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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated October 1, 2017
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  1. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big 4 status / Intelligent workforce

    Cons

    Very political / Networking essential for advancement


  2. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    Work is very boring and repetitive

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It's not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you find the right team and a good mentor, you'll be fine.

    There is opportunity for technical training if you really want it.

    You'll get your next job on the name of this company alone.

    You get thrown into supervisory roles pretty quickly. Even if it's not meaningful, it's fairly good experience.

    If you are on top of things and are in the right group, there is flexibility in hours and the ability to work from home. You don't have to not see your family for 6 months out of the year if you are organized and professional.

    Cons

    Disclaimer: Most of this is office-specific.

    The coffee is bad. Tea selection was OK.

    Teamwork is almost non-existent. It's more just groups of people doing related work. There's no sense of "we're in this together" outside of we're all "going through this [ordeal] together". The way the work and rating process is structured, it's not to your benefit to care about your clients or anyone other than yourself. I felt encouraged to leave my staff behind to work late. This made me like an jerk and I often did work in secret.

    Superiors can be very terrible at divvying up the work reasonably.

    Schedulers ignore you.

    Even when coworkers are willing to share some of their inhumane workload, there is a lot of admin/bureaucracy/obstinate engagement managers that stand in the way of adding new people to the team.

    Rarely is interesting or technical work given to staff/seniors.

    Management has little to no interest in using employees in ways that maximize their strengths, preferring to enforce identical roles/job functions across the board.

    Advice to Management

    From where I stood, there was a very "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude with the way things were run. Either be more transparent on the decision-making process, or start taking strategies coming from beneath you seriously.


  4. "EY Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Project Manager in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Project Manager in Sherman Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to deal with different industries and leadership at all levels both with client and within EY

    Cons

    At times it feels like you are navigating a black hole


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to start a consulting career

    Cons

    Leadership is very risk adverse


  6. "Looks good on resume"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Management Associate II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Management Associate II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience and you can move from one department to another since the company is big. Also they will relocate you if willing and you know the right people.

    Cons

    You need to know the right people and play the game otherwise it will not be easy to move up. Employee turnover is very high and people move in/out of the company constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hold the good employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great people and team work

    Cons

    - Poor work/life balance
    - difficult career advancement path

  8. "Manager in PI - Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provides fantastic experience to develop one's skills and develop relationships with C-Level client executives. Provides a dynamic environment where your boundaries will be tested and enable you to shine.

    Cons

    Consulting is a labor intensive lifestyle where you can spend a lot of time away from your family and friends. In 2014, I traveled 50 out of 52 weeks. The culture is inconsistent due to the the number of transplants from other firms. There are some fantastic people, but the experience can vary based on project or location.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Manager in IT Transformation (Advisory)."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People. People. People. The culture is great, I enjoy being around the people I work with, and they place a strong emphasis on work life balance, and making sure resources don't burn out. Frequent Traveler program for anyone flying 50,000 miles or 100 hotel nights in a rolling 12mo period - allows any 3+ hr flights to be booked in First/Business, gets you a free Corp Platinum Amex, and below Senior Manager - expense your entire mobile phone bill.

    Cons

    Compensation. Independence with Audit clients. Year-end ratings and the raises/bonuses associated. No retention bonus or "catchup" raise to even out salaries for people who grew within the firm (as opposed to being hired into current position - i.e., Senior 2 to Senior Manager in 5 years)

    Advice to Management

    Implement retention bonuses for long-term employees. Especially those who came up the ranks from Staff or Senior to Senior Manager. Currently the firm offers ZERO financial incentive for high performing, high ranked individuals to remain with the firm through Partner.


  10. "Staff 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to client management.

    Cons

    Experiences vary greatly depending on what jobs you're put on.


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