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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated October 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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


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

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    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you are willing to work hard."

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great knowledge sharing
    -Great brand name
    -Emphasis on rotations, if you rate highly

    Cons

    -Long hours, but that is industry-standard
    -Bad expense reimbursement policies

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to build up the lower levels for later success
    -Work on retention
    -Improve expense reimbursement policies


  4. "Great place to start your career, you'll learn a lot...and work a lot too."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology and Security Risk Services Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technology and Security Risk Services Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience, working with very intelligent and motivated individuals

    Cons

    The hours, and the fact that it's hard to stand out amongst such strong peers.

    Advice to Management

    Be as honest as possible with us and work on implenting the people first culture. We work very hard for you and don't get paid very much compared to other IT jobs, and our 401k plan is pretty horrible. I would like to feel more appreciated and valued. I don't feel like people first is totally honest.


  5. "Overall a great work experience and stepping stone to other opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people and interesting clients. Generally pretty helpful in finding industries you are interested in working in.

    Cons

    Transparency. Senior leadership is less willing to say when they are balancing their work & life. They always want you to think they are working (24 hrs a day). This makes those at the lower level less willing to voice concerns about work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with work/life balance issues (personally).


  6. "Best place to start but may not be the best place to carry on unless you want to end up being a partner"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many reasons to work for Ernst and Young Global. Firstly, it is a good brand name. Secondly, it provides a very good training ground for the future finance professionals. Thirdly, they have a very good health care benefits. Fourthly, of late they are very much encouraging women, minority and diversity. Fifthly, the partners and managers are very open and approachable and last but not the least, the overall environment is very casual and homely.

    Cons

    Flip sides are firstly the salary is not at par with the industry or other big four, secondly, the work hours can be very long and thirdly, sometimes politics comes into the play in deciding the promitions.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay the overtime to the staffs and reduce the minimum utilization target especially when the firm is not paying a lot in terms of salary


  7. "Feedback"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits: health plans, subsidized child and elder care, 3 weeks vacation time, funded pension,
    ,flexible time off, ability to work from home, ability to move around within the organization, stability, opportunities to moved to a different office.

    Cons

    At times I have worked some with very poorly developed management. But then I have had the opportunity to work with wonderfully talented management , this can vary from year to year. My experience at EY is very dependent upon the quality of management I have each year.

    Focus in satellite offices of inclusivity of women seems to focus solely on client serving personnel. It would be nice if there was equal focus from the local offices on CBS personnel.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with headcount changes

  8. "Great Place to Start Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EY promotes flexibility and inclusiveness. There are lots of opportunities to work on different clients and industries, including potential global rotation opportunity.

    Cons

    It’s a very conservative firm. There are hardly any out-of-turn or double promotions, strictly length of service and performance based.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more fairness and give more insight to the promotion process. Raise the salary levels to be more on level with other Big 4.


  9. "Good place to start out."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for EY makes you into a lean, mean working machine. Although the work/life balance SUCKS and you won't have much of a life, the work ethic here is second to none.

    Cons

    Salaries at EY are on average less than the other Big 4 firms. Promotions near the top can become political.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising salaries compared to work done. Get up close and more personal with the employees.


  10. "E&Y Staff Acct"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collegial work environment, good exposure to various companies

    Cons

    Busy season work hours can be long and demanding

    Advice to Management

    Incentive staff to build loyalty and reduce turnover


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