EY SENIOR Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Mar 18, 2015
Updated Mar 18, 2015
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

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

Interview Details

I was contacted by a recruiter. I interviewed for the position at Enterprise Intelligence within the Financial Services Office, New York. The first round was phone interview with a senior manager. It was pretty straight forward and pleasant. More of conversational, went on for half an hour. I was then shortlisted to appear for their in person interview round called EY SUPERDAY in New York. The interview started at 10:30 am and ended 12:30 pm. There were 4 in person interviews for 30 mins each - 2 managers, 1 Senior Manager and 1 Recruiter. All of them were mostly behavioral and situation based - tell us about your experience, why EY, how would you handle a difficult boss, how do you work in teams etc. Overall, the experience was pleasant and I was satisfied the way I performed.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    school interview for the process improvement team. They're not looking for international students. school interview for the process improvement team. They're not looking for international students.school interview for the process improvement team. They're not looking for international students.

    Interview Questions
    • regular interview, no international students   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of behavioral questions - They actually talk about the culture in the office etc. Then a case interview on h/c

    Interview Questions
    • The case is difficult as you the interviewer does not guide you through the process   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at EY in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter contacted me through email that he found my resume online in December 2013. Informed me that the whole process will take about two months and offers will role out in Feb 2014. After interviewing twice on 26th January 2014 and 26th February 2014 (after two re-schedules because the Senior Manager was busy with client). I followed up with the recruiter and he informed he will get back to me within a week. However, no response was received for 1.5 months even after my repeated emails. On 10th April 2014, I got an email that I was not selected because of a particular experience background that they needed. The process was great but I expected a swift response because it wasted a lot of my job search time.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult. Mostly technical and behavioral questions from my resume. A brief case was also asked which was easy to crack   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    The first round is phone interview with HR. It was behavioral interview. First introduced yourself. And then I was required to tell more about the project that was relevant to the practice I applied in Ernst Young. At the end, I was asked questions about how I would act in a particular situation.

    Interview Questions
    • Maybe because it was the first round, there was nothing unexpected.   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Fit interview with some behavior questions. Mostly see if I get along with them.
    The process was quite long, like 6 hour long. I met all the managerial staff of the team I interviewed with. Overall the experience was pleasant. I did not get an offer perhaps because I was under qualified.

    Interview Questions
    • CMBS question, effect of recent Fed move to CMBS price.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Normal campus recruiting process. People are very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a first round, so there wasn't any trick question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Sent in resume for one position and was then told I was better for a different one by a recruiter. Interviewed for that position by phone. Was then flown to Houston and interviewed with four separate people from different levels of operation. Interviewers were cyber specialists and were unsure how to ask me questions for my expertise, which was more oriented to foreign policy threats.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult issue was that the interviewers were not yet sure how they wanted to create a department that integrated geopolitical risk with information security threats.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EY in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    My application was submitted through experienced hire recruiting by a referral who was my former senior manager. The entire process took about 3 months which surprised me since I interned at EY a few years ago and performed well enough to receive a full time offer years ago.

    First, I had a phone interview with a recruiter, which mainly consisted of questions about my work projects and interest in EY. Then four weeks later, I had a phone interview with a senior manager, which consisted of mainly behavioral questions. They called this a technical interview. Then after about two weeks from my second interview, I followed up with the recruiting team regarding next steps.

    Once I did so, the recruiting team scheduled me to fly in for an office visit where I met with three advisory team members for 1:1 interviews. The 1:1 interviews mostly consisted of learning more about my past experiences, leadership characteristics and some of the changes at EY since I was employed there. There was also a mini case question where the manager was trying to understand my thought process. One of the interviewers did ask me why I did not have an EY partner recommendation. I did not realize that I would need one to come back, otherwise, I would have made sure to have one as a returning EY employee.

    A few weeks later, I learned that I did not receive an offer. My advise to anyone returning to EY is to get a referral or recommendation from a partner. Mine was through a senior manager, which was not enough.

    Interview Questions
    • Why didn't you get a partner recommendation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was called by a staffing agency for this position. After a long phone conversation with the staffing agency, I was told that about my phone interview with an E&Y personnel.

    Phone Interview: Interview was for about 30-40 minutes. Started with the basic questions in regards to my prior education and prior experience. The discussion then went into the projects that I have worked on and my role in each project. The interviewer allowed me to explain each project that was in my resume and would ask questions on them. Fairly easy questions based on the project itself.

    Once I cleared this interview, I was informed about the 1:1 interview with 4 employees from E&Y. The 4 interviewers held independent (different) positions and had questions based on their requirements. Initial process was same and I had to explain my background and skill sets along with the projects listed on the resume. Specific question were asked, but again they were based on my projects and experience.

    On clearing this process, I was interview 1:1 by a partner who was the leading the department where I was suppose to work. Questions were again about my background. The only difference was that the partner asked me more about the consulting industry and my preference for consulting. He wanted to make sure that I understand the expectations of being a consultant working at client locations.

    These were all the interviews that I gave. Unfortunately, the salary was a question mark and I didnt get through. I had a very positive experience and each of the interviewers were very respectful and gave great feedback to my questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle multiple expectations from multiple people while having a time crunch   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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