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  1. "For the 2020, not good any more"

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    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


  2. "A Few Bad Apples"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Consulting is a market laggard; still very much an accounting firm"

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

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

    Pros

    - There is a high probability that someone on your project team will have strong financial skills or a CPA
    - There's a large contingent in LA, which is rare in the consulting industry (excluding boutique firms)
    - Unique benefits such as a $500/year wellness stipend

    Cons

    - The M&A practice is very much in its infancy stage, growing inorganically with leaders coming from various firms
    - Very inconsistent culture, which is likely a symptom of the above point
    - Base compensation is lower than peer competitors (i.e. Big 4 audit firms) and even significantly lower than market leaders (i.e. Big 3, Accenture)
    - Lack of knowledge management; initiatives to mitigate tribal knowledge seem futile
    - Many B & C players who attribute their talents to low-tier schools
    - Salary bands are not normalized (e.g. a post-MBA Senior could make more than a Manager), which is a problem being remediated by other firms
    - Client demographic is very much sub-$1B in revenue category, which is considered low hanging fruit for other firms

    Advice to Management

    - Either stop selling that your culture is better than other firms or actually focus on improving the culture; it's very much a melting pot right now, further exacerbated with the integration of Parthenon
    - Apply some level of forced attrition so that B & C players don't make up a majority of the talent pool
    - Adjust base compensation to market rates; the compensation currently feels like working for an outsourcing, staff augmentation firm; it's highly reflective of the talent you attract


  4. "Sounds great, but its not"

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    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    If you want to get your CPA and practice accounting, then put in your two years and get a great name on your resume. Other than that not many pros.

    Cons

    Basically felt like I was a math checker, which is surprising considering I wasn't an auditor. A lot of mundane work that anyone can do. Unlimited sick days and the vacation was generous but it''s always so busy none of those were an option.

    Advice to Management

    You need to adapt to the millennials coming in. Not everyone wants to work 100 weeks for months straight and not feel compensated for it.


  5. "Tax Manager"

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    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.


  6. "Work Hours"

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    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.


  7. "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.

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

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    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. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay but no good work"

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    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


  10. "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


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