EY Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at EY in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the company website. I got a call from recruiter within 3 days (on a tuesday). She interviewed me over th phone for 30 minutes. Later she scheduled an interview with a senior manager day after (on a Thursday), which was followed by series of 1:1 interview with partners and principals (on a friday). Total 8 interviews (2 Phone + 6 1:1). Later I was informed on Wednesday next week that the interviewers liked me. they wanted to make an offer. After almost 2 weeks actual offer was made. later they started the Background investigation and rest of the formalities. Interview was more about how well I could sell my resume to them than a pure technical one.

    Interview Questions
    • I dont see how you fit in to this position, I am not yet convinced about hiring you for this position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was quite happy with the offer, I did not try to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Summer Internship Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at EY in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was actually my second interview (the first round was conducted on campus). This interview was a very positive. It consisted of 3 parts: a writing sample, a case study, and a 1 on 1 interview with a manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situation in your life where you faced a difficult decision and how did you ultimately make your choice?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There isn't much to negotiate but the job offer included good benefits and a generous salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at EY in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting website. Contacted via telephone to come in for "superday", which consisted of one 45 minute Case Study interview, two 45 minute behavior interviews, and one 45 minute writing prompt. The process was long and tiresome. They treated us to a very nice lunch following the interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Tax Staff II Interview

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

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    i first had a phone interveiw then i was invited to nyc to interview with several partners

    Negotiation Details
    better to have two offers in the hand so you can negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Commercial Due Diligence Associate Interview

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

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted for a phone interview. After a 45 minute phone interview, which consisted of "telling her about myself," and a short case, the campus recruiter let me know that I'd be going to the New York office to interview with four more senior associates.

    On the super day, the interviews started at 11, and all four interviews were basically the same: "tell me about yourself/run me through your resume," and then a market sizing case question. There was also a writing sample with a case question and three brain teasers.

    Interview Questions
    • Estimate the market size of telephone sets in the US each year.   View Answer
    • How many office buildings are there in the US?   Answer Question
    • You have one 4-min hourglass, and one 7-min hourglass. How can you time 9 minutes exactly?   View Answers (5)
    • Jamie eats a whole pizza in 30 minutes. Jackie eats a whole pizza in 20 minutes. Jenny eats a whole pizza in 2 minutes. How long does it take them to eat one pizza together?   View Answers (2)
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't like the culture. All the interviewers were ridiculously stoic and non-responsive.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Secaucus, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Secaucus, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at EY in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen with recruiter.
    Initial phone interview with one technical staff member.
    Followed by on-site interview with multiple technical staff.
    Followed by on-site interview with management & hiring manager (to confirm hire decision).
    Offer made. Accepted. Negotiated start date.
    Company was fair and transparent in its dealings. Nice people, nice facility, a good place to work. A decent work culture (not a sweatshop).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No salary negotiations - maximum contract hourly rate was offered and could not be increased.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at EY in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Received a screening phone call from a recruiter, which lasted about 30 minutes and was a review of my resume and my new employment desires/expectations. I was contacted a couple of weeks later by another recruiter who wanted to arrange for an on-site interview in NYC. The company provided me transportation and lodging to the interviews. The interviews began at 9am and last for three hours. During that time, i had quick, 30 minute interviews with 2 partners, 2 senior managers, and someone from HR. Interviews basically consisted of my elevator speech, my previous education/employment history, and what I am looking for in employment. I was contacted a few days later with results and the news that they wished to extend me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate; offer exceeded expectations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technology Advisor Program 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 weeks - interviewed at EY in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview from Ernst & Young after clearing the resume screening at the university. The phone interview was behavioral and most of the questions were based on business and leadership skills. Few questions were
    1) tell me about yourself
    2) Technologies i have worked on
    3) about projects
    basically more about my resume qualifications

    Then, in the one on one interview i had 3 rounds
    2 behavioral and 1 case interview

    The behavioral questions were
    1) tell me about yourself
    2) why E & Y
    3) Some highlights from my resume - they wanted to hear more about it
    4) Difficult situation i had to face when i was in a team and how i over came it
    5) My strengths and weaknesses
    6) When I had to tell something bad or stern to a team member without making them feel bad
    7) Tough situation as a team leader and how i over came it
    8) leadership scenarios
    9) As a communicator, business analyst
    10) Some achievement in your work place that you are really proud of -- Make this answer a selling point.

    Case interview :

    I had to read a case for about 10 mins

    some tips :

    Organize your thoughts
    Try to prioritize ur solution with 4 or 5 talking points
    elaborate on that.

    Interview Questions
    • Case interview was the toughest and the questions were very specific with the case. so i cant really help in this.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Associate Director Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at EY in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process included a screening interview on the phone with a recruiter, an initial phone interview with the outgoing hiring manager, a face to face interview with the incoming hiring manager, an interview with both (one in the room, the other on the phone), an interview with several members of the team I would be joining (two in the room, another on the phone) and a final face to face interview with both a team member and the HR leader for the Northeast. By the time EY made an offer I had received another, very attractive offer for a position in Europe and they hurried their process a bit towards the end when I let them know this. At all times I was kept informed of next steps and treated very courteously by everyone.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall a particularly difficult or unexpected question, but the outgoing hiring manager turned the tables on me at the initial telephone interview and asked *me* to interview *her.*   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was very fair and I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Advisory Program Internship Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    First round was an campus interview with a manager from the local EY office. 10 days later I had an interview/office in the NY office (where I applied) which consisted of lunch with all the candidates, 2 behavior interviews and then a case study interview. Before both interview days there was a timed writing assignment that had to be completed to test business writing skills.

    Interviews were very conversational but intense, they ask some tough questions and don't always give a lot of feedback if you are doing well or not.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Give an example of the most intelectually difficult thing you have experienced.
      2. Give an example of a project you have worked on with a team that went well, and a project with a team that didn't go well. What happened in each case?
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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