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Updated Apr 17, 2014

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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
Denver, CO

I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY in October 2013.

Interview Details – Just basic behavior question.

Interview Question – Why external audit (I know it is a simple question but I just think it is too simple to be asked and totally prepare nothing about that)   Answer Question

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Financial Services - Business Advisory Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – I got an interview through campus recruiting. The interview was just a review of my resume although it seemed the interviewer was specifically looking for people with years of experience. Questions included information about current course work, extracurricular activities, past experience and reasons for interest in the company. General information

Interview Question – There really weren't any technical questions for the first interview stage.   Answer Question

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Advisory Manager Interview

Advisory Manager
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in January 2014.

Interview Details – Got a call from EY recruiter. Had a first screening with a HR and one with a Sr. Manager and clearing that round in the same week, was sent to NY for interview. Had a discussion with a sr manager there and while discussing with the partner found that they send me for a different dept. to interview with...disappointing...
After 2 days got a call that they want to have further discussions. they scheduled 2 interviews/screenings with managers. It went pretty well, atleast thats what i thought.. Got a call from HR after 4 days that they loved to talk to me but my profile/experience does not match what they were looking for in the position....Shouldn't they be looking into my resume first if the profile is not what they are looking for and avoid wasting time.

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Audit Summer Inter Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Jose, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in November 2013.

Interview Details – 3 interviews, one with a partner, one with a senior manager and then a senior associate.
Asked me why audit, why EY, why study at my university, etc.

Interview Question – do you have any other interviews?   View Answer

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RIsk Advisory Intern Interview

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Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – It was a typical behavioral interview. Some detailed questions about resume and my experiences. but there was a glitch with their HR system so I did not get to interview with my original recruiter, which was disappointing because my interviewer did not seem to know much about the group I was interviewing for.

Interview Question – Why EY   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in February 2013.

Interview Details – Normal campus recruiting process. People are very friendly.

Interview Question – It was a first round, so there wasn't any trick question.   Answer Question

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NERC Compliance Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boston, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in January 2014.

Interview Details – Not sure of exact job title. I was referred by a recruiter for a phone interview with Joshua Axelrod.

I matched the original job description supplied. The contact at EY kept asking about skill sets not mentioned on the original posting.

This is where it got interesting. He said I would be a great fit for his company in another department and he would forward my resume immediately. Apparently, what he told me on the telephone was hardly the truth but he wanted to avoid his real thoughts. The recruiter called me back and unfortunately the contact at EY had some regrettable, unprofessional things to say about me. I believe people are entitled to their own opinions but it is unprofessional to say it one way face to face and another way behind one's back.

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1. Not enough broad experience (not mentioned in job listing)
2. No knowledge of ICS at the PLC level. (not mentioned in job listing)
3. Not really sure of what E&Y Does.
4. Not really sure what he could do to help or fit into E&Y.

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So, I feel punished due to the fact that the job posting did not accurately reflect what they were looking for in the first place.

Interview Question – Define your ideal role. How would you spend most of your time at work. Or what types of tasks would you like to take on.   Answer Question

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Financial Management Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – I applied and received a call back after a long time. First came the phone interview, basic questions about background. Not hard at all. Second interview was a video conference with the hiring manager based in CA. A LOT of details about the position, company, roles that you'll be playing, etc. A lot of explanations with the billing, modeling techniques, etc. Third interview was with Director; Absolutely horrible. Kept interrupting every time i was answering her question. Very rude. Glad I don't have to work for her or her dept. That's for sure.

Interview Question – Kept asking about proprietary information about my current job.   View Answer

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – it's on campus interview, overall it's a positive experience. No unexpected question, the interview showed much interest in previous work and class experiences.

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Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in November 2013.

Interview Details – Went through the school career website and eventually got through till the super day at the NY office for Technology Advisory. Interview was more evaluation based than a conversation. The case study was very vague but they give you hints to assist you. I suggest you be very well prepared as they can really dig deep into your resume.

Interview Question – How would you explain this algorithm to a 5 year old?
Time you had to deal with a difficult person?
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