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EY Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
4,820 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 239 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 680 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 718 reviews)

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  1.  

    Advisory staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Risk Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager - Risk Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, challenging projects

    Cons

    Bad work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, lots of opportunities for varied experiences

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely looks to incorporate inclusiveness into all working practices, people look out for team members and actively provide opportunities for growth and development, a lot of internal progression and chances to change role / location

    Cons

    Relatively rigid formal progression structure, depending on role can require frequent travel and significant virtual teaming, experience can depend on specific project / clients / teams - meaning it's left to you to strategically move projects to get the best experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formal policy and performance metrics don't align with communications / promoted initiatives, e.g use of full utilization which encourages staff not to take PTO and thus a stressed and tired workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work Hours

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

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training but you work with some people that are more interested in appearance than substance. Very good resume builder and you get lots of calls from recruiters.

    Cons

    Long hours and mundane tasks and long commutes. The learning curve is not that steep unless you choose to go out of your way to get on teams with good managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    good

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

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career progression, especially for those seeking a first professional job in their career

    Cons

    Compensation is good in good year, bad in bad, just like every other company

  6.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes the local culture can be conservative but the company as a whole if very forward thinking.

    Cons

    People liked to stay so there wasn't a lot of movement in my department.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, get rewarded

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Candid office culture, great co workers, good learning environment for starting a career in consulting

    Cons

    Working overtime is the norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set client expectations immediately and stick to them. Do not burn your teams out with unrealistic asks and deadlines

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

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than an year)

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible learning opportunities and access.

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    People First?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assurance Services Senior in Irvine, CA (US)

    I have been working at EY full-time

    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

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