Our promise to all our people is that time spent with EY is exceptionally valuable, whether they stay with us for three years or 30 years. That’s because we help people grow, develop and contribute in ways that are unique.

Starting from the beginning, at recruitment, candidates learn about the issues our clients face and our purpose of building a better working world. Whether joining EY or not, they find out more about themselves through the interview process and opportunities like our intern programs around the world.

The outstanding candidates who join EY participate in world-class learning, coaching, counseling and on-the-job experiences that provide opportunities to contribute, excel and build careers. We focus on creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment where everybody’s voices are heard and valued and where there is flexibility in how and where people work.

The EY culture is an important reason why people join EY and develop their careers here. Two powerful elements of our culture are highest performing teams and a global and inclusive vision of leadership. Highest performing teams inspire individual and collective success. Across all ranks and roles, we are advancing a culture of world-class, highest performing teams that create lasting value for us, our people and clients. Engaged and inspired by a shared vision, highest performing teams bring together the right mix of talent and deliver quality results that surpass expectations.

Leadership is one of the hallmarks of the exceptional EY experience for all our people. Developing inclusive leaders underpins how we make the world work better, as the actions of EY leaders have a lasting impact on our clients, our people and our communities. Our distinctive definition of leadership at EY provides one shared vision and language of leadership to unite our efforts in building the leaders of tomorrow, for EY and for the world.

When people eventually leave EY, their life-time experience continues. We are proud of the more than 800,000 EY alumni who today are excelling in business, government and academia and who remain connected to the EY family through our global alumni program.

For every one of our people, this is how we sum it up: Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Leadership at EY

Our definition of team, business, client and personal leadership at EY

Celebrating OUTstanding future leaders

Rath Wang, a Tax Senior in EY Japan, was recently ranked fourth in OUTstanding’s global Top 30 LGBT Future Leaders.

Rath leads the EY Unity network for LGBT employees and allies in Japan; co-founded a non-profit organization promoting LGBT equality in the workplace; and has contributed to campaigns to prevent suicide among young LGBT people.

Diversity and inclusiveness (D&I) is a strategic imperative for the global economy and for EY as a global organization. Our clients work across borders and so do we. Our clients represent diverse backgrounds, capabilities and points of view and so do the people on our teams. Diversity is about differences. We believe that all differences matter. Inclusiveness is about creating an environment in which people feel, and are, valued and where we can leverage those differences to deliver better business results.

Every day, we connect with all sorts of people and teams around the globe, both inside and outside of EY. By maximizing the power of different perspectives and experiences, we are able to build the highest performing teams. We are able to ask better questions and offer better approaches which help our clients achieve their goals. The end result? We make a tremendous impact on the working world.

Better begins with you

‘Better begins with you’ is our flagship global awards program.

Individuals and teams are nominated in four categories: exceptional client service; strengthening communities; pursuing innovation; and developing outstanding leaders and teams.

From more than 3,600 nominees recognizing 12,000 people, judges selected 20 global finalists – EY people who, through their everyday work, make an impact and leave their mark on EY and beyond.

Edwin Aguilar, an Assurance professional, was nominated in the developing outstanding leaders and teams category.

Edwin grew up in Watts, a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, and became the first in his family to go to college, working full-time to do so.

At EY, Edwin has been deeply committed to helping other deserving students reach their potential. He not only mentors students to position them for success, he also launched the self-funded ‘Edwin Scholarship’ which he awards to a deserving accounting student each semester. So far, Edwin has identified and mentored 13 high-quality recruits, all of whom have accepted offers from EY member firms.


In 2015 we were recognized by 94,000 business students in Universum’s annual survey as one of the top 3 most attractive employers in the world, for the third year running.

Around the world EY member firms have also been recognized by:

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