EY Interview Questions

Updated Apr 16, 2015
Updated Apr 16, 2015
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    Launch Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview

    Online application led to an interview which led to another in the office location then a quick decision within about a week of the second interview. Interviews were all behavioral and good conversation

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    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    There were 3 rounds of interviews, Manager, Senior Manager and 2 Partners. Questions are very easy, particularly fit questions to make sure you are interested in doing transfer pricing. The partners are very nice and encouraging and want you to succeed but are interested in determining that you are keen and want to be a part of Transfer Pricing.

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    Winter Assurance Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    First round interview was held on campus after I turned in my resume. I was interviewed with a senior manager. The on-site interview was a bit more intense. I interviewed with a partner and two senior managers. The female partner was extremely nice and emphasized on the importance of work life balance.

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    Summer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    Had a campus interview and two office interviews on an office visit. Very standard, ask about classes, extra-curricular activities, leadership experience, etc. The interviewers were very nice. One manager, one senior, and one senior manager. They all had my resume and transcript with them when I walked in and one went through my transcript and resume almost line by line to guide the interview. The other two were more casual, just discussed my background and why I wanted to work there.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss a time there was a conflict when working with a group, and how you handled that personally and as a group.   Answer Question
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    TTDAS Summer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    The interview process was so easy. I applied through my school got an email for a phone interview. Had the phone interview with a senior manager. Heard back one week later that they were flying me out to Cleveland, OH to have second round interviews. The interviews were so laid back, great conversations with two separate senior manager. I got a call back two days later for an offer for this summer!

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    Emerging Leaders Program Interview Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    Applied on school's career services website. Invited to an on-campus interview, and a pre-dinner about two weeks later. Recruiters and current employees were at the pre-dinner. All of them were super chill, and all wanted to know about you. Interview lasted for about 30mins. It was conversational, recruiter asked questions about resume, and why EY/my school.
    Invited back to a second round interview. Had mainly behavioral questions.

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    Technology Advisory Program (TAP) - Staff Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY in March 2015.

    Interview

    On campus recruitment events followed by first round on campus interviews. Make sure you submit all required documents and complete the writing assessment on time. Tailor your resume to highlight interpersonal skills, quantitative ability, and significant results. First round is behavioral, just prepare for standard interview questions and have good examples of team and leadership experience.

    For the final rounds there are three interviews at a MegaDay where they will pay for your travel to a location where you will be interviewed alongside students from all over the country. This consists of two behavioral and one case interview. The behavioral interviews are straightforward, just make sure you have solid examples prepared for whatever you are going to say and KNOW YOUR RESUME. I was surprised by this but they went through every line of my resume and asked me to talk about it. Make sure you can relate your resume experiences to qualities that are needed for consulting. Don't be afraid of making it conversational, they really do want to get to know you. Ask the questions you actually want to ask, as long as they don't make you look bad. Also know the company and show your interest on the broad initiatives EY is taking.

    It is pretty difficult to prepare for the case but you are given a few pages with a problem and insights that have been found. Your job is to arrive at a conclusion based on the evidence presented in the case and then provide recommendations as to what the company should do. You have about 15 minutes to read the case and then the interviewer comes in and you speak about what you got from the case. I would recommend reading the case first and then going back to take notes on what you think is relevant. When you present your findings to the interviewer make sure you walk the interviewer through a logical thought process about how you arrived at your recommendation. Don't be afraid to ask the interviewer after the case about his/her thoughts on the case and your own performance. EY is very honest during interviewing but don't be intimidated, be open to their perspective and share your own. They don't want arrogance but they want people who are open to consider the viewpoints of others and adapt their own if necessary.

    Got the offer via phone within a few days. Overall I would say the whole interview process went well, although it was pretty tedious. The interviewers and recruiters were very professional throughout and were determined to hire the best fit for the firm. Put in the time with your research and the process as a whole and you will be fine. These are pretty competitive positions so you have to really want it. Make sure you get the business cards of everyone interviewing you and send professional follow up emails. Remember their names too because it might come up in an interview and you want to show that you give actually care about the firm. Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to think outside the box.
      Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult coworker/team member.
      Tell me about yourself.
      Why EY?
      Most complicated thing you have done on Excel.
      Tell me about a time you had to make a big transition in life and how did you deal with it.
       
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    Advisory Staff Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EY (Houston, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Two Phone Interviews, In Person interview day with Manager, Senior Manager and Executive Director.
    I interviewed for the Cybersecurity sector of EY. Better known as the "Cyber Threat Management" or CTM. This is one of EY's newest groups and fastest growing. Obviously IT Risk is the hot ticket item and EY is heavily recruiting in this sector.

    I am graduating from Penn State University in May and starting the job in May. Can't wait!

    I will add that I am a Marine Corps Veteran so I went to college after the Marines.

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    • If you have two silos with the same vulnerabilities, how are they different?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    it was great

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    Emerging Leaders Program Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EY (Poughkeepsie, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted an application through my University's career service website. Was informed I had an interview. The second year associate briefed me on the program before I entered the interview room. The recruiter was very nice and made me feel very comfortable. Asked me about myself. I did most of the talking.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a brief overview of the most important things on your resume.   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Was contacted by outside recruiting firm initially. Went through a phone interview, then 5 more interviews, two directors, one executive director, and two partners. All very casual interviews, very conversational. They wanted to understand my technical background. Very accommodating to my questions about firm culture, etc. For the most part, I liked the people I interviewed with.

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    Negotiation

    They gave a very respectable offer, certainly didn't feel like they were lowballing me. Came with a signing bonus. Always ask for more, worst they can say is no!

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