I generally think women are treated fairly here. Having children is ALWAYS difficult no matter where you work. EY has been flexible with providing us tools to work from home and also provides subsidized back up care for children.
WE are moving to being a very heavily predominate female firm at the lower levels however the partner levels do not reflect this fact. If you are not able to work in a part-time arrangement the job can be very stressful and I not sure how many managers and senior managers handle the expectations of sales and workload of a full-time position along with family commitments. Many times "flexibility" for people in a full-time position means working all hours of the night just to be able to pic up their kids in the evening.
Job Satisfaction Level
7 hours or fewer
Depending on their personal situation and availibility to work part-time I would reccomend
I worked at Ernst & Young for 3 years from 1999-2002 so some of this information may be outdated. As an Analyst within the financial advisory consulting subsidiary of the company, I had to travel 80% of the time across the country depending on where the client engagement took me. The quality of life was difficult due to the travel, and it was the only reason why I left the company. However, the benefits were above industry average, I had great access to senior managers and mentors, and the work was top of the line in terms of business experience and executive education. My career experience with EY was excellent preparation for developing the industry expertise that I wanted, which I was able to do for the next 10 years. I highly recommend EY to anyone seeking a career workplace that tries to accommodate women's career advancements and working arrangements despite the nature of management consulting work and all the challenges that can be associated with it.