EY's culture is second to none. I have now worked in two teams at EY, both client facing and internal business services, and each have dispelled the myth of all corporate firms having hierarchical issues. During work the environment created by our seniors and leaders is created to be inclusive and team-focused, with an emphasis on collaboration and leaning on your peers for support and help. Outside of work, the culture is fun and very social. One thing the firm are working towards is offering more social events that are less focused on alcohol, which I think is a plus.
Big company means different culture between service lines and even between sub-service lines. I am lucky to be in a relatively smaller team, therefore flat structure with easy access to decision makers.
Very social, and good to people
The culture at the company is great - everyone interacts amongst one another both in the office and outside of work hours, regardless of one's rank.
Our team could do more together, however the wider EY culture is very good.
Really informal and not hierarchical; super social and not people oriented. A lot of leadership and organisational structure changes in advisory are changing the way teams are structured which will be interesting to see.
During work, there's a strong, shared work ethic amongst the team. My team works quite well together in that every single one of us strives to produce the highest quality work. After work, the culture is relaxed and sociable. I think it's a great balance, and I'm very happy with my team culture. It's not as hierarchical as it can be...with the exception of the partner in my team. I can't speak for other teams on this, as I've had minimal interaction with them, but for the most part my own team's culture is excellent.
Hierarchy and culture is a big problem. The company advertises its diversity and inclusion ideals a lot, however, that is merely at the higher level. Within my team specifically, there is barely any diversity, and people who do not fit a certain mold (i.e. a certain culture, gender and background) are disadvantaged and do not get the same opportunities as those who do. Managers and higher rank employees in my team like to pull rank over others, and strongly enforce the hierarchy. For example, managers have said that they shouldn't be directly talking to the graduates on their team, since they believe that managers should only talk to senior consultants, and then senior consultants should talk to the graduates. Managers often manage upwards to please partners, but do not care about the well-being of the people who do the delivery work for them. Managers have yelled at and been disrespectful to lower rank consultants. People in the team have suffered mental health issues because of the work culture.
Team events are rare, and there are minimal opportunities (organized by EY) to meet/socialize with people at the same level but from other competencies/service lines
Very encouraging and friendly, extremely social after hours
As mentioned earlier I love the culture and people who I work with
The grad community is great and EY provides an opportunity to meet the grad community Australia wide at an introductory "grad camp" in the first year. However, the hierarchy is apparent within some teams and some people choose to take advantage of their position.
Very political my team has a great social network whereby we often spend Friday nights together for dinner/drinks
Everyone is friendly and willing to help. Significant amount of amount of teamwork to projects. Ample amount of social events within the division that are free.
There is a strong togetherness and sense of community within the firm. This is facilitated through buddy programs and personal counsellor mentoring.
Although there are formal titles to indicate hierarchy, the team are integrated and connect across all levels from Graduate, to Partner. Teamwork and cooperation are crucial to the ways of working within the team.
Very social culture where everyone is included
We have a good culture. We have a monthly catch up and drinks. The hierarchy is non-existent and we socialise
The culture is great, both in the office & after hours. They respect and encourage you to speak your mind no matter what your rank is. People work together well and there is good socializing at events outside of work.
In Advisory the culture is quite good. Great camaraderie, everyone is willing to help each other, I feel I can reach out to anyone if required, including Partners. There is a lot of socialising both in and out of work hours which is generally encouraged.