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EY

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

EY Reviews

Based on 31 surveyed graduates working at EY. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
3.8
Based on 31 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The people and the opportunities for growth. We are known as the 'friendly firm' and it couldn't be more true. Our people are also made great because of the incredible mentoring programs we have embedded into our culture. There is also so much opportunity to move around in the company and challenge yourself. It's made clear that your career here is whatever you want it to be.
  • Global network, unlimited access to online training, emphasis on personal development.
  • The people Lots of social events.
  • Working with people from all different backgrounds on engagements that benefit society.
  • Range of experiences.
  • Big employer = hard to navigate takes a while to build your own brand.
  • Long hours, pressure.
  • It can be quite disempowering and impersonal, and you often do not have a say in the engagements or projects that you work on; and are allocated into long term projects with little consultation.
  • Being shared across ACG and not being able to focus more on interest areas.
  • I feel like there is nothing distinguishing it from its competitors. Also working for such a big company gives me the impression that I'm not making any real impact. I also can't relate to most of the company - my team is too specialised.

What Insiders Say

7.6
Career Prospects
7.6
Career Prospects
Set structure.
7.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
They will match donations to any charity. Unsure apart from this. Need more work in environmental and sustainability space - climate change is a big issue that should be discussed more at EY.
8.2
Culture
8.2
Culture
Very social, and good to people.
8.8
Diversity
8.8
Diversity
Diversity and inclusiveness is one of EYs top priorities, as well as maternity leave/support.
7
Satisfaction
7
Satisfaction
Organisational change management, organisational design, etc. Working day to day on stakeholder management and engagement, work product design, project management activities.
7.7
Management
7.7
Management
Very accessible, great performance feedback system, recognition is done well with quarterly performance reviews with your 'mentor'.
8.1
Office Work Environment
8.1
Office Work Environment
The office space is clean, with lots of natural sunlight and seating options. There are stand-up desks, focus rooms, and different meeting rooms. I believe that a quiet room and a carer's room would also be good. The location is very accessible, in between two major train stations in the CBD. Most required facilities are available. There is no stationary cupboard for employees, however. The dress code is business casual within the office. When meeting clients, the dress code is the same as the client's dress code.
8.3
Recruitment
8.3
Recruitment
Upload CV / cover letter 3 x online assessment 1 x video interview 1 x assessment centre 1 x partner interview. Biggest weakness. Practice with online tests prior to taking the actual one.
5.2
Salary
5.2
Salary
No bonuses. Pay is fine, and typical of what you'd expect at a big 4. It's competitive to get into, so don't expect a great salary. However, with each year your salary grows and if you outperform you can start negotiating larger pay raises and promotions almost immediately. Great growth opportunities. The company also spends a lot of money on you with events, travel, L&D, etc. Lots of team dinners, events for every occasion, if you travel for work basically everything you buy is paid for, very flexible work policies.
7.4
Training
7.4
Training
Graduate training, then consultant/senior/manager etc training Fortnightly training with team.
6.7
Work Hours
6.7
Work Hours
Everyone is expected to do long hours, but the company is relatively flexible in how you do them (from home after office hours etc.).
6.9
Sustainability
6.9
Sustainability
Some efforts in recycling and waste reduction, but nothing major that I have seen.