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Updated Aug 20, 2014
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Tax Interview

Tax
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied for EY Leadership program, but spots were filled so I signed up for an office visit instead. Interviewed once on campus, then had an office visit and 2 final round interviews with a manager and a partner. I received a phone call with offer from partner that I interviewed with 2 weeks after the office visit.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult, mostly questions about myself and why I wanted to go into tax.   Answer Question


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Assurance Interview

Assurance
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Communicated with campus recruiter. Got through both interview processes within a month. Interview was mostly behavioral with a couple technical questions. Met with 1 partner and 2 senior managers for the super day, which was more laid back than expected.

Interview Question – Asked me to solve a case study.   Answer Question


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Assurance Interview

Assurance
Columbus, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in February 2014.

Interview Details – I met the recruiter through campus recruiting. The recruiter was very receptive to my interest in a different city and she referred me to a different recruiter who scheduled my interview within the next week. The process went by very quickly and I was invited to an office visit within 3 weeks.

Interview Question – Tell me more about your experience abroad and how that could be beneficial in the accounting industry.
Talk about your extracurricular involvement and explain the variety of organizations that are noted on your resume.
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Assurance Interview

Assurance

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in March 2014.

Interview Details – EY emphasizes its people (much like the rest of the big 4) so just focus on having a great conversation with the interviewer while keeping an affable and professional disposition and things should go well

Interview Question – News sources you follow and what current news article can you talk about
tell me about yourself
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Intern Interview

Intern

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

Interview Details – Applied online through my university and received an interview on campus. I was then asked to go the the New York office for 3 interviews (2 behavioral and 1 case). Everyone was very nice in interviews and they did not seem intent on trying to trick me. While in the NYC office, they really try to make sure that you have a good experience. A partner that I interviewed with even gave me a call to congratulate me on my offer. The campus recruiter was also very responsive and attentive to any questions.

Interview Question – None specifically. The questions were behavioral and related to my resume. The case interview was very basic.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – For interns, EY only allows you to negotiate how long you have to accept the offer.


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Assurance Interview

Assurance
San Diego, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at EY in March 2014.

Interview Details – Multiple socials involving impressing recruiters. Submitting online application and also on universities career site. Must include a competitive resume, cover letter and transcripts. Must be succesful in a half hour on campus interview, and 3 45 minute interviews in-house as well as a lunch or dinner with managers.

Interview Question – Why not investment banking?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – did not negotiate


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Business Support Center - Executive Assistant Interview

Business Support Center - Executive Assistant
Cleveland, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in November 2011.

Interview Details – After applying on the website, I was scheduled for an 'over-the-phone' interview with an Experienced Hire recruiter. She was fantastic, gave me advice on how to proceed with the in person interviews - great tips and advice. After I passed that hurdle, I met onsite at the Cleveland office and interviewed with two managers whom this position reported to. The interviews consisted of a mix of work experience mixed with situation scenarios. The situation scenarios where questions posed as "have you ever been in a situation where...". There were many questions regarding my resume and experience - asking questions regarding the depth of my experience and how would play into this role.

Interview Question – The many "have you been in this situation" questions were difficult because of the sheer amount of them. I felt as though I was repeating examples over and over.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Straightforward.


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Very Easy Interview

Emerging Leaders Program Interview

Emerging Leaders Program
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in April 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online through my school's job site. One on campus interview, almost entirely behavioral questions and relaxed conversation. Then two in office interviews with managers and a partner. Both interviews were similar to the first one. I got the same day, and was notified that I had been selected.

Interview Question – Typical questions: Describe a time when ______________ and how you reacted to it.   Answer Question


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Tax Staff II Interview

Tax Staff II

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Applied online. IQ questions first. Critical writing questions and then interview with manager. Then interview with Partner. two weeks later received a letter from HR. No negotiation on salary or benefit, everything was set. Sign contract one day before first day of work. three months probation. first month is training then start working.

Interview Question – What's the difference between tax and audit.   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Audit Senior III Interview

Audit Senior III

I interviewed at EY in July 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring process is not very rigorous. Make sure to ask questions to your recruiter ahead of time, and review the position you applied for to ensure you have the skillset required for that position. Most of the questions asked during the interview are behavorial based. As the audit engagements requires you to work in teams, having an experience, and being to demonstrate how you worked in teams in your previous job is the key.

Interview Question – I don't believe there's a difficult question. Most questions are geared towards understanding your interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams.   Answer Question

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