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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
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Healthcare Practice

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    Current Employee - Advisory Staff II in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Advisory Staff II in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The people, interesting projects, decent pay, ability to work n multi-disciplinary teams. The healthcare practice is thriving and there is a fair amount of growth opportunity. Culture is amazing! Offers many learning opportunities and education weeks twice a year.

    I have been fortunate in being able to choose my projects due to multiple senior managers and managers wanting me on team and my practice area is specialized. Opportunities there if you take advantage. Career can be what you make it.

    People care about you as a person. Noticeable increase of firm pushing work/life balance. 15 years on best places to work for list. It's true, EY is a great place.

    Change in year-end review process will allow majority of employees to get bonus rather than old system where only the 5 ratings (1-5) would split the bonus pool dollars.

    Firm leadership decision making is transparent and disseminated to practice.

    Cons

    Old systems that leads to administrative burdens. Difficult at times to get 'permission' to pitch potential clients due to audit and independence rules.

    Hiring of people one or two levels above you because they are older and have industry experience, could lead into a more cut-throat culture as there would be fewer opportunities for advancement.

    Some clients. Haha

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More needs to be done to distinguish healthcare advisory. People confuse us with the audit arm. Even at the client! Go to www.ey.com and look for healthcare...it's not easy to locate. Stop using Lotus notes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 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
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