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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
4,331 Reviews

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4,331 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.  

    Big four Consulting with audit accounts that may restrict you from consulting client pool

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

    Pros

    Good teams, good environment, growth potential, good time-off policies, good pay. Training is of very good quality, and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Leadership cannot focus on what they want to do in consulting.The strategy and vision is weak, and they just keep hiring from IBM and other big 4, hoping that they will bring business. The sales pressure is high, but there is no process to help senior managers and new partners get there in a methodological way. The leaders do not get involved in project delivery, and some are so rusty that you would hesitate to bring them on a project. All they do is sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want to do with consulting. You guys appear clueless and shifting directions every couple months. Too many old-time leaders who have little to add in ideas and solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible learning opportunities and access.

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

    Pros

    Amazing client lineup and access to client management. Hard work is recognized by senior management.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult if not impossible. Transferring across departments is filled with politics and red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a premium when you hire personnel from other firms, but don't forget to take care of your own people. It'll go along way in employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    People First?

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

    Pros

    Job keeps you motivated and challenged.

    Cons

    Worked in Tax....they continually talk about people first and work life balance....let's just say this company has no clue what this means...maybe that's why they continuously talk about it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work as long as you put in the effort.

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a variety of people and are given responsibilities quickly, always challenged.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to maintain.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Ernst and Young Audit Senior

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Headhunters contact you regularly for positions

    Cons

    Long hours and boring work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote only people to management who have good people skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Management focus on developing its workforce. EY encourages and supports the attainment of professional certifications. This company is the perfect place to begin a career.

    Cons

    Too much travel which place work/life out of balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on developing your workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Constantly learning/developing, great opportunities for advancement, but VERY busy

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

    Pros

    - Always learning / developing (also have mandatory education training annually in IL)
    - Room for flexibility for life events
    - Great opportunities for advancement (up or out culture)
    - High caliber people
    - Great benefits
    - Annual percentage increase in raise is pretty good in comparison to private companies
    - Excellent brand!
    - Rewarding client service

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is hard to achieve
    - Office politics (inescapable no matter what company you work for)
    - Starting compensation is non-negotiable (for college new hires)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A company where great people collaborate

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

    Pros

    Once you get in here, you will have easier time to get the other jobs

    Cons

    Irregular work time and client service might be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    Pros

    Good working environment, friendly people, travel opportunities

    Cons

    HR process is way too slow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Since nothing is perfect... Good employer

    • 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)

    Pros

    Big 4 which allows move within different service lines or different locations around the world
    A lot of Ressources which makes your life easier
    Work-life balance can be achieved
    Good time and expense policy
    Office culture is good! I would think good things are coming considering The new Vision 2020 - be better and bigger by 2020

    Cons

    In my head, all the big 4 are the same so I would say, nothing better, nothing worst!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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