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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 -