EY

  www.ey.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

EY Staff Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

60%
8%
7%

Interview Experience  

81%
16%
2%

Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
347 candidate interviews Back to all interview questions
Relevance Date Difficulty
in

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.


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


We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No

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

Easy Interview

Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff
New Orleans, LA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2011.

Interview Details – I was a Campus hire. Had a Campus interview with an executive, which determined if you were going to get an office visit. Then at the office visit I had 2 more interviews and concluded with the offer meeting with a partner.

Interview Question – What is a sum-if function in excel?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, campus hire.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Diversified Tax Staff Interview

Diversified Tax Staff

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – Applied through school career website. I also heavily networked with former students from my school who now work at EY. The recruiter called to ask some general interview questions regarding my resume over the phone, and then scheduled an office visit. During my office visit, I had two interviews: one with a partner and the other with a senior manager. After my interviews I had lunch with a few people who are part of the tax staff. Everything was very comfortable and casual.

Interview Question – The interviews were very conversational in nature and didn't require much technical thought. They mostly just wanted to hear about my experiences on my resume. The only real question I had to answer was about how I've handled working with a group member that wasn't pulling his weight. My advice would be worry less about what they'll ask you and focus more on good questions that you can ask them as they seemed very impressed by my inquiries.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, which was fine because salary and benefits were actually much more than expected.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

IT Audit Staff Interview

IT Audit Staff

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Phone interview then in-person with 4-5 people. Phone interview has some behavioral questions, then tell me about yourself, why the company, position, etc. Same thing as in person and throughout, so the answers should be well prepared.

Interview Question – Case study, use a framework to describe the issues and path toward a solution for ABC company having XYZ problems.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None whatsoever.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Staff Interview

Administrative Staff

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in April 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online through their website. A month later, they responded by email requesting to set up a phone interview. I had a phone interview the following week that lasted about a half hour, and a day or two after that, I was contacted to set up an in-person interview. That interview went well, and then I was scheduled for a video conference interview the following week. Both interviews were pretty standard. No tricks or surprises. I knew my skill set, and their needs matched my talents. All interviewers were polite and friendly, and everyone seemed happy with the firm.

Interview Question – The questions were all very standard for the role. No surprises.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Assurance Staff Interview

Assurance Staff
Los Angeles, CA

I interviewed at EY in March 2012.

Interview Details – Do not be nervous. Most questions are behavioral questions from your past jobs. If you had any previous jobs or internships, be prepared with themes like difficult situations you had to handle, what you learned from the job etc. Don't try to memorize anything. Just listen to the questions and answer naturally.

Interview Question – Not much of difficult question. I did not answer well the "why I wanted the position". Silly mistake, be prepared.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

ITRA Staff Interview

ITRA Staff
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2013.

Interview Details – Started with a campus interview which was all behavioral questions. I was invited to the office for a visit where I had three interviews. The first was a behavioral interview, the second a case study, and the third was an interview with the Partner. The interview process is not bad at all.

Interview Question – The business case I had was about two companies merging together and the risks associated with the merger, specifically focusing on IT risks.   Answer Question

Worked for EY? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.