EY Tax Senior Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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Tax Senior Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at EY (Chicago, IL) in December 2014.

Interview

Initially contacted by a recruiter and I contacted my office of choice through an internal referral. The recruiter in my office on choice contacted me and we had a quick phone interview. After that they called me into the office and I had two interviews with two partners. Afterwards, went out for lunch with a Manager and a Senior. The whole interview process was about two months.

Interview Questions

  • Short 30 mins interviews with two partners. The questions were fairly straightforward since I was transferring companies in the same job field. What kind of projects I was working on at my previous company, why do I want to make a switch, etc.   Answer Question

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    Tax Senior Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (Dallas, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process can be long and drawn out, but I think they do this in order to make sure they are making great hiring decisions. I had two phone interviews with recruiting staff that were very friendly and conversational. A few weeks later I had a teleconference interview with the senior management team over the practice for which I had applied. These were light and very conversational as well. I was able to display my skills and apply my background to items they indicated could be a challenge in the position. A few weeks after, the original recruiter contacted me with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • I do not remember anything atypical   1 Answer
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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    It is all about who you know. I had a friend from high school line me up, and a month later i had the job!

    Interview Questions

    • Very behavioral. No techical questions- as an experienced hire they already know that you are smart. They need to know if you are a good fit for the team, was more suprised how short the interview was.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They took my high offer.

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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at EY (Seattle, WA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed as an experienced hire. Questions were most behavior based. First interview was with HR and then follow-up interview was with partner. Both were relaxed and interested in getting to know if a candidate is the right fit.

    Negotiation

    Room to negotiate for moving expenses.

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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at EY (Chicago, IL) in April 2012.

    Interview

    It was through a referral so quick and efficient. Upon phone interviews with a couple senior managers, I was invited to the office for more interviews with partners and other senior managers next week.

    Interview Questions

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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at EY (San Antonio, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Came onbard as an experienced hire. Submitted my resume through a friend, and got a call for a phone interview after about one month. Passed the phone interview and went in to the local office for a second interview with 3 senior managers, one manager and a tax partner.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I wanted to leave my present employer and why I seemed to "switch jobs" often.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    If you are an experienced hire, especially if you are licensed and are applying as a senior or above, definitely ask for them to increase the salary offered and ask for a signing bonus.

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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at EY (Irvine, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Very complicated, however, was well organized to my surprise. I interviewed alongside 20 other candidates over a two-day period. The first day was an evening social where a mix of professionals and candidates attended. The next morning was a series of three interviews with Managers to area Managing Partners. Afterwords, we were taken out to lunch. During the entire process I was assigned a "buddy" that took me to my interviews and I was able to ask questions with the entire time.

    Interview Questions

    • The overall interview experience was unexpected. They did an excellent job of interviewing by asking life questions, asking my interests, and talking about life values, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was sent an offer packet in the mail on the day of the verbal offer. There was no negotiation.

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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at EY (Dallas, TX) in April 2010.

    Interview

    i was schedualed an interview with 4 managers, 30 min for each. I actually had the chance to interview with both managers at once and 2 managers individually. Managers were very nice and friendly, they seem to be very close, and they don't intend to ask any complicated questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at EY (Baltimore, MD) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Got a call from a head hunter. Once expressed an interest, had a phone interview with HR. The phone interview covered past experience, date of availability, etc. If you really are interested in working there, say so. Onsite interview was HR and two senior managers. No surprise. All they wanted to know was if you had the right experience. The offer came within two weeks of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no surprised questions asked. The entire process smooth. All they wanted to know was previous working experience and why wanted to work for them.   Answer Question
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    Tax Senior Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at EY (Milwaukee, WI) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Very organized and well-planned interview process.

    Interview Questions

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