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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "Director"

    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
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience to define world class solutions

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in the partnership process

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth. It's a country club selection process and some skill and sales thrown in


  3. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at EY (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great intelligent people you work with, several training programs to continue to develop their employees, flexibility.

    Cons

    No cons noted at this time


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  5. "EY"

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and culture, values, etc.

    Cons

    Slow work days sometimes out of busy season

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great employees and a very diverse culture. Would highly recommend to pursue a career with EY if given the opportunity.

    Cons

    Very professional feel and that might be overwhelming to some, but there is a lot of respect throughout the room.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "FSO Tax Manager LA"

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility and the people are by far the 2 biggest positives about working for EY. They continue to get better with time.

    Cons

    The stress of working in public accounting is a constant issue and the biggest hurdle because of the time constraints it puts on your daily life.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Manager in IT Transformation (Advisory)."

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People. People. People. The culture is great, I enjoy being around the people I work with, and they place a strong emphasis on work life balance, and making sure resources don't burn out. Frequent Traveler program for anyone flying 50,000 miles or 100 hotel nights in a rolling 12mo period - allows any 3+ hr flights to be booked in First/Business, gets you a free Corp Platinum Amex, and below Senior Manager - expense your entire mobile phone bill.

    Cons

    Compensation. Independence with Audit clients. Year-end ratings and the raises/bonuses associated. No retention bonus or "catchup" raise to even out salaries for people who grew within the firm (as opposed to being hired into current position - i.e., Senior 2 to Senior Manager in 5 years)

    Advice to Management

    Implement retention bonuses for long-term employees. Especially those who came up the ranks from Staff or Senior to Senior Manager. Currently the firm offers ZERO financial incentive for high performing, high ranked individuals to remain with the firm through Partner.


  9. "Staff 1"

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

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to client management.

    Cons

    Experiences vary greatly depending on what jobs you're put on.


  10. "Sounds great, but its not"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  11. "great talent"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, ambitious targets, ability to show growth

    Cons

    the travel kills you. It does not matter how prepared you are, 100% travel is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Try to maximize telepresence tools



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