At Ernst & Young LLP, 86 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 831 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.83. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 61100 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is competent at running the business.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

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: 85
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois, 60606; Dallas, Texas, 75219; McLean, Virginia, 22102; Boston, Massachusetts, 02116; Atlanta, Georgia, 30308 US Employees: 43,874
US Revenues: $12,200 million Worldwide Revenues: $29,600 million
Employees Worldwide: 228,041 Corporate Structure: Partnership; Private
Founded: 1894

EY professionals team at a global development program for senior managers in our partner pipeline.

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 approach to benefits and rewards goes beyond the standard medical, dental and retirement benefits to improve overall quality of life. The 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 planning and more. The newly added r u ok? program brings the topic of mental illness and addictions to the forefront, helping to erase the associated stigma in the workplace by providing training, resources on a range of topics, and guidance for our people in how to have non-offensive conversations with someone potentially in need.
  • Full-time benefits for part-time workers: Any EY employee who works 20 hours a week is eligible for full-time benefits.
  • Paid parental 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 1,200 people at EY take paid parental leave each year — half are men.
  • Personal/family care leave: EY recently rolled out a new benefit that enables all US- salaried employees to take up to 10 days of paid time off annually for personal and family care needs, such as attending to a sick child or an elderly dependent. The policy uses an expansive definition of “family member” that also includes any close association considered family, as well as service animals.
  • Career and Family Transitions: EY offers coaching to moms and dads transitioning back to work after bringing a child into the family through birth or adoption. To date, more than 835 moms and dads have participated in the program.
  • Flexible working: All EY people work flexibly, meaning 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 4,000 EY people (about 21% men and 79% women) have formal flexible work arrangements.
  • Reproductive technology procedure assistance: EY offers financial assistance of up to $25,000 per family for adoption and advanced reproductive technology (ART) procedures, including those needed for surrogacy and medically necessary egg and sperm freezing. The new policy increases the adoption benefits 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 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.


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
EY volunteers display “selfEY cards” promoting the reasons why they love EY and giving back.


33 days Paid time off after one year of full-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 33 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Job sharing
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Onsite Amenities (The US firm offers lunch and learn sessions and presentations around a host of health and wellness topics. EY Assist Daily Life services provide research for locating fitness classes, massage providers, yoga studios and other health-related services. Although not offered in all locations, some local offices provide health fairs that include onsite massage, nutritionist and food samples.)


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

$55,598,683 Philanthropic donations in last year $9,852,500 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Americas Director of Environmental Sustainability Leads environmental impact team Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit
26 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 is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • 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

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark A. Weinberger poses with our 2016 global finalists in the Better begins with you program, which recognizes and celebrates EY people who have found inspiring ways to build a better working world.


Interns meet as they register for our International Intern Leadership Conference.

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 such as an inclination toward solving complex problems, the skill to analyze data for trends and opportunities, 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. 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. It is the legacy we’re creating for our people, clients and communities. 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 likely be a great fit at EY.

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 grow by double-digit percentages, 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 seven years. We have high demand for individuals with digital, data analytics, strategy consulting, cybersecurity, robotics and technology 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

13,800 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 4% Job Growth
24 Average applicants per opening 351,750 Total job applicants
45% New hires by employee referrals 34% Openings filled by current employees
4,900 Recent graduates hired 12% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
12% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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