Senior Auditor in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Not ideal long term.
For audit and assurance business line - EY UK actually cares about its people compared to the other big 4, however, in audit there is no getting away from the cons.
Audit in London, Greater London
Good place to learn. Zero meritocracy. Promotion based on loyalty and brownnosing
Pros: okay if you u dont want to be fired (they dont fire bad performing staffs)Cons : No meritocracy. Promotion based 100% on the number of yearswith the firm and loyalty. Brown nosing expected in order to be promoted. No bonus. Difficult to move from one department to another. Lying management about pay and promotion.
Senior Manager in Greater London
Great place to work
You can learn a lot of skills which you can use in any other business, both technical and soft skills. Smart, good working colleagues, a lot of training, challenging projects. Fantastic networking opportunities with the firm. If you stay a year or 10 years, you will enjoy it. To the contrary, work life balance is not optimal, but still not as bad as in other consulting firm. There is emphasis on diversity. From a certain level up or exit.
Good pay, but cut-throat culture
While firms like EY pay well, jobs are cut regularly, either as a result of restructures or even due to slight drops in revenue. Many staff are ladder climbers and it does have a cut throat culture and fake sense of friendliness.
DEPLOYMENT CONSULTANT in Birmingham, West Midlands
The work ethic at EY is work till you drop some tax and assurance teams burn out.
If you are applying for a service position take heed. That unless you are applying for a management position you are simply dirt and some staff members will simply not engage correctly with you there is no support from your managers should you make a complaint you will become a target for managers