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highly skilled people, good exposure, limited growth to non-typical sectors
Strategy Consultant (Operations) (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 13, 2016
The company is very much rounded and is highly regarded as the best advisory services firm in Supply Chain. The colleagues are highly skilled, projects are quite interesting and give a lot of exposure. However, the company is highly siloed and it is very difficult to move on to other aspects and functions like PE or Wealth management tracks.
Pros
good exposure, interesting projects, global perspective
Cons
very big, silo, promotes single industry/ function thinking
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It's a "factory" of people
Tax Senior, International Tax Services (ITS) (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 2, 2016
EY does not assign projects based on a particular person's skills and/or experience. Instead, projects are assigned based solely on a person's rank. This leads to tasks being done by those who are not qualified and/or have zero interest in a particular task.

The team I was on is extremely "cliquish" and hard to get involved with. However, I don't think this is necessarily reflective of the company as a whole.

The hardest part of the job is trying to stay motivated. The tasks I am assigned are generally something that could be handled by a person with 1-2 years of experience. However, I have over 20 years of experience. Thus, I get bored easily.
Pros
work from home at least once a week.
Cons
work is not my skill set
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Great place to work
Sr. Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 11, 2016
EY is a great place to work. Lots of extra activities going on, you can get as involved as you'd like. They treat their employees very well, particularly in the Boston office. People are generally very nice and helpful. Learning to get around the company is the most difficult part of the job but once you figure that out, it truly is a great company.
Pros
great people
Cons
difficult to figure out how to get things done within the company
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Fun, human, flexible, easy to change carreer - but disorganized
Project Manager (Global) (Former Employee) –  GlobalNovember 4, 2016
EY is a great company to work for if you are starting a carreer and is interested in learning a lot of different things (just like the other Big Fours). People there are flexible and easy to work with, and it is easy to change within the firm if you are not "fitting in". The cons: EY growth through mergers has been proportionately high in the last years, so a lot of processes and org structures are not quite consolidated, which hinders meritocracy and "predictability" in terms of what professionals can expect for their careers. It is a mix of cultures - which sometimes it's a good thing, but at times leads to conflicts and attrition.
Pros
human, flexible, open, global opportunities
Cons
office politics, disorganized, lack of meritocracy
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EY is not what it used to be
Infrastructure Server Engineer (Former Employee) –  Secaucus, NJSeptember 19, 2016
EY used to be a great company to work for. They valued their people and promoted from within.
It all changed when the family culture turned to a corporate culture. CIOs come and go every 3-4 years. IT organizations get turned up side down and many people got fired.

Since the company went globalization, what's left of the IT jobs have steadily been outsourced to other countries. Now the IT jobs in USA have been chipped away and shipped overseas where they can hire 3-4 employees for the price of one.
Pros
Flexible work hours. Telecommuting
Cons
Globalization, outsourcing to other countries.
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Intern (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 17, 2016
The work itself was very interesting. However, I was placed in Houston, while the partner and manager that I worked with were based in New York. Had to figure out a lot of stuff on my own. Partner was not supportive.
Pros
Office location, friendly environment, and the online courses
Cons
disengagement from the partner, but maybe that's because we worked from two different locations, but still, it could've been better.
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Fast Paced Learning
Senior - Assurance Practice (Current Employee) –  San Juan, PRSeptember 15, 2016
EY is the perfect place to learn in a fast pace to take responsibilities and advance in your career to the next level in the most efficient way.As an associate you will be provided with opportunities to have a diverse work. Through strategic deployment, associates will gain knowledge in multiple technical areas and industries. Ongoing insight from coaches, leaders, and human capital provides support for an open dialogue on interests and diverse career paths.
Pros
Fast Learning
Cons
Non-Stop Busy Season
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Company provides opportunity to learn and encourae to fun at work
Advanced Associate (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, INDSeptember 6, 2016
Along with hard work end of the day tries to accommodate with gifts and celebrations on occasions of every religion.
Good relationship co-workers and managers, could be free to consult counselors / managers on career and internal movement at work.
Guidance from seniors and mangers to grow well in company both official and personal.
Pros
gifts and celebrates all festivals and occasions
Cons
short breaks
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Great place to work - accelerated learning environment
Senior Auditor (Current Employee) –  Iselin, NJOctober 18, 2016
The people that you work with will have your back and will work with you on your problems. If you vocalize that you are having problems on a project, management will take the time to go through your responsibilities with you and work to create a plan that will enable you to accomplish your goals and the requirements of the job.
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Productive but not a fun place to work
Executive - Assurance (Former Employee) –  Bristol, CTAugust 26, 2016
There are advantage and disadvantage.

Advantage: I had the opportunity of meeting new people and client's industry are very interesting. There are proffesional very interested on having quality in deliverables.

Disadvantage: There is not life balance. For instance, people is booked to perform their job for less time or hours budget than the project needs therefore it is necessary work extra hours and any of them are paid. Managers instead of negotiate higher fees with the clients they keep the same budget and blame the team for spending more hours. On the other hand Partners and Director blame the team for not charge the real hours.
Pros
See above
Cons
See above
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Overall culture is good
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Redwood City, CAAugust 26, 2016
Great place to work. Great growth for young folks to start and grow rapidly in the organization. The organization is well rounded with people from various backgrounds that gives it depth
Pros
Very strong culture, Inclusive and diversity is valued
Cons
More for the consulting sort of folks, Not a good place for people on the IT technical side, Focus is on selling. Not a place for strong delivery folks, lots of travel across the continental US
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EY has a terrific people culture and strong ethics when serving clients
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  TexasOctober 3, 2016
EY has a people focused dynamic that is rare in consulting. Its audit heritage bleeds into its consulting wing and creates a strong culture of integrity. Overall work loads are fair and balanced. I enjoy how I am able to continue to grow professionally as well as deliver excellence on projects.
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EY provides an excellent work culture, opportunities and advancement.
Human Resource Director (Former Employee) –  Secaucus, NJSeptember 11, 2016
For 14 years EY provided me: meaningful work, excellent life work balance, a comprehensive benefits package and teaming. EY's leaders articulated a strategic vision for the employees. The Human Resources department was forward thinking and fast paced.
Pros
See above
Cons
High work demands at times
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Professionalism and Ability to be Self-Motivated are keys to success
Senior Security Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 3, 2016
The most challenging aspect of working for EY for an introvert like me is that because of the remote work lifestyle people have to make an effort to establish and maintain relationships with coworkers. However, this flexibility is probably one of the most enjoyable things about the job.
Pros
Flexible work hours and location; benefits/perks; smart people
Cons
[Lack of] planning and strategy causes a lot of rework and throwaway deliverables
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Did not get the EY experience. The company was acquired. The retention was 50%.
UAT Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAAugust 6, 2016
I did not get the EY experience. We are an acquired company so the rules, boundaries and growth was different. EY outside of our merger had the culture that we were told about. If one comes in as a regular EY employee the transition would be much smoother. The community at large seemed to be very pleased with the support and the ability to be supported. The company has many methods for growth but one has to ask their co-workers and management to guide them so that you can move forward. Do not put these tasks in any one person's hands. Make sure you have a Mentor and Sponsor that can share the unspoken rules with you. Find organizations to join to network with others so you can get the advise you need to move forward.
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Great place to learn and grow as a professional
Sr. Consultant (Former Employee) –  Saudi ArabiaDecember 1, 2016
Typical day was generally well planned and overall schedules were drawn up quite in advance. Most enjoyable part of working here was that you get exposed to a wide variety of industries and learn so much on the job.
Pros
Very professional
Cons
Pressure during peak season
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Working at EY
Business Data Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 6, 2016
Working at EY has its pros and cons. It is a reputable company that does promote career growth. However, work life balance is hard to achieve in salary positions. Also, promotion and competitive compensation is hard to come by. The company encourages "boomerangs" which means, if you leave the company to find a better salary (which is common) you can come back and THEN the company will pay you more. Until then - the company does not pay competitive wages
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Good place to word
Transfer Pricing Intern (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAOctober 4, 2016
The staff was very helpful and provided adequate training, so I could become an effective team member. The assignments as an Intern provided a wide range of exposure to the transfer pricing world and allowed me to get a thorough understanding of what transfer pricing entailed.
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Typical large organization with multiple hierarchies
Assurance Staff (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 28, 2016
- Steep learning curve in the first few years
- Work life balance not very good
- Job security: good
- Advancement: good

Like many other large professional services companies, work-life balance in EY is not very good, especially during busy seasons.
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Intense and Competitive Environment
Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTJune 28, 2016
Ernst and Young has a very intense and focused mission on making 50 billion dollars by 2020. Nothing but the best would be the most exact way to describe the expectation they have for all those who work for them. Hours worked can be anywhere from 40 to 100 a week depending on the timing within the season. As auditing is intense, the time for fun is limited, but most teams know when to have fun.
Pros
Starting salary
Cons
No breaks, work environment
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