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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
4,926 Reviews
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4,926 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, lots of opportunities for varied experiences

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely looks to incorporate inclusiveness into all working practices, people look out for team members and actively provide opportunities for growth and development, a lot of internal progression and chances to change role / location

    Cons

    Relatively rigid formal progression structure, depending on role can require frequent travel and significant virtual teaming, experience can depend on specific project / clients / teams - meaning it's left to you to strategically move projects to get the best experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formal policy and performance metrics don't align with communications / promoted initiatives, e.g use of full utilization which encourages staff not to take PTO and thus a stressed and tired workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes the local culture can be conservative but the company as a whole if very forward thinking.

    Cons

    People liked to stay so there wasn't a lot of movement in my department.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, get rewarded

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Candid office culture, great co workers, good learning environment for starting a career in consulting

    Cons

    Working overtime is the norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set client expectations immediately and stick to them. Do not burn your teams out with unrealistic asks and deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big four Consulting with audit accounts that may restrict you from consulting client pool

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good teams, good environment, growth potential, good time-off policies, good pay. Training is of very good quality, and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Leadership cannot focus on what they want to do in consulting.The strategy and vision is weak, and they just keep hiring from IBM and other big 4, hoping that they will bring business. The sales pressure is high, but there is no process to help senior managers and new partners get there in a methodological way. The leaders do not get involved in project delivery, and some are so rusty that you would hesitate to bring them on a project. All they do is sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want to do with consulting. You guys appear clueless and shifting directions every couple months. Too many old-time leaders who have little to add in ideas and solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible learning opportunities and access.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing client lineup and access to client management. Hard work is recognized by senior management.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult if not impossible. Transferring across departments is filled with politics and red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a premium when you hire personnel from other firms, but don't forget to take care of your own people. It'll go along way in employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work as long as you put in the effort.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with a variety of people and are given responsibilities quickly, always challenged.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to maintain.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management focus on developing its workforce. EY encourages and supports the attainment of professional certifications. This company is the perfect place to begin a career.

    Cons

    Too much travel which place work/life out of balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on developing your workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Constantly learning/developing, great opportunities for advancement, but VERY busy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Always learning / developing (also have mandatory education training annually in IL)
    - Room for flexibility for life events
    - Great opportunities for advancement (up or out culture)
    - High caliber people
    - Great benefits
    - Annual percentage increase in raise is pretty good in comparison to private companies
    - Excellent brand!
    - Rewarding client service

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is hard to achieve
    - Office politics (inescapable no matter what company you work for)
    - Starting compensation is non-negotiable (for college new hires)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, friendly people, travel opportunities

    Cons

    HR process is way too slow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Since nothing is perfect... Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Big 4 which allows move within different service lines or different locations around the world
    A lot of Ressources which makes your life easier
    Work-life balance can be achieved
    Good time and expense policy
    Office culture is good! I would think good things are coming considering The new Vision 2020 - be better and bigger by 2020

    Cons

    In my head, all the big 4 are the same so I would say, nothing better, nothing worst!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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