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Tax Staff
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2010.

Interview Details – Started as an intern through on campus recruiting.

Interview Question – Normal interview questions, nothing specific that was difficult. A lot of team building/leadership questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at EY in November 2013.

Interview Details – I was referred by an alumni.

The interview was very pleasant. They asked a lot of behavioral questions while telling me more about the position. They were open, nice and informative. They loved hearing about your plan to pursue higher training and your willingness to learn.

Interview Question – Unexpected: What do you expect out of your first job after graduation?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through campus recruiting program. First interview on campus after chatting with recruiter during mingle session. Second interview was the office visit. I interviewed with 2 partners.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult. Very easy interview. Why you choose Houston. Why you like EY? Why you choose tax as your concentration? There was no behavior question at all.   Answer Question


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Tax Staff

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2013.

Interview Details – Went to a campus career showcase handed an E&Y member my resume and spoke with them for a few minutes. About a week and half later I received an e-mail from the campus recruiter stating that they would like to offer me an on-campus interview. Before the on-campus interview E&Y had a pre-interview dinner. The next day was the interview. The interview was a one on one interview with an E&Y partner. The interview was supposed to last 45 minutes. The partner basically looked at my resume and said that I should be hired because I had already passed all four parts of the CPA exam. He then asked me if I had any questions. I asked him questions about why he chose E&Y and what he liked about tax. The interview only lasted about 20 minutes. I felt that I might have failed the interview but the next day I received a call from the recruiter asking for an office visit. The office visit consisted of a pre-interview dinner at a partner's house with about 12 other candidates applying for full time or internship positions. The office visit itself started around 8 am for an informal breakfast. After the breakfast there was a PowerPoint slide show that explained more about E&Y then we where able to ask questions about the firm to three staff members that have been at E&Y for at least two years (E&Y called this a panel). After the panel I then had three interviews one starting with a senior manager then a manager and then a partner (each lasted roughly thirty minutes). The interviews with each were very informal they were more like conversations there were no behavioral questions. After the interview one staff member and one senior manager took me out for lunch. The recruiter stated that I should hear a response about a week later.

Interview Question – The really did not ask me any questions. They only asked me what kind of questions did I have for them.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff
San Francisco, CA

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

Interview Details – First round interview with a senior manager and then an in house day being interviewed by three more senior managers.

Interview Question – They mostly focused on conversational topics and not your typical "put you on the spot" interview questions. I was however, asked about my experiences with teamwork.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – No technical items whatsoever for the staff level. Purely behavioral / personality based. If they brought you in for an interview, your credentials are probably good enough - at that point, just be likeable. They'll be seeing more of you than their own family so proceed with that in mind. From my experience, if yo uget to second round, your chances of getting hired are extremely high.

Interview Question – Nothing in particular, be prepared to generate conversation if the partner/srmgr is too distracted to come up with questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – The office atmosphere was very positive and relaxed. The HR representatives were very helpful and nice.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 10 years?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2011.

Interview Details – Informational interview and then in-house interview

Interview Question – Nothing specific. Just reviewed resume and spoke about EY's entry level program.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at EY in October 2011.

Interview Details – In-office interview w/ heavy senior associates and a senior manager that takes the whole afternoon. First interviewed w/ a on-campus recruiter (who was also a senior manager).

Interview Question – All very typical behavioral questions like "Tell me about yourself." "Tell me about an experience where you displayed leadership skills." etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary was non-negotiable. Received a call the day after the interview extending an offer.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Staff Interview

Tax Staff
Chicago, IL

I interviewed at EY in November 2012.

Interview Details – The process began with a phone interview with a Senior Manager. The interview primarily consisted of questions regarding my academic and professional experience. Following that, the manager gave me more information on the department. A few days later, I received an invitation for a second interview. The second interview was an office visit which consisted of a slightly informal panel forum, two one-on-one interviews, and a mixer with some of the leaders in the practice. The one-on-one interviews had a very relaxed and professional conversational structure. Overall, the office visit was very informative and gave all the candidates the opportunity to get to know more about the position, the department, and our future managers and co-workers. There was a very professional, yet warm energy throughout the office that drew me in.

Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions in my opinion.   Answer Question

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