EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
4,538 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 226 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 104 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 650 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 689 reviews)

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  1.  

    Travel and career intertwined

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    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 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
  3.  

    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

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    EY

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    Great place to start, or continue, a career

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

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

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    • 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 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
  9.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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
  10.  

    The work isnt so great, but the people who work with you can be pleasant

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with can become good friends outside of the office. There is always some work available (albeit it can sometimes be absolutely dull and extremely monotonous).

    Cons

    The work-life balance is definitely lacking considering how many hours you work. It's sad when you divide how much you get paid by how many hours you work. Sometimes there's unnecessary pressure to stay longer than needed. There's great pressure on ridiculous utilization goals, to the point where it becomes stressful (and this can obviously lead to lower productivity). Despite this utilization goal, interesting work is still outsourced to work centers in India. I understand this increases firm profits but (I believe) it doesn't trickle down to our paychecks..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff and employees in the lower echelons should be given more enriching work - this will definitely help the firm in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience not a long term place to be

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

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

    Pros

    Great people your age and level to work with, decent pay, flexibility if you push for it

    Cons

    Lots of politics, unrealistic expectations, long hours, and very little work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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