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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
4,898 Reviews
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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.  

    Great experience and opportunities are available at the firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 clients, Public clients. Exposure to C-level employees. Good Salary and reimbursements for expenses, Gas mileage etc. Working with very smart people.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes the work environment is very stressful, A lot of responsibility. Hard to maintain a good social life outside of work, especially during busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a firm-wide culture that work is not the only priority (more than family, friends, community, etc..). Management advocates this, but supervisors usually don't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    EY is a great place to work for as a young professional but not for people with families

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Advisory Services Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Advisory Services Auditor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    There is flexibility in working schedule depending on the managers that you are working for, but also depending on the client and the offices that you work for.

    Cons

    You tend to be busier with smaller clients which have constraints on budget and time. You don't have a lot of say in the schedule at senior level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    People and culture are great, but work is demanding like all consulting shops

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    More partners actually seem to care about the development and progression of managers / senior managers than I've seen at other firms. Obviously some are still indifferent, but overall there is a lot of support from partners / ED's to move around the firm in any direction that suits your interests / goals.

    Cons

    Hours are long, just like any other Big4 or big consulting shop. Also, as a manager or senior manager, you sometimes have to take what you can get when it comes to staff / seniors, and if they aren't solid performers, you have to pick up the slack, adding to an already heavy workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally stay on track - there is a lot of emphasis already on training and supporting people in their careers. Comp is a little low, but that maybe is the tradeoff in exchange for all of those firm funded development opportunities, reasonably generous expenses, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place if you love accounting, politics, no life, and little privacy

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

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

    Pros

    Great Learning curve with opportunity to learn ALOT

    Cons

    politics, workload, expectations to work nights and weekends and to kiss ass

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont give in to politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    E&Y is a good start of career

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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

    on-job coaching, flexible hrs, great firm culture, promising exit opportunities, great transaction from school to business world after school.

    Cons

    long hrs in busy season, longer hrs than normal in non-busy seasons, pressure may be overwhelming sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company with great resources and benefits, and decent people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources and training offered; current technology; benefits; hours; and good people. Managers for the most part have been good and if you find one they can help guide your career but it's a huge company where you can be viewed as just a number, so it's up to you to find a mentor. Great if you've just graduated from college or grad school as you can move up but expect to work very hard, work long hours, and pay your dues. It was a solid company to work for with decent salary increases but after the recession, there were many layoffs and like every other company needed to make cuts. Good perks for employees such as sports outings, quarterly luncheons, etc.

    Cons

    You are just a number and expendable (but that's corporate America). Salary increases can be meager if you are in a department other than finance, tax, accounting, etc. There is always the employee or manager from hell that can ruin your experience or get in the way of climbing the corporate ladder. Some younger managers need to develop better leadership skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are absolutely wonderful and wish all the rest could be like you. To others, value the people that get the work done and not just the ones that can schmooze their way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The people are what make the company great.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the people that I work with most of all. Yearly raises are typically higher than what you would get in industry. Yearly "promotions" help work not feel so stagnant.

    Cons

    Pay is obviously less than what you would get in industry and the hours can be long. While there is a consistent audit methodology there is not much consistency across teams due to differing views of managers and senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get more consistency with how people apply the audit methodology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a good experience

    Cons

    There was no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest more work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership doesn't worry much about the employees

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

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

    Pros

    Good experience
    Good networking
    Get the opportunity to take on leadership opportunities for Training, Networking, Business Development, and Mentoring/Coaching of other professionals

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is with leadership. As a Manager in Advisory, it has been challenging to obtain the right mentoring/coaching from Partners. Salary is low, and very challenging to negotiate, even as a performer that consistently exceeds or significantly exceeds expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The professionals from senior through manager are key to the risk management and success of the firm. Look for ways to integrate these professionals further, aside from Trainings or soft ways in which mentoring/coaching is intended to occur.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not rewarding experience for my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Good brand name on resume

    Cons

    Lack of guidance from managers
    Low salary
    Lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you want to develop people

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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