company

EY

Headquarters

London, United Kingdom

employees

10,000 +

industry

Consulting

How do I make my application stand out?

July 7, 2020

If you're coming straight from campus, I would include any risks that you’ve taken - that goes over pretty well. Talk about anything that has put you outside of your comfort zone and be able to speak to how adaptable you can be.

July 7, 2020

The best way to make your application stand out is to not have to apply. Get in contact with a recruiter or someone who knows someone. The majority of people I know have gotten in by receiving a referral from someone they know. Taking part in one of the firms early I.D. programs can also make your application standout (leadership conferences, summits, case competitions etc.)

June 30, 2020

You want to be professional, but also bring your authentic self when it comes to the interview. Half of the time it was just conversatio - the interviewer wants to see your true character, so don’t feel like you need to do this whole “show.” You definitely want to build people relationships, keep true to your authentic self and don't try to act like your white peers.

What’s the best way to prepare for the interview?

July 7, 2020

There will be multiple interviews. Have the behavioral questions prepared. They'll want to know how you work in a team or if you have ever had conflict? Make sure that you highlight your strengths in your answers.

July 7, 2020

Know hot topics that are going on in the industry that you're interviewing for. Have some type of idea or some type of basis that you can talk to during the interview and case study. Make sure to follow-up. We are such a people friendly firm so they love to see an email in the inbox. Be able to speak about yourself and experiences regardless of where they came from. I talked about my time at a fast-food company and they wanted to know about that experience, regardless of how relevant it is.

June 30, 2020

Research the company, have certain things that you can mention during the interview so they're like “oh, you're definitely prepared.” I also spoke to other people at the firm and asked them for advice - especially other Black professionals.

What should I do soon after I start working?

July 7, 2020

My best advice would be to familiarize yourself with the leaders in the office. Depending on how big the office is, it can get very political sometimes, so it's important to be aligned to people who will advocate for you and get you certain opportunities.

July 7, 2020

Meet other people. EY makes it very easy to network so take advantage of all the opportunities in front you. They have so many happy hours, affinity groups - the more people you meet, the more opportunities will be presented to you. It’s very much about who you know.

June 19, 2020

We have EY Unplugged, which is a two-day conference for minorities at the firm. Make sure that you participate in that event. It’s an opportunity to discuss personal experiences at EY and diversity programs. It’s a good way to get to know other people at the company.

What do I need to do to get promoted?

June 19, 2020

Basically everyone gets promoted unless you do a horrible job. If you just do your job, you’ll get to Staff Two. But, in order to get a better compensation package after you get promoted, you need to get rated as a ‘Gold Standard’ performer, and then you’ll get on the higher end of the compensation packages.

July 12, 2020

Staff Consultant in Advisory Practice

tenure:

1-3 years

Company culture

From a minority standpoint, I think the firm is very accepting and empowering. You have a voice from day 1. You can do what you want to do, you just have to speak up. Work-life balance has been great. It’s 100% project-dependent - I haven’t worked past 5 PM in the last year and a half. The odd thing about working in consulting is that you can have a completely different experience as someone just based on projects you’re on. They do encourage time off. They look down on you if you're not taking your time off. They kind of force you to take it.

Diversity programs

I do think the diversity programs are genuine. Diverse people run the diversity programs. We have a Black Executive Roundtable which is a very raw, real event - the things that are run by minorities for their people work to create a sense of community. What seems unauthentic is their recruiting at HBCUs. They pass on a lot of good candidates - I think they put a cap on the amount of HBCU students they take in. I’m sure there are some numbers behind what they do. The Launch Internship is an authentic experience. It's a rotational internship for racial minorities (Black, Latinx, Native Americans). You get a taste of everything that's offered at EY. It’s a great way to be able to snag the full-time internship (and hopefully the full-time offer).

Relationships with manager(s)

My managers, outside of 2, have all been pretty supportive, available, genuine, and really represent EY well. I’ve had managers that were bigots, or made you feel like you were Black. There are always bad apples. I’ve had managers that weren’t there to build me up, or make me better.

Training and career development

Leadership is very accessible. They make it very easy to meet with leadership.

July 12, 2020

Staff, Forensics Consulting/Technology

tenure:

1-3 years

Application and interview process

The process was VERY quick. I started as an intern, so when you go straight from an intern you don't have to apply again. When I applied for the internship, I filled out my application, did a phone interview the next day, and flew out for an office interview within 2 weeks, and then heard back within 1 week of the office interview.

Promotion discussions

We have progression and promotions. You'll progress every year and with that comes a salary change. You get a counselor and they'll be there to advocate for you and see if you're ready for that next step. Promotions are based on your time in a role. Staff - 2 years Senior - 3 years Manager - 3 years Senior manager - stay until you're ready for partners

Company culture

People are definitely willing to help out. “EY Nice” is a thing, it’s definitely something that’s visible. People are willing to help you if you’re doing what you're supposed to do. Socially, they’ve done a good job about speaking out about racism and protests, given recent events. There’s obviously room for improvement, but they've done better than the standard. But also, that is the tone on the top, it doesn’t necessarily trickle down. In forensics, there aren't that many Black people especially in our service line. They are rolling out some diversity initiatives, so we’ll see how that goes.

Relationships with manager(s)

When I first started, I was a little nervous to reach out to them, but now that I've gotten used to everything, they’re definitely available. If you establish a pretty good relationship with them, they’ll give you good career advice. I actually just had a conversation with my manager about career progression. You just have to put yourself out there for that relationship, especially if you’re working on a large team. On some projects you’ll have a team of 40-50 people, so you have to put in more effort to get connected to your manager.

Training and career development

There’s definitely access to mentorship, however, the ownness is on that person. When you first start, the firm gives you a peer advisor (someone on the same level but a year ahead) and then you have a counselor (someone at manager level). Your counselor is the person you go to with any issues you may have. Your counselor is also your advocate when it comes to promotion opportunities - definitely make sure you have a great relationship with them, if you don’t you have the option to switch counselors. Any mentorship outside of that, you have to establish yourself.

July 5, 2020

Entry-Level

Boston, MA

tenure:

1-3 years

Application and interview process

I interned at the firm through college. I interviewed while I was still in school, but within the recruiting process, there were alot of firms coming to my school. EY definitely made the company look pleasing, so I was drawn to it. With my experience, it went smooth because the interviews were very conversational. They'd obviously ask the challenging questions, but they also just wanted to know who I was.

Company culture

Work-life balance is definitely hard. I do auditing, so there's a really large busy-season. There’s pressure to be a high-performer and being Black at the firm, you always want to prove yourself. It was totally different than the internship, when you come on full-time there is no flexibility and you can’t really take time for yourself. Most people have jobs where you can take time for yourself at night, but I don’t have that.

Training and career development

When I first joined, my team was really trying to develop me and my learning. The people genuinely want to invest in you. We have web-based education. We have this platform where you can learn anything you want to do. It's very resourceful.

Training and career development

There’s no formal mentorship program, but there are people that seek you out and they’ll become your mentor or sponsor. They are people who want to see you succeed. The firm is constantly trying to give you feedback. There is formal feedback on how to develop more, or what you are doing good at. There’s also informal coaching that happens on the job. But that will depend on the team you’re on.

Accessibility

One of the benefits that they have at the firm is based on health and fitness (EY Assist). They have different programs that you can do if you want to focus on the mental health aspect. There's a phone number that you can call where they will find you a therapist in your area and you get 5 free sessions. They have different health benefits where you can get your gym membership reimbursed. I was able to take a mental-health day due to recent events, which is something that I really appreciated. They are trying, but it�s hard to take advantage of some of the benefits because you are always so busy. The resources are there, but it�s hard to apply them to your schedule.

May 28, 2020

Senior Consultant

San Francisco, CA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

I work with different managers depending on the project. All managers are different.

May 28, 2020

(Former) Business Advisory Consultant

Atlanta, GA

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May 28, 2020

Cybersecurity Consultant

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Great. Approachable and always willing to teach inside and outside the office

Company culture

Enforced a great open and inclusive culture. Everyone within the firm is easy to work with and friendly

May 28, 2020

Senior Consultant

New York City, NY

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

I love my manager. I have been given more and more responsibility each cycle and have grown a ton. I learn through his example and have been so lucky to have a great set of leaders around me.

Diversity programs

My company is great at recruiting a diverse group of people. There is a standard path to promotion that can be shortened for high performers. No one I knows feels the system is not fair towards them.

Company culture

My company could improve on actions towards the work-life balance. They have us complete surveys and analyze results but I have not seen much action coming out of them.

May 28, 2020

Manager

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Good

May 28, 2020

QA Analyst

Atlanta, GA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

- relationships are good overall but managers do not have as much power as they delegate per the requests of the client and/or partner

May 28, 2020

Hospitality Coordinator

Alpharetta, GA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Very good

May 28, 2020

Senior Consultant

Atlanta, GA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Friendly and trusting

July 9, 2020

Overall

Salary

$74,000

Staff Consultant in Advisory Practice

tenure

1-3 years

Diversity

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July 7, 2020

Overall

Salary

$60,000

Staff, Forensics Consulting/Technology

tenure

1-3 years

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May 16, 2020

Overall

Salary

$72,000

(Former) Business Advisory Consultant

Atlanta, GA

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October 20, 2019

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$90,000

Senior Consultant

Atlanta, GA

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October 17, 2019

Overall

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$46,000

Hospitality Coordinator

Alpharetta, GA

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October 11, 2019

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$97,000

Senior Consultant

New York City, NY

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October 8, 2019

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$70,000

Cybersecurity Consultant

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October 1, 2019

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$40,000

QA Analyst

Atlanta, GA

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September 24, 2019

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$103,000

Senior Consultant

San Francisco, CA

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