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Current Employee - Advisory Staff
Current Employee - Advisory Staff

I have been working at EY full-time

Pros

Quality of the people
Variety of projects
Good place to start a career

Cons

Hours
Difficult to get on best projects as a Staff

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth it.

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    Former Employee - IT Advisory Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Advisory Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good/decent growth since they place a lot of responsibility on you
    Some of the people are great to work with, very focused and professional

    Cons

    Compensation - All of the big 4 underpay with 'future' promises of a windfall if/when you make partner. At the end of the day, after late nights and weekends, you'll feel extremely short-changed. Those who are motivated (and smart) are better served leaving as Managers.
    Culture - Even though it definitely is not as aggressive as the other big 4, it leaves a lot to be desired. Extremely conservative and risk averse, there is a huge disconnect between the staff/senior and upper management. A spine is something they need, since they often fail to take a stance in front of clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread the wealth, you charge the client a ridiculous hourly rate yet only the partners really see the lions share of that money, especially those who are retired (in this age, a fat pension is dragging you back). Do what it takes to raise the standards of your consultants (incentives, layoffs) and them compensate them appropriately. A top heavy structure is crushing the staff, those who are smart and motivated will do what it takes to make it to the top, incentivize them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for due to Horrible Partners

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    To have a"Big Four" company on your resume.

    Cons

    Partners only want you to think they care about you but they could not care less. I spent a large amount of time on the road with a huge amount of staff and the partners only did their cameo appearance for their so called troops once in a while. What made it worse is that they throw their own senior managers under the bus when bad apples complain about long working hours and then turn around and ask the Senior Managers why client targets were not met. The Partners don't even give their Senior Managers a chance to respond to accusations and just decides to make changes without worrying about outcomes. I have worked for a number of different companies in my time and don't know of a worse company than E&Y. The average time that managers and senior managers last is under 2 years because HR lies and tells everyone who joins that bonuses are in the neighborhood of 10%. What they don't tell you is that only a small % of people actually get a bonus. If you do want to try consulting, go with one of the other 3 like Deliotte, PWC or KPMG as I can't imagine any of them being than E&Y and managers and Senior Managers seem to stay longer there which most likely mean they treat their people better. Partners treat their people as expendable commodites to be tossed aside like garbage when they are done with you. Stay far away!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to new hires and tell them that only a small handful of folks actually get bonuses rather than implying that everyone gets one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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