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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "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.


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

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    • 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.

  3. "A Few Bad Apples"

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    • 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.


  4. "EY Review"

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    • 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


  5. "Staff 1"

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    • 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


  6. "Assurance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  7. "Good co-workers"

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    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.

  8. "Pros outweigh the cons"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "FSO Advisory Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSO Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - FSO Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, exposure to large global clients

    Cons

    Nothing major except for lot of travel


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Advisory Senior Manager"

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


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