EY Reviews

Updated 1 April 2015
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  1. Solid Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities abound for those diligent enough to seek them out.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, especially during busy seasons.

  2. Travel and career intertwined

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very young consulting practice which allows for a lot of growth opportunities. The senior leadership also encourages all employees to participate and share ideas.

    Cons

    If you don't like travel, then EY is not for you. Traveling employees do not have an office, but utilize hotel offices. This can sometimes be challenging for getting to know people in the office.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good pay but no good work

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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

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  5. Career opportunities

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Good learning curve

    Cons

    Long hours, too political, too much admin

    Advice to Management

    Care more about people

  6. EY

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start career

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to your better people

  7. Great place to start, or continue, a career

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart people.
    - Good culture.
    - Skill development.
    - Strong brand for resume
    - Nice offices and work environment.

    Cons

    - It's an accounting firm.
    - Bonuses are meager making the worth of putting in the extra effort questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. They will work you to death, but the experience will build character that will help you in future jobs.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are pretty big on flexibility in my office, taking time off is not too painful when it is no busy season. There is plenty of opportunity to grow as much as you want as fast as you want.

    Cons

    Busy seasons are brutal. The overall environment is a little too "sink-or-swim" which quickly weeds out those who cannot handle the job. However, I have found that the longer you are with the Firm, the easier it gets, and the opportunities are there if you want them.

    Advice to Management

    The culture, from my experience, is too "corporate" (i.e. cut-throat). I would like to see a move towards more of a teaming culture.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Bloodsuckers

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and brand name on your resume.

    Cons

    Since EY has expanded their advisory services practice their retention and work satisfaction in that practice has been horrible. People are being over worked under served and under payed. The partners are cleaning up. It has turned into a chop shop for consulting services.

    Advice to Management

    Completely rethink your advisory expansion and how it impacts your overall culture and the health and life of your employees.

  10. The work isnt so great, but the people who work with you can be pleasant

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

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with can become good friends outside of the office. There is always some work available (albeit it can sometimes be absolutely dull and extremely monotonous).

    Cons

    The work-life balance is definitely lacking considering how many hours you work. It's sad when you divide how much you get paid by how many hours you work. Sometimes there's unnecessary pressure to stay longer than needed. There's great pressure on ridiculous utilization goals, to the point where it becomes stressful (and this can obviously lead to lower productivity). Despite this utilization goal, interesting work is still outsourced to work centers in India. I understand this increases firm profits but (I believe) it doesn't trickle down to our paychecks..

    Advice to Management

    Staff and employees in the lower echelons should be given more enriching work - this will definitely help the firm in the long run.

  11. Great experience not a long term place to be

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people your age and level to work with, decent pay, flexibility if you push for it

    Cons

    Lots of politics, unrealistic expectations, long hours, and very little work-life balance

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