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EY Reviews

Based on 21 surveyed graduates working at EY. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
3.8
Based on 21 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Great project teams and the opportunity to work on interesting and varied work and develop your own skills in these areas.
  • Really great people and work culture. Reasonable work hours. Great leadership you can get along with.
  • Working at the most connected firm of the Big 4 allows you to work on some massive projects with teams all around the world, which helps hugely with developing your understanding of some complex, technical issues
  • Social events, autonomy, flexibility of work.
  • Exposure to large clients, high value projects and senior stakeholders.
  • The pay. Staff shortage means less support when learning new things/more pressure, can get a bit busy.
  • Working on international projects can mean that you can work weird hours at times to accommodate the different teams on the piece of work
  • Very high expectations, often little praise or reward for work well done.
  • We are less innovative with our technology offerings than I would hope for. We are actively hiring technical staff to rectify this.
  • Horrendously low pay with moving goal posts for progression, graduates treated homogenously.

What Insiders Say

7
Career Prospects
7
Career Prospects
Promotion and progression are set - so constant growth
7.3
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.3
Corporate Social Responsibility
1 day per year for volunteering.
7.4
Culture
7.4
Culture
The social culture is positive - we hold social activities both inside and outside of work hours. The people that are employed are friendly, inclusive and upbeat. You tend to work with an array of people, some of which you'll work better with than others. In general, there is a rank system but from a interactions point of view, you don't feel a hierarchy to the extent you would in other workplaces - 'hot desking' and mixed project teams allow for you to interact all ranks.
8.5
Diversity
8.5
Diversity
Excellent parental leave policies. Flexible working around commitments for all employees. Commitment to diversity and Rainbow Tick.
7.3
Satisfaction
7.3
Satisfaction
Work is interesting and varied - lots of opportunities to explore different industries and types of engagement
7.5
Management
7.5
Management
The managers are great, with a mix of people who have been at the firm from when they were a grad and those who have recently joined. This helps you have good conversations about what you want from your time at the firm and how you can get it. The feedback system is very constructive, and we have quarterly catchups to ensure we are on track with our goals
8.1
Office Work Environment
8.1
Office Work Environment
Dress for your day, so you can dress quite casually when not seeing clients. Office space is spacious and modern, although hotdesking can be a pain and at times not enough desks for everyone. Nice view.
7.4
Recruitment
7.4
Recruitment
No boring standard psychometric test like other big 4, very focused on team dynamic and motivations.
4.2
Salary
4.2
Salary
The initial pay is not the best, but as you get more experience under your belt, it does go up quite quickly.
7.2
Training
7.2
Training
Lots of soft skills training - having a purpose, networking, negotiation. And in the first year, lots of technical training and a whole diploma programme for tax.
6.4
Work Hours
6.4
Work Hours
Very flexible - if you need to start late/leave early that's fine so long as you make it up somewhere else. I left early to tutor at the university during my first year and team was very supportive.
7.4
Sustainability
7.4
Sustainability
Reducing wastage, introducing recycling initiatives