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IT Audit Staff Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in January 2009.
Interview Details – Very formal and structured on-campus interview process. Full-day office interview with 3 or 4 team members ranging from seniors to the partner in the group. All interviews focused on how the interviewee fit within the firms core values and People framework. With the exception of the partner and senior manager interviews, the interviews were generally relaxed and easy. Offer was given only a few days after the office interview.
Interview Question – During my interview process, there were no difficult or unexpected questions. Currently, the firm requires the candidate to complete a case study and writing sample, which is then graded by a member of the team. For this, be mindful what position you are applying for a craft your answer to be consistent with what group you are trying to join (IT v.s audit v.s. tax, etc.) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. But I would recommend trying. I regret not even trying.
Performance Improvement - IT Advisory Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in April 2012.
Interview Details – 2 rounds of telephonic Interview with second one being a bit technical. Then I was called at Chicago office for 3 rounds of behavioral interview.
Negotiation Details – Since it was an intern opportunity, there was no negotiation.
IT Audit Staff Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in March 2012.
Interview Details – I was a college campus hire and I was interviewed on campus for the first round. The night before we had a meet and greet a local place and I got to meet all the recruiters and interviewers. So basically I already knew my interviewer. The first round was just some basic behavioral questions, nothing out of the ordinary. Interview went smoothly as I already knew the interviewer prior to it.
They accepted me and I was brought in for a 2nd round interview at the local office I wanted to work at. It consisted of 3 interviews. 1 was a case interview and the others were very laid back more behavioral interviews. Basically they just want to know if you are able to hold a conversation because when you are on the job you meet with a lot of clients.
The case interview consisted of a me reading a case and pointing of the issues I saw in the IT environment. The interviewer would ask very basic questions just to get a feel for my thought process. Nothing extreme.
Interview Question – The business case was the most difficult part of the interview process as they gave you a limited amount of time to study the case. Some of the questions were very broad and sometimes hard to answer. But the whole point of it was to just get a feel of your thought process. Answer Question
IT Risk and Assurance Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2012.
Interview Details – 1st round. Campus interview. Get through my resume, my previous internships, leaderships, and teamwork.
Interview Question – Leadership experience. Answer Question
IT Audit Staff Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at EY in May 2008.
Interview Details – Pre-interview dinner
interview with three individuals between Senior Manager and Partner rank
Interview Question – Business case regarding an audit issue Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, package salary
Senior IT Audit Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EY in March 2009.
Interview Details – Pretty quick, if you are what they are looking for.
Interview Question – How do I feel about President Obama Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Worked there years ago
IT Advisory Services Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at EY in November 2010.
Interview Details – First, I had an on-campus behavioral interview with a brainteaser at the end. A month later, I flew out to New York for a super day. EY arranged all my travel and hotel accommodations. There was a continental breakfast while people arrived. First there was an overview of the program and the company. Then an employee was assigned to every interviewee. This person walked the interviewee to each of their 4 interviews: 2 behavioral interviews with a parter, a writing sample, and a case interview guided by a senior manager. I then went out to lunch with my employee "buddy" and a couple of others.
Interview Question – What technological problems could be presented in the merging of companies. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – n/a
IT Auditor Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at EY in February 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewed on campus for first round interview. Got offered an office visit where I had 3 behavioral interviews, a case study interview, and a business writing sample. Know your resume very well for the first round interviews.
Interview Question – What was a time when someone you were working with let you down, and how did you handle it? Answer Question
FSO IT Advisory Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at EY in November 2011.
Interview Details – Went through basic 1 on 1 campus interview after the pre-selected interview dinner the night before. Interview was very nice and fairly informal. Was sent an online writing assessment to complete a week later. Was invited to Superday in the Times Square office where I participated in 2 behavioral interviews and one case study. Didn't connect well to the first interview, who was fairly condescending at some points of the interview, though I'm sure it was designed to be like this. Didn't get the offer, but I'm sure someone else who was a better fit for the company got it over me.
Interview Question – Why EY? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
IT Security Audit Services Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in October 2011.
Interview Details – The phone interview came after 3 months of my submitting the application. And in 2 weeks I was contacted for one of their Interview days. I was scheduled to speak with 3 people, manager, senior manager and a partner. Unfortunately none of them knew what position they were interviewing me for. Thats what raised red flags for me. No one had any specific questions for me since they had no clue what was going on.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself? Answer Question
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