EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated April 7, 2014
Updated April 7, 2014
4,376 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 199 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 582 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 634 reviews)

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  1.  

    interesting

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - good place to learn the trade
    - lots of help when needed

    Cons

    - too many changes
    - internal procedures and requirements are time consuming

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to Start Career

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    Former Employee - Campus Recruiting Coordinator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Campus Recruiting Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Resources, ability to network with professionals across all spectrum. Ability to grow in many different areas.

    Cons

    Too many hours, although open door policy its still corporate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Senior Assurance II  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance II in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great to have on your resume

    Cons

    Low pay and no over time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging work but supportive colleagues

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Technically challenging project work and stimulating technical problems.

    Cons

    Administrative micro-management; lacking leadership in some practice areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage better by measuring and micro-managing less

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's hard to advance unless you have someone taking you under their wing.

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Their HR policies are very good.

    Cons

    The salary and work life balance are points they can improve on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They had a lot of turnover this past year. If they want to keep their employees, they have to pay more.

  7.  

    Accounting focus pervades entire company. I worked in advisory services, risk. I felt deceived regarding my work

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    Former Employee - Advisory Intern, Risk  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Intern, Risk in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They are nice and the work isn't too hard. They took it easy

    Cons

    The work is very repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees be more creative. And Orlando is a waste

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to begin a career, however, if it's not for you, get out.

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, good way to learn a lot about different businesses.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, very boring work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so less people quit due to being overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I've had a very pleasant experience, for the most part.

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    Current Employee - Book Keeper  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Book Keeper in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They treat you very kindly. Shower you with gifts. My boss took me out to dinner. He tried to get fresh.

    Cons

    Very picky about personal attire. Management wants you to dress very professionally each and every day. Ladies need to have skirts. Men need jacket and tie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up lighten up, it's artsy. You need to put in a clothing allowance if you insist people dress in a specific way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Career opportunities

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Good learning curve

    Cons

    Long hours, too political, too much admin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    EY

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start career

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to your better people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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