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Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EY in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got an office interview after my campus interview. During the two days of office interview I had lunch and dinner with managers and staffs. I also met the rest of the team at pre-interview night social. Then the next day I had four one on one interviews with seniors and partners. It was very stressful because you wanted to show your best for the entire two days the second you stepped off the plane. But it was overall a great experience and I liked the firm a lot.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one quality that is very important to this job that you think you don't have?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EY in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was busy with uni assignment and lack of preparation on those Psychmetric test
    On the interview day, my impression about EY is not vy great either.
    Employee seems a bit unprofessional and chat with each about non-job related topic.
    I failed the tests...which under my expectation...
    My advice to graduate job hunter is that....practica as much as possible...even you dont get the job....at least you learned sth

    Interview Questions
    • What is the biggest challenge you've met   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Started off with a formal phone interview which focused mainly on fit for purpose analysis, job spec details, technical skills around analysis. It was then followed by a technical assessment. I realized that this was an important stage as based on the results i will be called for a one to one interview. My turn around time for the assignment was pretty quick, they'd expect ideally 1-2 days at max.
    During the face to face interview, i was joined by a group of 4, 1 each from americas and germany and couple of them based out of london. It was majorly a scenario driven interview with the usual blanket of competency based questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Lot of scenario based questions (real time, project based) There weren't many competency based questions asked.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at EY in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the company website. I got a call from recruiter within 3 days (on a tuesday). She interviewed me over th phone for 30 minutes. Later she scheduled an interview with a senior manager day after (on a Thursday), which was followed by series of 1:1 interview with partners and principals (on a friday). Total 8 interviews (2 Phone + 6 1:1). Later I was informed on Wednesday next week that the interviewers liked me. they wanted to make an offer. After almost 2 weeks actual offer was made. later they started the Background investigation and rest of the formalities. Interview was more about how well I could sell my resume to them than a pure technical one.

    Interview Questions
    • I dont see how you fit in to this position, I am not yet convinced about hiring you for this position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was quite happy with the offer, I did not try to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at EY in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Warning to interview candidates of E&Y. I believe E&Y is conducting interviews to pump candidates for information about how to run their business. I went through an interview process in which I was interviewed for 4 months extended a verbal offer, then agreed to the background check(credit, criminal and reference). The background check was cleared and they were drafting a written offer when all of the sudden they went dark and would not go forward with the offer claiming a pending re-organization. This was damaging to me personally as my references were asking me what happened but then when comparing notes with other candidates in outplacement I discovered that this has happened to many people with E&Y. I found E&Y's process to be highly unprofessionally and mismanaged and wanted to warn people about this approach. I hope this helps and is posted as it is an honest accounting of what happened and is in the spirit of which social media is intended to be leveraged for.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you white board out various elements of a relational database development process   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    1. Skill test - basic excel test knowledge for testing my quant and excel skills.
     2. personality Test - this test was done to check my EQ or personality.
     3. 1:1 Interview with the concerned Department head, basically lots of Quant Questions and derivative Pricing Questions.
    4. Group Panel Interview - VC - client based interview via VC where again lotsof question on Journals and model builiding.
    5. Phone Interview - Again with the client head, lots of question again on Models.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of question on Derivatives and their pricing even Exotics   View Answer
    • Lots of questions on model building and journals and existing literature.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Transaction Advisory Services Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at EY in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Internal move from audit to Transaction Advisory Services (Transaction Support).

    Assessment day with a case study. 45 minutes to prepare followed by 45 minutes interview. Interview is based on the case study, industry knowledge as well as previous job experience. Interviewers will be a Partner and a Senior Manager. Very friendly atmosphere but expect to be grilled on the case study and interview knowledge. Most important questions were why do you want that job and why should we hire you.

    Interview Questions
    • What would make a potential buyer of a company worried about the defined benefit pension liability of the target from a cash flow perspective?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No scope for much negotiation as the move was internal, from audit to TAS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    one hr interview and five team interviews from direct report to director.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why did you feel you outgrew your old job? What makes you think you will be happier here? Why did you go to Grad school? Who did you know at XXXX. Who is your network at school?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at EY in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    It was a three step process. First round by HR & the next two by tax Partners. The last two rounds were technical rounds. It is good to enquire about the persons likely to interview & the type of induatry focus for the Partner to anticipate the questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were mostly technical also deeply probing your experience   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    although I did not negotiate, believe that some of it is negotiable - go to know later
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EY in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is interesting in the sense that it imitates actual work at the company.
    The process starts with a not so quick case to be solved, followed by a group presentation.
    People are eliminated and the rest of them go to two 1:1 interviews.

    The case part is fair and square, and the participants can notice why people were declined by the company. It's pretty obvious.

    My interviews lasted longer than the usual 40 minutes because I could develop well. The real "Questions", cases and market sizings were nailed in less than 10 minutes, and the rest of the chat was a chat.

    Interview Questions
    • The most dificult or unexpected questions for me are the personal ones. Usually interviewers assume that you have reasons for doing things or being there. I don't. So I have to come up with plausible answers.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    São Paulo is terrible for living.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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