EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
4,376 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.  

    Incredible learning opportunities and access.

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    Current Employee - Assurance Staff  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing client lineup and access to client management. Hard work is recognized by senior management.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult if not impossible. Transferring across departments is filled with politics and red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a premium when you hire personnel from other firms, but don't forget to take care of your own people. It'll go along way in employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work as long as you put in the effort.

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    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with a variety of people and are given responsibilities quickly, always challenged.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to maintain.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management focus on developing its workforce. EY encourages and supports the attainment of professional certifications. This company is the perfect place to begin a career.

    Cons

    Too much travel which place work/life out of balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on developing your workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Constantly learning/developing, great opportunities for advancement, but VERY busy

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    Former Employee - Tax Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Always learning / developing (also have mandatory education training annually in IL)
    - Room for flexibility for life events
    - Great opportunities for advancement (up or out culture)
    - High caliber people
    - Great benefits
    - Annual percentage increase in raise is pretty good in comparison to private companies
    - Excellent brand!
    - Rewarding client service

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is hard to achieve
    - Office politics (inescapable no matter what company you work for)
    - Starting compensation is non-negotiable (for college new hires)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, friendly people, travel opportunities

    Cons

    HR process is way too slow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Since nothing is perfect... Good employer

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Big 4 which allows move within different service lines or different locations around the world
    A lot of Ressources which makes your life easier
    Work-life balance can be achieved
    Good time and expense policy
    Office culture is good! I would think good things are coming considering The new Vision 2020 - be better and bigger by 2020

    Cons

    In my head, all the big 4 are the same so I would say, nothing better, nothing worst!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The lifestyle is great for those that love travelling and working in a fast pace, challenging environment. The training is also excellent.

    Cons

    The engagement opportunities are difficult to find if you do not have a strong personal network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  10.  

    Solid Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EY full-time for more than 5 years

    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.  

    They will work you to death, but the experience will build character that will help you in future jobs.

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    They are pretty big on flexibility in my office, taking time off is not too painful when it is no busy season. There is plenty of opportunity to grow as much as you want as fast as you want.

    Cons

    Busy seasons are brutal. The overall environment is a little too "sink-or-swim" which quickly weeds out those who cannot handle the job. However, I have found that the longer you are with the Firm, the easier it gets, and the opportunities are there if you want them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture, from my experience, is too "corporate" (i.e. cut-throat). I would like to see a move towards more of a teaming culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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