The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: EY #25 (2020)

I’ll admit I was a little surprised to see EY as the highest-ranked Big 4 firm on this year’s Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. It’s been a while since the last time that happened—2010, when EY was #44.

It’s unlikely possible to have a long and distinguished career at EY, as we mentioned yesterday. But if you do choose to leave the Black and Yellow for a cozy job in industry, make sure you get paid for all that vacation time you’ve accrued. A bunch of ex-EYers told us they are getting screwed out of a lot of money because of a new policy the firm put in place toward the end of last year (a policy that some say they knew nothing about or wasn’t communicated effectively to employees).

And while a majority of you putting in blood, sweat, and tears every day for Uncle Ernie, and not being paid what you’re worth, probably don’t care that EY was ranked so high by Fortune, EY cares. EY CARES A LOT. And it must be a slap in the face to some EY alums, who say they are getting gypped out of thousands of dollars in some instances, to be thanked by the firm for making the 2020 F100BCTWF:

Previous ranking: #34. Here’s why EY made this year’s ranking, according to Fortune:

The professional services firm jumped nine spots on the list this year. That’s because employees—45% of whom are women—are happy at EY, where 28% of job openings were filled internally in the past year and 42% of new hires were referred by employees. Health insurance for part-time employees, subsidized backup childcare, and compressed workweeks helped EY move up the list. And following a 2019 scandal over a sexist training program, EY vowed to undertake a review of all program content.

Oh right, the “sexist training program scandal.” I guess having a company pinky swear that it will no longer present a training session for women that compared their brain capacity to pancakes equates to Fortune giving them a higher ranking.

Stats of note:

  • Employees: 49,466
  • Number of job openings: 4,842 (as of February 2020)
  • Percentage of job growth: 6%
  • Number of new graduates hired: 5,471
  • Percentage of women: 44.8%
  • Percentage of minorities: 37.5%
  • Most common salaried job: Manager (client-serving position); no salary provided
  • PTO limit (days): 40
  • Number of sick days: 10

Just wait until Fortune gets wind of EY Global CEO and Chairman Carmine Di Sibio saying that EY is harder to get into than Harvard. Fortune seems to like taking EY for its word, so we’ll see EY crack the top 10 in the 2021 F100BCTWF for sure.

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