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EY Irvine Reviews

Updated August 24, 2016
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and great culture (in 578 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career (in 237 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours typical of Big 4 (in 1766 reviews)

  • The only i found is lack of work life balance (in 1690 reviews)

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  1. "Pros outweigh the cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Endless possibilities and growth. If you work for it you can get it. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    A lot of work. Heavy focus on sales.

    Advice to Management

    Should let people choose to be technical or sales focused depending on preference. Play to peoples' strengths


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's what you make of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to many different industries. I was also given the opportunity to travel for client engagements and experience many different working environments and leadership.

    Cons

    On the downside, this firm will eat you alive if you are not proactive or do not network with the right people. Experienced hires are typically scheduled on clients that nobody else wants, and can end up with a year-round busy season. If you want to get a better schedule, you need to be aggressive yet flexible/accommodating.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps look into stressing efficiency over the quantity of hours worked. There have been times where we were working for the sake of being at work rather than being productive.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Big four Consulting with audit accounts that may restrict you from consulting client pool"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good teams, good environment, growth potential, good time-off policies, good pay. Training is of very good quality, and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Leadership cannot focus on what they want to do in consulting.The strategy and vision is weak, and they just keep hiring from IBM and other big 4, hoping that they will bring business. The sales pressure is high, but there is no process to help senior managers and new partners get there in a methodological way. The leaders do not get involved in project delivery, and some are so rusty that you would hesitate to bring them on a project. All they do is sales.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to do with consulting. You guys appear clueless and shifting directions every couple months. Too many old-time leaders who have little to add in ideas and solutions.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA
    Recommends

    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.


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (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 Management

    Keep focusing on developing your workforce.


  7. "strong people culture and fast track for upward mobility"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    high flexibility, great people, lots of career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    difficult to make partner and executive level positions

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. "EY"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start career

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to your better people


  10. "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
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. "Great for career but long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff II in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Staff II in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no better places to start off a career in accounting than with one of the Big Four. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel which would be great, but i have a family that I miss terribly when I'm away.



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