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EY Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Marketing Interview

Marketing

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Very easy. Talked to recruiter, hiring manager, hiring manager's manager. Did not meet any junior members of the team. Would have eased resentment later on. Did not meet other members of larger marketing team until later on.

Interview Question – None. At junior levels seemed to be a lot of frustration.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes. If they really want you, they are flexible.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Staff I Interview

Audit Staff I
Roseville, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – After campus interview, was offered to come in for a series of in house interviews. This took the better part of the day and consisted of three one on one interviews. After the in house interviews I got a call back a week later with the offer.

Interview Question – Most questions were behavioral and not technical. The hardest part was finding meaningful questions for each of the interviewers. There was a lot of time given for interviewee questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was unable to negotiate the wage. It was a take it or leave it offer.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EY in March 2010.

Interview Details – Campus recruiting involves on campus interviews/phone interview and an on site interview at the location you are applying for. You will typically have 3 interviews with 3 different people for on site interviews. Most questions are behavioral and not very technical.

Interview Question – Addressing weakness and difficult moments. Typically not a hard question but that is how hard it will get. Interviews are conversational and not very intimidating.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation or starting bonus.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Audit Manager Interview

Audit Manager

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – Experience hire from smaller tier firm. Initial opportunity was presented by a recruiter that I had previously worked with. After understanding that I met the qualifications they were looking for, I had a first round phone interview with HR just to confirm previous work experience, followed up by second round interviews at their offices with two partners in the service line. HR also performed a background and reference check. No drug testing.

Interview Question – N/A - no trick questions. Interview was focused on past work experiences and overall experience level when discussing technical accounting areas.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Behavioral style interview. I did the interview in college so they wanted to know stuff i did in college with groups. I had to interview on campus, then in new york. I spoke with the senior manager and partner.

Interview Question – No difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I got it straight after my nternship


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

FSO Assurance Interview

FSO Assurance
Philadelphia, PA

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

Interview Details – The process started in my MSA program. We did meet the firms at our school and they set up optional mock interviews with staff members from the various accounting firms. You then uploaded your resume to companies you wanted to work for and if accepted you did a first round interview. I wanted to go out of the area so I had to be referred out. I received a call a few weeks later stating that they were flying me to Philadelphia for a social dinner and an interview the next day. I was put in a very nice hotel and had a great chance to talk to some of the people at the dinner as I was from out of state and was not familiar with them. The next day the interview was a half day event with a tour and presentations. I had two half hour interviews with a Manager and a Senior Manager. After the interviews we were taken to lunch and were told we would hear from them within two weeks. I got a phone call one hour later and was told they were offering me a position and would send my official offer within two business days. Really great company and the whole interview process made me feel welcome and already like a part of the team.

Interview Question – All were very straight forward questions and they felt like more of a conversation to me.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, but I was told if the starting salaries offered changed when I started, mine would change as well because I accepted almost a year before my start date.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff

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

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was very smooth. I applied through a recruiter and the process took approximately 4 weeks. They got back to me within a week for a phone interview. Two weeks later I received an email for a second round interview at their office. It was an 1-on-1 interview with two senior managers and each interview lasted 45 minutes.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you faced a difficult situation with a team member.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much from for negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Transfer Pricing Senior Interview

Transfer Pricing Senior
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in March 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process was very structured and formal. I got to meet several of the transfer pricing group, including several staff at the time. Most of the interviews were pretty informal and lighthearted. A few of the interviewees took me for lunch where they allowed for me to ask them information questions regarding the job, expectations, etc.

Interview Question – Question regarding manufacturing tested party and appropriate PLI   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – very structured and little room for flexibility.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

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


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

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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