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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
4,915 Reviews
3.7
4,915 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1.  

    I like this place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    I like this lace to work

    Cons

    I like this place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Big four Exec

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The opportunities and sense of achievement when you finally make a deadline. Plenty of promotion chances should be in the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    The hours, Expect to work way in excess of 35 hours contracted. Busy season you will have to work around every waking minute. Non busy season 11 hour days are no unusual with occasional weekend working.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great working atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    A lot of benefits to staff. Working flexibly. A career path to follow.

    Cons

    A lot of people at the same level as you, you need to stand out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked for EY for 5 years. Really valuable experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Very people focused. I enjoyed working with most people there.

    Cons

    Too much travel. Limited London work opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Welcoming environment, work wasn't difficult and the work-life balance was absolutely fine (9-5 30 every day).

    Cons

    The work was very boring as you'd expect in audit and sometimes I had no work to do whatsoever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Good and work life balance

    Cons

    No opportunity to learn edging Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn
    Exceptional people and clients
    Well structured and fast paced
    Good opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Promotion is restricted to who you know and being on the right engagement.
    high charge ability targets result in poor opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to Work and the advisory practice is looking to grow so need to find ways to promoted form within as well as bringing external hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Well Oiled Machine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand recognition and marketing support

    Cons

    Slow to react to tenders, extreme risk-aversion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good stepping stone in career and worked with some great clients.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People in general are friendly, committed and work hard to meet deadlines. EY brand is strong in marketplace and plenty of opportunity to travel. Flexible working encouraged but expect to be kept busy!

    Cons

    Need to identify the right people that will help you get promoted - it seems easier to get promoted by joining externally than internally. Lack of transparency in salary review process, poor infrastructure and technology. A lot of pressure to meet targets and office politics can get in the way of serving clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency in salary reviews and help reduce inefficient paper based administration processes for project managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Hard work, low pay, poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Varied range of clients - to be expected, given size of company. Industry-standard benefits. Flexi-working tolerated (though this is a double-edged sword, as work life bleeds into home life).

    Cons

    Crazy hours, low pay, low bonuses, top tiers (partner/director) highly protected with blurry career progression path, on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even at associate director/new director level, effective hourly rate much lower than a position with equivalent responsibility in industry. Manageable if you're single, don't need or want life outside of work, or have a highly traditional home life where you bear no significant responsibilities outside of working. Leadership team blissfully unaware of continued resource pressure and tends to ignore underwhelming internal "barometers". Not recommended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk, Saturday and Sunday are not regular working days - unless you boost everyone's pay by 40% and put it in the employment contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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