EY Staff Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    recruited through on campus recruiting. attended several EY mixers and socials. had round one interview. pretty easy, mostly behavioral question. I advanced to the final round. Final round day I interviewed with 3 different people: senior, senior manager and a partner. all behavioral questions. they rely heavily on your GPA and base your technical understanding on the grades you receive in your accounting classes. the rest is all behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First a prenight session meeting with interviewer, get the chance got the name of your interviewer for the round 1 and do some research at home, first round pretty easy conversational interview, nothing special or tough, just express the true self.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me the most difficult situation you've ever encountered   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First phase was a phone interview. Second phase was one on one interviews with a senior or manager and a partner. Followed by a lunch with staff auditor. Everyone has an input in your interview process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation. Most of the big 4 offer the same pay etc. for entry level staff.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Tax Staff II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruit, the interview was with senior manager and it was informal and casual talk. Didn't ask a lot behavioral questions. Mostly went through the resume. The interview was about 30 mins.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing was detailed and thorough. Most of the questions focused on technology capabilities and process improvement experience. Interviewers were very amiable and the questions were mostly behavioral based. The process was more lengthy than I had anticipated, with an initial interview with a recruiter, followed up with a phone interview with a Manager. I then had a day long interview session of 1:1 interviews and a 2:1 interview with a Partner & Sr. Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question asked was my knowledge of and experience with, multiple different ERPs and bolt-on software.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, EY tells you what you will make.
    Accepted Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at EY in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter had my resume from previous campus communication with EY and contacted me with a phone interview. A few weeks later, I was invited to have an in-office interview with some senior managers and a partner. The interview took all day as it was made up of 3 separate interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • One interviewer asked me no questions, but made me interview her with questions I had about the position. I had asked so many questions already that day, it was difficult to come up with more questions to ask.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Risk and Assurance Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    One campus interview, a writing assessment, two behavioral interviews and a case interview. The interview process wasn't too taxing, don't over think the interview, typical behavioral interviews all in all it was a laid back process.

    Interview Questions
    • The case interview was stressful going into but I found it easy once I started, the interviewer somewhat guides you on the issues and they are more interested in how and why you think not necessarily what is the correct answer. Be confident and support your answers. Be rehearsed on business tactics like SWOT analysis.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I'm more technology side: Business Analyst as opposed to doing accounting audits. I chose to stay with my passion of IT BA instead of taking the accounting route.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Submitted the resume online (one through the school career website and one on the company website. Got the campus Interview. Mostly behavior questions. The hiring manager is nice and friendly. It is a good firm to work for. Only hired one student from my program this year.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Audit Staff 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 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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