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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Intern
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – EY interviews on campus for both their leadership program and for full-time summer/winter internships. After one round of campus interviews, you are invited to the office for a second interview if you pass the first one. I interviewed with about 4 different people at all different levels in the company, from senior managers to a partner. Mostly background info and getting to know you based on your resume. Not too difficult or strenous.

Interview Question – Nothing too hard- only a few behavioral questions such as a time you exhibited leadership skills   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – phone call shortly after finishing my interview; formal written offer came within several days and I had 2 weeks to make a decision

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IT Audit Interview

IT Audit
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at EY in September 2013.

Interview Details – 1. On-campus interview. Difficult to get your foot in the door otherwise (so I hear from other friends who have tried).
2. Office visits/ 2nd interview. Gives you a good feel for the office environment, staff members, culture, etc.
3. Offer

Interview Question – What two traits demonstrate leadership? How have you demonstrated these traits?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Other job offer from a firm that fit with me over EY.

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Financial Services Interview

Financial Services

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – I heard that EY normally hires college grads a year in advance, but I decided to sent a fluke email to a recruiter this past spring expressing interest in working for EY. She ended up calling me the next day saying they had openings in their Financial Services Department. I was then informed that another recruiter would be in touch with me (that took about 2 weeks) and she was able to set me up with a phone interview with a senior manager 3 days later. The phone interview lasted just under 30 minutes and it was basic questions about my tax internship, any challenges i've overcome, why i was relocating etc. About 5 days later I received an email to have an office visit to meet with 3 professionals. EY paid for my flight and put me in an awesome hotel just a block away from their building. The office visit was fantastic...I had an assigned "greeter" who chatted and showed me around briefly and then I had my three interviews back to back for a half hour a piece. It was easy and very conversational. No behavioral interview questions and mainly them talking about themselves and what they do. Afterwards my greeter took me out for coffee and answered any additional questions I had. About a week and a half later I got a call from the recruiter saying they would be extending me an offer. Overall, it was a very positive experience, just a longer process than I hoped or expected.

Interview Question – Be prepared for the typical "tell me about yourself", prior work experience, and why you have an interest in that specific industry. If you make it to the office visit they know you have the credentials, just be personable, keep the convo going, and do your research to have relevant questions   Answer Question

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Senior Associate FAAS Interview

Senior Associate FAAS
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in September 2013.

Interview Details – 2 rounds of interviews, behaviorial questions. Not difficult; just be very personable. Practice is growing so hiring process is not picky at all. People's quality are lowered thanbefore.

Interview Question – Just don't make up accounting references if you aren't sure. IF there is one thing people know here, that is their accounting guidance.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Audit FSO Interview

Audit FSO
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in November 2013.

Interview Details – applied through campus job center. Got interview and had two rounds of interviews-one on campus with senior manager, and one onsite with two interviewers (one manager, and one senior manager)

Interview Question – none, but remember something about leadership- how to deal with difficult team member   Answer Question

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Advisory Senior III Interview

Advisory Senior III
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at EY in June 2014.

Interview Details – Staffing agency person referred me to EY, Got the phone interview (Technical) call in a week and then traveled to New York for personal interview. It was three 30 minutes interviews with Partner, Exec Director and senior manager. The process was great and amazing people. I have got the offer after 2 weeks from the personal interview. I have declined the offer as they were not ready to offer what I have expected. No negotiation at all.

Interview Question – challenges faced in previous projects and how I have handled them.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I have asked for 25% higher than my current salary. EY Offered 15% higher than my current salary. Offer ended at $5K-$10K less than what I have asked for. They could not take an exception to get me more.

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Senior Interview

Senior

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – The process took me a month overall, first part was dedicated to a group interview we were asked to introduce each other than logical, english test , case study, accountant test.
Second part of the process was a meeting with Senior manager and later partner

Interview Question – Why you think you're suitable for this job ?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff
New Orleans, LA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2011.

Interview Details – I was a Campus hire. Had a Campus interview with an executive, which determined if you were going to get an office visit. Then at the office visit I had 2 more interviews and concluded with the offer meeting with a partner.

Interview Question – What is a sum-if function in excel?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, campus hire.

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Diversified Tax Staff Interview

Diversified Tax Staff

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – Applied through school career website. I also heavily networked with former students from my school who now work at EY. The recruiter called to ask some general interview questions regarding my resume over the phone, and then scheduled an office visit. During my office visit, I had two interviews: one with a partner and the other with a senior manager. After my interviews I had lunch with a few people who are part of the tax staff. Everything was very comfortable and casual.

Interview Question – The interviews were very conversational in nature and didn't require much technical thought. They mostly just wanted to hear about my experiences on my resume. The only real question I had to answer was about how I've handled working with a group member that wasn't pulling his weight. My advice would be worry less about what they'll ask you and focus more on good questions that you can ask them as they seemed very impressed by my inquiries.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, which was fine because salary and benefits were actually much more than expected.

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Accepted Offer

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IT Audit Staff Interview

IT Audit Staff

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Phone interview then in-person with 4-5 people. Phone interview has some behavioral questions, then tell me about yourself, why the company, position, etc. Same thing as in person and throughout, so the answers should be well prepared.

Interview Question – Case study, use a framework to describe the issues and path toward a solution for ABC company having XYZ problems.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None whatsoever.

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