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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. "Looks good on resume"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Management Associate II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Management Associate II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience and you can move from one department to another since the company is big. Also they will relocate you if willing and you know the right people.

    Cons

    You need to know the right people and play the game otherwise it will not be easy to move up. Employee turnover is very high and people move in/out of the company constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hold the good employees


  2. "EY Is beast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Lots of learning and smart people you get to work with. Folks really want you to learn, however, expect you to take initiative and push yourself.

    Cons

    Long hours, but what Big 4 accounting firm does not work this much. People need to make sure to prioritize their work-life balance


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Stellar reputation, professional clientele and colleagues, overall great culture

    Cons

    can be some bureaucracy due to the size and many different groups


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great people and team work

    Cons

    - Poor work/life balance
    - difficult career advancement path


  6. Helpful (1)

    "EY Advisory is a Good Place to Be"

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

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

    Pros

    Very intrapreneurial. You can be as successful as you want to be at client sales based on how hard you are willing to work.

    Cons

    Advisory is a new practice and is still getting established. We don't have the experience and staff that the other firms have -- yet. We will. Big bummer that partners have a mandatory retirement age of 60. I will be forced to go to a boutique firm and compete against this firm I love because I cannot afford to retire at 60. I need to work until age 65. They are currently promoting people quickly, before they are ready to be senior managers and partners.


  7. "Audit Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good career building step after college.

    Cons

    Inflexible to transfer departments/service lines

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with retention


  8. "Good place to start your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to see different clients

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and politics


  9. "Temporary Job gotten through a staffing organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dat Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Dat Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    worked on a small team. communication was good

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  10. "Manager in PI - Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provides fantastic experience to develop one's skills and develop relationships with C-Level client executives. Provides a dynamic environment where your boundaries will be tested and enable you to shine.

    Cons

    Consulting is a labor intensive lifestyle where you can spend a lot of time away from your family and friends. In 2014, I traveled 50 out of 52 weeks. The culture is inconsistent due to the the number of transplants from other firms. There are some fantastic people, but the experience can vary based on project or location.


  11. "It's a grind, but it opened a lot of doors for me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You'll never have such a dynamic and fun group of co-workers anywhere. The pace of the work will push you and will force you to sharpen your strengths and improve your weaknesses. Despite the high demands, it's not a Type-A personality type of firm.

    Cons

    I'm a default workaholic, and EY accentuated that for me. Work life balance will never be handed to you; you'll have to work (and work hard) to make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    The downstream communication has improved significantly, but I think that partners remain too separated from the real needs, aspirations, and complaints of the staff. There needs to be more honest communication to Senior Managers from Partners.



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