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Fortune recognizes EY in the US as one of the Best Workplaces for Consulting and Professional Services in annual Great Place to Work®

New York, 20 February 2017

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Diversity, gender equity and work-life balance drive top 15 ranking

Fortune and Great Place to Work have recognized EY as one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services. The firm stood apart from its peers in employee training and leadership, as well as diversity and gender equality.

“Time and time again, our people and clients tell us that our diverse workforce and culture bring out the best results in our business. That is unique among advisory and consulting firms of our size,” said Anna Bourne, partner, Ernst & Young LLP and EY Americas Advisory Talent Leader. “This honor is the result of decades of investment in our people and their experiences, on being the kind of place our people want to come back to every day.”

Bob Patton, EY Americas Vice Chair for Advisory Services, agreed: “At EY, we believe our role – our legacy – is to help everyone work better. This begins with our 240,000 people. The insights and quality services they deliver drive stability to capital markets, transform industries, and improve business and communities the world over. To drive their clients’ purpose forward while realizing their own is a remarkable and a highly motivating opportunity.”

A number of unique workplace programs and initiatives contributed to the selection of EY, including:

  • Career and Family Transitions Coaching Program: EY helps moms and dads proactively plan for transition needs before, during and after they bring a child into the family through birth, adoption, surrogacy, foster care or legal guardianship. To date, more than 600 moms and dads have participated in the program.
  • Global NextGen: A two year program for rising senior managers, its goal is to enhance participants’ global mindset so they become more connected, inspired and inspiring, and market focused. Now in its fourth year, the current class includes 275 senior managers, 48 coaches and 48 partner sponsors.
  • People Advisory Forum: This committee provides senior executives with an ongoing opportunity to hear directly from a cross-section of employees on all matters affecting the firm. More than 20 non-partners of varying ethnicity, level, practice, geography and years of service currently serve as members and report to leadership.

“It’s no secret that the value of a professional services organization lies in its people,” said Great Place to Work’s Executive Vice President Kim Peters. “The Best Workplaces invest in their staff’s knowledge and wellbeing, creating a high degree of trust that’s reflected in their work for clients.”

The Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services is one of a series of rankings by Fortune and Great Place to Work based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work Certified™ organizations. The results draw from surveys of 36,750 employees who assessed their firms’ leadership, benefits, camaraderie, work-life balance and other factors essential to happy, high-functioning teams.

Most recently, Fortune and Great Place to Work® ranked the firm No. 27 on the inaugural Best Workplaces for Parents list (2017). EY has also been listed among the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces (2016) by Great Place to Work® and EY in the US has appeared on Fortune’s "100 Best Companies to Work For ®" ranking each year since the list’s inception in 1998.

To view all of the 2017 Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services, please visit:

About The Best Workplaces for Consulting & Professional Services
Published together with Fortune, the Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services ranking is based on feedback from more than 36,750 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations in the consulting or professional services sectors. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the building blocks of a great workplace. Employees rated leadership strength, benefit quality, opportunities for professional growth and support for work-life balance, among other factors. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less.

Earning a place on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a Great Place to Work For All™. Rankings reward organizations where not only the majority of their employees experience a great place to work, but these experiences are highly consistent regardless of who people are or what they do within the organization. Results were considered based on the complexity of the employee population and relative to peer performance.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

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About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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