EY Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • Best Place to Start a Career in Accounting (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance (non-existent) (in 701 reviews)

  • Work/life balance isn't that great as you must work long hours to compensate for the lack of staff during the busy season (in 734 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    EY - Work, Learn, Grow - Quality in everything we do - Work hard play hard

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

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities and Knowledge, Isn't that already enough?

    Cons

    Need to find a job within a job, the human behavior factor is sand in the eye

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job and better. We'll prove ourselves, we need you to do too


  2. Helpful (1)

    Happy at E&Y

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

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    E&Y is a great place to work. You can really build a great career and pursue your interests at E&Y with support from management. E&Y recognizes strong performances and works hard to retain the best people. E&Y probably has the best entreprenurial culture of the Big 4 and allows its professionals all the latitude they need to build their own path and succeed.

    Cons

    Basic long hours of public accounting are a hassle, of course, but E&Y provides a great deal of flexibility to its professionals to work hard and still manage life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep quality standards high and don't lower the bar for expectations of staff no matter what PwC or the other firms are doing to try to get on the best places to work list. We already do it right.


  3. EY is a great firm.

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

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The firm works hard to promote workplace flexibility. This is part of their great people first culture. They also have a working parents program that supports those that work there that may have children. There are presentations you can listen to and other parents that you can talk to for support. They do a lot to retain working mothers/fathers and this is a strong quality. They have a wonderful code of ethics and all who work there value honestly.

    Cons

    There really aren't many down sides to working for Ernst and Young. I think they are a great firm and am proud to work there.

    Advice to Management

    None, I think they do a great job.


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  5. One of the best accounting firms in the world.

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

    I worked at EY

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Culture of the company is great with even greater people to work along side with. People there are very helpful and partners always have an open door policy. Plus, they are smart as hell. Definitely a resume builder if employed here for a few years. Variety of fields to be involved in so you can learn something new everyday. Great firm to use to open doors.

    Cons

    Long hours, but it is worth while and meaningful work. Its accounting, so could be boring for some people. Starting salary is on the lower end, as compared to other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training.


  6. Wins "Best Place to Work" awards for good reasons

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

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They expect a lot, but they also give a lot in return. It's a high performance place that rewards hard work, enthusiasm and people with initiative. The environment is very collaborative and team oriented. It's wonderful to work in a place where I respect and admire my peers and my managers.

    Cons

    Different practices have different sub-cultures, depending on the practice leaders. None are necessarily bad, but they may not always be the right fit. Try to figure out what you're getting in to. Also, there is a very subtle, unofficial hierarchy: client servers tend to look down on "support" personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Thanks for communicating regularly.


  7. E & Y

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

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with.

    Cons

    The schedule is demanding and your acheivements are often lost.

    Advice to Management

    Reward Employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Opportunities

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

    I worked at EY

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -large international company -lots of room for growth -$ $ $ $ $ -lot of information sharing, everyone is willing to give someone else a leg up or advice - great feedback

    Cons

    -entry level positions work investment banker hours but don't receieve equivalent pay -switching job sites every few weeks (some may like the frequent change of scenary, but navigating around LA is hell)

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut great interns because they get 1 C


  9. Great employer, great experiences depending on the teams you work with.

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

    I have been working at EY

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and capable individuals, great benefits and meaningful opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Industry isn't the most interesting.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start career

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Various learning opportunities that lead you on the right path; Good people, brilliant people; "Okay" work-life balance; Various channels for "top-down" and "bottom-up" communications

    Cons

    Too many administrative things going on; Unbalanced worklaod, sometimes it's running really slow but sometimes you don't even have time to stop


  11. Great place to start, or continue, a career

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart people. - Good culture. - Skill development. - Strong brand for resume - Nice offices and work environment.

    Cons

    - It's an accounting firm. - Bonuses are meager making the worth of putting in the extra effort questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.



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