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



This review is based on 591 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.36. It was published on Aug 31, 2016. 29192 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
Management is competent at running the business.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am offered training or development to further myself professionally.

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 US Sites: 82
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; McLean, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts; Atlanta, Georgia US Employees: 39,230
US Revenues: $11,200 million Worldwide Revenues: $28,700 million
Employees Worldwide: 212,852 Corporate Structure: Partnership; Private
Founded: 1894

EY professionals volunteer with Mountains to Sound Greenway in Seattle, Washington, on EY Connect Day 2015.

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.
  • Full-time benefits for part-time workers: Any EY employee who works 20 hours a week is eligible for full-time benefits.
  • 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 600 moms and dads have participated in the program.
  • 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 16% 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.
  • 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. More than 2,800 EY people have formal flexible work arrangements, about 21% men and 79% women.
  • Reproductive technology procedure assistance: EY offers financial assistance of up to $25,000 per family for adoption, advanced reproductive technology (ART) procedures including 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. These benefits will go into effect on January 1, 2017.
  • 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.
  • EY Financial Planner Line: These high-touch and high-tech financial planning services are provided through Employee Financial Services at no cost to EY people. Services include confidential and objective financial planning support, unlimited access to highly experienced financial planners via the EY Financial Planner Line®, personalized financial plans and reports prepared for our people.
  • 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 workplace. • 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 Core Business Service equivalents help high-impact entrepreneurs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru (FY17) on issues impacting 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 with the Earthwatch Institute to Brazil or Mexico.
  • EY Discounts: Our people can shop online for nationally recognized products, services and entertainment at reduced prices. Services include a convenient, national resource with competitive offers; discounts for books, cars, cellular plans, computers, entertainment and gifts; and access to designated family members.


25% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's 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


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Banking
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Personal concierge service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
Staffers participate in a teambuilding activity.


30 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks


80 days Job-protected maternity leave80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take80 days Job-protected paternity leave
80 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)12 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$6,000 Adoption benefit80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
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.


  • Offsite subsidized childcare
  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Elder care resources
  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$66,614,141 Philanthropic donations in last year $9,806,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • 'Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs 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
  • 285 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

EY professionals volunteer with the United Way in San Jose, California, on EY Connect Day 2015.


Young staffers celebrate their EY spirit at an EY event.

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, being able 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 are confident the prospective employee 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 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 grown 20% annually over the past five 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

16,075 Job openings forecast for coming year 10% Job Growth
20 Average applicants per opening 328,239 Applications received
15,654 Positions filled in past year 51% New hires by employee referrals
10,322 New positions created 1,973 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 4,855 New graduates hired
15% 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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