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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA US

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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4.2 97 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(14 ratings)

93% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good place to start career

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

    ProsVarious 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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience and opportunities are available at the firm

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

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

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsYou 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    ProsMore 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.

    ConsHours 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 Senior ManagementGenerally 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    ProsGreat Learning curve with opportunity to learn ALOT

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont give in to politics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    E&Y is a good start of career

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementSome 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The people are what make the company great.

    IT Audit Staff (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsI enjoy the people that I work with most of all. Yearly raises are typically higher than what you would get in industry. Yearly "promotions" help work not feel so stagnant.

    ConsPay is obviously less than what you would get in industry and the hours can be long. While there is a consistent audit methodology there is not much consistency across teams due to differing views of managers and senior managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to get more consistency with how people apply the audit methodology

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Associate (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsIt was a good experience

    ConsThere was no work life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest more work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Leadership doesn't worry much about the employees

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

    ProsGood experience
    Good networking
    Get the opportunity to take on leadership opportunities for Training, Networking, Business Development, and Mentoring/Coaching of other professionals

    ConsThe biggest challenge is with leadership. As a Manager in Advisory, it has been challenging to obtain the right mentoring/coaching from Partners. Salary is low, and very challenging to negotiate, even as a performer that consistently exceeds or significantly exceeds expectations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe professionals from senior through manager are key to the risk management and success of the firm. Look for ways to integrate these professionals further, aside from Trainings or soft ways in which mentoring/coaching is intended to occur.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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