Exceptional EY

Exceptional EY

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Life at EY

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Every experience shapes your future

Talk to anyone at EY and they’ll tell you what a rewarding place it is to work. As you collaborate with colleagues in our high-performing teams, you gain exposure to some of the most demanding and stimulating challenges in the business world.

Every experience and insight is something you can take with you as your career progresses. In fact, we believe that it genuinely lasts a lifetime.

We attract individuals from different backgrounds and cultures who — like you — bring a unique point of view and unique business skills. You’ll work with great people and will be exposed to a range of alternative perspectives.

Everyone’s opinion is valued. After all, diversity of thought and ideas enables us to provide better services to our clients. In return for your input and ideas, we’re committed to giving you the experiences you need to progress and develop as well as the learning and coaching to help you to excel.

For us, it’s vital you share our goals — so we can work together to achieve success.

Global mindset

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Diversity & inclusiveness

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Rewards and benefits

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We develop global professionals

We’re a global organization. Our clients operate both globally and across sectors, and we have to meet their needs seamlessly. In order to do that, we need to give you a global, borderless career experience — and not just for those EY employees on mobility, or international assignments. Whether you’re working abroad or at home with a diverse team in your home office or with a virtual team from all over the world, you’ll need a global mindset.

At EY we:

  • Cultivate a global mindset in each employee by providing the right learning, experiences and coaching
  • Enable cross-border experiences for many of our people
  • Provide strategic mobility opportunities and experiences for top talent, based on critical business needs

Beyond traveling and formal mobility programs at EY, mobility encompasses opportunities to team with colleagues and clients around the world from your home office in the US. You don’t have to travel the world to develop a global mindset. The world will come to you, and we’ll prepare you to become a global professional, no matter where your career at EY takes you.

Helping you go further

At EY, you'll be given the experiences, training and coaching you need to succeed. Many of the soft skills we teach are designed to create a global mindset and address the importance of diversity and inclusiveness.

You’ll be inspired to achieve your aims, both professionally and personally, while making a difference to our clients and in our communities.

We'll work together to help ensure your career takes you in a direction where you’ll be able to reach your goals. It's about making sure you do interesting work with exciting clients, while also providing access to appropriate training, coaching and support.

Find out more about the learning, experiences and coaching that will frame your development.

Drawing on everyone’s strengths

Diverse viewpoints lead to better answers. And the global workforce is becoming ever-more diverse.

As an organization with a presence worldwide, we encourage respect, integrity and teamwork in the way we work. You’ll be encouraged to think in global terms, build strong relationships and embrace diversity in all its forms.

By valuing the differences in those you work alongside you’ll find that you improve your perspective and, ultimately, provide better answers for your clients and communities.

Defining diversity and inclusiveness at EY

Watch EY employees describe how diversity and inclusiveness impact our global business and how each of us can be inclusive leaders.


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We make a difference

If you join EY, you’ll feel welcome throughout your time with us. There are many ways in which you can also enhance your sense of belonging here.

That’s because we take community leadership seriously; our support for the United Nations Global Compact and Transparency International are just two examples. And we rely on the enthusiasm and skills of our people to cement our place in each community we’re a part of.

Corporate responsibility

EY - CareersYou’ve found the right place if you want to make a difference outside of your professional role. Our approach to corporate responsibility coordinates volunteering activities — in education, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability — in a way that makes real use of your unique skills and capabilities. That way, you can have a far greater personal impact.

As part of our commitment to sustainable growth and building a better working world, we place a strong focus on sponsoring educational programs, harnessing women’s economic potential and fostering entrepreneurship.

Community engagement is also a key part of our global career development framework.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop in new and different contexts. You might be improving your public speaking, sharpening your negotiating skills or collaborating with people from a variety of backgrounds. But at the same time, you’ll be helping the community and building career-enhancing skills.

Learn more about Corporate Responsibility at EY.

EY alumni

EY - CareersWhen you join EY, you do more than launch a career. We have hundreds of thousands of alumni globally, which demonstrates what a superb training ground EY is for the financial and business sectors. This network is something which stays with you wherever you go.

You may spend your entire career with us or you may choose to seek new challenges elsewhere at some point. Regardless, we believe you’ll want to stay connected with your EY colleagues.

These relationships will prove invaluable throughout your career. Beyond that, you’ll build valuable friendships too.

As an EY alumnus, you’ll be offered many opportunities to network with your peers. So whatever direction you choose to take your career, you’ll benefit from your time with us.

And if you do leave to explore other opportunities, you might become one of the many people who rejoin, bringing valuable experience and perspectives that enrich our organization.

In exchange for meeting challenges and bringing your best to every project that comes your way, you deserve to be rewarded for your contribution to EY's success.

At EY, your Total Rewards package is more than just your pay; it also includes benefits, programs and policies that help meet the diverse needs of our people across generations, diverse abilities, personal preferences and different family size and compositions. Our Total Rewards package is one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work. We are the only one of the Big Four to be named to FORTUNE’s "100 Best Companies to Work For®" for 18 years. We are also named on Working Mother’s "Top 10 companies" for a total of 19 years, including the most recent, 10 consecutive years.

Recognizing your contributions

Base pay: Your base salary compensates you for the value you bring to the firm and for meeting our everyday high expectations. We offer base pay that is externally competitive, internally equitable and tied to performance.

Variable pay: Our variable pay program rewards and recognizes you for your contributions that go above and beyond our everyday, high expectations.

  • Recognition awards including thank-you e-cards, gift cards and cash awards, acknowledge exceptional short-term efforts or results.
  • Annual performance bonuses provide eligible US personnel with the opportunity to earn a year-end bonus. Bonus amounts will vary based on firm performance, individual rank and individual performance.
  • Professional certification bonus and reimbursement encourages people to obtain required professional certification early in their careers.
  • Service anniversary awards recognizes and celebrates those who have a long-term relationship with EY.
  • Employee Referral Program: This program rewards employees who refer qualified candidates for certain positions. If your referral is hired and you both meet certain requirements, you may receive a cash award.

Health and welfare

We provide a choice of high-quality health care coverage:

  • Open Access Plan options
  • A high-deductible health plan with Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • Contributions deducted from pay on a pre-tax basis
  • Infertility treatments
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism
  • Virtual health care and other care choices

In addition, we offer:

  • The choice of two options for eyewear: a voluntary plan, which has a monthly price tag and provides a reimbursement allowance for frames and lenses or a discount program that is available at no cost.
  • Dental coverage for preventive care and restoration services from any provider.
  • Dependent day care and health care reimbursement accounts: providing tax savings on eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses.

Savings and retirement

401(k) savings plan: multiple investment options, matching contributions and immediate 100% vesting for both your contribution and EY matching contribution.

Retirement plan: helps you plan for your retirement at no cost to you.

529 college savings plan: allows payroll deductions for future college tuition for yourself or someone else.

Personal financial planning: high-touch and high-tech financial planning services provided through the Employee Financial Services at no cost to you.

EY Student Loan: Administered by SoFi, a leading financial services provider, EY Student Loan offers solutions for repaying student loan debt, including an immediate $300 bonus incentive and lower interest rates that help you save money over the life of the loan.

EY Personal Benefits: offers savings and security through its identity theft protection program as well as discounted auto, home and pet insurance options from the nation’s top-rated insurance companies.

Mortgage referral program: helps you find financing for your home through referrals and arrangements with several lending institutions.

Promoting your health, mind and body

EY Quality of Life: offers US staff through executive director/director levels reimbursement for 75% of the cost up to $500 a year on a list of pre-approved health and wellness categories – gym memberships, exercise equipment, weight management programs, and more.

EY Healthy Eating: a nutrition program that offers tips and tools for smart eating decisions when you are on the go.

EY Wellbeing: an internal website that you can use to educate yourself and your family about health and wellbeing topics.

EY Assist: offers you and your loved ones various resources and articles on health and wellbeing including counselors who can provide assistance on a wide range of services ranging from one-on-one consultation on anxiety and stress management for you or your family members, or for diverse services like meal and grocery deliveries, house cleaning and home repair, vacation and event planning, child/elder/self/pet care services and more.

Lactation program: hospital-grade pump, travel kits and accessories available at no cost to all eligible personnel and their dependents.

Financial and legal protection

We provide a range of insurance benefits:

  • Group term life, group universal and group variable universal life insurance plans
  • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability income
  • Long-term care insurance.

In addition, we offer:

  • Group legal plan: for you to have access to local attorneys who provide a wide range of legal services.
  • Bereavement benefit: a lump-sum payment of four months' salary (with a minimum benefit of $50,000 net of taxes) to a surviving spouse or key adult survivor, and survivor financial counseling for a 12-month period. This payment is in addition to any life insurance through the firm.

Time off

Minimum of three weeks of vacation with additional weeks based on level and years of service.

Ten observed holidays, which include additional days off around Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.

Three paid personal days annually.

Unlimited paid time off for casual illness: the firm recognizes that you may occasionally be unable to work due to casual illness or injury and has not established a fixed number of casual illness days per year.

Additional Days Off program: allows eligible employees to purchase an additional five or ten days of time off.

Family medical leave: allows individuals with at least one year of service to take unpaid family medical leave for up to 16 weeks (four more than federally required).

Parental leave: offers six weeks of paid leave for you if you are the primary caregiver (in addition to short-term disability paid leave) and two weeks if you are not the primary caregiver. This includes the birth, adoption, foster care or legal guardianship of a child.

Supporting your life

College Coach: assists parents, EY mentors and their college-bound children in selecting schools, preparing applications, handling interviews and paying for college.

EY Discounts: enables you to shop online for nationally recognized products, services and entertainment at reduced prices.

Adoption assistance: helps pay expenses up to $5,000 per child (with an additional $1,000 for special needs children), with paid parental leave available for caregivers, along with resource and referral services.

Matching gifts: We encourage you to support higher education. The EY Foundation will match your gift, or your spouse’s or eligible same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partner’s gift, to qualifying colleges and universities in the US.

Commuter benefits: allows you to pay for eligible commuter expenses on a pre-tax basis.

Supportive career environment

Orientation: provides a comprehensive introduction to EY.

Professional learning and development: EY is committed to providing you with the right learning, experiences, coaching and related resources to help you achieve your potential. We do this through EYU, our global learning framework.

Membership in business, civic and professional organizations: Reimbursement is available for annual dues, fees and meeting expenses for certain organizations.

Professional Networks and other groups: provides opportunities for our people to connect with our clients, our communities and our culture.

Mobility: helps our people achieve their potential by providing diverse experiences that include moving between service lines, industry sectors, functions and assuming international assignments.

Flexible work arrangements: These include telecommuting, reduced schedules, compressed work weeks, in addition to supporting and practicing day-to-day flexibility so that people have what they need to succeed in their careers and their personal lives.