At Ernst & Young LLP, 87 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1819 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.89. It was published on Sep 10, 2018. 71394 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
Management is competent at running the business.

What They Do

We asked Ernst & Young LLP to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a global provider of assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We serve our clients by delivering insights and quality services that build trust and confidence in capital markets and help create sustainable growth in global economies.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10036 US Sites: 86
Major Locations: Dallas, Texas, 75219; Chicago, Illinois, 60606; Cleveland, Ohio, 44113; Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094; Atlanta, Georgia, 30308 US Employees: 45,739
US Revenues: $13,000 million Worldwide Revenues: $31,400 million
Employees Worldwide: 240,461 Corporate Structure: Partnership; Private
Founded: 1894

EY recruiters and client servers from across the nation were on hand at a pep rally to welcome our interns — more than 3,300 from 29 countries — to our annual International Intern Leadership Conference.

Perks and Programs

We asked Ernst & Young LLP to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • EY Advantage: This holistic program offers a $500 reimbursement toward pre-approved fitness and health programs, refinancing of student loan debt at a lower interest rate, and an assistance service that can help EY people with anything from planning a vacation to party preparation and more.
  • We Care: EY brings the topic of mental illness, addiction and any other personal challenge to the forefront, helping to erase the associated stigma in the workplace. Through learning events and online training, videos and regular communications, our people learn how to notice the signs that someone may be struggling and how best to connect them with resources like EY Assist, our employee assistance program.
  • Family-friendly leave: After one year of service, EY moms and dads are eligible for 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave. EY is one of only 15% of US companies to offer paid paternity leave, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. More than 1,700 people at EY took paid parental leave in 2017 — half are men. And EY US salaried employees can take up to 10 days (up to 80 hours) of paid time off annually for personal and family care needs, such as attending to a sick child or an elderly dependent.
  • Pathways to Parenthood: EY offers financial assistance of up to $25,000 per family for adoption, surrogacy and advanced reproductive technology (ART) procedures, including medically necessary egg and sperm freezing. The policy increases the adoption reimbursement and makes ART and/or surrogacy benefits available to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
  • Virtual health care: EY people have access to “on the go” medical treatment options, which include online video conference consultations, diagnosis, treatment and prescriptions. Access is available through participating CVS Minute and Urgent Care Clinics and more.
  • 2nd.MD: Direct no-cost access to top medical experts is available to EY people for second opinions. Treatment reviews and complex care consultations are offered without the wait, travel or hassle of traditional doctor appointments. The 2nd.MD Care Team can also work with the patient’s local doctor to help carry out a treatment plan or find a new doctor.
  • EY Navigate: EY offers all our people a unique, no-cost financial wellness experience where users can create an actionable path forward for managing their financial journey. Users can access financial planning advice through an interactive website, dedicated phone line and app where information is organized by goals. The monthly webinars include chat-room features so planners can answer questions in real time.
  • EY Badges: This new program offers the opportunity to earn digital credentials in future-focused skills that help our professionals accelerate their personal growth and differentiate themselves in the market. Anyone can participate. Our people earn badge distinctions (bronze, silver, gold and platinum) based on defined criteria to be met in learning, experiences, and internal and external contributions (through thought leadership, coaching, industry conferences and more).
  • EY corporate responsibility sabbaticals: This suite of programs provides EY professionals with immersive volunteer experiences: • EY Community Impact: Volunteers spend one to three months advising not-for-profits that support entrepreneurs, education or equity in the workforce. • Enterprise Growth Services: Volunteers help social-impact entrepreneurs create jobs and improve health, education and access to energy in emerging markets. • EY Vantage: During a six-week volunteer program, top-performing managers, senior managers and CBS equivalents help high-impact entrepreneurs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru on issues facing the business. • EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors: Top-performers at or below the senior/supervising associate level across all service lines volunteer for a week-long expedition to support entrepreneurs in Brazil and Mexico, while minimizing our environmental footprint.
  • Flexible working: At EY, our goal is to build a flexible culture so all EY people can succeed personally as well as professionally. Working flexibly means they can determine what hours they work during the day to accommodate personal commitments ranging from appointments to activities involving their communities and more. We also offer formal flexible work arrangements for people who require regular, more structured flex time. Approximately 5,400 EY people (about 20% men and 80% women) have formal flexible work arrangements in the Americas.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary65% Company-paid health coverage for employees
65% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 65% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $9,100 Average Tuition Reimbursement
In Peru, EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors provide skills-based volunteer services to local businesses and engage in dynamic environmental field research.


40 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 34 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
12 weeks Paid sabbatical after 1 year(s) of employment 40 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
34 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Job sharing
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (The firm offers lunch-and-learns and presentations around a host of health and wellness topics. The EY Assist Daily Life services provide research for locating fitness classes, massage providers, yoga studios and other health-related services. Some local offices provide health fairs that include onsite massage, nutritionist advice and food samples, but this is not a firm-wide program.)


80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take80 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
80 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*27 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$25,000 Adoption benefit80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
80 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

480 hours Paid time off to volunteer $61,352,888 Philanthropic donations in last year
$10,945,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Americas Director of Environmental Sustainability Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit 31 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Carbon offset program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 260 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

A West Region team in San Diego collaborates on a project in their newly redesigned EYWorks office.


An EY team serves the community by volunteering at a Books for Africa warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia.

How to Get Hired

We asked Ernst & Young LLP for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

A great fit starts with the right technical knowledge and skills. Characteristics like an inclination toward solving complex problems, skill to analyze data for trends, and the ability to adapt to varying circumstances are also important. We look for candidates with a global mindset so we can be confident they will be able to succeed in our global business environment. The ability to persevere through challenges to accomplish your goal is a quality we see in our successful people. One characteristic that elevates a fit from good to great is passion to make the world work better. EY’s purpose — building a better working world — is behind everything we do. When we meet someone who shares our purpose and desire to leave a legacy for others, has the right skills and knowledge, and has the drive to help clients succeed, we know that person will be a great fit.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

To stand out to our recruiters, candidates not only need to demonstrate technical knowledge in their discipline but also be polished in all areas of their presentation. From a well-designed and concise résumé to the ability to articulate clearly what they are looking for and what they have to offer in return, prospective employees get our attention when their hard skills and soft skills come together in a complete package. Because so much of our business depends on our ability to deliver exceptional client service, candidates who can demonstrate the ability to be insightful and responsive in varying environments really command our attention. Standout candidates will show us that they share our purpose-driven approach to serving clients and thrive in high-performance teaming environments.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Year after year, we continue to experience substantial growth, which means great opportunities exist in all of our service lines. The fastest-growing service line is our Advisory practice, which has had significant growth over the past eight years. We have high demand for individuals with digital, data analytics, strategy consulting, cybersecurity, robotics, and technology development and enablement experience. We also continue to have high demand for auditors, tax consultants, and organizational change and transaction advisory professionals.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates can get started by visiting This site brings the exceptional EY experience to life. Featuring informative infographics, vivid photography and dozens of videos, the site invites candidates to explore the world of EY through vignettes on our culture, our global reach and opportunities, our career development framework, the ways we give back and more. Candidates can imagine themselves working here through an interactive exercise that shows career paths by academic major and areas of interest, and they can initiate the recruiting process by learning what we look for in candidates and the opportunities we offer. College students interested in an internship with EY should contact their career development centers to find out when we’ll be on campus. Experienced candidates interested in learning about specific opportunities can visit to search our job listings.

hiring Outlook

15,750 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 4% Job Growth
23 Average applicants per opening 352,127 Total job applicants
42% New hires by employee referrals 13% Openings filled by current employees
5,200 Recent graduates hired 13% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
16% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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