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Diverse experience in short amount of time
Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 October 2017
Endless opportunities to build skills and experience. Constantly learning on the job and growing professionally. EY offers unique training opportunities, however you have to seek them out. The company has a focus on work life balance, which in a consulting practice can be difficult. Good focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Pros
Professional opportunities, fitness expense, project diversity, training, focus on diversity and inclusion
Cons
Busy, stretched thin, pay is not adequate for work load, lack of leadership in senior management
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Family Environment, but Expect Long Hours with Little Recognition
Senior Tax Staff (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 September 2017
Although I really liked the people I worked with, the company expects too much out of you for little return. It is a great place to have as a stepping stone though, the world recognizes EY and you will look better for having spent time at the firm.
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Longue journée de travail
Internship Advisory Services (Former Employee) –  Madrid12 September 2017
Faire partie d'une équipe de travail très compétitive.
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Work Hard, Learn a Lot
Staff Accountant in Assurance (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON10 September 2017
This is a fantastic place to work if you want to get your CPA. Public accounting doesn't allow for a lot of free time. But, EY works hard to ensure that their employees enjoy their job.
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Professional environment with mutual respect
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Greater Toronto Area, ON9 September 2017
I loved working with EY. My team was awesome, the manager was very good and partner was humble and down to earth.

What I loved most was the client and projects they have, make you want to work like a dog. You would know, that you are working towards achieving a vision, a meaningful purpose.
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Good experience as a fresh grad
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Taiwan4 September 2017
Big, reputable, international consulting services/accounting firm. It's a good place to start off your career. The pay is measly, but as your first job you should work towards building your resume more than anything else!
Pros
Good for resume building
Cons
poor pay
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this was fantastic
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 August 2017
this is my ideal job - worked for the CEO of my department, extremely busy booking appointments, typing up legal documents and all other general office duties. This was great
Pros
Great job with lots of task
Cons
Too long drive from where I lived.
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Great place to work and grow. work/life balance isn't great
Advisory Risk Manager (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON6 August 2017
The company overall is all about growing your book of business and those who are able to devote their entire life to the company get far ahead. Anyone expecting work/life balance doesn't usually fit into the company's plans for future advancements.
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Good Place to work
Tax Manager - Wealth & Asset Mgmt -FS Industry (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON5 August 2017
Good Place for new employees to work for Tax Service Line, who like to take breaks based on the high & lows of the work schedule. No great scope for advancement or allocation of projects based on eligibility/knowledge.
Pros
Work/Life Balance, Breaks from Work
Cons
No learning or growth for experienced professionals.
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Good benefits, people friendly, good working environment; advanced technology; enable to acquire good working experience
Accounts Payable Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 August 2017
The working experiences I had with Ernst &Young has been a fruitful one. I had a good working relationship with my colleagues as well as the management. Employees benefits are great and generous with vacations.
Pros
Free, coffee, chocolates, tea, flexible hours
Cons
Long hours during month end and year end.
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Great learning company
National Accounts Collections (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 July 2017
Having worked for EY for 17 years proves that it is a great place to work and learn. Having started at a clerical level and worked my way up to Director shows you how if you have potential you can have a great career at EY.
Pros
Great Professional Work Place
Cons
None come to mind
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Their cutting edge technology makes projects more easy to work with.
Intermediate Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 July 2017
EY takes care of their employees from A to Z. It is an enjoyable place to work. Their cutting edge technology is available through a very experienced IT team. This makes projects more easy to work with.
Pros
Flexible job setting
Cons
Large volume of work during tax season
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amazing place to develop as a professional
Accountant, Assurance & Advisory (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK23 July 2017
work hard, stay motivated, stay positive and you will succeed and be happy within your career. Ensure you proactively schedue your life and busy season wont be so bad.
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Awful place to work. No other way to say it.
Senior Principal (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 June 2017
Only concern is profit.

Employees are simply cogs in a wheel and replaceable.

Complete disregard for work/life balance.

No real benefits offered to employees.
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Lots of travel opportunities
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 April 2017
This was my first job and I cant thank enough EY providing me opportunity to work in Oman, Bermuda and Monaco.

Busy season are busy but expected but staff was fun to work with and learnt alot!
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Great team
PPED Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 February 2017
The Edmonton team is great, unfortunately the management of our team is out of Calgary and Toronto, which often means there is a lack of physical presence in the office and lack of day to day leadership.
Pros
Great Peer Network
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Experience depends on the team and the Partner you are working for
Senior Manager - Financial Services Risk (Former Employee) –  Geneva, London, UK23 January 2017
EY does not actually seem to have a culture. The experience is completely dependent on the team and Partner you are working with.

My personal experience has varied between awful at one end where due to Partners working to their own personal agendas and looking after person favourites there was no interesting work or development, to the other end of the spectrum where I was part of fantastic motivated teams and Partners who work me hard but energized and developed me.

whatever the case, the pay and benefits were very good which made the whole experience a little sweeter.
Pros
Opportunity to try new things and work with a variety of people, The basic pay and benefits package is pretty good.
Cons
Progression and development is not transparent, It's very political environment with a culture of favouritism.
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Large accounting firm with evolving clulture
Associate Partner (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 January 2017
Many new people. Significant percentage of staff are recent graduates to less than 5 years of working experience.
Culture is to provide freedom to the new people and not actually have an apprenticeship culture. As such, work experience including sales, client and people management skills are rather erratic and spotty in many practice sectors.

Services may offer some new innovations due to technology but underlying underpinnings of business and management strategy may not be there. .
Pros
Large firm with opportunities
Cons
People culture may not provide needed skills
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Excellent place to learn and grow. Diverse culture and competent people and Managemen
Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 January 2017
Excellent place to learn and grow. Diverse culture and competent people and Management. You will learn everyday and experience varied engagements and projects across industries.
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Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 January 2017
the new location is not the greatest as it is not directly on a LRT or bus route. The staff are very friendly and the work life balance is great.
Pros
colleges
Cons
location
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