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Updated Jan 22, 2015
Updated Jan 22, 2015
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    Advisory FSO Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Invited to interview off of the normal interview schedule after attending another EY event in the summer. Started with an office visit before networking time and then got to the interviews. The interviews included 2 personal interviews and 1 technical case interview. Interview process took the majority of one day.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to analyze whether a large national bank should merge with a regional brick and mortar bank, and had to use supplied data to present a solution. Pretty typical case interview question, had time to write down thoughts on paper before delving into answer. Not too difficult of a question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    FSO Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview initially. If selected, they will bring you back for an on-site interview.

    On-campus interview was looking over resume and behavioral questions.

    On-site interview was two 45 minute behavioral-styled interviews, but they turned mostly into just conversation. The last part is the case study, which lasts 45 minutes as well. During this, they are looking for how you go about coming up with potential solutions to problems.

    Interview Questions
    • Give a time when you had to work with a difficult member in a group.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Advisory Program FSO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    All very behavioural. First interview was at university, then got invited to interview in a major city office after completing a writing assessment. This consisted of two behavioural interviews and an additional "case" interview, which was very simple and not at all like any management consulting cases in terms of how it's given/structure/expected response. Got my offer about a week later - also was able to transfer to another office since I wanted to work for a different city than the position I applied for. Incredibly friendly employees, seems like they really want to invest in you.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing terrible; know answers to all the hard behavioural questions.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    FSO Advisory BAP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st Round of interviews is at your college. There is a dinner the night before that I highly encourage you to attend. You get to know the managers and the people that are currently in the program. Everyone was very nice and willing to answer all of your questions. The first round is with a manager and they just want to get to know you and see if you would fit into their culture. They ask you a few things off of your resume and a few behavioral questions.

    About three days later, if you make it to the second round they invite you to a super day at the location you preference. This super day contains two behavioral interviews and a case study. EY does a great job to make you feel like they are recruiting you and that you are not just another candidate. You will be assigned a buddy who takes you to all of your interview locations. I advice you to prep for the case study by reviewing the attached podcast from the super day invitation email. If you have time I would practice case studies with a friend. This case was very interactive and the manager will ask you questions on what would you do in this case.

    One of the behavorial interviews was very relaxed and they just wanted to get to know you. The second asked a lot of questions on what technical experiences you have and experience with working in a team environment.

    After the interview, people that are currently in the program take you to a nice brunch and they are really just seeing how well you fit in with them.

    About three days later I got a phone call with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should I hire you instead of the other candidates I am interviewing today?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, they give you a very good offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Advisory Services Senior Manager (FSO) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    EY Advisory FSO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    FSO Advisory Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    FSO IT Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory FSO Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    FSO BAP Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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