Q&A with an EY Partner

A 20-year consulting veteran, with experience as an entrepreneur, a former MBB Partner, and is currently an EY partner.

Not a question but just wanted to say thank you for doing this. You rock. 👊 Seeing you, and other EY partners that have done this, open up in a real way shows that you care. That’s meaningful.

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Ok all. I’m going for my beauty sleep 😴. It was a pleasure doing this today. Hope you found this useful and maybe even mildly entertaining...

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What's your honest take on the typical # of years at SM before promotion to partner these days? I hear it's taking longer and longer.

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What does it take to be a partner? Minimum revenue or anything else?

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What’s the real word going around among partners about these sexual assault cases? Do you think EY will make strides to improve or will it continue to cover up as much as possible?

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How do you rank EY as a consulting firm? In comparison to mbb, other big4 and boutiques in terms of prestige?

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1. How do you deal with difficult personalities? 2. What is your advice for someone who is interested in M&A and corporate strategy and has ambitions to be CEO?

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are there metrics - such as total revenue/pped looked at service line levels - not double counted revenue. total rev/total pped... i would be curious if/how the ratio has changed the past 5+ years.

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I am really poor at networking (casual superficial talk) but I'm much better at making deep one on one connections. I just started my consulting journey, what do you suggest I do to overcome this?

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Not sure if this is asked already, but would you be willing to share how you get paid? Is there a formula? Is it up to the whims of your boss(es)?

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What is your suggestion about using the bench time?

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Appreciate you taking time. Just curious, why are you doing this anonymously? Also, how does firm perceive your effort?

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All. A few hours left. Many of you are probably traveling back home after week at client. Feel free to send me more question!

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What is your reccomendation for approaching a partner about pursuing higher education (EY sponsored)? Would EY allow a full time program or only part time or online?

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Hi OP, thanks for offering your experience up to share! What areas or skills within advisory do you believe are most in demand now within EY? How about the broader industry?

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What's the one most difficult sacrifice you've had to make in order to reach Partner level in your career?

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Thanks for doing this, OP! Is your practice open to internal transfers from Advisory (Risk)? Any tips on how to go about this process if it’s an option?

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What is your opinion on presenting an offer from another firm and asking for EY to match it? If the offer is matched, are we posed as flight risk and will be first in line in case of a layoff?

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Can you talk about a project that has actually had a positive impact on a client? Industry, type of work done, etc.

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Hey! I want to try out a new city. My subservice line isn't a part of a formal mobility program, but we are a global practice. How do you suggest going about seeking a temporary transfer?

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