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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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    Good place for articles

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Solid experience during articles.
    Great working environment where you can meet lots of young people.
    Great mentoring from senior staff so that junior staff can grow.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not there.
    I think it is a good place to be when you are young but not for when you want to start a family.
    Work is also very project based, resulting in you not getting focused experience, and you become a jack of all trades, but a master of none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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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