EY SENIOR Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 7, 2015
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at EY (New York, NY) in February 2011.

Interview

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

I was quite happy with the offer, I did not try to negotiate.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at EY (New Delhi (India)) in August 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    Negotiation

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

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EY in August 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at EY (New York, NY) in December 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate; offer exceeded expectations.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at EY (Houston, TX) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Very professional. Treated the interviewees very well.

    Interview Questions

    • case interview on a pharma company whose accounting practices were all over the place   1 Answer
    • Why E&Y   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Did not need to negotiate. Salary was above average

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at EY (Dallas, TX) in June 2010.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiated a higher signing bonus which was actually used for relocation

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at EY (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    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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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EY (New Delhi (India)) in February 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • You are from an Industry background, how do you see yourself fitting in the consulting practice?   1 Answer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EY (City of London, England (UK)) in July 2010.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the total number of neuro surgeons in Britain?   1 Answer
    • Draw a geometric figure with 7 dots and minimum number of stratight lines and calculate the base (approximation acceptable)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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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