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EY Australia

3.8
  • #4 in Accounting & advisory
  • > 100,000 employees

Working Hours at EY Australia

6.7
6.7 rating for Working Hours, based on 31 reviews
How flexible is your company when it comes to hours?
Very flexible hours on my team. We work a lot with offshore teams in Asia, therefore it is acceptable to come to office at a later time
Graduate, melbourne
Work hours can be very long, but you can work from home, as long as you get your work done they don't care
Midlevel, Melbourne
My work hours can change depending on the engagement/s I am working on. I am usually in the office from about 8-6 each day, and then I do more work at home if I need to. Flexible working is a strong attribute of the company, and I think it is a real positive of working here.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Very flexible about work location and time of work, however there are a lot of hours.
Midlevel, Canberra
Depending on the clients you work on, the hours vary. In busy season on larger clients, you can sometimes work 60-70 hours per week. There are quiet times of the year when you work the standard 37.5 hours.
Graduate, Adelaide
My company is quite flexible. People are allowed to work from home and come and go as they please, on the condition that they are completing their work and not screwing over their colleagues. It's quite aligned to common sense. However, I'm getting the impression these days that the higher ups in my team are trying to influence us into working from home less. They set up a "48 hour notice period" rule where you have to give at least 48 hours notice before working from home. It feels like an underhanded way of getting us to do it less, and frankly I don't appreciate the unspoken pressure. The flexibility means nothing if there's social pressure to not use it.
Midlevel, Melbourne
My work hours are usually from 9-5. Sometimes I do stay late if there are deadlines that need to be met, but usually I am able to manage my time properly. Whilst the company, at a high-level, claims to be flexible with hours, I have personally not felt this within my own team. Directors in my team have been very harsh and unforgiving on team members who have needed to take sudden leave due to health issues, emergencies, or unforeseen circumstances, pressuring us to provide "proof" and to justify ourselves. We are made to feel guilty for needing to be flexible with hours, and are told that we are not allowed to work from home.
Graduate, Melbourne
My average work day is 8am - 6:30pm, which although isn't terrible it's not ideal. I have worked until 10pm, 11pm, 1am on occasion. However EY is very accommodating of flexibility around hours.
Graduate, Sydney
Flexible when they can but generally long hours
Midlevel, Sydney
It differs for different teams within the company. However the team I find myself in is very flexible when it comes to work hours.
Midlevel, Sydney
company is very flexible - allows you to WFH and has a number of leave options. However, I often spend 10 hours a day at the office - increasing to 15 during busy season.
Midlevel, Sydney
Whatever it takes to get work done.
Midlevel, Sydney
Flexible and will accommodate extra curricular activities.
Midlevel, Sydney
flexible working is a key focus at EY. currently, my hours are 8:45-5 and i am able to complete all client work within this time.
Graduate, Sydney
Great work hours, flexible, as long as you get your work done.
Graduate, Sydney
Very flexible! If you have things to get done outside of work you can flex your hours - ie. come in later or leave earlier, or you can work from home (depending on client)
Midlevel, Brisbane
Most of the time I do not work in the office and instead work at client sites. When we do not have to be at a client site, work is very flexible and I often work at home.
Midlevel, Melbourne
I probably spend a little too much time in the office, however that is a personal preference. You can maintain a work life balance. There is flexibility which you can use - the main point is to communicate to your colleague when/where you will be, and to ensure you are getting the work done one way or another.
Midlevel, Melbourne
The expectation is that you'll work for as long as required to get the work done, and that may mean long hours sometimes or most times. Although, if there is a genuine emergency or errands to run, the company is pretty flexible, you'll just have to work extra hours to ensure the work is done.
Graduate, Melbourne
Really flexible, you do as many hours as you need to get your work done - so if you are quiet and have no work to do (and have been working very long hours previously) it is generally ok to "take the time back" in quieter periods. That said, graduates are expected to be in the office during business hours and work according to a "normal schedule.'' However, EY is really flexible about working locations and hours, but I think this relies a lot on the rapport you have built with your team and the trust and faith they have in you to work remotely, as well as the type of work you are doing and whether or not it is feasible for you to be working remotely.
Midlevel, Melbourne

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