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The experience was life-altering
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 21, 2017
Working for one of the Big 4 accounting firms was truly a life-changing experience. I am very fortunate to have worked for Ernst & Young and gained valuable skills and perspective from the job. I would not have changed anything about my career with the firm. It is aggressive, political, and ultimately it comes down to you using the firm for the experience you gain or the firm using you up to meet their needs. Not perfect, but it is fair.
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great learning place
Assurance Manager (Current Employee) –  San Juan, PRAugust 19, 2017
This a great place to start your career. I had the opportunity to work with people around the word and work great professionals. The only issue I had is that needs better life-work balance.
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Interesting and diverse work, collaborative environment, no work-life balance
Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 17, 2017
E&Y is a great place to start a career. Provides lots of learning opportunities and a collaborative team environment. On the negative side, pressure to have billable hours, and minimal work-life balance.
Pros
diverse work, collaborative environment
Cons
billable hours pressure, no work-life balance
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Fast paced with growth opportunities
Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 17, 2017
A lot of different projects assigned to you. You get to meet a lot of people. Sometimes work gets stressful. Hours will be long during busy times. A lot of personal growth through learning and promotions.
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Good place to start
Associate (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 16, 2017
Not interesting work. Underpaid. Very political. you do get exposure to a lot of interesting items, but the work you do is very simple and not adding much value.
Pros
benefits
Cons
hours
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A high challenge intense environment to bring out the best
Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHAugust 16, 2017
Our EY Alumni network helps connect all our EY people, past and present, to more opportunities, more resources and more of the people that they need to know for the future. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship, allowing alumni to continue to build on the legacy they created at EY and helping EY to continue to deliver on our promise to build a better working world. In business, it’s not just what you know, but who you know; and in turn, who they know. Your EY network is the perfect place to build on your connections, build your personal brand and work with new people. The person you don’t know yet may just have the answer – or even a different question – that unlocks your next opportunity. Working at EY puts you at the center of a connected and exclusive global network of people and experiences. Stay part of something special. Stay connected.
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Great place to get your foot in the door
FSO Assurance Staff 2 (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 16, 2017
Great place to learn a lot, but ideally not a long term career if you want work life balance. The hours are crazy (of course, it's public accounting).
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Has opportunity for advancement, but job is boring and hours are long
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 16, 2017
Workplace culture is stressful with the need to always be online. Work is not intellectually challenging and is often very repetitive. Most people leave for greener pastures when they can.
Pros
Team happy hours
Cons
No lunch break, long hours
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EY Review as Employee
Sr. Consultant (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 15, 2017
EY is good employer, in some of the groups, top leadership is not helping employees to grow and move on, yearly feedback system is very old and traditional which does not allow to get true and practical feedback in order to move up in career. lots of frustration and anxiety when it comes to get promotion and job satisfaction.
Pros
Good training, work environment, offices
Cons
Leadership is not helpful in order to provide true feedback when it comes to get promotion, highly technical people are not valued
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Contract personnel
Senior Financial Consultant (Current Employee) –  North CarolinaAugust 15, 2017
EY is a great company and treats their subcontractors just as employees. Being a sub, we are always at risk of services no longer being needed and I would say this is what I least enjoy about EY. Business is business and it is related risk.

EY holds wonderful morale events, which they invite their subs to, and have internal advancements for EY personnel.

Overall, this company is wonderful at maintaining customer satisfaction and workplace morale, which can be hard to do these days.
Pros
worklife balance
Cons
length of contract for subs
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Audit Internship
Audit Intern (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 14, 2017
The internship experience itself was great. The firm really has a great balance of work experience and fun events. I was given the opportunity to experience all of the major service lines including advisory, audit, and tax before choosing what I wanted to specialize in. The best part about EY is the culture.
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Great Place to Work
Administrative Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 13, 2017
Each day was a new experience. Life at E&Y was great overall. I learned all my valued customer service skills and professionalism at this place. The hardest part was leaving.
Pros
Great NYC location
Cons
Worked a lot of overtime
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No Real Direction in IT Services
Associate Director (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 13, 2017
EY has re-organized the IT Services area a number of times over the past 5 years and are returning to a decentralized model. This constant change provides no direction and makes application development and delivery more difficult than it needs to be. While EY may be an excellent place to work for client facing individuals, it is not the best for technology based resources,
Pros
Work location flexibility and vacation benefits
Cons
Pay falls below the industry, bonuses are very limited, and the strategy for future growth is confusing
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ok
Tax Senior (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 12, 2017
work under a lot of pressure
very political
not very friendly
try to be diverse, but there's always a glass ceiling
learn a lot
make you stronger
have to rely on yourself
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Great environment
Senior Business Systems Analyst - Contract (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 11, 2017
EY is a great company and a great experience. There is also flexibility to go to other contracts. The technology is up to date and the staff are very intelligent.
Pros
work from home
Cons
Work exceeds 50 hours with pay for 40
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Terrible politics, near impossible to “campaign” to Director or Partner
Sr Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 10, 2017
Good pay, long hours, terrible management, extremely political, and cutthroat. Large majority of consultants are VERY inexperienced and over priced to clients. Lack of innovation and creative thinking. If you dont fit in your gone. The campaign one must deploy for over a year to become Director or partner is near impossible and all political.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Travel, culture, politics, lack of experienced consultants
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Productive, Challenging, inspiring
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 9, 2017
A typical day at EY is always inspiring. Always pushing to get to the next level. Challenging. Keeps you motivated to do your best. If you have an idea, you can run with it and you built on you leadership skills and accountability.
Pros
Bravo awards
Cons
Long work hours
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No longer People's culture
Advisory Staff (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 9, 2017
All they care about is money. The people are no longer their focus. The firm is losing sight of their vision. Benefits are being reduced and raises at close to zero.
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Wonderful if you find the right service line/team
Business Support National Executive/Peer Advisor (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHAugust 9, 2017
I love working for the company but, within my group there is NO career advancement, the management is beyond poor along with lack of communication throughout the group. I'm actively seeking positions within and outside of the firm hoping to grow my career.
Pros
benefits, love my co workers
Cons
Lack of career advancement, horrible management (within my group)
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Great company culture but need to pay employees more
Risk Advisory Consultant (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 9, 2017
Company culture is great, and you become exposed to a variety of clients and team dynamics. Hours depend heavily on your team and whether it is busy season. Employees need to be paid more for the insane amount of hours they work. If this is implemented, there may be a higher retention rate for new employees. Overall, great way to be exposed to different industries and services and strengthen one's people skills.
Pros
Free meals, your coworkers, benefits
Cons
Hours, pay
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