Assistant Executive at EY

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Aberdeen
Programme Type:
School Leaver Programme
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

1.6/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

2/10

My role involves performing generic audit work, sitting exams and working long hours.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

4/10

Many new skills, CA qualification in progress

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

1/10

I did, but 5 years is about 4 years too long. I wouldn't encourage students seeking to become a CA to choose the school leaver route.

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4. How valued do you feel by EY?

1/10

Poorly, low remuneration, very little appreciation

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

2/10

The worst. There was no exam structure when we started and we had to continue to push for a formal structure to put in place.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

1/10

Early on lots, now I am more senior you are just generally left to get on with work with little support.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

1/10

See above.

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7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

1/10

Very poorly. I have been doing the work of someone earning double my salary for the past 2 years.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

1/10

No, our office is quite unsocial other than leaving nights and the occasional 7 aside football game

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *

No

9b. Why? *

See above

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY? *

Think twice, you have to be sure you want to experience the big 4.

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