EY Employee Review
Management reputation at an all time low
It's a great way to jumpstart your career but there's virtually no work/life balance. Compensation is above average for a recent college grad, but probably not for the amount of hours you're required to work. Workplace culture varies significantly across cities, service lines, and even individual teams. You're surrounded by (mostly) competent and ambitious people, most of whom are young and also recent college grads.However, I'm becoming more and more disappointed with how leadership is treating its employees. In response to the pandemic, the firm froze raises for all employees not in a promotion year. However, when it was announced the firm had record numbers despite the pandemic, a meager raise was given out right before busy season. Additionally, the firm unilaterally decided to implement an "unlimited vacation" policy starting in 2021. They claimed it was to improve work/life balance, but they failed to mention the millions they would be saving by not having to pay out accrued vacation. This feels like a slap in the face for a company who touts themselves as a caring, diverse company.To summarize, this is one of the best methods to jumpstart your career, but expect to work long hours in exchange, and definitely don't expect the leadership to care.
Ratings by category
Great learning experiences, Surrounded by young peers, Great way to get exposed to many different companies/industries
Work/life balance, Excessive hours, Poor leadership
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The hardest part is the complexity of work nature as we were required to contact a wide variety of stakeholders in order to manage affairs of a company (most likely in liquidation). The most enjoyable part is there were supportive colleagues who did not hesitate to offer help when needed.