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Best place to learn, but no advancement
State Legislative Executive Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 1, 2016
I LOVE EY, the benefits, the compensation, the environment, the Employee discount programs BUT upward mobility and growth was not a goal. I am still perplexed at how management did not seem to be interested in the growth of its employees. As it goes in most places EY promoted the favorites and other employees are left to fend for themselves. I was in the same position, doing the same work for 10 years and was told, this would not change. What is the purpose of goals? How do you set goals if you are told nothing about your job will be changing? I met some GREAT people! I LEARNED a TON, but that stopped. My co-workers were THE best! My best advice is to get a REAL, STRONG, well respected mentor who has clout. Once my mentor left, my career at EY was pretty much over.
Pros
Co-workers, corporate sponsored events, benefits, compensation, flexibility, Recognition Awards
Cons
Upward mobility, Disability Program
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Great place to start a career in accounting
Supervising Senior Auditor (Current Employee) –  Roseville, CADecember 19, 2016
EY is a good place to work. The learning curve is very steep but attainable. Workers get out of it, what you put in, and it is ultimately one's responsibility to ensure that you are successful.

There often can be mentors, but due to the high level of productivity it can be hard to get another individual (peer, senior or executive) to take interest in your future.

The perks are enjoyable, good benefits, flexibility exists when there are no deadline.
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Fast pace environment. Days go by quickly as the work is ongoing.
CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  HoustonJanuary 5, 2017
EY is a fast pace environment. Days go by quickly as the job is always on the go. I have learned to never give up as there are many resources available to get you through the day. The people at EY are great to work with and everyone is willing to help you get through the day in anyway that they can. It was hard trying to meet so many RUSH deadlines, but with all the resources and people available, I was confident I could accommodate my customers needs.
Pros
great benefits, people, and personal resources
Cons
stressful at times
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Demanding but flexible
Associate (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 20, 2016
Busy season is a very demanding time of year, but once out of busy season there is a lot of flexibility.

Co-workers are professional and also very competitive.

The hardest part of the job is managing multiple accounts and you're expected to be available all hours of the day, even on vacation.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility and the vacation package.
Pros
flexibility and benefits
Cons
busy season
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ok Company
SENIOR TAX MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Stamford and PhoenixJanuary 9, 2017
Good place to learn - given responsibility. Its a case of who you know not what you know in order to raise up through the ranks. Expectations are high. Clientele demanding. Can be long hours and weekend work
Pros
State of the art learning and technology
Cons
Long hours and poor work life balance.
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High performing professional environment
Tax Senior (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJanuary 18, 2017
Global accounting firm with great compensation and benefits. Opportunities for specialization and advancement. Smart professional co-workers and good management.
Pros
High performers throughout the organization
Cons
Too much overtime
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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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Lots of opportunity and Room for growth and achievement
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Middle EastSeptember 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.
Pros
Multitude of work from major companies, Career growth, good compensation
Cons
Work-life balance is up to you, Long hours (sometimes), Hierarchical organization
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Good culture; internal core business professionals have limited opportunity for advancement
Development Consultant, Assistant Director (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 14, 2016
Good culture; internal core business professionals have limited opportunity for advancement. Pay is decent, but mostly front loaded (lower 401k match benefits).
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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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Supportive environment
Manager - Performance Improvement (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 27, 2016
Team environment, very supportive, decent benefits, good culture. They help advance your career and continually strive keep employees interested. Coworkers are great.
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EY Headquarters - Midtown Manhattan
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 29, 2016
Worked with the firm for 16 years as an Office Manager and Executive Assistant. Office environment at Times Square location is great, many departments and co-workers are wonderful to work with.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
n/a
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Overall great place to work
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 18, 2016
Be ready for non stop action packed days
Many learning opportunities available
Great benefits
Smart hard working people
Management should work to be more in tune with employees, however.
flexible work schedule
Pros
flexible time off policy
Cons
intense environment
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Great work environment
Core Business Services (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 6, 2016
I enjoy working with EY. The environment is very relaxed and trusting. I don't feel like there is much room for growth unless you are in a finance related role.
Pros
Benefits, salary, flexible hours
Cons
Nowhere for growth unless you're in finance related roles
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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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Good
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJanuary 5, 2017
Excellent, life/work balance, real nice compensation package, free diner through busy season, very friendly people, you really can learn a lot, management very open
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Good place to work to gain experience
Senior Associate - Wealth and Asset Management (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 18, 2016
EY is a good place to work and gain experience but they claim to have a good work/life balance and that is not true. Most jobs at EY expect you to work a lot of hours throughout the year and if you are not on the client serving side, you do not get the same career guidance and job growth. I find it hard to progress at a place like EY without having a CPA. The benefits and pay are good if you stay for a number of years and get great reviews. In the end, the amount of hours and workloads have no end in sight and employee appreciation is not as positive as in years' past. Most of the focus is on increasing revenues and gaining clients. There is not a lot of focus on their own people.
Pros
Benefits, vacation time.
Cons
Long hours, large workloads, stressful environments.
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Best of Big 4 to start off career in IT Audit.
Associate Consultant (Former Employee) –  Bengal, INSeptember 7, 2016
Great work culture, several opportunities to grow, good work life balance and decent compensation.
Just require the necessary certifications and hardwork to move up.
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Big 4 Firm
Lead Executive Asst (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCDecember 10, 2016
This is a large corporation with many benefits and opportunities. This has been a learning and growing experience. No two days are ever the same, things are always changing.
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Management Changed
Senior Consultant, Performance and Reward (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 16, 2016
I was told that I wouldn't have to travel in my role, however, within weeks I was traveling each week on a project outside of my skill set. The firm is too big and there is little effort on your success.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Too much travel
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