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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
4,313 Reviews

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4,313 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.  

    People First?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Job keeps you motivated and challenged.

    Cons

    Worked in Tax....they continually talk about people first and work life balance....let's just say this company has no clue what this means...maybe that's why they continuously talk about it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bloodsuckers

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

    Pros

    The pay and brand name on your resume.

    Cons

    Since EY has expanded their advisory services practice their retention and work satisfaction in that practice has been horrible. People are being over worked under served and under payed. The partners are cleaning up. It has turned into a chop shop for consulting services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely rethink your advisory expansion and how it impacts your overall culture and the health and life of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Underpaid and Overworked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    It will look good on your resume. They offer unlimited sick leave and an extra day off for most national holidays.

    Cons

    A lot of weekends and late nights spent working without compensation or expression of gratitude. You will not be asked for your opinion or for your ideas on how to improve the work process. Insensitive managers. Everyone is just looking out for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees as slaves. Even slaves have feelings. Hire people with legitimate bachelors degrees and promote the people who deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Say good-bye to your life!

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance, when you're sick you don't have to feel like you're using sick days. The events were pretty good. They did take care of you when you had to travel.

    Cons

    no life, terrible management. I felt I was in competition with every coworker for a promotion and who would looked best in front of management. Management rarely cared how their employees felt as long as they were making the big bucks. There was a complete lack of respect for coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gets lives

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ernst and Young Audit Senior

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

    Pros

    Headhunters contact you regularly for positions

    Cons

    Long hours and boring work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote only people to management who have good people skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Be prepared to be challenged without much time to learn

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

    Pros

    Job security, good reputation in the accounting field, smart people in your age group and Company perks such as getting VIP access to sporting events if you are on right teams.

    Cons

    Long hours, no predictability with your schedule, no work-life balance, and boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and stop working people to death until they quit. More people suffer because their team members quit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay but no good work

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

    Pros

    1. Good base salary
    2. Good infrastructure to support the work environment
    3. Steady inflow of business
    4. Large number of peers

    Cons

    1. Noncompetitive bonus
    2. High workforce attrition
    3. Lack of entry-level job education/training
    4. Poor work/life balance
    5. Diluted culture due to increasing hiring

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

    Not rewarding experience for my career

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you can keep your head down you'll do fine

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Different clients and industries keep things interesting, depending on your team it can be fun and you'll make some good friends, 3 weeks vacation which is more than most places plus the option to buy more vacation (but remember it'll cost you)

    Cons

    Of course, no work life balance, blame game is everywhere all the time, unrealistic expectations and very little help as you progress in the firm. Management does not care to hear anything negative though like most corporate cultures they'll say they do. Very little support from upper management so hard to feel like a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other than the obvious "hire more people", stop having such a chip on your shoulders to think that you don't have to get your hands dirty in the detail and help out with the actual onsite audit work. It is supposed to be a team after all. Just because it's the way it was done when you were a senior doesn't mean it was done right or needs to stay that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    EY is a great company to work for if you are in the right group.

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice coworkers. Great place to list on your resume.

    Cons

    It only takes one bad leader to destroy a group. People sit around and are afraid to leave at night because the group leader is a workaholic. No respect for work life balance. People are rewarded only for long hours and not for results. Those that don't adopt this way of working are labled poor performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax and quit working people to death. People do have lives outside of work. Reward efficiency by letting people leave when their work is done. Lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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