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Advisory Services Senior Manager (FSO) Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at EY in April 2014.
Interview Details – Submitted my resume to EY recruiter who contacted me the next day. Phone interview with a sr. manager occurred a week later. Invited to NYC office for 'Super Day' which consisted of 4 1:1 interviews (sr. manager, director, partner, and partner/principle). One of the 1:1s involved a case question. Super Day was held on a Friday; the recruiter contacted me on the following Thursday regarding outcome/next steps.
Interview Question – The case involved a client who was experiencing declining profitability in one of its lines of business. Two questions were asked: 1) What approach would you use to understand why there is a decline in profitability?, and 2) Calculate revenues by LOB based on percentage of total revenue by year (numbers were provided). View Answer
EY Advisory FSO Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in March 2014.
Interview Details – I applied on campus interviewed with a Partner and then was invited for their Superday in NY. The interview started with a presentation talking about the service line then the greeters took us for our interview locations. The interviews consisted of 1 writing test (1 hr), 1 reasoning test 45 mins, 2 behavioral 45 mins and 1 case 45 mins. Got an acceptance call within two days.
Interview Question – I really prepared very well for the case so know your basics and dont rush. Think before opening your mouth and talk sense like a proper consultant. You can make flow charts/diagrams if you like- they helped me a lot. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate it was well beyond my expectations.
FSO Advisory Staff Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in September 2013.
Interview Details – There was a networking dinner the night before the on-campus interview. The interview went smoothly since I got to meet the interviewer the night before. I was also asked to do an online business writing assessment. Four days later I got an e-mail saying that I was invited for an office visit.
During the office visit, there was a presentation given followed by two behavioral interviews and one case interview. After that, they took us out for lunch.
Everyone was really friendly and it was a pleasant recruiting process.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were doing an assignment or a task and halfway through, you realized that what you were doing was completely wrong. How did you handle it? Answer Question
Advisory FSO Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EY in November 2011.
Interview Details – Beginning with an on campus interview, followed by timed writing assignment. Then the selected candidates went to San Francisco for 3 interviews and lunch. We spoke to three different representatives and one of the interviews was a case, the other two were behavioral.
FSO IT Advisory Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at EY in November 2011.
Interview Details – Went through basic 1 on 1 campus interview after the pre-selected interview dinner the night before. Interview was very nice and fairly informal. Was sent an online writing assessment to complete a week later. Was invited to Superday in the Times Square office where I participated in 2 behavioral interviews and one case study. Didn't connect well to the first interview, who was fairly condescending at some points of the interview, though I'm sure it was designed to be like this. Didn't get the offer, but I'm sure someone else who was a better fit for the company got it over me.
Interview Question – Why EY? Answer Question
FSO BAP Advisory Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 days - interviewed at EY in October 2011.
Interview Details – So far it's been a great process. They had some on campus events I attended in order to learn about the company and recruiters. From there I applied online and was asked for a 1st round interview. Asked me questions like "name a time when I had to be flexible?" and "what is your greatest failure" and some questions about working on teams. overall it is just to get to know you, not technicals. I am here in NY for the super day and am trying to get some feedback on what to really expect from the case interview. so far its been great!
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