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Good for developmental opportunities

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No day is the same, great for networking and building new connections. Lots of opportunities available for personal growth. Is a people orientated organisation, most difficult part of the job is to juggle many tasks at once and manage expectations of key stakeholders. Working and collaborating with many different people is the most enjoyable part.
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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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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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Stressful, Dead End

A good stamp on your CV, but the work load is so varied and hectic and every task is super urgent, you will grind your teeth a lot and be frustrated until you up and leave.The goal post keeps shifting, you never have the time to master your categories. Good for a few years but not healthy or sustainable long term


Good Healthcare


Long Hours, Micro Management, Hectic
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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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Good place for graduates

Fast pace, good progression, nice people, good place for graduates to start their career in finance / accounting Workload and deadlines can be stressful
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small and stressful engagements

with the small leftover engagements from London practise, stress is more but salaries and learning is less than rewarding.expect struggles with staffing and toxic working environment.
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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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Internship / Work Experience

Ernst and Young is an established, known accounting firm making it into the Big 4. Offers students a 1 week programme where they can gain insight into the services EY provide such as: audits, taxes, legal services etc. They pay you too and provide you the chance to gain a qualification in CMI at level 2. Great for those that have an interest within those fields.


Good pay


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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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Great workplace but not my cup of tea

Worked as a consultant. Everyone in the office was bright, professional and helpful. Management was great too, vacations and days off, as well as work from home, was never a problem. It’s just the nature of work and clients and lack of flexibility in thinking of the stakeholders involved that limited sense of purpose in everyday work.
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It was an interesting place to work because although stressful, the experience l got when l left was next to none and it really set me up for the future.
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Not what I expected

Terrible place to work, would not recommend to anyone. Better off working for a smaller firm so you are able to have a life instead of constantly working every day of the week
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Secure and Flexible

Flexible working, great benefits and rewards/recognition/bonus. Very secure job, great values and a strong company vision. Office’s modern and pretty much in every city


Great benefits


Lots of work
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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.


Good culture


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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Great for start of career but very long hours

Great for start of career and the company has a clear career progression, howver it is very normal to work very long hours and it feels like you have to with the workload resulting in high emoloyee turnover.
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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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