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Updated Jul 27, 2014
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Emerging Leaders Program Interview Interview

Emerging Leaders Program Interview
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY in May 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through my school's career services website: Resume, transcripts, cover letter. Invited to round 1 of interviews shortly (about a week) after the application period ended. First round of interviews was 30 minutes featured several behavioral based interview questions, but also getting to know the interviewer/firm in more depth. This interview was with a senior member of the firm. 1 week later, was called in for a second round of interviews that would occur about a month later. The second round of interviews lasted the better portion of a day and included an office tour, lunch, and two 30 minute interviews with other senior members of the firm. Fewer behavioral based questions were asked in these interviews. The focus was much more on conversations about the firm and accounting in general. About 1 week later, received a call that I was accepted to the program.

Interview Question – Tell me about a difficulty you experienced in a team.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not a paid position


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Advisory Staff Interview

Advisory Staff

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – phone interview (screening) with recruiter, then with a manager. Invited to Superday, where I was intereviewed by 4 senior managers and a Partner. Don't really have a lot of time to ask questions or go too much into detail in 30 minute interviews, but got the feeling they were more interested in learning if you are the right fit and can be "developed".


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Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – Campus recruiting, on site interview. (4 head to head interview, each half hour) Invited to Superday, where I was intereviewed by 4 senior managers and a Partner. Don't really have a lot of time to ask questions or go too much into detail in 30 minute interviews, but got the feeling they were more interested in learning if you are the right fit and can be "developed".

Interview Question – price a binomial option.   Answer Question


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Assurance Staff Interview

Assurance Staff

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at EY in April 2014.

Interview Details – "Big Four" firms hire college graduate one year prior their graduation. So does EY. I was in the late stage of the recruiting process. I connected with an assurance senior manager and she passed my information to campus recruiter. The campus recruiter called me and arranged me a phone call in a few days. I thought the phone call would last 30 minutes at least but it's only 8 minutes. I guess I did well and in two days the recruiter connected me with manager in specific office. In a week, the manager called me for a 20 minutes' talk. In a few days, I was told that they wanted me to visit their office. So 10 days later, I flied there and they put me in a nice hotel. During my office visit, I had several back-to-back interviews and a lunch with other staffs. The whole recruiting process is tight and enjoyable. I didn't feel that I had to wait for an answer or decision for a long time. The people are awesome and I had a wonderful experience.

Interview Question – No difficult questions. Just casual conversation about my resume (international experience, related internship) and one or two behavior questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not for entry-level employee.


Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Tax Intern Interview

Tax Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY in May 2014.

Interview Details – Got an interview through campus recruiting. The first round interview took place on campus. First round interview questions were pretty easy. They just want to know who you are. Questions like "why tax? why accounting?". Then there were 3 recruiting events on campus.

Then the firm invites you for office visit, all expenses paid for. The second round interview was with partner and manager. They ask you almost the same questions like the first round interview. Make sure to ask a lot of questions and show that you're very interested.

Interview Question – Which tax practice do you want to specialize in and why?   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Consultant III - Performance Improvement - Advisory Services Interview

Senior Consultant III - Performance Improvement - Advisory Services
Boston, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in April 2014.

Interview Details – Interviewed for Org Change Mgmt Practice
a) HR interview
b) Phone interview
c) 3 rounds of in person interview

I have many years consulting experience. You should be able to describe your projects in detail. Identify key challenges, major ideas you may have suggested in various projects.

Interview Question – None. All questions focused on past experience and behavioral questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Was happy with my offer. Did not negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – I had a Telephone Interview which was a combination of technical and behavioral question. Then an onsite interview. First round was a written round that had database, coding, design related questions. After that 3 rounds of behavioral interview with senior management.

Interview Question – It was straight forward interview if you have practiced enough from a technical perspective.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at EY in March 2011.

Interview Details – Mostly behavioral questions and probing questions about your background. Case interviews are only for new hires, but experienced hires don't get any cases. First round was a phone screening interview with the recruiter, second round was a phone screening with HR, and the final round was on site and was 4 - 45 minute sessions with senior managers and partners.

Interview Question – None that stood out, but they like to ask you to explain your actions a lot in so much detail that you can't go any further.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was non-existent.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – All the interviewers are super nice. There's no tricky question or behavioral question involved. Most of the questions were about the impression to the firm and any related working experience like internship.

Interview Question – Be prepared for the work style is very important   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager - Performance Business Architect Interview

Manager - Performance Business Architect
Atlanta, GA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at EY in May 2014.

Interview Details – I went through a three-step interview:

1) HR Phone Screen - Basic phone interview with HR: experience, why are you leaving, what are you looking for, current salary.

2) Technical Interview - 1:1 phone interview with a manager at EY. Walked through the resume, and was asked questions on ToGAF, and since I worked with DoDAF, questions on differences between ToGAF and DoDAF.

3) In-Person Interview - Two 1:1 in-person interviews in their Atlanta, GA office (it was on a Friday and they were conducting a ton of interviews that day, not sure for what other positions). First interview was with a senior manager, who honestly did most of the talking (gave very in-depth answers to my questions). I walked through my resume and there was only one or two technical questions (relating to services and SLA, and bridging the gap to business architecture). Second interview was with a manager - again just walked through the resume, talked about some logical data models, but nothing overly difficult.

Interview Question – What's the difference between ToGAF and DoDAF?   Answer Question

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