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If you are in audit practice, you will be overworked and underpaid. It is just a nature of the beast. Busy season is unbearable and if you are on a difficult client, you may work 55 hours all year. Trying to switch departments will be met with resistance no matter if you are a high performer. Lots of micromanagers and nobody cares if you are stressed.
Free dinners and cab rides during busy season
Everything you can think of
No work life balance. For management employees are just revenue making machine. As per their expectation an employee should do the work of two people. EY is always understaffed and overworked. They don't plan.They just leave everything on their employees. You have to work "9" hours per day i.e you have to give them "9" hours chargeable along with 9 hours of admin work.
None if you are at gds
More than 12 hours working all year round, No support from management. Unprofessional management, No respect for employees, No planning
This is the best place to start your career. You learn so much and can easily parlay your experience here into fantastic industry jobs. Know that you will be working long hours at times, but the Company is great about letting you take your time off during the slower periods. I'd highly recommend at least getting a taste of the Big 4 experience!
For audit and assurance business line - EY UK actually cares about its people compared to the other big 4, however, in audit there is no getting away from the cons.
Supportive and approachable partners and management, cares about its people, gain good experience of client business and learn a lot within a short space of time
Not a viable long term career option for many, consistently overworked, underpaid, only good if you have no family life, management can do very little about cons, it's just the nature of audit, Get your experience and leave asap
Though the experience is significant and benefits are great, as with any public accounting role you will be worked to the bone and find your life taken over by the job.
Great place to start your career. Very fast paced work environment. You'll learn a ton in a short period of time and gain plenty of exposure with executives and other accounting/finance personnel of your clients. Must be motivated and resilient as some days will be tougher than others and busy season can wear you down if you don't have the right (positive) attitude day in and day out.
s an auditor at EY, your main aim will be to provide independent verification of our clients’ compliance with accounting principles. By doing so, you play an important role in helping businesses accurately reflect their financial picture and, in turn, protecting financial markets. Because we use a Global Audit Methodology in over 130 countries, audit is a practice rich in opportunity. The scale and scope of our clients’ businesses add to the wealth of experience and opportunity that an audit career here offers you. As an audit professional here you will be part of a multidisciplinary team focused on providing services to your clients such as responding to regulatory reforms, managing the capital life cycle and improving business operations.
Am audit career is a good career pathway for someone who wants to go on to be an audit partner or financial controller as it allows you to review and learn about various types of companies in a short span of time which is not experienced elsewhere in other non-audit firms i.e commercial companies. You pay for the experience with overtime and imbalanced work-life situation.
Pros: - Good culture, generally the right thing happens (in all regards). - People orientated, a generally positive approach to competition. - Very face paced and rarely dull. - Most of the dull job tasks have been off-shored leaving relatively engaging work in London. Cons: - Dependant on level; work life balance is very poor. (junior/middle management is squeezed, hard) - Very high pressure and always under resourced - Very poor pay per hour (no overtime). Benchmark to equal roles by talent/experience, base pay is low - the bonus in some departments is circa nil. - If your reporting senior management lack strength in challenging clients, the high paced environment can turn into a stressful one.
My diversified professional experience that I gained while working in EY Pakistan and EY Bahamas and impressive performances at both professional and academic levels (as detailed in the CV) has enabled me to present myself as a candidate for a suitable position in any organization. I believe I can now contribute positively towards the achievement of organizational goals along with my professional growth.