EY
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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA US

Updated Jan 06, 2014
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3.6 93 reviews

                             

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EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

(13 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Be prepared to be challenged without much time to learn

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

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

ProsJob 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.

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good pay but no good work

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

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

Pros1. Good base salary
2. Good infrastructure to support the work environment
3. Steady inflow of business
4. Large number of peers

Cons1. Noncompetitive bonus
2. High workforce attrition
3. Lack of entry-level job education/training
4. Poor work/life balance
5. Diluted culture due to increasing hiring

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not rewarding experience for my career

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

I worked at EY

ProsGood brand name on resume

ConsLack of guidance from managers
Low salary
Lot of politics

Advice to Senior ManagementShow that you want to develop people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If you can keep your head down you'll do fine

Audit Senior (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA (US)

I worked at EY

ProsDifferent clients and industries keep things interesting, depending on your team it can be fun and you'll make some good friends, 3 weeks vacation which is more than most places plus the option to buy more vacation (but remember it'll cost you)

ConsOf course, no work life balance, blame game is everywhere all the time, unrealistic expectations and very little help as you progress in the firm. Management does not care to hear anything negative though like most corporate cultures they'll say they do. Very little support from upper management so hard to feel like a team.

Advice to Senior ManagementOther than the obvious "hire more people", stop having such a chip on your shoulders to think that you don't have to get your hands dirty in the detail and help out with the actual onsite audit work. It is supposed to be a team after all. Just because it's the way it was done when you were a senior doesn't mean it was done right or needs to stay that way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EY is a great company to work for if you are in the right group.

Tax (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at EY

ProsGood benefits. Nice coworkers. Great place to list on your resume.

ConsIt only takes one bad leader to destroy a group. People sit around and are afraid to leave at night because the group leader is a workaholic. No respect for work life balance. People are rewarded only for long hours and not for results. Those that don't adopt this way of working are labled poor performers.

Advice to Senior ManagementRelax and quit working people to death. People do have lives outside of work. Reward efficiency by letting people leave when their work is done. Lead by example.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Okay place to work

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

I worked at EY

ProsHas a good reputation and will look on good on your resume. Your experience depends on the projects you get put on, so everyone has a different experience in the firm.

ConsThere is a lot of office politics that you can't avoid even if you try. These politics cause major biases against you even if you haven't worked on a project for someone, they might already have a negative opinion of you.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is not fair in reviews as they give good reviews to people they like based on "cliques" you're in.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is what it is

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

I have been working at EY

ProsIt's a good learning experience for young professionals. It's a give and take, you get the experience, but you will get worked. You will be exposed to really smart individuals and you also get to learn about the business.

Consone major downside is being overworked and underpaid, and work/life balance is not great.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions should be based on performance. If you are good at what you do, you should be awarded.

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