EY SENIOR Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 6, 2015
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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 Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I was referred by an associate of mine and after completing the online application and I was immediately contacted by the internal recruiter. She set up an interview to talk to me about my background and skill set, and shortly thereafter, another phone interview was set up with a Sr. Manager to see if my experience fit with what the practice was looking for. Interview went very well and it took about another week to get the in-house interviews set up due to the schedules of the partners and managers. I was scheduled to complete three three 1:1 interviews that turned out to be mostly behavioral and fit with the firm. I did not know what to expect from the in person interviews so I studied the entire gamut of potential scenarios i.e. case studies, behavioral questions, personality tests, etc. Overall, the interviews went very smoothly and the interviewers were both cordial and knowledgeable. Throughout the process, there was a clear focus on people development which ultimately sold me on the firm. Those interviews were completed on a Friday I received an offer as a experienced hire the following Monday.

    Interview Questions

    • What drives you to be who you are?   1 Answer
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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 New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EY (New York, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at EY (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I was connected to Ernst & Young through a recruiter. Prior to interviewing them I was with PwC. I went through two rounds of interviews. During the first round I interviewed two managers and an HR representative. They took me through a classic behavioral interview. It felt more like they were trying to get to know me than it felt like I was being evaluated. The second round was with the group's lead partner.

    Interview Questions

    • I didn't have my CPA completed at the time, so the most difficult question for me to answer was why I hadn't taken the exam yet. The interview was behavioral, if you do research on behavioral interviews and practice you'll be fine. I would say the most difficult part was not so much the questions during my interview, but the number of interviews I had during that day. During the first round, be ready to interview three to four people in one day.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The negotiation phase was good. They wanted me aboard so they were willing to accommodate my requests.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EY (Washington, DC) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by a half day of in-person interviews. The in-person inteview was a series of 30 minute interviews.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No real negotiation. I tried to ask for more money since I thought the offer was low, but HR claimed the salary offered was their standard offer for my experience and education level.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EY (New York, NY) in September 2009.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY (Atlanta, GA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Great positive experience with E&Y. I did not get the offer but was 1 of 2 finalists for the position

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your past experiences and how these relate to the duties of this role at E&Y ?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for E&Y?   Answer Question
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY (Philadelphia, PA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Detailed questions, including "what would you do in [this] situation" - knowledge of EY Service Lines and ''go-to-market' processes required

    Interview Questions

    • Favorite EY sub-service line   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Unable to negotiate

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at EY in May 2008.

    Interview

    Very detailed interview process, had 3 different interviews, required a background investigation after accepting offer, there was a lot of paperwork to fill out before starting. They set you up with a laptop bag before you start because you will be traveling. You cannot own stock of companies that E&Y does 1st level consulting with. You have no assigned cube/office because you travel, so what you bring to the office, you will usually take home.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    If you feel your skills a good, negotiate. They will work with you. They also hire a ton of college grads.

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