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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 20 January 2015
Updated 20 January 2015
5,118 Reviews
3.7
5,118 Reviews
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Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good experience working at clients, fun activities, lots of networking opportunities, good pay for a 3rd year college student.

    Cons

    Felt a little like I was being fed kool-aid as opposed to a genuine precursor to public accounting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for overtime

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work fo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FMA II in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - FMA II in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    people, location, personal growth, trainings, flex hours

    Cons

    salary and bonuses are not as competitive as in the other firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    People, professional growth, annual promotions, annual raises, and a challenging atmosphere.

    Cons

    The long hours are rough, and the worst part is seeing your manager and sr. manager working late also... as if the long hours will never end. But it's even worse when you are getting 20-25% below market rate outside of public accounting. Executives claim (and I believe them) that if you were to leave at any point, you will make 20 - 25% more. But 2 years later, your salary at EY will surpass that salary outside of public accounting. But once it's late in the evening, you start asking, "Would I be satisfied with less hours and a 20% raise, knowing that my salary will be capped in the ST?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue improving IT, but create a working structure that will reduce the working hours. With the amount of technology we have, we should not be working the hours. Needs to be a solution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assurance Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Services in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assurance Services in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    Great Career growth opportunities. Opens up options after public accounting.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is horrible. No matter what anyone says.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to really check on how many hours your teams are working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Advisory staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Risk Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager - Risk Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, challenging projects

    Cons

    Bad work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, lots of opportunities for varied experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Genuinely looks to incorporate inclusiveness into all working practices, people look out for team members and actively provide opportunities for growth and development, a lot of internal progression and chances to change role / location

    Cons

    Relatively rigid formal progression structure, depending on role can require frequent travel and significant virtual teaming, experience can depend on specific project / clients / teams - meaning it's left to you to strategically move projects to get the best experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formal policy and performance metrics don't align with communications / promoted initiatives, e.g use of full utilization which encourages staff not to take PTO and thus a stressed and tired workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Career progression, especially for those seeking a first professional job in their career

    Cons

    Compensation is good in good year, bad in bad, just like every other company

  9.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes the local culture can be conservative but the company as a whole if very forward thinking.

    Cons

    People liked to stay so there wasn't a lot of movement in my department.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Work Hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training but you work with some people that are more interested in appearance than substance. Very good resume builder and you get lots of calls from recruiters.

    Cons

    Long hours and mundane tasks and long commutes. The learning curve is not that steep unless you choose to go out of your way to get on teams with good managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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