Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA) in September 2015.
The interview was casual and there was one with the HR and one with the partner and manager. The one with the HR was over the phone and it was direct questioning of expectations and reason for application to the company.
- Why did you want to join us? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA).
The interview process runs over a few months, but starts even before that. In some cases, Sophomores would be encouraged to participate in campus events to show their interest in EY. During the actual interview, they will ask you questions about what you worked on during college, etc. But in actuality, it doesn't really matter as long as you have a relatively high GPA and a reasonable level of communication skills. Don't forget to ask a bunch of questions and show your interest.
- Do you have any questions about EY? 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA).
Applied throuh campus recruiting. First round on-campus one on one interview with an audit partner. It was laid back and conversational. Second round was on-site. Two interviews with a manager and a partner. All behavirol questions.
- How do you deal with a difficult teammate? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA) in November 2014.
first round phone interview; ask experience about business valuation; ask how to valuate a company, in quantitve and qualitivate second round on site: 4 interviewers; each 30 mins; one of them is technical question For technical question, should prepare corporate finance and financial accounting
- experience; how do you like business valuation; why you choose this postion Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA) in November 2014.
After the first interview, they took 2 weeks to let me know I selected to be invited to the EY San Jose office. They took me to the nice restaurant the day before the interview. It was a great time to get to know the professionals from EY and the culture in San Jose. The interview schedule was from 8 am to 2 pm and they provided breakfast and lunch. I had 2 interviews with a partner and a senior. Interviews was like having a conversation. It was pretty easy. Most of my friends got a phone call right after the interview or next day, but I had to wait for the no offer email for 2 weeks. If you don't get a phone call within 2 days, you may not get an offer from EY.
- Behavior questions. No an unexpected question. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA) in October 2014.
First round is on-campus interview. The interviewer asked typical behavior questions. I received the office visit invitation phone call 10 days after the first round interview. I had a dinner with the senior associate the day before the interview. On the super big day I was interviewed with 2 senior managers and the partner. You may expect that you are going to interview with 3 professionals back to back in two hours. For me I only had 5 minute brake in between the interviews. Overall I enjoy the interview process,
- Why tax? Why EY? Who did you talk with during the breakfast (we had breakfast social before the office interview)? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (Palo Alto, CA).
Has a very well structured interview process. Multiple people interviewing to take a final decision
- What was the recent most challenging situation you faced ? 1 Answer
Negotiation was more about money and title
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA) in April 2014.
Applied through school's website, after a few weeks a recruiter contacted me and conducted a first round interview. After the first round interview, an email was sent inviting us to their office where the second round interview was held. The interviewees includes both grad and undergrad students from multiple different schools. I arrived a bit late but the process is your host comes to greet you and introduce you to your interviewers. The interviews were with 3 different EY employees, Manager and up. Afterward your host took you out to lunch and you say your goodbyes.
- There are many people interviewing right now, why should we choose you? Tell me a scenario where you disagree with a group member Answer Question
No negotiation necessary, happy with offer.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA) in November 2013.
3 interviews, one with a partner, one with a senior manager and then a senior associate. Asked me why audit, why EY, why study at my university, etc.
- do you have any other interviews? 1 Answer
Helpful (10)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Jose, CA) in October 2013.
I initially interacted with EY at my college's Meet the Firms night and was honestly really taken with the people I talked to - none of the other firms could even compare with how much I connected with EY in that first interaction. This was my first contact with the firms in my area and EY just blew me away with the warmth and friendliness of their employees. Following MTF night, I applied through my college campus and directly on EY's website. A few days later I was contacted via email and invited for a first round on-campus interview. I was pretty nervous for my OCI because it was my second OCI ever. (My first was with KPMG two days earlier, which had left me with an unfavorable impression of said firm.) I had worked hard to prepare myself for as many behavioral questions as possible but the truth was that my interview felt more like a friendly conversation than someone grilling me with questions from a pre-determined list. It honestly felt like my interviewer was truly interested in getting to know who I was and my background rather than to see how I could fail to answer a question. I felt that I had a great OCI and that I really connected with my interviewer. Sure enough, a week later, my interviewer called me and invited me to the second round in-house interview as well as the dinner social the night before. The dinner social was fantastic as we had about a 1:1 ratio of applicants to current employees. I had a great time talking to the professionals about their work and getting to know people that might potentially be starting at the same time as me. Needless to say, the dinner social really relaxed me for the following day. The actual in-house interview went by so quickly. It started in the morning with a presentation about EY, three back-to-back one-on-one interviews, and then lunch. I had such an amazing time getting to know EY and the people that worked there throughout the day. The interviews themselves were very casual and once again, I felt like I connected with each of them as our conversations continued. I honestly could see myself working at EY as each interviewed finished. I definitely did not feel this way with any other firm. The very next day, I received the phone call and got the offer. The whole process took a month from Meet the Firms night and I could not be happier that I will be working for EY next fall. (I know that this was extremely wordy and probably too long for a website like glassdoor.com but I do want people to know that there is more to EY than just the Big 4 label. They truly care and I'm not saying this for any other reason than the fact that I felt it every step of the way as I went through the interview process. Or maybe I was just lucky because I was fortunate enough to find that perfect fit in a firm.)
- Tell me about yourself. (honestly, none of my interviewers asked anything out of the ordinary and their questions were geared more to know who I was rather than tricky situational/behavioral questions that might be tougher to answer) Answer Question
I did not need to negotiate because I had an offer from another firm that had the identical starting salary and EY was always my first choice.
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