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EY Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
5,083 Reviews
3.7
5,083 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.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, excellent career progression

    Cons

    Can get very busy indeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Good development culture and supportive environment

    Cons

    Poor work life balance - not managed wel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more generous with pay reviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Working at EY has been challenging but very rewarding and there are lots of opportunities to allow diversity in work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for development and career progression, within a few years you can get promoted.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travelling and quite a lot of hotel stays which can sometimes impact on your work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    friendly employees and environment, helpful

    Cons

    tough, long hours can be stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    graduate scheme, professional and internal training

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities and support, other graduate, good social life

    Cons

    exams! danger of getting specialised early on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Flexible Working

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

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

    Pros

    If you work in IT, flexible working is promoted

    Cons

    Salary could be better. Had to negotiate a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for workaholics but if you desire work life balance look elsewhere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training both onsite and external was of a good quality.
    Pay seemed comparable to similar roles elsewhere.
    Workaholics will progress well.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    "Lad" culture
    Excessive travel
    Seemed understaffed leading to long hours. These long hours for junior staff are seen as paying your dues.
    Unable to retain work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    EY Auditor

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

    I worked at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good business exposure; friendly colleagues;

    Cons

    outdated views on teamwork; narrow-minded management; bad pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what the box says

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTS
    Current Employee - OTS

    I have been working at EY (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company, one of the big four. Access to broad set of global clients

    Cons

    bullying culture. poor infrastructure and technology. political. high staff turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you are going to improve culture... you personally need to contribute to it

    Doesn't Recommend

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