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Challenging, great team environment, flexible

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Challenging projects that allow you to push beyond your comfort zone, pay is fair for Big4 once you've gotten to Manager and above level, great colleague environment - not the best benefits and a lot of partner politics that directly impact employees
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Great company

Working at EY has been an incredibly rewarding and enriching experience. From day one, I've been welcomed into a supportive and dynamic environment that encourages growth and innovation.
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  • Supportive environment
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Inclusive work environment

As a Ey Intern I quickly admired their work ethic.

I enjoyed working closely with such superior professionals. Unlike many companies, Ey associates didn’t allow their job titles (such as CEO and COO) to effect the ability to network and communicate clearly.


Helping the younger generation to gain experience


Internship wasn’t as long as I hoped
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Long hours and not very interesting work

Long hours and not very interesting work. However, there are nice people within the firm which help you get through busy periods. Could do with improved work/life balance overall.
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Good place to grow your career

EY is a good place to grow and start your career but just be careful when you start to see your career stall then make sure you move. The promotion process is VERY political so once you don’t move up in time make the move.
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Excellent place to work

Brilliant work life balance and the flexibility to work from home. There can be a culture to work long hours which you can avoid if you set your boundaries.
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Great place to work

EY have a great culture. Everyone is helpful and supportive. The work life balance is as you'd expect in audit with busy periods towards year ends, however there is great flexibility to work where and when you like outside of this as long as you get the work done.
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Valuable experiences, perceptions, and suggestions related to various aspects of the organization; good compensation and benefits; decent paid training in BPP unversity
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Fun and Educational

Week long Business Academy at EY gives a great insight into the workings of a Financial Services Firm. Great people, who were very friendly and supportive and taught me a lot.
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Fun work place

The company need to look into salary and promotion properly. Staff are under paid for the amount of work they deliver but working from home has been a blessing
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Toxic working environment

worth a try in your 20s but have to switch later on. many tasks to do, good opportunities to grow all around, no work-life balance, moderate salary base
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Excellent place to work

Great progression pathways, opportunity to work with high profile clients, excellent training and development programs and a very supportive and friendly team environment
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fun and challenging

great workplace to start your career and puts .It can be helpful to leave space at the bottom of your written review to write down these questions and concerns. As your employee responds, acknowledge and address each topic during your conversation, and write notes in that section. This shows that you are dedicated to both listening and retaining what your employee has to say. After your meeting, send the employee an updated version of the review with the notes you have taken. Small follow-ups like this are appreciated by employees.
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Great working environment

The staff at EY are very helpful and want you to succeed. There is also a lot of room for growth and development through qualifications/ certifications.
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Great Experience but

I spent a great 3 years at EY which has been a brilliant foundation for my career. However, after 3 years the work began to feel repetitive and I felt it was best to change companies as there is a slight feeling of uncertainty around the company.


Very inclusive culture, flexible working culture is really good and it is possible to be truly flexible, great colleagues who are fun the hang out with, good office location in London, the client exposure from day 1 is something I couldnt have got in most companies


Pay is not reflective of the work you are doing, I could only justify the job on the basis of the experience I was getting rather than current pay, some colleagues can be slightly talkative behind your back
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Productive and fun workplace

Very hands on and productive. Co workers are nice. You're kept very busy but it's not draining. Really enjoyed my time as a intern at the company. Very nice view too
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Trudging through the treacle of process and incompetant workers

It's been a very gruelling and unrewarding experience working in EY - managers only care about process and distributing blame and the myriad contractors I have to work with are highly unskilled and have terrible communication skills. This means if a contractor has a question, I'd provide a response to them, and if they don't understand the response, instead of saying so, they'd just ask the question again later on. It also means despit being a developer I often have much greater skill (and apparently experience) in these contractors' roles, be it UI/UX, QA or DevOps. We've had circumstances like a BA not knowing how to create User Stories and at one point we brought on a purported senior developer who didn't know what Git was!We have interminable meetings with huge numbers of people, all of whom with cameras off and muted. This makes it very difficult to remember you are on the call with humans, and means you're spending a lot of time making next to no progress.The software process is Wagile (read Waterfall) with sprints being static and designed to suit Scrum Masters and management rather than for the people they were created to assist: developers.Salary raises are effectively non-negotiable.


Big corporate pluses like pension and workplace provisioning is nice


Management, death by mindless process, unskilled colleagues
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Solid but not appealing for the long-term

Hard work but rewarding. I didn't want to stay after I completed my training contract, and I definitely wasn't alone in that amongst my cohort. Better salaries elsewhere.
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Audit is not worth it.

Audit is underpaid and extremely mundane and dry. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone. PAS, Consulting and Advisory are way better compensated and have more rewarding work.
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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.


Learning, training


Very competitive and long hours
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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.


Flexible working


Work/life balance, compensation
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Based on 9,296 reviews

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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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