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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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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. "Great Internship Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Business Advisor Program - Advisory Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Business Advisor Program - Advisory Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture. The employees all come from very diverse backgrounds. Everyone is respectful and is very open to collaboration. The work is very interesting as well.

    Cons

    The internship program is only 8 weeks long. This means that you don't get an in-depth perspective of the project that you're on.


  2. "No surprises"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "For the 2020, not good any more"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    All the benefits like travel and 401k

    Cons

    More like an American corporate now


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  5. "Tax Senior"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "A Few Bad Apples"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resource Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Resource Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, local office leadership is engaged, accessible and promotes the values of the firm. Relationships are key, but they are easy to build. You work hard, however it is rewarded and acknowledged.

    Cons

    While strong company culture and reward for good work is promoted and, for the most part, Is the philosophy of the Partners and Leaders...it is, in fact, a partnership. There is a small number of partners and leaders, including the former leader of the Staffing team, that are abusive. Although they represent a minority, it is shameful that their behavior is known and not addressed. The Partners/Leaders are measured by their numbers. Great numbers/results significantly outweighs treatment of staff...for these partners/leaders, and again, they are a minority, their behavior is overlooked and therefore tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    l actually loved my time at EY. I would like to reiterate that most of the Leadership team was wonderful. Although my direct Leadership was quite abusive, she was focused mostly upwards and not always on our team....it it mitigated it a bit. But there are a few on the team that bared the brunt. Retention should be a key measure for Leadership. We had a revolving door on our team...and it was a direct result of this person's abuse of her team.


  7. "EY Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "Staff 1"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great nothing else to say

    Cons

    none no cons at all

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Assurance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  11. "Good co-workers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, lots of travel, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Mundane work at times.



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