It’s gonna be a lame summer for EY interns as the firm has trimmed internships down to six weeks and is withholding both Disney AND intern gifts. When it happened in winter, interns were apparently told it was “because of budgeting due to the potential split.” Now that the Project Everest split is a no-go it’s “supply chain issues” and someone isn’t happy.
(Burner account) I wanted to ask if anyone else is interning with EY this summer and is just absolutely disappointed? First, the program length gets cut down to be 6 weeks with one unpaid, so really 5. Then, they cancel our intern gifts and tell us that there are ‘supply chain issues’ instead. Now, they have told us that the annual Disney trip is cancelled. I’ve also been hearing that some service lines won’t even work the full 5 weeks, but only 2 days of one week, making the full experience a little over a month.
All of this info has come wayyyyyy after our offer letters have been signed, and for a lot it was too late to find another internship. A complete lack of transparency is the thing that sealed the deal for me and my disappointment. I don’t understand why they think this will work, or will make interns want to really sign a full time offer if they can do any better (which I honestly think they can).
I just want to highlight this heavily upvoted comment:
Christ. You need a reality check.
Your internship is about buffing out your CV, making connections and getting a bit of exposure to the world of work. Your internship doesn’t benefit the business, no matter how important or great you think you are. It benefits your resume.
And here you are complaining about your Disney land trip being cancelled and not receiving gifts… are you an actual child? Grow up and stop feeling so hard done by. There’s lots of people who get fuck all for internships and apprenticeships and, worse yet, there’s lots of people who don’t have the social mobility / links to get internships. Stop complaining.
Kids these days. They all think the world owes them something.
Yeah, a North Face jacket.