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EY Tax Staff Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014

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San Francisco, CA

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Interview Details – Three interviews. One partner and two senior managers. Mix of behavioral based questions with general conversation. Lunch with a couple staff members.

Interview Question – How would you respond if one of your coworkers wasn't pulling their load with a project?   Answer Question

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Interview Details – Initial Interview about experience, education, other positions held

Interview Question – Would you move to Europe for a permanent position   Answer Question

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Tax Staff
Cleveland, OH

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

Interview Details – The first interview was on campus. Interview has two parts. The first part is 15mins pre-interview. I was interview with an manager and a senior. The second part is 30mins. There is a pre-night before the interview, including dinner and bowling. No behavior questions in the first round interview. It is more about tell me youself and go thorough the resume.

Interview Question – What are the two edges of your personalities   Answer Question

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Detroit, MI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2013.

Interview Details – On campus recruiting event. Followed by on campus interview with manager level person. Lasted 30 minutes, a couple behavioral questions, mostly conversational. Got call back for on-site interview. There was a dinner/social event the night before interviews. The office interview was 3 - 30 minute interviews with two managers, and a director/partner. Each interview focused on different areas, one was about team work, another on technical skills, and the third was mostly about problem solving.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you failed, and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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Tax Staff

I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – Applied through campus career site and then met at accounting career fair. Had on campus interview two weeks later with a tax manager.

Interview Question – Didn't ask as many difficult or many at all behavioral questions as I have had with other firms, but my interviewer wasn't particularly friendly either. They'll just ask you questions regarding leadership and multi tasking mostly.   View Answer

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I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – Applied through school posting. A few weeks later received e-mail to interview over phone. Standard interview questions, mostly behavioral.

Interview Question – Two weaknesses   Answer Question

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Tax Staff
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in September 2012.

Interview Details – Interviewed with E&Y tax Partner from Indianapolis Office for 30 minutes.

Interview Question – How many hair your greater has?   Answer Question

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Tax Staff
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at EY in November 2010.

Interview Details – Call from HR Recruiter for an interview at the NY Office. The interview consisted of a meeting with like 20 applicants and the Manager of HR Department explaining how the process would be. After the meeting we got assigned a Tax Senior Employee who was going to bring each applicant to the office of the interviewer, was a 1:1 with a PArtner and a Senior Manager, ending the day with a lunch in a local restaurant.

Interview Question – A lot of technical Questions regarding Tax Issues. A bit difficult considering the entry level position.   Answer Question

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Tax Staff
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – phone screen
in house 3 1:1

Interview Question – conversational, nothing too difficult   Answer Question

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Tax Staff
San Jose, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in February 2012.

Interview Details – I applied for this position via my school's career website. About one week later, I got the email from E&Y informing I would have a phone interview within the next week. They let me choose the interview time at my convenience. The interview was about 30 minimutes. Questions included: tell me about yourself, why interested in this position, how you know E&Y, tell a time where others did't agree with you.

Interview Question – The time where others didn't agree with you   Answer Question

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