EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
4,663 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 234 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 105 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 673 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 711 reviews)

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  1.  

    Large organization with flexibility

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good corporate culture, large organization with structured development track

    Cons

    Too big--not much interaction with other departments. Very seasonal work load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    strong people culture and fast track for upward mobility

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    high flexibility, great people, lots of career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    difficult to make partner and executive level positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The lifestyle is great for those that love travelling and working in a fast pace, challenging environment. The training is also excellent.

    Cons

    The engagement opportunities are difficult to find if you do not have a strong personal network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's hard to advance unless you have someone taking you under their wing.

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

    I worked at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Their HR policies are very good.

    Cons

    The salary and work life balance are points they can improve on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They had a lot of turnover this past year. If they want to keep their employees, they have to pay more.

  6.  

    Accounting focus pervades entire company. I worked in advisory services, risk. I felt deceived regarding my work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Intern, Risk in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Advisory Intern, Risk in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at EY part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are nice and the work isn't too hard. They took it easy

    Cons

    The work is very repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees be more creative. And Orlando is a waste

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Be prepared to be challenged without much time to learn

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job security, good reputation in the accounting field, smart people in your age group and Company perks such as getting VIP access to sporting events if you are on right teams.

    Cons

    Long hours, no predictability with your schedule, no work-life balance, and boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and stop working people to death until they quit. More people suffer because their team members quit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to begin a career, however, if it's not for you, get out.

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, good way to learn a lot about different businesses.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, very boring work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so less people quit due to being overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Glendale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Glendale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and work with clients from various industries and sectors

    Cons

    Promotion to partner is very difficult to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I've had a very pleasant experience, for the most part.

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They treat you very kindly. Shower you with gifts. My boss took me out to dinner. He tried to get fresh.

    Cons

    Very picky about personal attire. Management wants you to dress very professionally each and every day. Ladies need to have skirts. Men need jacket and tie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up lighten up, it's artsy. You need to put in a clothing allowance if you insist people dress in a specific way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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

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

    Pros

    The firm supports your professional development, the firm is structured and organized and highly professional, people are nice for the most part.

    Cons

    Salaries are very low and salary increases are not in line with your performance reviews; almost impossible to negotiate a salary increase; you feel like you're just a number there and nobody cares if you stay or leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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