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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. "Great Internship Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Business Advisor Program - Advisory Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Business Advisor Program - Advisory Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture. The employees all come from very diverse backgrounds. Everyone is respectful and is very open to collaboration. The work is very interesting as well.

    Cons

    The internship program is only 8 weeks long. This means that you don't get an in-depth perspective of the project that you're on.


  2. "Great learning experience"

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Always surrounded by smart folks so no question goes unsolved.

    Cons

    Sometimes impersonal; just like any corporation would be

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with younger folks to keep them involved.


  3. "Great development opportunities if you're willing to work your butt off"

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

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

    Pros

    Advancement opptys; pay is fair; global rotation opptys; learning opptys; networking

    Cons

    little work-life balance; unclear career-pathing for non accountants


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  5. "Grow with the firm"

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

    Pros

    (1) Global network that I could establish internally. There are so many strong individuals / professionals all over the world. I believe that E&Y has a strong culture that is shared by people across countries and generations. (2) If we perform well, then the leadership would recognize potential and challenge / push us further to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    It depends on which country / area I'd work - but at least in US, I think our compensation is as competitive as it should be. Sure, there are good possibilities to advance career in private sectors after certain years of experince with the firm, but the fact that there is no bonus really has to do with high turn over. I wish there would be perhaps the highest of 20% bonus at year end - that may give incentives and make our work force more competitive / motivated to be better and stay with the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I'm glad that I chose E&Y over other Big 4. The main reason was people and culture I felt through inverviewing process. I keep believing in (1) high quality of our people and culture (2) self growth potential at personal and professional level and (3) continuous communication / improvements led by our senior management.


  6. "netural"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good reputation & solid training

    Cons

    crazy work hours & low pay

    Advice to Management

    leadership improvement & fairness treatment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent firm to work for but remember no firm/company is perfect."

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

    Pros

    The firm respects people as individuals and offers the opportunities for individuals to shape their own careers in the areas most interested to them.
    Ernst and Young supports mobility in allowing employees to move between regional and country offices.
    Ernst and Young provides high quality training for all its staff and sponsors specialist training from external providers as and when necessary. Ernst and Young sponsors its employess to obtain and retain necessary qualifications.

    Cons

    Staff are expected to work long hours during busy project times and this may include working weekends.
    It may be difficult to leave particular projects if the project team are unable to find a suitable replacement or the client does not want this to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared to work!"

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

    Pros

    Great reputation. Big 4 experience goes a long way.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. Be prepared to not have a life during busy season, but that is typical in public accounting.

    Advice to Management

    Stand by your policy of worklife balance.


  9. "It's not for everyone."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Prestige, talented people, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Too much work, not enough life.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not focused on the best performers, only on inclusiveness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of flexibility in terms of time management and taking vacation. Interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Too much focus on things like diversity, advancing women, etc. White males are disadvantaged in terms of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    focus less on diversity initiatives and more on supporting the strongest performers


  11. "Good place to work, great perks, good respect but no fortunes to be made."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great respect, above average pay, good benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Little vacation time; Too much work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay associates more to retain them.


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