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Updated Jun 22, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

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

Interview Question – "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

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New Delhi (India)

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at EY in August 2010.

Interview Details – Campus slection as welll as lateral hiring happens.
From IIT,IIM,S P Jain,ISB hirings are run on campus.
Lateral hiring process has interviews with senior managers followed by those with partner ,then HR and finally acceptance.

Interview Question – Industry specific   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in August 2011.

Interview Details – Overall interview process was smooth and got completed in about 2 weeks.

One telephonic and 3 face to face rounds were there. Questions were primarily based on resume and past experience, business challenges and issues that you have worked on.

Interview Question – Describe end to end life cycle for the projects you have worked on? Which modules? and Then at times they went inside in couple of related modules? overall focussed towards the business issues and challenges handled.   Answer Question

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New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at EY in December 2011.

Interview Details – Received a screening phone call from a recruiter, which lasted about 30 minutes and was a review of my resume and my new employment desires/expectations. I was contacted a couple of weeks later by another recruiter who wanted to arrange for an on-site interview in NYC. The company provided me transportation and lodging to the interviews. The interviews began at 9am and last for three hours. During that time, i had quick, 30 minute interviews with 2 partners, 2 senior managers, and someone from HR. Interviews basically consisted of my elevator speech, my previous education/employment history, and what I am looking for in employment. I was contacted a few days later with results and the news that they wished to extend me an offer.

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Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate; offer exceeded expectations.

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Houston, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at EY in October 2010.

Interview Details – Very professional. Treated the interviewees very well.

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Negotiation Details – Did not need to negotiate. Salary was above average

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Dallas, TX

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at EY in June 2010.

Interview Details – Phone screen by HR, tech screen by Senior Manager, one on one interviews with 4 parters/senior managers

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Negotiation Details – Negotiated a higher signing bonus which was actually used for relocation

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São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at EY in March 2011.

Interview Details – Received an email from E&Y and then scheduled an interview. The interview lasted 3 hours and consisted of multiple one-on-one and panel interviews with members of the team.

Interview Question – All interview questions are what you would expect. Why do you want to work in consulting? Tell us about yourself. Why do you want to work in this office? Why E&Y, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes. Negotiation is done primarily over email and decisions are made at the partner level. Remember that negotiating the signing bonus is always easier than the monthly salary, but the monthly salary is your base for all raises and salary increases.

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New Delhi (India)

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY in February 2011.

Interview Details – I came from Industry background and not much of prior consulting experience. I was interviewed by 4 different people, 2 partners and 2 directors at EY in Delhi. I guess they wanted to make sure that I can take up the role of being a subject matter expert in the advisory services.

Interview Question – You are from an Industry background, how do you see yourself fitting in the consulting practice?   View Answer

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City of London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at EY in July 2010.

Interview Details – In total there were 4 rounds.
R1. Telephonic: CV based, Competency based, partly technical (75 minutes) by Senior Manager
R2. Case Study: A business case discussion and you are expected to logically solve business problems and come up with recommendations. There is also a hint of further technical interview for the job applied at the end. (90 minutes) by Senior Manager
R3. Partner: Presentation to a Partner on a chosen project and general discussion about career ambitions and what EY has to offer. (60 minutes)
R4. Stress test: This was probably I was not from consulting background. I was given numerous situations to think on feet and come up with the optimum solutions at the spot. (30 minutes) by Partner.

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  • Draw a geometric figure with 7 dots and minimum number of stratight lines and calculate the base (approximation acceptable)   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I had an offer from Accenture for a similar profile so yes I was in solid position to negotiate a fairly decent deal.

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