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s an auditor at EY, your main aim will be to provide independent verification of our clients’ compliance with accounting principles. By doing so, you play an important role in helping businesses accurately reflect their financial picture and, in turn, protecting financial markets. Because we use a Global Audit Methodology in over 130 countries, audit is a practice rich in opportunity. The scale and scope of our clients’ businesses add to the wealth of experience and opportunity that an audit career here offers you. As an audit professional here you will be part of a multidisciplinary team focused on providing services to your clients such as responding to regulatory reforms, managing the capital life cycle and improving business operations.
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EY is a great place to develop your skill set and meet people. You will learn more here in a shorter period of time than you would in industry. However, this comes at a cost. Yes, there is flexibility in terms of when you start and end your day and as you move higher up the ranks, no one will question where you are and what you are doing, but there is an expectation that you will get your work done. And it will be more work than you ever thought possible.The firm's management seems to have taken a dive. There was a time when I trusted that management was making the right decisions, but in the past several years, I felt less and less like they had a strategic path that made sense.
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Great experience makes you marketable
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So. Much. Work.
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Employees are given a flexibility regarding work timings, however, putting client needs at first, the flexibility is not felt, especially during busy seasons. There is a huge learning curve, and a lot of technical knowledge to be gained.
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Automatic promotions / increments, Decent compensation, Experience
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Long hours, Lack of work-life balance
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No work-life balance. Toxic culture. No respect for working hours. No overtime compensation. No channel to communicate greviences. No counselling. No system for appraisal. Unprofessional behaviour on part of higher-ups. Undue work pressure. Constant stress. No job security. No recognition for hard work. Expection from employees to work long hours and devote both weekend days. Salary not market competitive.
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Worked in the audit division within financial services. Great learning curve as I was thrown into a lot of discussions with senior management early. Audit gave me to get a deep understanding of various wealth managers, bank and insurer processes and controls.
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ok place to work for. get busier as you move up the ladder. however I believe it's worth the experience even when you decide to leave or stay with the company
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Management do not appreciate staff as they view staff as dispensable. Hours are long and it's pretty hard to take leave. Planning of leave is pretty difficult as well as leave only gets approved 1 month prior to the actual leave.
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If you are in audit practice, you will be overworked and underpaid. It is just a nature of the beast. Busy season is unbearable and if you are on a difficult client, you may work 55 hours all year. Trying to switch departments will be met with resistance no matter if you are a high performer. Lots of micromanagers and nobody cares if you are stressed.
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Free dinners and cab rides during busy season
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Everything you can think of
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No work life balance. For management employees are just revenue making machine. As per their expectation an employee should do the work of two people. EY is always understaffed and overworked. They don't plan.They just leave everything on their employees. You have to work "9" hours per day i.e you have to give them "9" hours chargeable along with 9 hours of admin work.
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None if you are at gds
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More than 12 hours working all year round, No support from management. Unprofessional management, No respect for employees, No planning
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Pressure deadlines lot of work. Too much work and no work life balance. Very strict performance appraisals. The first impression lasts for a very long time
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This is the best place to start your career. You learn so much and can easily parlay your experience here into fantastic industry jobs. Know that you will be working long hours at times, but the Company is great about letting you take your time off during the slower periods. I'd highly recommend at least getting a taste of the Big 4 experience!
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For audit and assurance business line - EY UK actually cares about its people compared to the other big 4, however, in audit there is no getting away from the cons.
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Supportive and approachable partners and management, cares about its people, gain good experience of client business and learn a lot within a short space of time
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Not a viable long term career option for many, consistently overworked, underpaid, only good if you have no family life, management can do very little about cons, it's just the nature of audit, Get your experience and leave asap
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Great work environment. More career promotion. ACCA and CPA support. Good salary. I can learn accounting in various clients with different industries.
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A challenging position in one of the largest professional services firms where eagerness to learn and hard work is appreciated and encouraged. It serve its clients by delivering insights and quality services that build trust.
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You will work long hours at ey. They do not have a work life balance but some of the perks of working there are nice- ljke meals, entertainment etc. some of the managers on engagements are not good managers.
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Hard to move around the practice Great starting job Huge security and learn how to audit a company inside and out Lots of travel (if you get a client outside of new york)
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Though the experience is significant and benefits are great, as with any public accounting role you will be worked to the bone and find your life taken over by the job.
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Great place to start your career. Very fast paced work environment. You'll learn a ton in a short period of time and gain plenty of exposure with executives and other accounting/finance personnel of your clients. Must be motivated and resilient as some days will be tougher than others and busy season can wear you down if you don't have the right (positive) attitude day in and day out.
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- Good place to learn as you work with lots of clients over your time there - Lack of work life balance, not just during peak season - Lots of business trips
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Am audit career is a good career pathway for someone who wants to go on to be an audit partner or financial controller as it allows you to review and learn about various types of companies in a short span of time which is not experienced elsewhere in other non-audit firms i.e commercial companies. You pay for the experience with overtime and imbalanced work-life situation.
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EY is a great company to work for in that it is flexible enough and that the team is very young most of the time. Therefore it is easy to bond with the team since everyone is almost the same age.
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