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Internship Experience @ Ernst & Young, Noida: Lots of compliance work, relaxed atmosphere

By: Usha | December 28, 2018
 Name, college, year of study, email ID

Shraddha Mehta, third year, HNLU, Raipur

Name of organisation, location city, team strength

Ernst & Young LLP, Noida

The legal team sits on the 5th floor of the office and is called the Risk Advisory Services. They have a small team consisting of 4-5 associates and take 2-3 interns only. However, in the other teams (tax, consulting, etc.) they had many interns.

Office address

4-5th floors, Plot no. 2B, Sector- 126, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The nearest metro station is Botanical Garden (Blue line) or the Okhla Bird Sanctuary (Magenta line). From the metro station, you can take a sharing auto (till Samsung office) which costs Rs.20.

Application process

I got this internship through my college’s internship coordination committee. From what I came to know, it’s difficult getting an internship here if you do not have contacts.

Duration of internship and timings

July 3- August 3, 2018.

9:30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The office is spread over two floors of the building and the legal team sits on the fifth floor. Everyone has their cubicles in the open spaces and some of the people who are in senior positions have offices. There is a big table with several chairs which is made for the interns to sit. There was no fixed seat as such though. On some days our seats were taken up by the associates or other people from various teams and we had to sit wherever there was an empty seat. EY has many offices across Delhi NCR and people kept alternating between various offices which resulted in our seats being taken away by other people.

The office has a well-equipped pantry where many different types of coffees and tea were available 24/7.

On my first day, I had to report to one particular ma’am and she, in turn, introduced me to the other teammates. There were no first day formalities as such. I got some technical work related to compliances and I had lunch with them.

There is a restaurant on the ground floor of the building where you can pay and eat but that was really expensive. However, the EY people had food coupons and lunch for them was free. But no such incentive was given to interns- they either had to bring their own lunch or pay and eat. The teammates could give their unused coupons to the interns but it never happened in my team though this was done on several occasions in the other teams.

Main tasks

The main tasks involved checking compliances of companies with various provisions and regulations of different labour laws and environmental laws and putting them in an excel sheet under different heads. Research work on environmental laws and the Companies Act was also given but that was very less.

Work environment, people

The office gave a true example of corporate culture. Everyone was busy in their own world and people from different departments had no interaction with each other. The work environment was really relaxed and easy going. The people in the legal team were good and understanding. They allowed me on several days to work from home as well.

Best things

There was no compulsion or need to stay back late and beyond 5 pm. Work hours were fixed and people usually started leaving by 4.30 pm itself. The weekend was off and work from home was also allowed on several occasions.

Bad things

There wasn’t much to learn in terms of law. The main work that was given was highly clerical in nature. In my opinion, this internship is best suited for students in their 2nd year because from 3rd year onwards, you need to do some substantial legal work in order to learn from your internships.

Stipend

No. Though the interns in other departments got a stipend, there was no stipend for us.

Accommodation

I live in Kamla Nagar in Delhi. I had to take two autos, two metros and then again an auto to reach office. It took me almost 2 hours to reach office. The travelling became really hectic. If you were to take a PG, I would suggest taking a PG in Noida only. There are many affordable PGs available nearby and you wouldn’t have to travel so much.

 

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