EY Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EY (Oklahoma City, OK).

    Interview

    On campus interview, followed by a three hour office interview in order to see where you would be working. The questions were not very behavioral, but more an informal meet and greet, where they showed the basics of what they did on an average day. Very easygoing, and I think what they were really trying to get at is "do you have a good attitude?" and "would we want to sit in an audit room with you for 12 hours/day during busy season?"

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    Negotiation

    There was no real negotiation phase. As most Big 4 firms are competitive as far as salaries, they are pretty fixed by region.

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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Applied online. Received a call from recruiter 3+ months later. After the initial phone interview, I had an on-site interview with four interviewers (three senior managers and one partner). It was a bit intensive when you have four interviews within the same day. I was also given financial information to perform a quick analysis of xxx company.

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    Behavioral interview. Easy going, mainly trying to get to know you to see if you match EY's culture. More conversational than a typical interview. I had a dinner the night before where I got to meet my interviewer in a social setting. This helped ease my nerves before going in to the interview.

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    • Tell me about a time you disagreed with someone in your team, and what did you do   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    Standard on-campus interview, which typically revolved around behavioral and resume based questions. Then got invited back for my in-office Superday interview, which was 2 behavioral and 1 case study interview. One manager, one senior manager, and one partner interview in total. Case study was a breeze, and mostly reading-comprehension based about how to make suggestions to this particular failing company. Between my Superday and offer was over 3 months, which seems exceptionally long but I figure that I was an exception.

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    IT Risk and Assurance Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EY (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    I interviewed for their Emerging Leaders Program first, which I accepted and attended. After that I had an "in" for interviewing for full time. I can't stress how important it is to send follow up emails to people you meet and interview with. Don't be shy to ask them out to lunch, I had 3 lunches with some EY staff. I was invited to Megaday, where I had 3 interviews back to back (2 behavioral, 1 case). Not too difficult, just show genuine interest and be able to answer behavioral questions (tell me of a time when..) and it should go by smoothly. The case isn't too hard, there was little math involved but required reading about 8-10 pages of material and then discussing what you observed. Had the interview on a Thursday and got an offer the following Monday.

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    • Tell me of a time when you worked on a team or with a difficult person? How do you go about setting and achieving a goal? Where do you see yourself in 3 years? Why EY? Tell me of a time when you had to solve a problem?   Answer Question
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    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    it was very casual, a few conversational interviews with no technical questions whatsoever. They flew me to the office i was to work in, put me up in a hotel, and everything.

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    • What were your strengths and weaknesses? How do you manage stress?   Answer Question
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Completely personal, no technical question. The interviewer was very down to earth and easy to talk to. The questions weren't difficult and pretty standard that you will see on the big four.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you strengths weaknesses etc. What have you done to address weaknesses.   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at EY (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Started with a Human Resources point of contact from my recruiter. I sat in one room with each individual interviewer visiting me in the one location. Started with an Audit Manager for about 30 minutes and then spoke with two Partners focused on Private Equity and Hedge Fund line of business for an hour in total. The process was relatively painless except there were some product specific questions to ensure I really knew the products I claimed were on my resume.

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    • How has your experience prepared you for this role to manage a larger team?   Answer Question
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    It was pretty straight forward and easy. The interviewer basically asked about my long-term commitment. Where I see myself in 5 years, my strengths, weaknesses and how do I deal with difficulties; typical interview questions.

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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    1 phone interview and 1 in person interview (5 interviewers). Interviewers included Partners, Senior Managers and Managers. Questions related to both technical knowledge & skills and behavioral aspects. At the Analyst level, the interview process was not too stressful.

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