EY Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    People First?

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

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

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

    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 Management

    Talk is cheap.....

  2. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  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

    I have been working at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Say good-bye to your life!

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

    I have been working at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Gets lives

  6. Work Hours

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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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good training but you work with some people that are more interested in appearance than substance. Very good resume builder and you get lots of calls from recruiters.

    Cons

    Long hours and mundane tasks and long commutes. The learning curve is not that steep unless you choose to go out of your way to get on teams with good managers.

  7. 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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Headhunters contact you regularly for positions

    Cons

    Long hours and boring work

    Advice to Management

    Promote only people to management who have good people skills.

  8. Be prepared to be challenged without much time to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good pay but no good work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

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

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

    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

  10. Not rewarding experience for my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I worked at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand name on resume

    Cons

    Lack of guidance from managers
    Low salary
    Lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    Show that you want to develop people

  11. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA

    I worked at EY

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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