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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
4,335 Reviews

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4,335 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 199 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 582 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 634 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great brand for which to gain experience, but don't stay too long.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Well recognized global company, but be ready to put in your hours

    Cons

    Demanding, high stress factors, flexibility comes at a cost, average compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    People First is just a slogan

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    Former Employee - Advisory Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    You work with really good, smart people. Fortune 500 clients. Can be very Interesting and challenging work. Great ability to learn about new industries and processes.

    Cons

    VERY political. You will work very hard, long hours, and the amount of assistance you receive is very dependent on the partner or senior manager you work with. Easy to get stuck on the same account for a very long time, so the work can become routine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People first really should be an operating strategy not just a slogan.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    E&Y Tax

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    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    The people were very qualified. E&Y is very open to continuous education.

    Cons

    None as I was expecting to work more than 50 hours during busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    E&Y University is great keep on investing in it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start career

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    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Senior in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Various learning opportunities that lead you on the right path;
    Good people, brilliant people;
    "Okay" work-life balance;
    Various channels for "top-down" and "bottom-up" communications

    Cons

    Too many administrative things going on;
    Unbalanced worklaod, sometimes it's running really slow but sometimes you don't even have time to stop

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience and opportunities are available at the firm

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Fortune 500 clients, Public clients. Exposure to C-level employees. Good Salary and reimbursements for expenses, Gas mileage etc. Working with very smart people.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes the work environment is very stressful, A lot of responsibility. Hard to maintain a good social life outside of work, especially during busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a firm-wide culture that work is not the only priority (more than family, friends, community, etc..). Management advocates this, but supervisors usually don't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    EY is a great place to work for as a young professional but not for people with families

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    Former Employee - Senior Risk Advisory Services Auditor  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Advisory Services Auditor in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    There is flexibility in working schedule depending on the managers that you are working for, but also depending on the client and the offices that you work for.

    Cons

    You tend to be busier with smaller clients which have constraints on budget and time. You don't have a lot of say in the schedule at senior level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    People and culture are great, but work is demanding like all consulting shops

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    More partners actually seem to care about the development and progression of managers / senior managers than I've seen at other firms. Obviously some are still indifferent, but overall there is a lot of support from partners / ED's to move around the firm in any direction that suits your interests / goals.

    Cons

    Hours are long, just like any other Big4 or big consulting shop. Also, as a manager or senior manager, you sometimes have to take what you can get when it comes to staff / seniors, and if they aren't solid performers, you have to pick up the slack, adding to an already heavy workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally stay on track - there is a lot of emphasis already on training and supporting people in their careers. Comp is a little low, but that maybe is the tradeoff in exchange for all of those firm funded development opportunities, reasonably generous expenses, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place if you love accounting, politics, no life, and little privacy

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    Former Employee - Assurance Senior  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assurance Senior in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great Learning curve with opportunity to learn ALOT

    Cons

    politics, workload, expectations to work nights and weekends and to kiss ass

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont give in to politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    E&Y is a good start of career

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    Current Employee - Assurance Staff  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assurance Staff in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    on-job coaching, flexible hrs, great firm culture, promising exit opportunities, great transaction from school to business world after school.

    Cons

    long hrs in busy season, longer hrs than normal in non-busy seasons, pressure may be overwhelming sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company with great resources and benefits, and decent people.

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Lots of resources and training offered; current technology; benefits; hours; and good people. Managers for the most part have been good and if you find one they can help guide your career but it's a huge company where you can be viewed as just a number, so it's up to you to find a mentor. Great if you've just graduated from college or grad school as you can move up but expect to work very hard, work long hours, and pay your dues. It was a solid company to work for with decent salary increases but after the recession, there were many layoffs and like every other company needed to make cuts. Good perks for employees such as sports outings, quarterly luncheons, etc.

    Cons

    You are just a number and expendable (but that's corporate America). Salary increases can be meager if you are in a department other than finance, tax, accounting, etc. There is always the employee or manager from hell that can ruin your experience or get in the way of climbing the corporate ladder. Some younger managers need to develop better leadership skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are absolutely wonderful and wish all the rest could be like you. To others, value the people that get the work done and not just the ones that can schmooze their way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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