assurance Job Reviews
Women who work in assurance departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.7, 71.4% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $50k-$80k.
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.
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.
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.
There is an inclusiveness group for women that connects women from the staff to partner level.
Office culture varies widely from city to city. Flexibility and hours really depends on your office, job assignments and immediate coworkers.