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Assurance Staff Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at EY in March 2012.
Interview Details – Do not be nervous. Most questions are behavioral questions from your past jobs. If you had any previous jobs or internships, be prepared with themes like difficult situations you had to handle, what you learned from the job etc. Don't try to memorize anything. Just listen to the questions and answer naturally.
Interview Question – Not much of difficult question. I did not answer well the "why I wanted the position". Silly mistake, be prepared. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at EY in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through college website. Then, you will be notified about a week after the deadline whether you got a first round interview or not. If they like you and feel you are EY material, you will be invited to a second round, in-house interview. After this, you will either be offered the internship or not. The process takes about 3 months if you go through the whole thing.
Interview Question – Mostly Behavior Questions, none stood out. Mostly went through resume. Answer Question
Senior Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Forensic Technology and Discovery Service Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through school career website and got a response in about a week after deadline.
Scheduled a phone interview with a senior at their office. Had a phone interview wit him and after few days, got a denial response.
Interview Question – Nothing too difficult. Question about teamwork and the resume Answer Question
Anonymous Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY in October 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through the campus career center and was invited for a first round interview on campus. Later that day I got an email stating that I need to take an online writing assessment test, which had to be completed before the first round interview. The writing assignment was 45 minutes and asked about what I think mentoring is, the importance of it, and to describe a personal situation which involved mentoring.
The first round was on campus and took 30 minutes. The interviewer was really nice and asked the regular resume/behavioral questions.
Interview Question – All the questions were straight forward. The question in the writing assignment was very broad, which was unexpected. Answer Question
Technology Advisor Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY in October 2013.
Interview Details – The first round of interview is a personal interview and the focus of the interview is to primarily learn about the candidate on a personal front. The discussion was primarily on the work experience, in my case my experiences in my internships. This was followed by a volley of behavioral interview questions. Behavioral questions are straight out of the common behavioral interview question bank
Interview Question – Behavioral questions were pretty difficult sometimes as you can;t think within a split second whether you were in a similar situation in the past Answer Question
Tax Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in April 2013.
Interview Details – I was referred from a partner from a different office in another state who reached out to a recruiter for me. She later contacted the right different recruiter, who asked for my resume and transcript. She quickly set up an interview with a Tax Manager.
Interview Question – Imagine you make a very complicated calculation in excel for a client who is going to make a decision. After you reviewed it a couple of times you notice you are going to save the client $10 million in taxes. You give it to your senior and your partner, who review your work. They agree on your calculation and tell the client about the tax savings and the meeting to finalize the transaction is tomorrow. It's 9 o'clock at night and you are finalizing the paperwork, and you suddenly realize you made a careless mistake on excel and instead of putting a minus, you put a plus, so the client is not going to save $10 million, but is going to owe $10 million.
What do you do? How do you handle the situation? View Answer
Finance Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EY in February 2012.
Interview Details – I applied to be considered for an internship for the Summer through the UCLA career system. They called me in for an interview at my career center, and it was rather intimidating since they had so many candidates all waiting in the same room. Business casual/formal was necessary.
Interview Question – Behavioral questions of what I would do given a certain situation, and an example of how I had been in a similar situation in the past. She also had me go through my resume. Answer Question
Communication & Pursuits Strategist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at EY in April 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for the position through their website. An HR representative from the company replied asking questions in relations to your salary history, your salary requirements, if you would need assistance for relocation, etc.
After the initial phone interview with the HR, your resume and other supporting documents are then sent to the hiring manager. If you are chosen for an in person interview, HR will contact you through email to set up the day and time.
The interview consisted of three interviews with three different employees directly related too the position you are applying for, who you would work with if you were given the position. Each set of interview last 30 minutes.
After the interview, I was told that they would get in contact with me for the next step, which would be interviews with the partners and then a decision would be made after, but I haven't heard anything back from them yet, and probably never will.
All in all, it wasn't a bad experience. I guess you could say it was a good practice run. Interview itself wasn't hard as long as you are prepared. All was cordial and professional.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were behavioral or specific questions related to the position. Answer Question
Transaction Advisory Services Senior Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.
Interview Details – Applied through the college recruitment website. It was a 1 on 1 interview. Lasted 30 minutes. First 10 to 15 minutes were behavioral questions, which was easy. then the last 15 minutes was a case question. be prepared
Interview Question – case question Answer Question
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