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Anonymous shared this review of EY, United States on Apr 9th, 2021
"The maternity leave is quite generous, 16 weeks paid for both mom and dad"
Anonymous shared this review of EY, United States on Nov 25th, 2020
"A good amount of opportunity, but it's a slow grind with long hours and you're really just a number."
Anonymous shared this review of EY, United States on Oct 21st, 2020
"Be prepared for your career milestones to take longer to reach than your male peers. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY, United States on Aug 23rd, 2019
"You will get what you put into the job. Hourly pay will vary person to person. Ask for what you deserve, and it's likely RBG will work with you. Without you initiating this conversation, it's doubtful RBG will. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY, United States on Jul 3rd, 2019
"It’s extremely project and client based! You could have a client environment with a supportive culture and flexible hours or a client that doesn’t allow you to take vacation at certain times of the year - luck of the draw"
Anonymous shared this review of EY, United States on May 29th, 2019
"Depending on what department, it can be very flexible. Overall great place!"
"There is a lot of flexibility. But it’s very male dominated in leadership and it is very hard to move up."
"Make sure you have a strong mentor to help navigate your career through times of stress. There is typically many alternatives available to you to get through the more challenging times. Some people never ask for help - don't be afraid to do so."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Mar 13th, 2019
"This is a man's world, despite the firm stating how much they care about equality and flexibility"
"You will experience a lot of value from working at this company"
"Personally I had great women leaders at this job and flexibility was encouraged and supported. Would have liked to see more women in leadership but overall think EY takes diversity seriously. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jan 10th, 2019
"Flex and support and access to amazing resources is great- I find we pay men more than women "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jan 4th, 2019
"If you are a true EY employee, the benefits are great. As a contract employee, I honestly would not recommend EY as an employer. "
"We were voted #1 for working mothers and our parental leave was recently enhanced to include a great amount of time off for both mothers and fathers expecting a child. The hours are flexible and the people are what really make EY a special place to work. "
"EY is very supportive of gender parity and consciously drives D&I at every level of the firm. "
"networking with other women in leadership could go a long way"
"EY is a good place to start a career and grow. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Nov 8th, 2018
"Work/life flexibility truly exists. I don't have children but there seems to be very generous maternity and paternity leave. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Oct 12th, 2018
"Fantastic maternity leave benefits. Some flexibility in terms of leaving early to pick up your kids and work from home when they go to bed. The hours are insane so it makes family time hard. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Oct 11th, 2018
"EY is great place to work if you have the right mentor/group, however the converse of that is that if you are new.. it takes everyone a long time to trust you and look out for you. The policies are very fair including equal maternity/paternity breaks and apparently pay equality, however there still seems to be certain groups with a boys club mentality. Any not enough women are in leadership roles. Hopefully with the new leadership elects this is going to be a change that will reflect all over!"
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Oct 3rd, 2018
"Although it's not perfect, EY works hard to make the experience female and family friendly. As a senior female, I feel valued and an important part of the team."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Sep 27th, 2018
"EY is getting better at flexibility and includes paid family lead for both mothers and fathers, which allows women to get back to their careers quickly while fathers can stay home for a few months. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Aug 21st, 2018
"Great maternity leave policy but I believe I was negatively impacted by going on maternity leave."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jun 15th, 2018
"Great learning and exposure. Competitive work environment. Limited flexibility for work-life balance "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jun 13th, 2018
"Make sure to negotiate a high salary when you start. Once you're in it's very hard to get raises even with promotions. Based on my limited knowledge of what my colleagues make, EY pays women much less than men with the same experience. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on May 25th, 2018
"In the consulting practices, women who are not outgoing can be perceived as incompetent rather than being valued by skill and delivery, so the political game can be much more intense in these cases."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on May 3rd, 2018
"EY really tries to be a great employer for woman. However, if you sign up for audit or tax you will not have work life balance for busy season. It's not possible to do that while serving clients. They'll be flexible for sure but you will work a ton!"
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Apr 16th, 2018
"Be careful at what level you come in at. Men are brought in usually at higher levels than women with the same experience."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Apr 14th, 2018
"Maternity leave is great, flexible work arrangements are good in theory but not always in application."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Apr 13th, 2018
"There is limited upward mobility or equality in job expectations"
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Feb 22nd, 2018
"Fast paced work environment good brand to work for 1-2 years"
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jan 27th, 2018
"Don't do it. I was bullied so severely there, it took me months to get over. Why? because I was reprimanded for a senior male touching me inappropriately. HR asked "how short was your skirt" "did you give hime any signals you wanted him to touch your bottom" "have you thought about the fact you're representing the EY brand""
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jan 2nd, 2018
"Do not be a wallflower. Speak up, take initiative, and find a female or minority partner to mentor you."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Nov 11th, 2017
"Flexibility exists if you are a high performer and discuss your needs with leadership. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Nov 2nd, 2017
"The company offers opportunities to grow if you work hard. Un-paid extra hours are common."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Oct 27th, 2017
"great culture and great people - lots of opportunities to work overseas and to move across service lines to experience other areas. The people I have met during my time here have really made the difference"
"Great place- especially for strong employees. If you are good, they will work with you. "
"Be ready to work in a culture that isn't honest. Once you understand the true culture, you can navigate."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Sep 13th, 2017
"While I have my issues with EY, gender hasn't risen to the top or even close."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Sep 6th, 2017
"Best place to work . Employees has flexibility depending on the job profile he / she is managing."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Aug 8th, 2017
"Join the traditional business lines and you will see that EY culture is amazing.. the smaller "unique" teams are more difficult."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Aug 1st, 2017
"The company culture is pretty good. Everyone is willing to help each other out."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jul 13th, 2017
"You will be expected to work hard, and the culture can get political sometimes If you prove yourself as a top performer, there will be less political stuff to deal with when you ask for flexibility"
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Apr 25th, 2017
"Nice atmosphere and really friendly colleagues but no good work-life-balance especially in the busy season."
"Flexibility is there just make sure you join the right team"
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Anonymous shared this review of EY on Apr 16th, 2017
"Be prepared to work a minimum of 70 hours a week. There are good policies on paper, but in practice you will not advance in your career if you take advantage of flex time or job sharing. So go in knowing that. Also know that no matter how hard you work, you will never be promoted unless you know the right people and how to curry favor with them."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Apr 7th, 2017
"They are very big on flexibility and working from home. Six months paid parental leave in the US. But it can still be very long hours depending on which area you work. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Mar 28th, 2017
"Fast paced. Competitive. Challenging. Not quite as far along in women's diverisity as other companies but putting effort into focusing in that area"
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Mar 24th, 2017
"Great culture and encourages flexible arrangements. Commited to promoting women. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Mar 22nd, 2017
"Some teams are better than others - I am lucky that my team has a very family-friendly manager who understands when life gets in the way."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Mar 21st, 2017
"Maternity leave is great, work life balance might be a struggle."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Mar 14th, 2017
"Not a great place to work -- very old school mentality with respect to face time and travel."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Feb 23rd, 2017
"It's a good place for mediocrity to thrive. If you are competent, you will get lots of praise. But the men will always get paid more and promoted more frequently. You will also be told that you are aggressive or bossy if you take issue with your comp."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Feb 10th, 2017
"Connections are everything and you need to push for your own advancement."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Feb 7th, 2017
"Good benefits, nice people promotion and growth is harder for women"
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jan 20th, 2017
"make sure you are visible and valuable and networking is crucial to get promotions. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jan 11th, 2017
"Fantastic opportuinty to stay corporate and still have a family. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Dec 5th, 2016
"Don't work here, especially if you're a woman engineer. It is a true boy's club."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Oct 16th, 2016
"Long hours, but if you communicate then you can work a flex schedule - often calling for late nights. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Oct 2nd, 2016
"Family is touted as extremely important, but during busy season, this does go out the window... Working hours, due to project timing, are very long and much less flexible."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Sep 26th, 2016
"Nothing yet-- I just started at EY two weeks ago. Will post something when I have an opinion. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Aug 29th, 2016
"Women should avoid this place Six months into my pregnancy (with my first child) my company was acquired by EY. Initially I was super excited... however quickly became very saddened by the way the company treats new moms. When my offer letter was presented to me I was told that I would not be eligible for EYs maternity leave due to the fact although they had acquired a company that I had been employed at for five years, I hadn't been an EY employee yet for 12 months. Disapponiting but I could live with it. Over the next month I repeatedly asked HR about the FMLA qualification which is also based on 12 months of employment, Short Term disability eligibility or loss of, lost PTO etc. I basically wanted to know if I was getting 6 weeks unpaid or 3 months unpaid. I was told each time that I could not engage with EYs maternity team until the deal closed. Time was ticking on and the stress of not knowing during my pregnancy was just so saddening - I knew I had to leave the company for my own health let alone my baby's health. I quickly found a new job at a company that went out of their way to treat me like one of their own and while I disqualified from both FMLA and short term disability I knew I could never trust neither Society not EY. When I gave my two weeks notice I was told that I could buy vacation days. I worked on a team with 23 men and three women including myself... Not surprising that this was their response. HAHA, it's so absurd it makes me laugh. Fast forward three weeks after leaving the company, a dozen emails later and I am sitting pregnant and without health insurance. Neither company will give me access to Cobra that I've repeatedly asked for. Cobra told me I'm not in their system. I'm paying out of pocket for my ultrasounds and praying that nothing happens to me. Only one week to go until my new coverage kicks in. Unfortunately health insurance companies won't provide short term coverage to pregnant women. Every day I wake up thankful that I didn't end up in the ER the day before. Shame on them. My client found out what happened and pulled her contract too. "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jul 28th, 2016
"Maternity leave is only offered to those who have been employed with the compay for 12 months."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Jul 15th, 2016
"Be very careful about the area and Partner that you work with. The Partner structure is still the driver of the culture whatever the internal rhetoric is."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on May 25th, 2016
"great in the beginning lots of unspoken rules. people do not mean what they say "
Anonymous shared this review of EY on May 18th, 2016
"Good place for women. Fleible work arrangements and good paid maternity leave."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on May 6th, 2016
"Negotiate your salary and advocate for yourself and your career."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on May 5th, 2016
"I would say you have to be your biggest cheerleader and drive your network of support."
Anonymous shared this review of EY on Apr 1st, 2016
"In my experiences, the firm is supportive of helping create a work/life balance but when you're expected to be "on," you have to be all in."
"If you are in the audit service line, it is really difficult to find good work life balance."
"If you're starting out in your career, the salary is very low even though this company is big. The tradeoff of having a big brand on your resume is that you're underpaid."
"Things are fine for women in the early years, but once you've gotten to a certain point, you either have to play like the boys to get ahead or be satisfied being topped out."
"In EY Poland there is a lot of initiatives supporting women. But from my perspective they are run only because they are politically proper. I don't think they change the women situation here in EY Poland (lots of women at the junior level, the higher rank the lower diversity rate - just a fev female partners)."
"I believe woman are treated fairly even though there aren't as many woman as there are men in partner roles. I believe that is attributable to the long hours that are required to do well at the firm. Additionally days are not predictable, more often than not something comes up that causes you to have to stay. As you move up though it does become easier to determine your schedule. As a manager I have 23 days of PTO and unlimited sick days, but it is hard to take the time off because if you do well you are so highly utilized it's difficult to take time off. Since EY is now focused on keeping women in the firm longer the firm promotes flexibility and are willing to work with women to be able to stay whether it's through formal flex arrangements or informal team schedules."
"You need to be prepared to bust your butt at this firm. On the core business services side, it is very difficult to get promoted. Tenure and/or high performance within a current role is not an indicator of promotion - there has to be a open/new role or you need to be taking on new responsibilities."
"You have to own your career and definitely find a sponsor!"
"If you are able to be utterly flexible and giving of your time this will be a good fit and you will feel valued. The moment you need to balance your work and life commitments more, you will feel less valued. If you truly enjoy the work this will be less of a challenge. Generally, if you work less over time hours as compared to a similarly rated peer this may be used as grounds for bumping down your overall rating and thus pay. The idea being that those putting in more hours are demonstrating more commitment to the firm vs. being less efficient than you are. Your experience can vary depending on who you work with and is often luck of the draw. There are a few people who can facilitate and mentor you through some of these hurdles, while others are too focused on their own personal goals and professional ambitions or simply lack such aptitude."
"EY is very supportive to new mothers. The office has private rooms for pumping milk and the flexibility to work from home is a bonus. However, this depends on which group you work for."
"I've worked here for 12 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. Generally I believe they are treated fairly and there is a strong initiative to promote women and diverse candidates. However, just like most organizations, the intentions, marketing and effort is there but there is still a lot of work to do."
"Women at the most senior ranks are visible but few. People are promoted on talent and business development potential; sponsorship where its needed is slow to change but advancing further with each leader that takes enough time to care and invest in a women to invest in their future."
"I've had two babies working at EY and between the 12 weeks paid maternity leave and the flexibility of being able to work from home when I needed to it was really a very supportive environment. That said I would recommend that if you are going into the practice to start here right out of college and get your career started before starting your family. The path I see most of the staff take is to make it to the Manager level prior to starting a family, as the travel can be extensive, and the hours are long prior to those years. The firm emphasizes work / life balance but make no mistake, there is a high level of expectation set."
"I started my career with EY and have worked here for 7 years. Opportunities for promotion, advancement, international rotations, etc. are not limited by gender. It's truly an equal opportunity workplace. While a significant proportion of the partnership level is white male, in recent years there have been more female partners and executive directors being promoted across the organization. Overall, there is great support from leadership and it's a great organization to work for."
"I've worked at EY for almost 7 years. I think the CPA requirement should be more lenient for manager promotion since studying while having kids around is tough and I've seen other women leave the firm for this reason. Generally I think women and men are treated equally, but this depends on who you work with. In some areas you are expected to work many more hours than most jobs which is tough to do with kids as well. Raises often depend on ratings and how many hours you worked during you the year almost always comes up in these discussions. I think the amount of hours required should be made more reasonable in that aspect since it really should be about the work you do, not the hours you worked when you are salary. Partners tend to be more male than female and few minorities. I believe the reason for that goes back to the current partners controlling how promotions and raises happen and more minorities should be involved in choosing the requirements. Overall, it is a good job with lots of flexibility when it comes to when you work your hours. I do recommend working here, but definitely expect a challenge when it comes to work-life balance."
"You must be ready to work long hours, even during the week-end. The speak about flexibility, but it means "working from home" after work or on the week-ends."
"There are huge expectations for production (both for male & female employees), however, it could be more difficult for working parents. The firm does offer flexibility (not just working parents but for all employees) but it can be difficult to feel comfortable taking this time. A lot depends on your supervisor and the team/project that you are working on."
"In the practice area that I work in, there are very few women in advanced roles, which makes it difficult for more junior women to network. Without good role models, I have noticed a lot of women leaving recently. Also, in any consulting role, the hours and expectations are high. Although flexibility is promoted, it is often at the expense of having to log in late at night to finish work or on the weekends."
"There is an inclusiveness group for women that connects women from the staff to partner level."
"I've just started working here for half year. My practice is relatively dominated by females. Females are given the equal opportunity to develop their career here."
"Great place for both men and women!"
"There are more women at lower levels but as you move up there are less and less."
"There are a lot of resources and benefits available for working moms."
"I've worked here for five years in two different departments, and while culture is espoused similarly across the board, the way important initiatives are implemented is very supervisor-dependent. Lower-ranking employees are expected to network furiously and often "after hours" putting working parents at a disadvantage. Many women directors and partners who have successfully climbed the ladder and built their families expect that lower-ranking (read:less compensated) employees have the resources to be flexible. One director advised me to hire an au pair so that I could devote more time to work despite already averaging 10 hour days. Many women wind up on the proverbial mommy-track rather than advancing to partner or director as a result. Year after year there does seem to be more conversation around retention - particularly of high performing women - so there is hope if you're willing to fight (hard) for your work to be recognized. Benefits packages are good and the large size of the organization means you can transfer and seek new opportunities internally, too."
"Depending on your team and the people you work with, hours and whether WFH is frowned upon can vary wildly."
"EY usually has the best intentions but I feel like it's a little all over the place. The technology is dated, the policies aren't always put into practice. Sometimes I feel babied and I don't feel like I have a strong career path here but at the same time, I'm pressured to work a lot. I do think the people are sweet and genuine but I also feel like my team has hurdles with trying to keep a team together while trying to appease management."
"I think women and men are treated fairly and that flexibilty is offered equally for both."
"Great flexibility but you have to ask for what you need and have proven yourself to be a solid performer. I find that I either have ultimate flexibility or ultimate inflexibility depending on the time of year or project I am working on but overall I am so happy with the way I can work here."
"If you are in tax, you'll be working 7 days a week during the busy season. The total number of months you WILL NOT be able to see your family or participate in your kids' lives: 4-5 months a year. Flexible work arrangement exists, but it is hard to manage everyone's expectations. If you are a person who wants to be involved in raising your own kids and who always wants to be there for them, you won't be happy at EY. If you don't mind your kids calling your nanny "mom" and don't understand how people live their lives without live-in nanny and housemades, than yeah, you will fit in. Make your career your most important priority and you'll thrive."
"Management consulting, in general, is a boys club. A woman has to be able to walk into a room and take control. Of course, at that point you will be called a bitch behind your back, but at least you can hold your head up high. In Advisory Services, at senior levels, travel to multiple client sites weekly is brutal, at the same time business development and professional development activities are expected. If you have children, hire a nanny...enough said."
"Not for everyone, takes a lot of hard work and the right personality"
"There are a lot of opportunities for women to succeed"
"Your experience would depend on your service line and clients."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Varies from office to office"
"As a younger staff, it is nearly impossible to have a work/life balance. The higher up in the company, the more flexibility you can achieve"
"I have been with this company for few years and I have seen so many women senior managers who have taken maternity leaves and have been completely supported by the firm. Most of our Advisory partners are women. This may not be the perfect place for work/life balance during busy season, but definitely offers great flexibility and good people to work with."
"Lots of flexibility (work from home, flex time, flexible work arrangements, great paid maternity leave with the ability to take additional time off unpaid). Best place for working moms!"
"I really like working here, but not sure how likely they are to promote people or move to a different area within the company."
"There are some very strong female role models in the firm. I would not say there is a glass ceiling at EY. The firm does provide a work/life balance most of the year, but like all accounting firms, there are busy seasons that affect the work life balance. There are benefits the firm offers to help women deal with child care and adult care issues during those challenging times. The benefits are great and the offices promote a healthy lifestyle."
"Flexible. Culture supports women, mothers, parents. Negotiate what you need/want. Anything is possible. Ask for what you need. Work life balance achievable. Great place to work. Still struggle with a severe lack of diversity in leadership roles, leading to bias and challenges for women moving up the ranks. But if you are happy where you are, it's great."
"I have been retired for 17 years so I do not think I can comment here"
"I been here 26 years and it is a great place to work, especially with flexibility. Working remotely is an option that's available. The people are friendly, caring and very supportive."
"Billed as having a flexible work schedule but depends on who you're working with. Your experience with the firm depends heavily upon who you work with."
"RETURNED AFTER MATERNITY LEAVES. PEOPLE SUPPORTIVE."