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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.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to begin a career, however, if it's not for you, get out.

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, good way to learn a lot about different businesses.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, very boring work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so less people quit due to being overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Director  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Glendale, CA

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and work with clients from various industries and sectors

    Cons

    Promotion to partner is very difficult to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I've had a very pleasant experience, for the most part.

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

    Pros

    They treat you very kindly. Shower you with gifts. My boss took me out to dinner. He tried to get fresh.

    Cons

    Very picky about personal attire. Management wants you to dress very professionally each and every day. Ladies need to have skirts. Men need jacket and tie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up lighten up, it's artsy. You need to put in a clothing allowance if you insist people dress in a specific way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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

    Pros

    The firm supports your professional development, the firm is structured and organized and highly professional, people are nice for the most part.

    Cons

    Salaries are very low and salary increases are not in line with your performance reviews; almost impossible to negotiate a salary increase; you feel like you're just a number there and nobody cares if you stay or leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    Good reputation, great location, friendly environment

    Cons

    There are no cons. I was great time to work for this company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company and people

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

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for firm-sponsored activities outside of your normal job duties, including community service events
    - If you're not client-serving, work life balance is good
    - Everyone I've met is super nice :)

    Cons

    - If you're not client-serving, career advancement seems more nebulous
    - Technology (including basically everything on / about our laptops...) at the firm could use some improvement...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Travel and career intertwined

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

    Pros

    A very young consulting practice which allows for a lot of growth opportunities. The senior leadership also encourages all employees to participate and share ideas.

    Cons

    If you don't like travel, then EY is not for you. Traveling employees do not have an office, but utilize hotel offices. This can sometimes be challenging for getting to know people in the office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Opportunities

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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

    Pros

    Opportunities abound for those diligent enough to seek them out.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, especially during busy seasons.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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