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Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
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    Assurance Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    1 first round, 2 second round interviews, a breakfast, and lunch
    Very relaxed, have questions ready to ask them
    Conversation, trying to probe your people skills and conversational skills
    Most of the time it is with a senior manager and I had one partner to interview, always followed up with me afterwards. Received phone call within a day knowing I had received the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting. Applied through school website, then was invited to first round on-campus interview. Heard back within 2 days about an invitation of office visit. Within 3 business days they offered me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • The 1st round interviewer was a manager, who asked all behavioral questions. Such as "You've done many community services, was there a situation when you took the lead while you were not required to?" or "tell me a situation when things were not going to the right direction, and someone in your team was not corroborative, how did you deal with it?" Very hard to involve that person into some interesting conversation besides answering BQs. In the office visit there were 2 rounds of interviews, very conversational, with one manager and one senior manager, they asked me about the 1120s I have prepared in my previous internships, and we talked about teamwork, global mindset (EY's global talent help), tax incentives, the differences between working at corporate and CPA firms, how is working environment in corporate, CPA exams, etc. Questions: "was there a time when you were less motivated?" "how did you deal with challenges/conflicts"   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Technology Advisory Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the university recruitment system. There's a pre-night dinner before both first-round and second-round interviews. But the second pre-night dinner is more focused for the service line you are applying for and I actually sat next to one of the interviewers I interviewed with the second day.
    There is a case interview for the second round, in which you are provided a 6 pages technology related case and some basic data about the firm you are providing consulting service for. It was standard business case but it could be a tough round in such limited time frame (35-40 minutes) and without Google to help you. All other interview rounds are all behavior-based though.
    I heard someone were given coding problems, but mine were all behavior and get-to-know-you type of conversations. I guess it depends on the position type and interviewer's background.
    I got the offer the next morning of the second round, I was really surprised they responded this quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you respond to your friend asking for help if you are already under some deadline pressure?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    negotiate on the deadline of accepting the offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    FSO Structured Finance Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Visited on a recruiting trip to their Houston Office, then was contacted by a recruiter to set up an on campus interview. They had you complete a short writing assessment before the actual interview, and that was not very difficult. The night before the interview they hosted a dinner and had employees from various departments there to field any questions or concerns you may have. The on campus interview was very conversational and laid back, basic "walk me through your resume" style and a few behaviors. Then an in-office "super-day" which consisted of two interviews with management and a case study. Again, nothing to difficult or out of the ordinary in any of the interviews. The case study was easy and nothing to stress over.

    Negotiation Details
    None, they submitted a high quality offer so there was no need to negotiate further.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Had an on-campus interview for the internship and received a call about two weeks later for an in-office interview day. The night before, EY invited all of the interviewees out for dinner at a nice restaurant, where we sat with people from our prospective departments. The day of, they served us breakfast in-office, gave us a tour, provided a panel of associates in the department, and we each had three interviews, followed by a lunch and a closing presentation from the Office Manager. Got a final response several weeks later. The interviews were all very conversational and relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Other internship offer was closer to home

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Business Advisory Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Set up through my university. First round interview was extremely simple, behaviorally based. Second round interview a few weeks after in the office. One case study, two behavioral interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university and was then invited to pre-interview dinner before the big day. I had my interview the next day and they informed me that I would be making a visit to their office two days later. They took us all out to bowling the night before our office interview and the following interview was extremely informal. If you make it the office visit, you have a 90% chance of getting an offer. They also do case studies, but I truly mean it when I say you shouldn't worry about it. Received an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavior questions. Walk me through your resume. Nothing too intimidating.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    EY is one of the few companies who pay their interns at the same rate as their full-time employees. So while on the surface the offer may look really good, it really is considered average for full-time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    ITRA EXPERIENCED STAFF Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Here is my turn to post about my interview experience. Not to demotivate you guys but I had one of the most exhausting interview for this position. My first interview was with the Manager. It was a behavioral interview with many case scenarios.
    1) Tell us about a time where you had to step out of your comfort zone and got the issue resolved in your professional career ?
    2) Tell us about the time where you left a positive impact to the company you have worked ?
    3) As a Product Manager, do you think design of the product is more important or the market segment?
    4) Tell us about a time where you had a positive impact on the people professional/personal life?
    5) If there is a merger /acquisition happening between 2 firms then what are the important thing you need to address and how do you go about the whole process ?
    6)Tell us about the time were you had an issue with a non technical team and how effectively did you communicate the issue ? and did you get the issue resolved ?
    7) Tell us about the time were you have implemented LEAN initiatives in your organization?
    8) Tell us about a time where you have lead a team in a professional environment ? some challenges you have faced in that duration ?

    That were some of the questions which I was asked. My interview was scheduled for 45 min but the Manager was so involved in the interview that it got extended by another 20 min.Interview with Senior Manager was very smooth because he was doing all the talking.
    I hope this post really help you guys in preparing for your interview. All the best

    Interview Questions
    • Everything asked was based on the experience I had with the organizations I worked   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Risk Advisory Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at EY in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had 1st round interview on campus, very basic. Basically just walked through my resume and was asked when i had worked in a team when it had not worked out and name a time that i got criticized on my work and what i did about it. Second round interviews were basically the same thing but with a case study.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you worked in a group and ran into conflict   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Typical process. First HR interview and then technical phone interview. They did not inform me that the second interview would be technical though. Then 3 on site interviews with managers and senior managers. Each 40 minutes and varied in technical questions. I figured these would be more behavorial but were not. I also had to write a case study which was online and timed. It wasn't difficult.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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