Associate (Former Employee) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 23 September 2013
Usually I would be at the office by 8:00 AM meet with my senior and have a brief discussion about the business nature of the next client and the type of work required. After that the whole team (made of a senior auditor, manager in charge and me) arranges a meeting with the client to meet with the finance manager, chief accountant, and staff accountants to discuss the work requirements and the deadlines. After that the senior and I relocate ourselves in an office given to us by the client at the client's accounting department. The first thing we receive from the client is the financial statements reviewed by the chief accountant and finance manager to start the audit. We start with the planning phase to understand more about the business accounting cycles and significant accounts. After determining the significant accounts we start determining the test of controls and substantive analytical procedures required for the audit.
Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 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.
Professional opportunities, fitness expense, project diversity, training, focus on diversity and inclusion
Busy, stretched thin, pay is not adequate for work load, lack of leadership in senior management
Family Environment, but Expect Long Hours with Little Recognition
Senior Tax Staff (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 12 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.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Taiwan – 4 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!
Great place to work and grow. work/life balance isn't great
Advisory Risk Manager (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 6 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.
Tax Manager - Wealth & Asset Mgmt -FS Industry (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 5 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.
Work/Life Balance, Breaks from Work
No learning or growth for experienced professionals.
Good benefits, people friendly, good working environment; advanced technology; enable to acquire good working experience
Accounts Payable Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 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.
National Accounts Collections (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 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.
Their cutting edge technology makes projects more easy to work with.
Intermediate Staff Accountant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 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.
PPED Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 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.
Experience depends on the team and the Partner you are working for
Senior Manager - Financial Services Risk (Former Employee) – Geneva, London, UK – 23 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.
Opportunity to try new things and work with a variety of people, The basic pay and benefits package is pretty good.
Progression and development is not transparent, It's very political environment with a culture of favouritism.
Associate Partner (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 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. .