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Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Great place to start your career, you'll learn a lot...and work a lot too."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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).


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Feedback"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. "Great Place to Start Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Good place to start out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "E&Y Staff Acct"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work to develop a strong set of skills in project/people management, leadership, and technical accounting."

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

    Pros

    Ernst & Young is a great place to work in terms of the audit group. The firm is truly a global organization and sets high standards for the quality of the work produced. You can learn a very broad skill set that is transferable including the skills to manage projects/people, leadership skills, technical accounting skills, and even sales/business development skills as you move up the ranks. There is tremendous opportunity within the audit practice and as you move up the ranks, there is more flexibility with the job.

    Cons

    Compensation is a huge issue here, as it may be with the other Big 4 firms. There is always the incentive to jump ship to a client or other private company to have better overall compensation and more work/life balance, especially after having 3-4 years of experience. Work/life balance can be a struggle for a lot of people at the firm if they happen to work with the wrong people or the wrong industry. Overall, people, on average, tend to work more than their counterparts outside of public accounting and this is something that probably will never go away until you make partner.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of inspiring and motivating your people and communicate more internally on the direction of the firm. It's not always clear as there are so many levels of management (local office, sub area, Americas, global) and they may be potentially saying different things at any given point in time.


  10. "great place to work! flexibility is great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    i make my schedule which is a great benefit!

    Cons

    some people are just difficult to work with, but thats everywhere

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. "good company, but at the end of the day, it's a business"

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

    Pros

    top notch company, great people, good training and knowledge sharing of best practices

    Cons

    at the end of the day, its a business - a lot of good people were let go

    Advice to Management

    it seemed like management kept changing their strategy - it would be nice to keep one central focus and execute



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