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www.ey.com
London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1989
Company - Private
Accounting
$10+ billion (NZD) per year
Deloitte, KPMG, PwC
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to ... Read more

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    "Overall, very happy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A company that really cares about their people. Allows for flexible work environments as long as you communicate and complete your work in a timely manner. Many benefits including reimbursement for certain health and fitness expenses, long summer holiday weekends, and referral bonuses. Most of the people I work with are caring, dynamic, professional, and entertaining individuals.

    Cons

    Outside of busy season, it isn't uncommon to have certain periods of heavier work flows, i.e. 50ish hour work weeks. Utilization (% of work charged to billable hours), can be a bit high, though the % varies depending on your work level.
    More work seems to be delegated to India or handled by BOTs which may be good for the company overall, but maybe not the best for those wanted to gather further experience in the US.

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EY Photos

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EY Interviews

Experience

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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auckland, Auckland
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (Auckland, Auckland) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for an internship after meeting an EY representative at the Careers Fair. The person I spoke to was friendly and seemed to enjoy his role (he had recently started working as a graduate). After I applied I was contacted about a month later with an invitation to attend the Assessment Centre (AC).

    The AC consisted of 3 rounds: Interview, Group Activity and Office Tour as well as some networking time in between. The group activity involved reading a 10-12 page case study without any highlighters, use of whiteboards or any writing on the actual case study. I recommend creating a SWOT analysis or having some sort of structure whilst you are making notes on the notepad provided.

    My experience of EY was not as pleasant as the person I had met at the Careers Fair. I found the manager interviewing me to be boring and disinterested (wasn't sure if that was him normally or perhaps he was put-off by my bubbly personality) and during the networking time I felt like I was being 'suffocated' within the firm.

    By the end of AC found I was just not a good fit with the EY culture. Although, I do believe the AC experience really provided me with valuable AC experience - which proved to be very helpful in securing an internship within another organisation.

    The feedback provided by EY was critical and brutal - just the way I like it. This provided me with good ground on which to focus for self-development and I believe this was a critical success factor is my subsequent successful AC at a different organisation.

    Interview Questions

    • Business Case was quite long - so definitely try and use some sort of technique e.g. SWOT to sort out your notes!   Answer Question
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EY Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2019
  • DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame, DiversityInc, 2018
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