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EY Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Transaction Advisory Services Senior Interview

Transaction Advisory Services Senior

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – First-round. Had a 30 min conversation with a senior manager.
Walked through resume and did a back-of-envelope case.

Interview Question – Market size case   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Full Time Trasansaction Service Staff Interview

Full Time Trasansaction Service Staff

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Interviewer cares a lot about technical part which came as a surprise for a first round interview. He also preferred people with more technical background and academic knowledge rather than looking at personality and potential. Almost felt like conversation was like taking a finance/accounting class and answer exam questions orally.

Interview Question – how to value a company? I have this framework how would you add to it   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – CV screen, on-site assessment center, Manager and HR interviews

Interview Question – Math exam was too short   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – More or less no negotiation


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Advisory Staff Interview

Advisory Staff

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Questions will be asked regarding why you apply for the job, how you can fit and assist the department and some situational questions may be asked.

Interview Question – I was asked how to increase the revenue of a school.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – 1st Interview - On campus, very easy, simple questions

2nd Interview - At the office, basic questions, showed you around the office followed by lunch

Interview Question – Very simple questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Interview

Associate
Singapore (Singapore)

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Applied through available careers at their website for a tax associate position. Received a call from the HR department for an interview with the tax department and received an offer a week after the interview.

The interview process was very lighthearted. I enjoyed talking to the 2 interviewers.

The whole process took about 4 weeks.

Interview Question – Do you think you can multitask in fast-paced environment?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Advisory Intern Interview

Advisory Intern

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

Interview Details – Recruited on campus and had an on campus interview. It consisted of 4 parts. Very behavioral based type questions. Questions seemed almost redundant at times.

Interview Question – None of the questions were difficult but make sure to have several answers available to answer very similar questions basically all asking, "Tell me about a time when you encountered a difficult person or situation and how did you overcome it."   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

IT Risk and Assurance Senior Interview

IT Risk and Assurance Senior

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details – I was contact by a recruiter via Linked in. The recruiter contacted me based on my professional experience, listed skills, and MEMBERSHIPS on linkedin. We spoke on the phone a few times and eventually set up an interview.

The hiring and interview process was quick, only a few weeks long. Interviews were based strongly on technical skills and audit methodology. Very few behavioral questions. This is not a job to apply for if you don't have the chops to talk about IT Risk\Audit in heavy detail. Not technical detail, but strong detail in methodologies, governance, etc. Be prepared with specific examples for all of your accomplishments in your career.

Interview Question – Talk about how you succeeded as a leader during a project   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No need for negotiation. They gave me exactly what I had asked for.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details – Very comprehensive interview process with multiple rounds to assess technical and interpersonal skills

Interview Question – Why would you want to join consulting after number of years in research   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Data Analyst Interview

Data Analyst
Cleveland, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at EY in March 2009.

Interview Details – - 30 minute phone interview with a busy senior manager, interview had to be re-scheduled within 2 hours of original time.
- an entire day dedicated to the in-house interviews informational presentation and office tours and lunch. only 2 of 12 selected for offers, one intern, one new staff
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Interview Question – Write the code for a function that reverses a string   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate, but at the entry-level it would have been worthless. Look at similar salaries for your position and area and then add additional compensation for 50+ hours per week and your own value on personal work/life balance (this will be non-existant)

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