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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "SM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The challenge and variety of projects and collegues

    Cons

    the Hierarchical / tiered partner-consultant model needs updating and more transparency

    Advice to Management

    Transparency could be improved especially about advancement


  2. "No surprises"

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture, strong leadership, fantastic network, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Way too much emphasis on meeting hours budgets, pressure from PCAOB has caused the auditing profession to harp on ICFR minutia (not EY's fault but is a con of the job), performance ratings subject to disparities depending on reviewers, feedback is not timely, can get lost in the fray without a proper mentor, hours are long (but who didn't know that?)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the smaller audits that burn a lot of time, but fees are low and don't allow you to charge much time without wrecking the budget.


  3. "Tax Senior"

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

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

    Pros

    Career development, mentorship, flexibility of workplace, good benefits, variety of experiences available, high profile client exposure, high quality training offerings, rigid progression path.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, less competitive pay than other big 4 firms, lots of administrative obligations, stressful and demanding working environment, high turnover challenging on engagement dynamics.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise managers to be more encouraging that staff/seniors leave work at a reasonable hour and truly prioritize work/ deadlines and be considerate of other engagements and obligations that staff and seniors are balancing.


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  5. "Great place to start your accounting/audit career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It gives you a solid base to develop your career in the market. You can get the chance to work with some smart people that you could learn a lot from. Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Be ready for long work hours. Busy season never ends (this will depend on your portfolio and the YE of your clients, but there is always something going on to keep you busy). Work/life balance might be hard to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Should work better on retention of experienced personnel.


  6. "Assurance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Any Big 4 firm is a great place to start your career. You will learn a lot and make a tremendous amount of connections.

    Cons

    The work life balance is terrible and often the commute will make it worse. The fast paced environment can be very stressful. The pay is not that great for the amount of work you put in


  7. "Pros outweigh the cons"

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    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Advisory Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    - High impact engagements with clients
    - Partnership model (if you can make it)
    - Very competitive salary and benefits
    - Great firm culture

    Cons

    - Difficult to achieve reasonable work/life balance
    - 80-100% travel requirements hard on family
    - Political environment - need to be connected with the right Partners to be successful
    - Unclear Technology Consulting strategy
    - Difficult to be successful as a direct admit Senior Manager

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to ensure the success of direct admit Senior Managers. Also, need to resolve the Sector/Competency relationship model as it sometimes feel like the firm does not collaborate well between Competencies and Sectors and the Senior Managers can be stuck in the middle of that.

    Overall, great place to start your career and potentially to continue it if you're willing to make the sacrifices required to stay in the firm and continue to move up. It's definitely not for everyone and if having dinner with your kids and being even remotely available to your family during the week is important to you, you're better off in industry or in one of the more local consultancies (Point B, Slalom, North Highland, etc.).


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great first job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great experience as first job

    Cons

    Slow to work up corporate ladder

    Advice to Management

    faster career advancement


  10. Helpful (1)

    "EY is very flexible"

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible - you can arrange your work hours to make sure you have 9 hours a day worth of work to do.

    Cons

    Travels a lot between clients - maybe travel locally, nationally, or internationally. Rarely can stay on the same client for more than 24 consecutive months.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage two way communicate and two way feedback to not only develop people's technical and learning skills, but also leadership and coaching skills.


  11. "Assurance Staff FSO"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Hours and schedule are usually pretty flexible during non-busy season. Reputable brand name.

    Cons

    If you stay for too long and don't want to do auditing, you can get stuck there. Pay is similar to the other big 4 (industry salaries are low in general at lower levels).

    Advice to Management

    None


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