Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)) in September 2015.
telephone interview. EY seems have outsourced its first round interview this year. the woman who talked to me was typing my words into computer. i have to wait after each question and her computer crushed down one time so I had to answer the first five questions all over again....
- why this service line? why this city? an experience you volunteer to lead a group? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)) in September 2015.
The interview was long. Interview with manager, followed by an assessment centre and a partner interview. The interview with the manager was about an hour. The assessment centre had three stages, group exercise, individual exercise and exams (similar to the ones they had online but you can't bring your own calculator)
- The questions were all strength based questions; who are you in a group, what are your strengths and weaknesses. etc. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)).
Telephone interview, then 2 interviews. It was very slow in moving each stages. Before I visit for the 2nd interview, I received a job offer from other firm so I withdrew myself from the application.
- How I dealt with the difficult client in the past Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)) in July 2015.
It takes some time to hear back from EY between application processes. Not clear who is the point of contact for each candidate. The online testing and phone interview are fairly standard but be careful in the group exercise as people tend to be fighting for answers individually instead of realising that it is meant to be assessing individuals on teamwork skills. Remember to listen and build on others points rather than continually contradicting each other.
- Do you think consulting is the life that you want? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)) in July 2015.
Two interviews - one telephone, one face-to-face They didn't waste time in asking questions on the telephone interview. It was like a game of 15 to 1... The face to face interview was a bit more sociable but they were still firing questions at me.
- Name a time you have not delivered to a client? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)).
I was referred by a current employee. I was contacted by EY's recruitment team promptly and invited for a telephone interview that consisted of both technical and competency based questions. After the telephone interview I was invited to a face to face which consisted of more in-depth technical questions as well as questions aimed to probe my understanding of EY's values. All EY recruitment and interviewers were very pleasant and the whole experience was very useful as my first big4 interview for what I want to get into.
- An off the cuff question I was asked: it says here you use skill a and skill b in your current job every day, combined with fantastic communication skills. Use your fantastic communication skills along with skill a and skill b to convince me that x is better than y. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)).
I applied in-person. Interviewed at EY in 2013. Interview was with a case study. about one and a half hour. Interview is based on the case study and business knowledge. Interviewers will be a Director and Manager. Friendly Environment.
- Why do you want to work with us 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
CV and cover letter were submitted via the online portal. I was then contacted by email to conduct a screening telephone interview. This concentrated on management style with a lot of detail about their business model. The second stage of the interview process was face to face interview with partners.
- Management style 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
Applied online, got a email invitation to the interview in London. 1 month after the interview and not a word of feedback. To think this is one of the "big four". It is appalling and quite revealing of how unprofessional they are. No courtesy and certainly doesn't deserve anyone who knows their worth.
- The usual competency based questions. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)).
Total waste of time. The process took 5 months, but I only ever spoke to 4 people in those 5 months - at the rate of less than one per month. Nobody seems to own the process, it just drifts randomly. None of the interviewers knew who I had already spoken to or what role I was interviewing for. We had a compensation discussion somewhere mid-way through, and, more than a month after my last interview, I get a lowball offer at half of my last pay and half of what we discussed. I can't believe I actually spent 5 months talking to these jokers.
- Every round was the same - we just went through my cv. Answer Question
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