Fun and fast-paced environment where there is lots to learn and lots of great people to learn from
FSO Tax Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 15 November 2013
A typical day at work includes catching up on daily tax email to stay current with tax news, finishing up an assignment given to me by my senior on the engagement I'm on and then proceeding to my next task or reaching out to other team members to help out on their engagements. The biggest thing I learned on the job is how to work with many different people and that people have different teaching and working styles, but in the end, we all want the same thing: a complete, accurate and awesome deliverable that will make our client happy. The hardest part of the job is definitely trying to maintain a work-life balance, most specifically during busy seasons, when deadlines are imminent but work is never-ending. The most enjoyable parts of the job are twofold: my co-workers liven the atmosphere at work, when we have to stay late or at after-work socials where we have time to bond a bit, and they are some of the brightest people I know; and there is always so much to learn, from getting a handle on the new technology, to understanding new tax concepts and the reasoning behind why we treat certain items the way we do, according to the code or to our company's interpretation of the issue--so I am never bored on the job.
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.
J'ai beaucoup aimé travailler chez Ernst & Young. J'ai appris à mettre de l'avant ma facilité de gestion du temps en travaillant pour cette entreprise. J'ai appris à faire l'inventaire des produits utilisés sur une base régulière, à remplir et nettoyer des machines à café industrielles, à mettre en place des salles de conférence pour un buffet (et à les nettoter ensuite). Les gens avec qui j'ai travaillé étaient sympathiques, et le travail d'équipe était une valeur sur laquelle on insistait beaucoup. Le plus difficile pour moi a été de me retrouver sur les différents étages de la compagnie, j'ai un très mauvais sens de l'orientation... J'ai aimé travaillé che EY parce que c'était quelque chose de nouveau pour moi, et qu'on me laissait gérer mon temps comme je le voulais. Je me suis fait plusieurs amis dans cette compagnie.
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.