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Great place to start career, but may not be long-term best fit

Tax Staff (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

Pros1) The diversified staffing group. With the DSG, there are two things that happen, that are pretty cool.
a) You yourself know that if you don't like a particular job, you aren't necessarily stuck doing it.
b) Other people for the most part are interested in helping you find a group you like.

2) Great culture for coaching, learning, training, and teaming.

3) For a Big 4 firm, many people are willing to work with you on flexibility.

Cons1) Like all the Big 4 firms, the hours become rough at times. Even with work-life balance, there is a LOT of work.

2) With the diversified staffing group, staff and seniors can experience rolling out of one busy season directly into another with no breaks.

3) While compensation is a good solid start compared to most majors, it's not the top in absolute terms, and when you start looking on a per hour basis, it's not very competitive. This is mostly a Big 4 issue, though.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to spread the workload better. There are some people who are consistently over 100% utilized (and maybe part of the reason is that they are the most desirable employees), but over-utilization burns people out, and there are other employees to smooth out the opportunities for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great place to learn and build a strong network.

    IT Audit Staff (Current Employee) McLean, VA (US)

    I have been working at EY full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Great place to start a career. They provide a lot of training and the experience is great. You are surrounded by a lot of… Cons: Being in this industry of course isn't the normal 9-5 job so sometimes the hours can be a little much… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Better than most places. Still tons of hours and travel.

    Manager - Performance Improvement (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good salary and benefits (not great, considering the hours and travel). Looks great on a resume and very good experience, but the business consulting (non-internal… Cons: Way more of an old boys club feel than other Big 4 firms. Few women in business consulting (read: not tax or internal audit)… Advice to Senior Management: See "cons" comments. More
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