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EY Tax Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
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Tax Interview

Tax
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied for EY Leadership program, but spots were filled so I signed up for an office visit instead. Interviewed once on campus, then had an office visit and 2 final round interviews with a manager and a partner. I received a phone call with offer from partner that I interviewed with 2 weeks after the office visit.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult, mostly questions about myself and why I wanted to go into tax.   Answer Question


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Tax Staff II Interview

Tax Staff II

Interviewed at EY

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 Question – What's the difference between tax and audit.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – No Hard questions, but still didn't get the offer.   Answer Question


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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.


No Offer

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Tax Intern Interview

Tax Intern

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – I applied through campus recruiting, went through first round and second round. Two weeks after the first round I received a phone call invited me to the second round. In the second round I interviewed back to back with a partner, a manager and a senior manager, each took around 45 min

Interview Question – What did you expect me to ask you when you walked in the room?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Tax Intern Interview

Tax Intern
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Got an interview through campus recruiting. The first round interview took place on campus. First round interview questions were pretty easy. They just want to know who you are. Questions like "why tax? why accounting?". Then there were 3 recruiting events on campus.

Then the firm invites you for office visit, all expenses paid for. The second round interview was with partner and manager. They ask you almost the same questions like the first round interview. Make sure to ask a lot of questions and show that you're very interested.

Interview Question – Which tax practice do you want to specialize in and why?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Staff I Interview

Tax Staff I
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at EY in August 2010.

Interview Details – Typical Campus Onboarding -- 2 Interviews based on resume

Interview Question – Very Standard -- strengths/weaknesses, behavioral   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non Existent


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Tax Senior Interview

Tax Senior
Baltimore, MD

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in February 2010.

Interview Details – Got a call from a head hunter. Once expressed an interest, had a phone interview with HR. The phone interview covered past experience, date of availability, etc. If you really are interested in working there, say so. Onsite interview was HR and two senior managers. No surprise. All they wanted to know was if you had the right experience. The offer came within two weeks of the interview.

Interview Question – There were no surprised questions asked. The entire process smooth. All they wanted to know was previous working experience and why wanted to work for them.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

DSG Tax Intern Interview

DSG Tax Intern
San Jose, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in April 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through school's website, after a few weeks a recruiter contacted me and conducted a first round interview. After the first round interview, an email was sent inviting us to their office where the second round interview was held. The interviewees includes both grad and undergrad students from multiple different schools. I arrived a bit late but the process is your host comes to greet you and introduce you to your interviewers. The interviews were with 3 different EY employees, Manager and up. Afterward your host took you out to lunch and you say your goodbyes.

Interview Question – There are many people interviewing right now, why should we choose you?
Tell me a scenario where you disagree with a group member
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation necessary, happy with offer.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff
San Francisco, CA

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Three interviews. One partner and two senior managers. Mix of behavioral based questions with general conversation. Lunch with a couple staff members.

Interview Question – How would you respond if one of your coworkers wasn't pulling their load with a project?   Answer Question

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