Associate at EY

Start Date:
2017
Location:
Bristol
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£16,500 annually
Review Date:
May 2018

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Review Score

2.8/10

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

2/10

Job Title: Associate In the day to day of my job it is my responsibility to select samples and test that sample for various accounts to ensure that the value in the clients books is correct

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

8/10

Developing professionalism, excel skills, problem solving and learning how to conduct myself around clients and in the working environment

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

3/10

I despise the work, the way our college and exams are set up are shocking. Culture is too heavily focused on hard work, everyone is stressed - not the company i want to work for. The people are all friendly and willing to help out and explain stuff, they're probably the only thing I like about the job.

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4. How valued do you feel by EY?

1/10

Not at all - expected to work stupid long days (14+ hrs on some clients) and there is never any reward for the hard work

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

1/10

Shockingly - expected to do college and learn the content 8 months before the exam, way too long as well - other Big 4 firms do the exact same programme in 3-4 years

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

2/10

barely any - seven days of learning 8 months before the exam and two days of pointless revision a week before the exam. barely any materials to revise with on Kaplan/ICAEW websites

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

1/10

none - expected to juggle work/college/social life straight from college with no guidance. always feel stressed

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

1/10

not at all - school leavers who do the exact same job as the graduates just get paid like 10k less.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

There are many things you can get involved in outside of work. We are granted CSR days which we can use to do voluntary work with charities

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

No

9b. Why? *

Work is too much stress, pay isn't good enough, too much travelling.

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

Don't bother

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