Exceptional EY

Exceptional EY

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The more people we have from diverse backgrounds, the better it will be for us and our clients. Hear more perspectives from our employees.

Joining EY

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Becoming part of EY

Your next career move should be a step towards meeting your goals and realizing your potential: you need to be certain it’s in the right direction. This site gives you insight into life at EY – how we’ll help you develop your career and why working here provides opportunities and experiences you won’t find elsewhere.

Use the tabs on this page to find out more about the application process and how you can make sure you have the best chance of success.

Joining EY – the practicalities

As an experienced professional, you know how important culture and team fit are to success. Our selection process will help us both assess if we fit together and whether you’re likely to succeed at EY.

There are five steps to complete before we can welcome you on board.

1. Visit Job search

Visit Job search to look for opportunities in Advisory, Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Support Services. Jobs are listed by service line as well as geography, and you’ll find more detailed information about specific requirements in the job descriptions.

2. Apply online

The candidate profile and application form take about 30 minutes to complete. You can save your application at any point and return to it if necessary. To apply for more than one position, or to work in more than one location, you must complete an application form for each position. We’ll let you know when we receive your information and, if your application meets our requirements, we’ll invite you to an interview.

3. Complete the assessment process

We’ll interview you over the phone or at one of our offices. We may also ask you to complete a written assessment, either online or at a testing center. The exact structure and content will depend on the service line and role to which you apply, as different roles need different skills. We’ll keep in touch and provide you with feedback and guidance on the next steps.

4. Review our offer

If you successfully complete the interview and selection process, we’ll make you a formal offer in writing. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions and, if you’re happy with the offer, we’ll look forward to receiving your confirmation and welcoming you on board.

5. Prepare to join

You’ll find a large community of people at EY ready to welcome you. After an initial induction, you’ll have opportunities to network with your peers and to participate in ongoing orientation programs suited to your level of experience.

Different backgrounds and skills – but similar values

There are a number of criteria we ask you to meet. If you do, you can relax in the knowledge that you will feel comfortable within our working environment – and that you will be working with people who share your values.

Our unique global structure provides you with extensive career opportunities while enabling us to respond quickly and deliver consistent quality service to our clients around the world.

People who excel

We look for high performers, who consistently deliver quality work while continually looking for ways to improve.

People with integrity

We want you to have a clear sense of personal and professional accountability, and know how to build relationships by doing the right thing.

People who are good at working with people from different backgrounds to their own

We seek individuals who are good at listening, learning, sharing, developing and collaborating – welcoming and helping people from different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to perform at their best.

People with the courage to lead

We want people who inspire and motivate others, and provide clear direction and encouragement in times of both prosperity and challenge.

People with energy and enthusiasm

We look for people who demonstrate drive, vision and determination and are passionate about helping our clients achieve their potential.

People with the right experience

We want people who understand the challenges of working in a professional services environment, and are focused on achieving and delivering the best for our clients.

EY interview tips: be at your best

What can you expect in the interview? How can you best prepare to make a good impression? You may find the following helpful.

Be prepared

At this stage in your career, you need to prepare for a challenging interview. Be able to articulate how your strengths, work experience and career goals will enable you to succeed in our organization.

Be proactive

Prepare a list of questions to ask your interviewer(s) so you can assess whether EY is the right place for you. Research our organization, who we are, what we do, what we stand for and our strategic direction.

Be yourself

At EY you’ll find an open and approachable culture. We want and expect to see the real you.

Frequently asked questions

 If you have a question that needs an answer find out more in the sections below:


Applying to EY

What kind of people do we seek? What areas do we hire in?

We're looking for people and leaders with diverse experiences across our service lines of Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory. We look for individuals who can help us build the practice for tomorrow and help our clients address the complexities of a rapidly evolving business environment. Visit opportunities for more information on areas of growth and the type of people we're looking for.

Where can I learn about open opportunities with EY?

Visit Job search for opportunities in Advisory, Assurance, Tax, Transactions, and Core Business Services. We list jobs by service line as well as by geography. You'll also find more detailed information about specific requirements within each job description.

How do I start the application process?

Go to Job search and browse the list of job opportunities available in your country of choice. Once you've identified a suitable position(s), apply online and submit your CV/resume. We'll send you a confirmation email. If your application meets our requirements, we'll invite you for an interview. Visit Applying to EY or Interview tips for more information on the process.

What should I do if I cannot find an opportunity that matches my skills?

We recommend you set up a job alert so you are notified as soon as suitable opportunities are available. However, also make a note to come back and check the site for open opportunities on a regular basis as this will help maximize your chance of success.

Should I submit my CV/resume for every position in which I am interested?

Yes. Every position is filled separately, so you should submit a CV/resume for every opportunity and geography for which you'd like to be considered.

Can I apply for a job outside my home country?

You are able to apply for any open positions you see in any one of our 150 countries that hires graduates. Your eligibility however depends on the hiring country's qualification requirements, employment laws, work permit and/or visa requirements.

What happens once you receive my CV/resume?

When you submit your application online, we'll send you an e-mail confirmation. If your qualifications and experience match our requirements, a recruiter will contact you to discuss your CV/resume in more detail. Please realize that due to the high volume of CVs/resumes we receive, it's not possible to make personal contact with everyone who applies for a position.

What happens when my CV/ resume is shortlisted?

Our interview process varies slightly according to the country and position(s) for which you apply. We’ll interview you over the phone or at one of our offices. We may also ask you to complete a written assessment, either online or at EY office. The exact structure and content will depend on the service line and role to which you apply, as different roles need different skills. We’ll keep in touch and provide you with feedback and guidance on the next steps.

Working at EY

How is EY structured?

EY is a global organization made up of member firms in more than 150 countries. Each member firm is owned by its partners and they have operational control of their business. However, in order to maintain the same high standards of service quality and delivery in each of our locations, we have a global governance structure. This consists of four geographic Areas, each with an Area Executive that works in close partnership with our Global Executive, headed up by our CEO, Mark Weinberger. To support our efforts as a global organization, we also have a global entity, EY Global, which works strategically with each of our Areas to support consistency and excellence in all of our activities around the world.

Where does EY have offices around the world?

EY has 190,000 people working across the world in more than 150 countries. Take a look at our location map.

What do EY professionals in the different service lines really do?

Use the links below to gain in-depth information about each of our main service lines, their various sub-service lines and areas of focus.

Advisory helps organizations manage their risks and achieve sustained improvements in their performance.

Assurance gives stakeholders peace of mind about the validity of financial statements or other vital business information.

Tax helps clients comply with and navigate through the complexities of international tax strategies and regimes.

Transaction Advisory helps clients buy, sell and merge with other organizations.

What is the organization's policy on flexible working?

We're committed to helping our people succeed professionally and personally. We have a pragmatic approach to supporting individuals in meeting commitments in and out of the office. We have formal flexible working arrangements defined under ‘My Life’ for our employees. Through discussion, we work together to agree on a framework that meets the needs of our business, our teams, our clients and those of our people. It's an approach that allows you to manage family commitments, or pursue personal passions outside of work. We're proud that some of our people have participated in the Olympics, written novels, exhibited paintings and recorded albums alongside pursuing a career at EY.

Developing your career

How will I continue to grow as a professional?

You want to realize your ambitions and advance your career and we want to help you get there. We have a learning and development framework called EYU (EY and you) that will help you identify and make the most of the learning, experiences and coaching you need. Your development is a mutual commitment between us and you. We provide an infrastructure that supports your growth and you take responsibility for articulating your needs and making the most of opportunities. Together, we'll help you reach your aspirations.

What influence will I have over my career progression?

You own your career at EY, but developing it is a mutual commitment. You're responsible for articulating your development needs and aspirations. We provide a supportive learning, teaming, high-performance environment that will help you become a leader in your chosen service line. We offer plenty of career options and, wherever possible, we allow flexibility, so you can balance the demands of work and personal life. In return, you take responsibility for your professional and personal growth and for performing your best every day.

Is there any fast track career program at EY?

We have an accelerated career path for individuals who are consistently performing exceptionally well. This program recognises high performers in the team and help them grow faster in the system.

Do I have to travel to develop my career?

The amount you travel depends on the service line you join, your area of focus and the clients you serve. While travel is not a requirement for career development, we strongly encourage diversity of experience. You can discuss likely travel requirements in more detail at interview.

What if I join and then want to explore international opportunities?

At EY we have a culture that truly fosters mobility, so if you have a proven track record, and the right skills and qualifications and matches the guidelines, we encourage you to work with your manager to explore the global opportunities that are available through various short- and long-term secondments. Go to our Job search to learn more about all available opportunities and to our website for more details on mobility programs we have on offer once you've joined.

Life at EY

What hours will I work a week?

There's no typical week at EY. Your hours will vary according to the work or engagement in which you're involved. Occasionally, there may be some weekend work, particularly during busy periods. We encourage teams at all levels to work flexibly and discuss and negotiate how to meet the demands of each engagement. By communicating regularly with your team and supervisor, you'll be able to understand their expectations and plan your time effectively.

What is EY's approach to diversity and inclusiveness?

We're committed to creating an environment where all people feel valued, are part of the community and are able to perform at their best. Diversity and inclusiveness are about everyone. It's about welcoming and harnessing diverse viewpoints, and about how this leads to making better decisions for us and for our clients. It's also about operating in a way that helps people to achieve their potential and make a difference, wherever they come from and whatever their characteristics. We believe in developing our people's cultural awareness and skills, including helping them to be aware of their own assumptions, frames of reference and behaviors. To us, diversity and inclusiveness make business sense: it helps us to engage with clients and teams in a global economy. And in a world of shifting demographics, it allows us to navigate efficiently across boundaries.

What is the social life like in the office?

Here, you'll find individuals representing a variety of backgrounds, opinions and perspectives but united by a shared set of values. This means that there are plenty of groups and networks built around shared issues and interests. These range from hobbies, sports and creative or intellectual pursuits through to support and volunteer opportunities. They also include groups such as working mothers. Regardless of your background or areas of focus, you'll find colleagues who share your interests.

The environment is very important, what is EY's approach towards sustainability?

We recognize that we have a corporate responsibility to the environment and believe in making it possible for our people to contribute on an individual basis. As an organization, we've taken a voluntary pledge to become carbon neutral by 2020. In the same pursuit, we've implemented various strategies. For example, developing carbon neutral buildings; reducing the need for overseas travel through the use of video and teleconferencing; and sourcing green energy suppliers wherever possible. As an individual, you can participate in one of the eco-teams in our offices that promote responsible practices or you can contribute your time to a charity or organization that benefits the environment.

How can I get involved with my local community?

We support volunteering and strongly encourage you to support your community in any way you can. The EY CSR club at each location gives our people a platform to come together and participate beyond donating in CSR initiatives in their location. About 2000 people have volunteered to be a part of this club.

What are the types of skills/expertise of our volunteers?

Our people provide their professional skills and capabilities by serving on not-for-profit boards, supporting schools, mentoring students, assisting high-impact entrepreneurs and striving to reduce our environmental footprint. We call it skills based volunteering and it gives our people extra experience in project management, teamwork and leadership.

What are the different CSR initiatives that involve our employee-volunteers?

Some of the employee volunteer initiatives are : Sponsor a child’s education, My NGO, Charities Aid Foundation India (CAF) – Give as you earn program, Running for a cause at Marathon, Voluntary blood donation drives, Clothes donation drive, Adopting schools / NGOs, Books donation drive and NGO melas.

Can you have a family while working at EY?

We value the contribution that working parents make to our organization and are committed to supporting them professionally and personally. We recognize there is more to life than work. Women in particular sometimes feel more pressure around family and work issues. Our encouragement of working mothers in the workplace has been recognized in many countries as leading class.

Can I take maternity/paternity leave while at EY?

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive environment that encourages our people to succeed professionally and personally. We have defined extended maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave policy in the system that supports the working parents to manage personal commitments.

Do you provide information about or for your alumni?

At EY, we are committed to building life-long relationships with our people. Many of our practices throughout the world run successful alumni programs to bring previous and existing EY people together.