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Talent Acquisition Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at EY.
Interview Details – The length of the interview process was a big disappointment for me. Two and a half months, interviewed with six people, completed an assessment, only to be turned down in favor of a candidate with prior experience. It seemed like an awfully long time to turn someone down based off of experience, which all of the interviewers knew I did not have in the first place. That really should have happened after the first interview. Instead, the process was drug out for months, all the while being told that I had positive feedback with each interview. I have been a recruiter for a very large corporation for the past seven years. This is not how I would treat my candidates, and this was a real eye-opener for me.
Interview Question – I was not asked anything that would be "out of the ordinary" when it comes to interview questions. As always, make sure you do your research on the company prior to interviewing. Learn abount current initiatives and hot topics. Ask the interviewer questions about the initiatives. Answer Question
Transaction Advisory Services Business Valuation Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through the campus and received an interview. First round was a phone interview majorly behavioral. Second Round was in their Houston office where there were 5 interviews and then a lunch. The interviews were majorly behavioral as well as technical. ASked us basic questions on Valuation: How to do a DCF, find CAPM, and a bit on the projects in the resume.
Interview Question – Pretty straight forward interview . Answer Question
Audit Staff Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in October 2013.
Interview Details – Campus recruit, the interview was with senior manager and it was informal and casual talk. Didn't ask a lot behavioral questions. Mostly went through the resume. The interview was about 30 mins.
Senior Associate Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at EY
Interview Details – Professional and courteous. Very quick communication. Did not end up accepting employment at the company, but I do wish them the best. Very respected in the industry. If a more relevant job comes up in the future, I will certainly take a look at it.
Interview Question – Strengths/weaknesses Answer Question
Tax Staff Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.
Interview Details – Submitted the resume online (one through the school career website and one on the company website. Got the campus Interview. Mostly behavior questions. The hiring manager is nice and friendly. It is a good firm to work for. Only hired one student from my program this year.
Interview Question – No Hard questions, but still didn't get the offer. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Senior Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at EY in July 2014.
Interview Details – Phone interview process is very smooth and then invited for super day. The first technical interviewer came up with very detailed question about sth. I might have done 5 years ago and I didn't put anything in my resume that I did that kind of project. He just assumed that I should know that because I worked in the group. And it is just a senior associate position. Why did he expect I know sth. a manager or senior manager should know? Other interviewers are ok.
Interview Question – HJM model details, how to calibrate the parameters, analytic form of swaption price. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at EY.
Interview Details – I applied through a program at my school and got a risk intern interview. The interview process consisted of situational questions and a 15 minute case study prior to the interview. Going to any recruitment event or job fair will definitely bump up the chances of you getting an interview.
Interview Question – Some technical questions were discussed (ratios, methodologies) from the case study, just make sure that you ask questions about the case study for clarification, not simply just providing answers to the scenario in retrospect. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at EY in May 2012.
Interview Details – Applied through university career service. Couple days after I received interview notification. We had a group dinner at a restaurant then interview is the next day. EY hired about 2 out of 20 people.
Interview Question – Why you want to work for us Answer Question
Quant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at EY
Interview Details – one phone interview with hr. then on-site with four current employees in the group. nothing unexpected. interviewers kept the interview questions pretty related to my background and resume. interviewers with different functionality in the group, which seems to test where I should fit if I get selected
Interview Question – why EY Answer Question
Learning & Development Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 8+ weeks - interviewed at EY.
Interview Details – Quite possibly THE worst recruitment process I have ever experienced.
Having submitted an online application for a role, I had an initial telephone interview (with the recruiter) which went well. A day later I was asked for my availability for a face to face interview. I duly provided this but heard nothing for three weeks - then an email asking again for availability. After another 2 weeks I received an email inviting me in for a f2f interview. I confirmed this was fine. A day before the interview was due to take place I received a call from the recruiter saying the role was being placed on hold for 3 weeks and so the interview was cancelled. No further explanation as to why but she advised she would be in touch in a few weeks to rearrange. I chased once but no response so gave up on that application.
Whilst disappointed and frustrated by this experience, I gave them the benefit of doubt and applied for a different role. I created my application in their online system - having completed a draft I exited the system leaving it in "draft" status and planned to return to it the next day to finalise and submit it. The next morning I received one of their automated rejection emails for that role - but I hadn't actually submitted my application! I emailed the recruiter who I had been liaising with for the previous role, querying whether this was an error and whether it was still worth finalising and submitting the CV. She passed the buck to a colleague who I emailed but never heard back from. Needless to say, I won't be applying to EY again!
It's seriously worrying that EY are in the business of advising other companies on talent & recruitment strategies when their own processes/procedures are beyond amateur!
Interview Question – Why do you wang to work for EY Answer Question
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