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EY Los Angeles Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. "Life at EY"

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    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Flexible teams and work arrangements, 401K, good quality team members, people who genuinely care about their people, stable annual increases in salary

    Cons

    Hours, pay, local office culture isn't very tight-knit, leaders don't really practice what they preach

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people who don't treat their people despite bringing in business, there's a reason why so many seniors leave because the wrong people get promoted


  2. "Senior Auditor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    you gain lots of experience and see lots of different industries

    Cons

    work many hours, get lost in big firm

    Advice to Management

    better scheduling procedures to keep staff

  3. "good balance between personal and work time"

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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
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company cares about the people

    Cons

    Maybe it's just specific to my line of work but I wish there would be more communication

    Advice to Management

    Get staff / seniors involved and mentor them into the future managers they can be


  4. "Senior III Risk Advisor"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, networking, Fortune 100 clients, mobility, normal hours

    Cons

    Politics, Advancement opportunities based on proximity to leadership and personal brand rather than performance and development framework

    Advice to Management

    Reward talent; spend more time on feedback and allow high performers the opportunity to network instead of giving them more work while their peers breeze through under the radar


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training and people development. EY has built a leading program for on the job and classroom people development. Team members are also very talented, which provides for the broader ability to accomplish more through delegation of responsibility. Lastly, leadership will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty / work along side other team members which is very motivating.

    Cons

    At times engagements are understaffed, which creates a lot of work, stress, and quality risk for the remaining team members.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your teams are properly staffed. In the long run it will provide a better experience for your people, and a more accurate understanding of the true cost of each engagement.


  6. "consultant"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice woking condition, location and job

    Cons

    working hours may be too long

    Advice to Management

    no


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's what you make of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to many different industries. I was also given the opportunity to travel for client engagements and experience many different working environments and leadership.

    Cons

    On the downside, this firm will eat you alive if you are not proactive or do not network with the right people. Experienced hires are typically scheduled on clients that nobody else wants, and can end up with a year-round busy season. If you want to get a better schedule, you need to be aggressive yet flexible/accommodating.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps look into stressing efficiency over the quantity of hours worked. There have been times where we were working for the sake of being at work rather than being productive.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of flexibility if you can speak up for yourself, there are many opportunities to learn everything you'll ever need to know, and you'll work with the best people in the industry.

    Cons

    Many long days, not a good incentive structure, the firm rewards people who are willing to give up there lives.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping your good people. Upper management is too far removed from the staff and seniors, they need to show that they are invested in the careers and not just using them.


  9. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits , happy hours, connections, name, location, office, as well as the upper management

    Cons

    Sub par peers, the company uses AA hiring practice of just in time hiring instead of over hiring and firing. Both models are good just produce different results

    Advice to Management

    Hire better


  10. "EY is a great career starting point"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Gain additional experience and training (especially in specialized areas like IT Security, ERP, etc.). Consistent career trajectory if you are a solid performer. Lots of travel and expense perks. Worst compensation of Big 4 (at least in my area).

    Cons

    Expectations are crazy. The performance management process is broken and inconsistent. Succeeding at the highest levels again seems driven by chance and favoritism. Getting due credit for sales can be challenging--and sales are the key driver for promotion from Manager on up. No work life balance, ever.

    Advice to Management

    The industry is what it is, stop trying to spin it as new and improved. Give equal weight to external audit quality factors as growth since PCAOB has everyone scrambling and is a major PR risk to the biggest firms.


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