucus, NJ – February 1, 2016
Core business services you will find people who are either passionate about their job and jump different levels wherever the door opens or those who are comfortable in their job. It is not the 'up or out' motto that you see from the client serving side. Diversity & Inclusiveness is very strong at EY yet in some groups it is lacking in the 'people first' environment. Too many priorities at task and some upper management is becoming 'JP Morgan' with uncertainty which IT group is going to Alpharetta.
EY has great benefits and is focused in helping employees developing their career through training. The offices are moving to become more agile which has it's plus and minuses.
All around it truly is a great company but should reinvest in the IT infrastructure to attract the millennials and retain talent. When you know the right people, they will be your sponsor in bettering your career and helping their own career.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – December 7, 2015
This company boasts about Work Life balance and valuing it's employees but if you are in a support staff position such as an Executive Assistant, you are not given any flexibility in schedule, are given overwhelming amounts of work and expected to perform miracles. And if you do manage to get your work load done, you are not rewarded for it and it is almost impossible to get a promotion or raise unless you are the manage'r pet. Supervisor of the staff is never around and has no idea what the team does everyday. Partners are condescending and show no appreciation whatsoever. Worst experience of my life.
Lots of vacation and holidays and the option to buy additional time off
Demanding and overwhelming workload, no support from HR or management, not rewarded for work well done.
Great benefits, great training, culture going in wrong direction
Senior Manager Advisory, Financial Services Office (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – November 18, 2015
Perhaps a better place for early career individuals who are willing and able to make work their first priority. I met a lot of smart and really good people at EY, but also came to feel pigeon-holed into a job that was clearly not going anywhere and I felt my significant efforts to expand into new opportunity areas was never seriously considered despite the fact that I invested financially and time wise personally in formal education to have applicable skills along with my very significant experience. Culture at this firm was special but seems to me to have been damaged as more people were brought in at senior level who did not really value the importance of culture.
Sr Project Manager (Current Employee) – Secaucus, NJ – March 7, 2016
The project team is geographically dispersed and I've never even met my counselor. EY lacks the personal touch and human interaction. While the benefits are amazing and you're encouraged to have a "work from home lifestyle", at times it feels very cold. Over the last two years, the PMO has matured a great deal. InfoSec projects range from medium sized to enterprise. It's made very clear how critical projects are to the firm, so as a portfolio, we feel like our work matters. I have had 3 counselors in the last year, so there is a great deal of inconsistency in the direction management is taking the portfolio.
Pension Plan (on top of 401K), benefits, subsidized lunches.
Advisory Experienced Senior - RISK Assurance (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – December 8, 2015
Working for a Big 4 company provides opportunities to manage large projects, teams from start to finish. My experience with EY has been extremely beneficial from a project management, coaching and overall engagement management perspective. Areas for improvement for EY would be Company culture and the management teams ability to manage their employees.
Great place to work and move up within the company
Staff 2 (Former Employee) – Santiago de Chile, RM – November 4, 2015
Great place to work with very supportive management. The experience in audit teams is very high and the management is quick to help you learn new methods and support you in your tasks. EYU also gives classes on different methods and the newest up to date information in regards to auditing and company policies. The work culture is fantastic and if you apply yourself there is always roof for advancement within the company. In audit the high season is between December and March, you will be working 12 hour days and most likely eating all your meals at the office or client location until at least midnight. Be prepared to work.
Staff Auditor (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 21, 2016
EY is a great place to work because of the people, the culture, and the benefits. The heavy emphasis on teamwork and the hiring process create an atmosphere of accomplishment.
There is great client exposure and I worked in healthcare, real estate, and manufacturing. I was also responsible for ten inventory observation assignments which included traveling to the client warehouse, preparing documentation, and meeting deadlines set by the team. I improved most in task organization, communication, and efficiency. The most enjoyable part of my work at Ernst & Young happened when I received positive feedback on a project.
Because of the size of Ernst & Young and many of its clients, I would only work on 1-3 accounts and various projects. Since I am searching for a new job, I would like to work somewhere I can work with more of the accounting/auditing process. I believe this would give me a more holistic view of the project and would offer opportunities to complete tasks with more consistency.
Specific to assurance (audit) service line. Experience based on teaming. In some experience, work/life balance in non-existent and upper management is solely concerned with completing projects and not team satisfaction. Other situations allow for better work/life balance and great experiences. Very involved in the community and strive for excellence in the product of each audit. benefits are satisfactory but not the best. For the most part, unless one is a truly poor worker, thee is job security and promotion on the allotted timeline.
Manager (Former Employee) – new york, ny – October 5, 2015
this is a great company to work for as long as you learn how to navigate through politics. the company has gone through several unsuccessful re-orgs in the past 2-3 years. each re-org impacts employees in a negative manner and makes you earn the trust of management all over again. however, if you manage to connect with the right partners who are top performers then your career is set. The firm has an aggressive growth model that is clearly impacting the staff. especially when it comes to acquisitions, the company is not mature enough to keeping the talent. they do a great job acquiring the company however, the on boarding of the new employees needs improvement. the culture appears to be solid but there are a lot of high ranking individuals that does not live by the culture it boasts.
reputable company, looks good on the resume
bad management practice, not a strong pipeline, aggressive hiring but not enough work to go around
so I never spent any great amount of time at the corporate offices. This makes it very difficult to make any good contacts on a corporate level, although UTC did provide me with that. I learned to deal with various state agencies as this was part of my duties. My co-workers were very friendly and created an environment where good work was praised.
Technology Consultant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 16, 2015
- Dynamic workplace with very nice and considerate people - People culture - Employee views, preferences, interests and career goal matters. Very supportive management - Good compensation as compared to market rates for the same position - Great learning and growth opportunities -
Marketing Manager, West Region (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 24, 2016
EY is a very corp and professional environment. Some office politics, but mostly limited to top industry leaders and senior partners. Overall professional and administrative staff was kind and easy to work with.
EY praises work/life/balance - THERE IS NO SUCH THING for Executive Assistants! The EA SUPERVISOR in Hartford, CT was swearing, harassing and very hostile towards employees, whereas if employees knew she was coming in the office they would avoid her as best they could. Your desk is not your own - you MUST remove all personal belongings at the end of each day. There are also cameras in the ceilings so they can monitor every move you make during the course of the day. Oh and don't think about talking in a normal work like voice, because it's too loud and distracting!
NO Work/Life/Balance, No one talks to anyone, Executive Assistants are considered the bottom of the barrel
No work/life balance but great learning opportunities
Tax Senior (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 1, 2016
At any client service firm, you essentially have no personal life as was the case with EY. It's a great firm with great compensation opportunities and learning opportunities, but if your priority isn't to advance in your career, then I would not recommend working here.
Great company, good people, great benefits, difficult work
Assistant Director, FSO Advisory (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 11, 2016
Great company, good people, great benefits, difficult work, challenging personalities and expectations. Depending on what group you are in, you could be overworked, or around challenging management and people. Or you could end up in a great group and love your job.
proposal manager lead (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – December 2, 2015
EY had a strong corporate culture with mentor programs, strong CPE training programs, and opportunities to advance. As a proposal manager I had a large amount of autonomy for accomplishing my objectives. I had a sponsor/ mentor to help me get promoted and become the proposal manager lead for the Mid-Atlantic.
Flexibility, benefits, opportunities, trelecommuting as appropriate.