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A very down to earth approach, versus other Prof Service Companies. Enjoyed the directness of the Partners and their willingness to help. Love the results oriented approach work environment. It was all about , "what you did versus what you say culture".Would have never left, but they went through a Cap Gemini take over and all of the senior managers left the company.I feel the consulting group can be a major competitor to the Advertising industry. However, they need to figure out the creative capability and how they build that into their offering. It can not be a plug and play approach. As data, insight, strategy, creative and media channel are a continuum that drives an over Strategic Communications approach.
I found that depending on the team and the management of the team dictates your work/life balance and whether you have to deal with bad upper-level management, and be at risk of running an engagement with no support and having your management pin their mistakes on you to save their unsecured jobs seeing EY has gone through multiple rounds of layoffs in the past couple years and put the work culture on egg shells. EY needs to get it together, otherwise you’ll see a lot of people leave; note, I’ve heard from many people seeking other employment from EY. Good luck to all.
Poor local office leadership / Inexperienced upper level management
Pay is great compared to industry. Overall, you loosely have the ability to control your own destiny within the firm however I do think recently there is an elevated emphasis on office politics and an added sense of bureaucracy. You can proactively make it a much better place to work by getting yourself involved in non-project work or activities or you could just be a project focused person. Overall, it is an experience that you can make either better or worse for yourself based off your mentality and your willingness to network to others within the firm. Compared to my industry experience the perks are great. Overall, I would say it is a good to great place to work.
Good pay, overall good benefits
Work Life Balance could be bad, some misalignment in management
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Management for ESS were messy, we were treated differently than the PPED's. Example - for a long time, we were not suppose to wear open toe sandals, but the women partners would wear them all the time. I actually enjoyed what I did and the hardest part of the job was getting signatures, which was part of the job. Telework was always an issue, most EA's would always inform their PPED of their location and then inform management, but of course management would have something negative to say, like I didn't give you permission. Of course, with most people that didn't go over well.
EY was a high paced environment, but definitely rewarded those who worked hard. I was fortunate to travel often, and gain a lot of experience. I had gone as high as I could go in my section and looked for experience and challenges outside of EY.
Really smart people work here, so the opportunity to learn and grow professional is exceptional. Great team spirit and support structure. Diverse team members enhance your professional spirit.
Benefits and team spirit
Work life balance is not the best.