Why work at EY?

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EY is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. EY is one of the largest professional services firm in the world and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

Number of people globally: 231,000 (06 October 2016)

Global revenues: US$29.4 billion (Financial Year 16, ending 30 June 2016 – up from US$28.7 billion in FY15)

Four Areas: Revenue increased across all four of EY’s geographic areas: the Americas 9.7%; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) 7.5%; Asia-Pacific 12.5% and Japan 6.4%.

28 Regions

Offices: 728 offices in over 150 countries

Founded: 1989, through the merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. Oldest component from 1849

Global headquarters: London

Further information about our FY16 Global review and about EY, click here.

What makes EY such a special place to work?

Join today. Change tomorrow. If you have an appetite for innovation, creating growth and making a lasting impact there are opportunities for you at EY. We empower our people to ask our clients better questions, constantly challenging through smart, disruptive ideas that prompt change and growth.

We’re building the workplace of the future at EY – a place that’s smarter, more inclusive, more dynamic and more flexible – and driven by a greater sense of purpose.

You’ll need to be full of energy and enthusiasm, open to new ideas and people, and be able to thrive in an environment where people work in diverse teams.

We’re building success through people who are curious and eager to learn every day. And we’ll provide the support and opportunities for you to build the career you want.

You’ll receive a wealth of opportunities, benefits, programmes and policies to help you succeed in all elements of your life, and to recognise and reward the value you bring to our business. And on top of developing your career, we will pay attention to the way you work, your compensation and your benefits.

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How do you embrace diversity at EY?

You can find out about how EY embraces diversity and their culture here.

Do you have an internal women’s network at EY?

Accelerating women’s advancement is an economic imperative that creates higher growth, increased prosperity and stronger communities. Support the campaign and pledge for parity. EY have the EY Women’s Network and EY Family Network, amongst many others, that support our employees in many ways. Find out more here.

What can a potential candidate expect during the interviewing process?

You can find out about EY’s interview process here.

What do you look for in a potential candidate?

To find out what EY look for in a potential candidate, click here.

What benefits or reward programmes do you provide for employees (eg Maternity, Bonus schemes)?

You’ll receive a wealth of opportunities, benefits, programmes and policies to help you achieve success in all elements of your life, and to recognise and reward the value you bring to our business. And on top of developing your career, we pay attention to the way you work, your compensation, and your benefits.

Your work lifestyle

Working at EY is challenging and stimulating — your day-to-day work is complex and multi-faceted and it requires you to push the boundaries of your capabilities. As part of a high-performing team, we want you to be able to work in a way that delivers exceptional service to your clients while maintaining your own wellbeing.

We provide the tools and technology you need to work flexibly and meet the commitments you make to clients, to your family and to your community. We also encourage you to move around – globally, if that’s what you’d like to do.

Your compensation

We believe that our people should be rewarded competitively for the contributions they make. We know our total cash package is competitive, we carry out annual market research on reward, and we check that at all stages of the salary review process that we have a fair and consistent approach.

Your benefits

In addition to your career development, your work lifestyle and your compensation, we pride ourselves in providing a range of other traditional employee benefits, such as:

  • Formal recognition through “Better begins with you” awards, along with local individual and team awards
  • Pension: up to 6% employer matched contributions
  • Private healthcare: provided for managers and above or those with five years’ service
  • Bikes for Work
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers

And there are a few benefits you might not find at other employers:

  • UK & Ireland referral bonus: refer a contact to EY and you could earn a referral bonus of up to £10,000!

Up to 27 days annual leave with the option to buy and sell

  • Free health assessment for those with three years’ service
  • Free online health assessment and a 24/7 free and confidential counselling service for you and your family
  • Occupational health, health and safety and rehabilitation consultants
  • Physiotherapy: rapid access to advice and treatment
  • Discretionary sick pay for up to 52 weeks
  • Car cash allowance for managers and above
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Income protection (prolonged disability) insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Dental insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Financial planning / Workplace ISA
  • Sports Teams
  • Graduate Interest Free Loan
  • Annual Travel travel Insurance
  • Carbon offsetting
  • Tax Return preparation
  • Will writing
  • Free eyesight testing
  • Lifestyle discounts

Find out more here.

Do you provide training for your staff?

To find out what training EY provide for their staff, click here.

Tell us a little about your values and how these are evidenced in working practice?

Our values:

Our shared values inspire our people worldwide and guide them to do the right thing, and our commitment to quality is embedded in who we are and in everything we do.

Our values define who we are:

  • People who demonstrate integrity, respect and teaming.
  • People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead.
  • People who build relationships based on doing the right thing.

They are the fundamental beliefs of our organization and guide the actions and behaviours of each one of us. They influence the way we work and interact with each other, as well as the way we serve our clients and engage with all our stakeholders.

Our values underpin our peer-based global awards program, Better begins with you, which recognizes people and teams who demonstrate the behaviours that will help us deliver on our purpose of building a better working world. For further information please visit: http://ukcareers.ey.com/experienced/why-ey/our-vision/we-re-building-a-better-working-world/

What is your approach to flexible working?

Flexible workspace – We provide workspaces that enabled fluid working patterns, invest in robust technology that supports flexible working regardless of location and have developed effective communication channels across the firm. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage our employees to work flexibly.

Flexible Thinking – We enable our people to make their own decisions and focus on outputs, use their judgement and make the right decisions around working flexibly. We understand that requirements change as people’s careers and life evolve.

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About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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