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It was okay jot had the office was nice auditbwork is stressful management isn’t that great it’s very hit or miss in terms of the teams you work on and
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Competitive environment with growth opportunities

Really great brand recognition, bright colleagues, lots of opportunities to learn grow and advance your career. Opportunities to work with premium and prestigious clients.

Pros

Learning, training

Cons

Very competitive and long hours
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  • Time and location flexibility
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Fast paced

Your general experience is quite heavily determined by management and your team/connections. If you build the right network, life can be a little easier.Long hours required and busy seasons can take a toll. It can be difficult to time holiday as cover is limited, so you’ll often work up the hours on your return to get yourself back to the same place as before you left. Flexible working helps but again is determined on the culture of your team.

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Flexible working

Cons

Work/life balance, compensation
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Relaxed culture supportive team

EY places an emphasis of attention on its staff and the culture of it workplace. ET is firever innovating and adapting people friendly processes. The pay is above city average and the workload is manageable. The only downside is its systems are over processed
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Good culture

Overall a Good office. Great culture and good top management. Staff turnover is high and long working hours.Pay just average in the market. Bonus are far below. General benefit. 25 days holiday per year
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Low pay, benefits non-existent but will learn a lot

Pros:-Collaborative collegiate environment - doesn’t feel competitive at all. Relatively young workforce, it’s almost scary how similar everyone’s personality is-So many courses/trainings, L&D opportunities (sometimes we get paid to just sit around and do trainings) -You will learn a lot at EY. It’s often joked that 5 years at EY is like a year in industry- which is definitely true. -flexible working: at least in it audit no one is really bothering you to come into the office.-for the most part, no micro managing-inclusive & accepting environment Cons:-low pay -below manager level, no incentive to perform. no bonus, no over-time or time off in lieu. -deceptive use of “consultant” when we work on audits 99.9% of time-work-life balance non-existent in busy season (leading to burn out and very high turnover)-promotion/progression v scripted and based on years of service and other requirements -difficult transferring to a different service line (if you are successful is really determined by you Network at EY, how well liked you are, performance and networking)-surrounded by workaholics that can sometimes expect more of you than needed
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Senior Auditor

Long hours in busy season and don't feel you are rewarded in terms of pay. Very little benefits. Good culture at the firm. Get work from home 3 days a week.

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Good culture

Cons

Long hours
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Collaborative workplace

Good learning and development opportunities and focus. Large firm, so can get caught up in areas you may not be interested in. Good culture in general, but can depend per team
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Development opportunities

Decent place to work that is obviously a big name within the accounting industry. People are big on coaching and seeing you develop as an individual and as a professional.
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Fast paced culture

There is an extremely fast paced culture, which means you have to think on your feet and develops your problem solving skills. This can be beneficial if the hours matched expectations

Pros

Good for the Cv

Cons

Bad work life balance
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Great place to learn technical advisory skills early in your career. D&I and Talent Management is average on their best day.

I have developed a good network, experienced working in different offices and in different teams. If your face does not fit, you will not make Partner. Very few Partners pull others up - most protect their territory. The company culture is well advanced in Europe. African and MENA cultures are control oriented and hierarchical.

Pros

Tremendous opportunity to learn in early career

Cons

Political
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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.

Pros

People, projects, learnign opportunities, network

Cons

poor work life balance, package not very competitive
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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.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Dictatorship management style
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Good place to start career

You learn a lot and are exposed to diverse work. On the whole, people are very friendly although the environment can be quite intense and competitive.
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A joy to work for EY

Typical day work hard, play hard . Competative package. Happy working atmosphere . Management at all levels & staff working together as one team .A pleasure

Pros

Good Team spirit

Cons

None
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great work experience

Lovely staff and great for developing a career. Got a lot of training in team leading and team work and a lot of support as a student at that time. Very helpful.
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N/a

typical day at work is busy and can be quite stressful but the relaxed environment helps you cope with the stress, it all depends on the team you work with, if you are with a great team you will enjoy your job.
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Great place to work but lack of progression and salary below manager level very poor

EY is a great place to work and has a flexible work culture. However the progression is based on who you know/how well you are liked. Some of the people in more senior positions should not be there, and are hard to work with.

Pros

Flexible working

Cons

Lack of progression and poor salary/benefits
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A great company, but your experience will depend on your manager

Unfair treatment between London and other offices, working hours differ by location. Technical staff required to do many more hours than contracted and no time back. Some team mates given TOIL or overtime, others told they can't take anything. Progression or internal job moves really hard, if you do manage to get promoted your pay won't be balanced against colleagues who are also promoted, you cannot challenge this! Terrible culture of "favourites"
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fun and challenging

was fun and challenging - would recommend but difficult to progress. workplace culture is good and management was good. however, difficult to progress.
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Audit

Not what I’d expected, resourcing worrying about their utilisation, diplomatic culture and bullying environment. No wonder so many suffer from mental illness.
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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