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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  1. "Assurance Staff FSO"

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Hours and schedule are usually pretty flexible during non-busy season. Reputable brand name.

    Cons

    If you stay for too long and don't want to do auditing, you can get stuck there. Pay is similar to the other big 4 (industry salaries are low in general at lower levels).

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great learning opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mobility opportunities
    Easy promotion process
    Good training programs
    Team work and young professional Environment
    Flexibility in daily schedule
    Fast paced style

    Cons

    Long hours in busy season
    Lower pay comparing to market
    Can have frequent travels
    Heavy workload in short turnaround time

  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to start a consulting career

    Cons

    Leadership is very risk adverse


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff I in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff I in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work with the biggest clients in the industry. Room for growth and advancement. Very competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The hours can be very tough. Work takes up most of your time, especially during the busy seasons. Some of the management style can start to wear on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more ways to show appreciation to employees.


  6. "Looks good on resume"

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    • 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


  7. "EY Is beast"

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    • 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

  8. "Great company"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "EY Advisory is a Good Place to Be"

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    • 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.


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