What it's really like to work for Ernst and Young. Here are both The Pros and Cons

What it's really like to work for Ernst and Young. Here are both The Pros and ConsEY, featured in Fortune’s ‘100 best Companies to work for’ this year and for the 18th year straight, says a lot about this global consulting firm, and why it’s one of the dream companies to work for.

However, not every day is rosy here, in fact if you trust what EY employees have to say about the culture, you could end up working 80 hours a week during the audit season or the busy season as they say.

But let’s not scare you for the moment. We will list down the Pros first, followed by the Cons, as listed down by a Quora user who also is an EY employee. Nothing is better than first-hand information, and here it is:

1. EY is a global brand and, therefore has global outreach. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014, after PwC and Deloitte.
2. At EY, there is relentless focus on quality and consistency in services, and learning never stops here. Every day, new challenges and complexities push your limits and enhance your domain, and you learn how to present your work.
3. There is collaboration across different service lines and locations, and that too globally.

4. It is one of India’s leading professional services firm with dominant market position, and associating with a market leader certainly helps.
5. Best saved for the last – There are offsite parties!

1. Experience is directly related to the team you work with. If you are unable to match your synergies with the manager, you could land in a problem.
2. No-one would teach you even if you are relatively new to the work; yet, expectations to deliver would be sky high.
3. Sometimes, it becomes tricky to manage work-life balance. Remember the audit season! (However, stress levels depend pretty much on your manager.)
4. You might have to report to multiple seniors.
5. You are expected to be available even if you are on leave. And yes, it’s pretty common to carry laptops even on vacations (just in case your colleagues need some data or information).