EY Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Interview Details

Interviewed with the company. It was a good experience interviewing with the company. Went to a couple interviews which ranged from campus interview to additional interviews at the office.

Interview Questions
Declined Offer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    1st was a phone interview, asking about previous and current employment and job responsibilities. Then about current salary requirements. Follow up was an office interview. Basic questions about work ethic, where you see yourself in 5 years etc. Typical interview questions. Another follow up phone interview asking specific questions about the job and my experience with those duties. Next was asked to interview with the team I would be working with which included 2 partners. Everything went well and I was pretty sure I had the job in the bag. A month goes by and the recruiter calls and tells me they were restructuring the position with a lighter work load and lower salary. This whole process took almost 2 months and in the end was a big waste of time. Really left a bad taste in my mouth about working for EY. They seemed to be really unorganized for such a large company. The left hand didn't seem to know what the right hand was doing.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to pretend that the desk in front of us was a canvas and what if I were to paint what my future of the company would be, what would it look like. Really through me off guard and I think I said something like " I would paint a tree with branches going up reflecting the many positions and skills acquired while working my way to the top."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at EY in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    They found me via an application I submitted from an ad I found on Craig's List. At the time, I had no idea they had this type of position available. They have a whole internal team for each office of creative types - but just be realistic - creative in a corporate environment means a lot of copying and pasting and doing what you're told.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the type of work you think you would do best at EY?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered a fairly high market salary. I countered with a much higher number and they met it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at EY in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Started with an on campus interview with a senior manager. An office visit (onsite second interview) came 3 weeks after. The second interview consisted of a general information session followed by 3 separate interview with a 2 managers and a senior manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in this position?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Unwelcoming recruiters/interviewers

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on my university's career website and got an on-campus interview with a manager. A week or so later I received an email telling me I got an offer to interview in the office. The night before I went to a pre-interview "dinner" that consisted of appetizers and got the opportunity to talk to other interviewees and first-year associates. The next day there was a breakfast and a presentation from the managing partner of the firm as well as the recruiter. Everyone was assigned a greeter and they showed us to our interviews. One was with a partner and the other was with a senior manager. Very conversational. After that they took us out to lunch as a large group and we went home.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me to explain what happened with the one D on my transcript.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    They recruit straight out of college accounting programs, it was easy, they come and entice you with awesome dinners and smiling faces. The interviews were not technical, they just want to make sure you are nice, loyal and willing to work.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation available if joining out of school, they pay what they pay. May be different for experienced hires
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    It was phone interview; alot of basic behavioral questions (i.e. strengths weaknesses, time you took the lead)

    Interview Questions
    • What was the biggest challenge you faced at work and how did you improve the situation   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Tell us about a time where you had step up and complete someone else's task. Why did you do it and how did you manage it?

    Tell us about yourself.

    Why did you choose to apply to our company?

    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Leadership confrence in the summer, had an interview later and recieved an internship. After the internship I was offered a full time position. Everything went smoothy. Interviews are casual conversations with a very low intensity style. Be relaxed and be yourself, and if you fit in, you will fit in.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you managed a dificult situation.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at EY in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email for a phone interview with HR. Phone interview is mostly about your resume and work experiences. Invited for a 1:1 interview with a Director and Assistant Director. Interview itself is not that bad, so long as you really know what you wrote in your resume. Friendly atmosphere and I did not feel intimidated

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't get the chance to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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