EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 15 September, 2014
Updated 15 September, 2014
4,533 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 226 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 104 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 650 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 689 reviews)

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  1.  

    Challenging work but supportive colleagues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Technically challenging project work and stimulating technical problems.

    Cons

    Administrative micro-management; lacking leadership in some practice areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage better by measuring and micro-managing less

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • 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 for more than a 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.

  3.  

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

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    • 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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Be prepared to be challenged without much time to learn

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

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

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at EY full-time for 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
  10.  

    Great company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Burbank, CA (US)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Burbank, CA (US)

    I have been working at EY as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good reputation, great location, friendly environment

    Cons

    There are no cons. I was great time to work for this company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company and people

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

    I have been working at EY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for firm-sponsored activities outside of your normal job duties, including community service events
    - If you're not client-serving, work life balance is good
    - Everyone I've met is super nice :)

    Cons

    - If you're not client-serving, career advancement seems more nebulous
    - Technology (including basically everything on / about our laptops...) at the firm could use some improvement...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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