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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "Great Internship Experience"

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    • 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"

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    • 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"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of projects and teams is fantastic. The ability to have honest and two way communication upward, lateral and down without fear of being penalized is the best and fosters a healthy working relationships across the teams.

    Cons

    difficult work life balance is an extreme struggle

    Advice to Management

    separate BD team with support from main team managing and performing work.


  5. "FSO Assurance Summer 2017 Intern, Los Angeles"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - FSO Assurance Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - FSO Assurance Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Had hands on experience working on business projects and assurance work.

    Cons

    The internship period could be extended from seven weeks to eight weeks.


  6. "Best in class people in a best in class environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people I will have in my life forever

    Company values, including those toward employees

    Flexibility

    Networking and potential to make connections all over the world if you choose to use the firm that way

    Cons

    You’ll get paid market rate for your rank/title but with 200,000+ employees it has to be that way I suppose

    Can feel like you’d make more of an impact outside EY

    Sheer size of the company can make you feel slotted into a role that’s very specific/boring

    Advice to Management

    My management was amazing

    As hard as it must be, try to truly incentivize people who go above and beyond


  7. "Tax Staff"

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    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steep learning curve that gives you a lot of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Long working hours during peak season.

  8. "Grow with the firm"

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    • 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.


  9. "netural"

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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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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.


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