EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
4,711 Reviews
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4,711 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 239 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 680 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 718 reviews)

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  1.  

    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

    I have been working at EY as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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

    I worked at EY full-time (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
  3.  

    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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Travel and career intertwined

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I have been working at EY full-time (less than an year)

    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
  6.  

    Solid Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I worked at EY full-time (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
  7.  

    Good pay but no good work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    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
  8.  

    Career opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Good learning curve

    Cons

    Long hours, too political, too much admin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    EY

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to start career

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to your better people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start, or continue, a career

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (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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