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Updated Aug 16, 2014

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Associate Interview

Associate
Dallas, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – 1st was a phone interview, asking about previous and current employment and job responsibilities. Then about current salary requirements. Follow up was an office interview. Basic questions about work ethic, where you see yourself in 5 years etc. Typical interview questions. Another follow up phone interview asking specific questions about the job and my experience with those duties. Next was asked to interview with the team I would be working with which included 2 partners. Everything went well and I was pretty sure I had the job in the bag. A month goes by and the recruiter calls and tells me they were restructuring the position with a lighter work load and lower salary. This whole process took almost 2 months and in the end was a big waste of time. Really left a bad taste in my mouth about working for EY. They seemed to be really unorganized for such a large company. The left hand didn't seem to know what the right hand was doing.

Interview Question – I was asked to pretend that the desk in front of us was a canvas and what if I were to paint what my future of the company would be, what would it look like. Really through me off guard and I think I said something like " I would paint a tree with branches going up reflecting the many positions and skills acquired while working my way to the top."   Answer Question


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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at EY in January 2014.

Interview Details – The recruiter contacted me through email that he found my resume online in December 2013. Informed me that the whole process will take about two months and offers will role out in Feb 2014. After interviewing twice on 26th January 2014 and 26th February 2014 (after two re-schedules because the Senior Manager was busy with client). I followed up with the recruiter and he informed he will get back to me within a week. However, no response was received for 1.5 months even after my repeated emails. On 10th April 2014, I got an email that I was not selected because of a particular experience background that they needed. The process was great but I expected a swift response because it wasted a lot of my job search time.

Interview Question – Nothing really difficult. Mostly technical and behavioral questions from my resume. A brief case was also asked which was easy to crack   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
San Diego, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at EY in May 2014.

Interview Details – Met with a recruiter and applied online. Found out there were openings and contacted the recruiter. I've just had a phone interview and just received an invitation for an in-house interview.

Interview Question – Give an example when you ....   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – Very informal, we met at a conference and interviewed in a coffee shop. They asked about my comfort level with excessive travel as a consultant, and they also asked about how well I write. I had the opportunity to meet with a few junior members of the team in a round robin fashion.

Interview Question – They were antagonist about my law background.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff
Richmond, VA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – 1:1 phone interview, 4 behavioral questions about teamwork and leadership experience, very typical interview. around 20 mins. I thought I did better than any of my previous interviews, but receive rejection very fast

Interview Question – how do you deliver a bad news   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Assurance Summer Intern Interview

Assurance Summer Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – Applied through Campus recruitment process, received first round interview invitation about two weeks after. Went through a 45 min initial interview then about two weeks later got notified about the on-site final round interview. The questions asked during interview are all behavioral questions.

Interview Question – none really. Basically all questions are of behavioral type, which can be prepared beforehand.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Emerging Leaders Program Interview

Emerging Leaders Program

I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – I applied for Emerging Leaders Program during the second semester of my sophomore year. I submitted my application and was invited to the first round interview on-campus. Some candidates even had second round interviews, but I only had the first round interview; it depends on location.

Interview Question – How do you motivate your teammates?   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – on campus interview, most of time just go through resume


No Offer

Neutral Experience

TAS Senior Interview

TAS Senior

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Built a model and sent to recruiter. Phone interview. On-site interview.

Interview Question – The excel question is really hard. The director asked me to move a column of data with blank rows among them to another column and take all blank rows out.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – First round interview on campus. Then office visit- everyone was very friendly. Know your resume inside out, and lots of behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Know about your 150-credit plan.   Answer Question

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