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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated December 21, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It is what it is"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good learning experience for young professionals. It's a give and take, you get the experience, but you will get worked. You will be exposed to really smart individuals and you also get to learn about the business.

    Cons

    one major downside is being overworked and underpaid, and work/life balance is not great.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be based on performance. If you are good at what you do, you should be awarded.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Okay place to work"

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

    Pros

    Has a good reputation and will look on good on your resume. Your experience depends on the projects you get put on, so everyone has a different experience in the firm.

    Cons

    There is a lot of office politics that you can't avoid even if you try. These politics cause major biases against you even if you haven't worked on a project for someone, they might already have a negative opinion of you.

    Advice to Management

    Management is not fair in reviews as they give good reviews to people they like based on "cliques" you're in.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "EY is a great company to work for if you are in the right group."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice coworkers. Great place to list on your resume.

    Cons

    It only takes one bad leader to destroy a group. People sit around and are afraid to leave at night because the group leader is a workaholic. No respect for work life balance. People are rewarded only for long hours and not for results. Those that don't adopt this way of working are labled poor performers.

    Advice to Management

    Relax and quit working people to death. People do have lives outside of work. Reward efficiency by letting people leave when their work is done. Lead by example.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "If you can keep your head down you'll do fine"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Different clients and industries keep things interesting, depending on your team it can be fun and you'll make some good friends, 3 weeks vacation which is more than most places plus the option to buy more vacation (but remember it'll cost you)

    Cons

    Of course, no work life balance, blame game is everywhere all the time, unrealistic expectations and very little help as you progress in the firm. Management does not care to hear anything negative though like most corporate cultures they'll say they do. Very little support from upper management so hard to feel like a team.

    Advice to Management

    Other than the obvious "hire more people", stop having such a chip on your shoulders to think that you don't have to get your hands dirty in the detail and help out with the actual onsite audit work. It is supposed to be a team after all. Just because it's the way it was done when you were a senior doesn't mean it was done right or needs to stay that way.


  6. "Not rewarding experience for my career"

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    Former Employee - IT Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand name on resume

    Cons

    Lack of guidance from managers
    Low salary
    Lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    Show that you want to develop people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay but no good work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (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


  8. "Be prepared to be challenged without much time to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, good reputation in the accounting field, smart people in your age group and Company perks such as getting VIP access to sporting events if you are on right teams.

    Cons

    Long hours, no predictability with your schedule, no work-life balance, and boring

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and stop working people to death until they quit. More people suffer because their team members quit!


  9. "Ernst and Young Audit Senior"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Headhunters contact you regularly for positions

    Cons

    Long hours and boring work

    Advice to Management

    Promote only people to management who have good people skills.


  10. "Work Hours"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good training but you work with some people that are more interested in appearance than substance. Very good resume builder and you get lots of calls from recruiters.

    Cons

    Long hours and mundane tasks and long commutes. The learning curve is not that steep unless you choose to go out of your way to get on teams with good managers.


  11. "Tax Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Challenging work, good benefits and few good people

    Cons

    Long hours, mixed messages from management on utilization and revenue. Doing work below your level.


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