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.
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. .
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 October 2016
A great place to work. Innovative technology. Great team and camaraderie. Loved the culture there. Fun place to work. Several events during the year and we were well fed. The hardest part of the job was there was no opportunity to move upward.
During summer we were given extra long weekends off.
Management should work on long term people retention
A perfect place for new graduate student to begin career.
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) – 杭州市 – 6 October 2016
In peak season, we always go to clients' office do field work and we have to finish our work under time pressure. I have learned good communication skills with clients, managers, other experts and colleagues. Time management is extreme important to do this job. After applicate and use my professional knowledge learned at school in working, I had a huge improvement on my technical skills and accounting, business knowledge. Colleagues are excellent people. we should work together, live together, share interest things together.
work starts 8:30 and ends 5:00 during regular seasons, more overtime during busy season (around 10hours perday) conduct field work at the client's site get coached by senior staff and managers prepare and document the working papers get the managers to review the working papers clear the review notes from managers have to study the CPA knowledge after work co-workers are very helpful managerment are very experienced
DATA ANALYTICS CONSULTANT (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 September 2016
I have worked in EY for approximately 1 year and it is a truly fun place to work. Mind you, you will work extensive hours but as a staff/ senior you make overtime so it balances out a little. Due to the extensive hours it is a bit impeding on your personal time but what job isn't?
I've learned a tremendous amount of business politics and management consulting above anything else.
Co-workers are great people. My advice is to observe carefully everyone. Observation is a key principle to take away from this job.
great work culture and lot of on the job coaching to enhance learning skills
Senior Consultant Risk Advisory (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 June 2016
Ernst and Young provided me the opportunity to learn a lot and thus enhance my skills. The open work culture helped a lot to make the atmosphere friendly and work better. The most important benefit was to meet clients and work for financial sectors like TD Bank, Home Trust Company, Ontario Pension Board, etc. This helped me to improve my client facing skills and improve my communication skills. Also co workers were very helpful.