EY

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Would not work here again
Immigration law clerk (Former Employee), AlbertaFebruary 10, 2016
Pros: health benefits were inexpensive and very good
Cons: management, hours, pay, hostility, environment
I worked here as a clerk for a year. It was the most hostile work environment I have ever worked in. The management team consisted of 5 lawyers and 4 managers, all of whom were female. It was difficult to work under 9 female managers, especially when there was clear animosity between said management. Staff were treated like minions, working overtime consistently and being scrutinized when overtime was submitted to management for review. But not working overtime resulted in management considering you to be a poor, lazy worker. The people who thrive in this environment are people who do not care for a work/life balance, have little regard for other human beings, and have robotic like tendencies. Not a fit for you if you are mostly human and care to have a social life.

Most clerks I worked with complained of anxiety, stress, and even depression on a consistent basis.

Toxic horrible place to work.
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Great place to develop and gain experience
Assistant Director of Finance - Tax Service Line (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 28, 2016
Pros: Good social events and great benefits package
Cons: Long hours, Office politics
You get more experience than you would working in easy 9-5 jobs but it comes at the cost of long work hours, working over weekends and even holidays.

Pay is not competitive in Finance roles when compared to other companies. But working for here is comparable to going to a prestigious school, once you're done with it you'll have a really big name to back you up.

There is a focus on work-life balance but it is all bluff and not real. If you work your 40 hours a week you're seen as lazy and same if you take advantage of working from home. The culture is work extended hours regardless if there isn't any work to get through.

Work politics are a big part of this firm, network yourself well and you'll move up quickly and you'll have a good time working. But do the opposite and you'll hate what you do.
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good place to work for external client serving staff
CBS Staff (Former Employee), ABJanuary 8, 2016
Training and other perks are available to external client serving staff; however, staff in internal service units, base on my personal experience, as they don't generate revenue, are marginalized in many ways.

On the bright side, internal service staff in general enjoy more work-life balance though the difference of amount and significance of their work as opposed to their external service counterparts is well reflected on the paychecks.
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Learn lots
Senior Staff Accountant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 13, 2015
Great people, lots to learn
Great learning environment for those pursuing CPA designation, excellent educational program to prepare for Common Final Evaluation (CFE)
Lacks work life balance
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Awesome culture
Project Manager (Current Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 17, 2015
EY is a great place to work and learn. It has great culture and great people to work with. Management is polite and always ready to hear how their teams are doing and what can be done to make them grow in their career.
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Auditor, Senior Staff Accountant (Former Employee), vancouver, bcOctober 23, 2015
EY had a challenging environment which is expected for a public practice firm. However, it allowed me to learn fundamental financial skills that i use even today. It was because of EY that I was able to become a professional accountant today.
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Great Firm, culture, people
Learning & Development Manager (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 14, 2015
Incredible work culture, continuous learning, tremendous mentoring 360, people are through and through professional and always willing to engage and support.
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Great professional services firm
Manager, Transaction Advisory Services (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 13, 2015
EY provides great opportunities to work across a variety of companies and industries; the client service offerings extend far beyond auditing, and provide staff with great chances to work on interesting challenges and projects.
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Excellent place to work
Senior Auditor (Former Employee), Young, MexicoAugust 21, 2015
Pros: professional growth
Cons: Over time
EY provides professional and personal growth to all the employees combined with a good salary and benefits. The job culture is magnificent all the procedures and policies were created to benefit the employees and the organization as well.
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Talent Acquisition Recruiter (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 27, 2015
It is an amazing company to work. They have a very good work / life balance and they have a friendly environment. Everyone are very helpful by nature
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Human Capital Tax (Former Employee), TorontoJune 17, 2015
provided administrative Support for Client Service
Worked with team of 8-10 members
Multitasking and time management key to the role
Collaborative working enivronment
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Great company
Senior Information and Research Coordinator (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJune 4, 2015
I enjoy working at EY. The work/life balance is valued here. People are always willing to help when you need it. I have been here over 7 years and, so far, have no desire to leave.
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Senior Staff Accountant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONMay 25, 2015
This is a great place to go after university as you really learn a lot. You can try many different clients and industries and you learn about different businesses.
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Chance to learn from the best
Manager, Supply Chain (Current Employee), Toronto, ONMay 4, 2015
Pros: Get to work with smart, driven people
Cons: Travel
EY is a firm with brilliant and driven people. The culture is that of results, but there is also a good amount of coaching available.

There is no typical day at work, as I belong to the consulting team, working with clients on project-based initiatives.

Throughout my time at EY, I have had the opportunity to drive and lead multiple projects, mostly in the procurement area. The work is rewarding, and allowed me to grow professionally with a great influx in knowledge and project management responsibilities.
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Productive and great place to work
Audit Senior (Former Employee), Toronto, CanadaApril 25, 2015
Great experiences, particularly for early career accounting graduates.
Professional development activities and certification exam program are top notch.
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A lot of work for little pay
Senior Staff Accountant (Former Employee), TorontoApril 19, 2015
Too much work given to individuals with low salary.
Alot of learning opportunities for people starting their career
People are great, culture is not there because everyone is always working
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Great first finance experience
Billing Technician Internship (Former Employee), Calgary, ABApril 14, 2015
• Responsible for the entire billing process for the Human Capital Tax Group

• Produced Work-In-Process reports, review data with Client Serving Executives based on a weekly schedule

• Review and analyze data in Excel and produce necessary attachments in client requested format to accompany the invoice
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Good place to work
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABFebruary 24, 2015
- Regular work hours
- Good work life balance
- Good co-workers
- Disliked not having a manger to report to locally.
- Overall a good experience
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PMM-Ernst & Young Toronto
Audit Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 21, 2015
Cons: long hours
Very bad Management.
No chances to get any kind of training and coaching from management.
Specially PMM-Group Manager and Partners are the worst people in the professional world.
Senior Manager always ready to put the blame on Junior.
Partners and Senior Manager treat staff as a second class citizens.
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not too good
Senior Global Immigration Coordinator (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 15, 2015
Pros: good employee perks
Cons: management
micromanagement and too much work, expectations unreal, I especially didn't like that I had to work with many managers on a daily basis and all of them had different requests for the same processes and they would change their requests all the time for the same subject matter and would blame on the employee, very poor management
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more than $10bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
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