EY Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Quest Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EY in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed through on-campus recruiting, and the interview was an 1 to 1 behavioral based on. Pretty simple and straightforward.

    Interview Questions
    • There is no difficult question at all.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Manager, Customer Strategy, Financial Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Screen by HR, followed by Sr. Manager screen, then 1/2 day visit to NYC which consisted of a brief introduction to a panel and 4 interviews -- 2 with live people (Sr. Manager, and Recruiting) with two phone interviews with partners.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me your strengths and weaknesses?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transaction Advisory Services Senior Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through Indeed.com, but took 2 months to hear anything. Once initiated, went through 2 phone interviews based entirely on fit, followed by 2 in-office interviews. None of the questions were particularly challenging, but looked to match my experiences with the job at hand. Met one Manager, a Senior Manager, and two Partners.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in Transaction Advisory Services? As stated above, none of the questions were overwhelmingly challenging.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Wasn't any room for negotiation and I admittedly had zero leverage. They had researched pay grades based on years of experience and level which they stuck to.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend and went through one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Was given a business case to identify a solution to a compliance problem.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Yes
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EY in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 - Initial phone screen w/ HR
    2 - Phone screen w/ senior manager from the area
    3 - Invited to come in for a Superday

    Super Day ( Four 30 min interviews: 1st w/ HR, 2nd with Senior Manager, 3rd w/ Manager and 4th with Partner)

    Heard back in 24 hours w/ offer

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory - Technology Quest Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I talked with EY at my campus career fair, shortly after I applied to our career website and was given an on campus interview. The day before the interview all of the potential EY candidates went to a 'meet and greet' where we were able to ask recent hires about the interview process and how they were enjoying their work experience thus far. The interview was 30 minutes long and was made up of straight forward interest and behavioral questions. Why choose EY over the other big 4 firms? Describe a time when you were in a team environment where conflict got in the way of accomplishing a goal? How will your skills make you an effective team member at EY? The second round interview was an on site interview at the office of your choice, however I took another offer before I participated in this opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • Why choose EY over the other big 4 firms.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a headhunter who after 2 interviews had scheduled a phone screen with a principal at E&Y. A week after that they started working on an in person interview with Ernst & Young Advisory in NYC.

    The HR team at EY was unorganized and would send out interview appointments on a Wednesday for that Friday, not factoring in that I am not even in the same time zone. We had to do that a few times until I finally made it.

    There were 4 interviewers and one discussion with the in-house recruiter. The first interviewer was 20 minutes late for the 30 minute interview. Had no idea of my background and did not even know what was on the resume. He became agitated as I asked him a followup question about the group's strategy, which is a fairly common question. Second interviewer was the Principal I had initially spoken with and it went smooth, third interview was with another Prinicpal who was 15 minutes late for the interview, and had been with E&Y for all his career yet could not understand that in some companies the roles between delivery, management, and service development are not fully separate. The recruiter just wanted to know a number which would prompt me to jump ship, and it was on okay discussion. The Partner for the group had me wait for 20 minutes and then sent the message that he can not meet for 2 hours if I can wait or they will reschedule. The recruiter said they were ready to make an offer but needed for the partner to meet before they can give a final number.

    Interview Questions
    • from the in house recruiter- what number do I have to hit today for you to make the decision today and start on Monday.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The group did not seem to understand that the industry was changing. The role was good for the practice and what they needed, but it would have stifled my career with too narrow a focus on an industry and too narrow a focus on type of projects.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy 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 through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EY in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview focuses on:
    1>Why E&Y and why consulting domain
    2>Why you - past, education
    3>Why you in E&Y

    Most questions are HR based and skills based. Lot of them are based on teaming, leadership and previous experience
    Pay emphasis on culture, projects as well as industry analysis.
    Be prepared for a case interview. Typically integration of 2 banks and technological, financial and cultural challenges.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example when you failed and explain the situation before and after?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations were allowed as this was part of super day cum campus recruitment.
    The offers for most people selected were same.
    Usually negotiations are possible from role, title, and salary. They become accomdating if you have an offer from a competing big 4 firm.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at EY in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I sent me resume in to the HR department and within days got an email setting up a phone interview. The phone interview was very easy-took about 30 minutes and asked me questions like "why I chose my university" and "why tax". No behavior questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Audit Staff Interview

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

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EY in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school and received an email saying they would like to schedule an on-campus interview. I interviewed with an audit partner. The interview itself was not at all formal. He did not ask me any questions until the end where he asked if I had any questions. For most of the interview we just talked about our interests i.e. cooking and the news. The interview was very relaxed and again no behavioral questions or any questions really were asked. I cannot say this is how it is for other interviewers, but my interviewer approached it from this angle. A week later, I received an email invitation to attend superday.

    Superday consisted of a presentation (ask a question!!!!!), a small ice breaker with a partner (answer his/her question!!!!) and then a series of two interviews with a partner and a manager. The partner had a less structured approach (talked about interests and how i dealt with STRESS) to the interview and it went about 25 minutes over the 30 minutes allotted (total 55 minutes) and then I had a much more structured interview with a manager... basic behavioral questions.

    Then we had lunch with my host, the other candidate and another host-group.

    To summarize, be yourself, ask questions, dress smart and be friendly! Superday was actually a lot of fun.

    The partners, the manager, and the hosts were all great!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Do not negotiate. Big 4 for the most part have their salaries set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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