Lots of opportunity and Room for growth and achievement
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – Middle East – September 26, 2016
EY is a typical high pressure consulting environment. If you go into the organization not knowing this, you would have been ill-informed. The working hours are long and client is king, which means that deadlines can be unreasonable and though teams may have conflict, the work must be delivered.
No two days in EY are the same. Client meetings, report writing, data analysis, recommendation synthesis, team meetings, conferences, presentations - all of these and/or a combination of these may happen on a daily basis for multiple clients, at multiple sites for multiple project scopes of work.
The hardest part of the job is knowing when to stop for the day and knowing how much work is too much. Your day can be as long as 12-15 hours. It pays to know the importance and priority of your checkpoints on a checklist before diving into the work.
Since EY's advisory department has a number of different services, it pays to know which kind of service you are interested in since this will be your expertise for the next few years in the firm, even though you may be shuffled between departments within advisory due to overlapping knowledge.
Multitude of work from major companies, Career growth, good compensation
Work-life balance is up to you, Long hours (sometimes), Hierarchical organization