I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in October 2013.
Interview Details – Campus Interview
Interview Question – Not really. They basically went through resume Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in December 2012.
Interview Details – Got the interview through on-campus recruiting. The first round was with a senior manager on the FSO team. A very easy-going alumni, and felt connected right away. Then it took 1+ week to hear back from the (FSO) recruiter. Final round consists of interviews with a manager, senior manager and a senior, all very nice and easy to talk to. The interviews were pretty conversational. Just be yourself, it's an opportunity to discover the mutual relationship based on a good-fit for both sides. When an offer was rendered, everyone I met during the interview process sent out a congrats email, which is the ultimate reason I chose EY over PwC since I feel more welcomed here.
Interview Question – Tell me something about yourself? View Answer
Negotiation Details – N/A
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Ernst & Young in September 2012.
Interview Details – The interview was conducted by phone. Since this was the case, I was pleased with the level of care that human resources placed into the conversation. Particularly, I appreciated the questions about my concerns and interests outside of school. However, it was obvious that academics mattered substantially in the hiring process. I recommend researching all aspects of any assurance or advisory role, as well as understanding the dynamics of your location, when interviewing with E&Y.
Interview Question – Questions on leadership capacity and previous leadership experiences, as well as how others respect your potential as a leader. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in December 2011.
Interview Details – Got the interview by applying through my campus career services website. Had a 1st round on-campus interview and was invited to go to the city for an office visit. I had 2 interviews at the office and went out to lunch with a host. very friendly staff, very relaxed environment, interviews were mostly conversational.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ernst & Young in November 2011.
Interview Details – Applied through school career service and got an on-campus interview weeks after. Invited to an E&Y Superday few days after the first interview, and the visit was scheduled at the 5 Time Square address. The Superday started with a overview of E&Y and the interviews were way easier than I thought, two 30-min sections with a partner and a senior manager. Both asked me to tell a story about myself. No behavioral question, no brain teaser, no group case, no writing sample. Nice lunch with an assurance staff and filled in an info sheet to close that day. Got a call from the recruiter two weeks later (horrible two weeks for me) and took me another two weeks to receive my offer letter in mail.
Interview Question – Tell me a story about yourself Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Tried but cannot
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in November 2011.
Interview Details –
- 1:1 30 minutes on campus interview, talk about goals and experiences, just trying to find fit.
- Half day office visit, hear presentations, office tour, two 1:1 30 minute interviews with manager and partner. Very easy going, talk about goals, past experiences, and why you would be a good fit.
- Be relaxed, they just want to see if you are someone they could spend 60 hours a week working with.
Interview Question – Why Big 4? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiations.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Ernst & Young in October 2011.
Interview Details – Everyone I dealt with was extremely nice, I got a really good sense of work culture from them. There was a "pre-night" interview which consisted of appetizers and drinks where you can mingle with other candidates and E&Y employees. The interview was all behavioral based, focused a lot on previous experience and leadership roles.
Interview Question – Explain a time where you've shown leadership. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Ernst & Young in March 2011.
Interview Details –
The office visit is basically a dinner the night before, and then three interviews the next morning. Your goal throughout the entire thing is to let your social skills shine. We already know you can handle the job academically, but the recruiters want to be look at you and know instantly that they could trust you to make a good impression on clients. So, just concentrate on having fun, interesting conversations with the people you meet (EY personnel or other candidates). Remember - everyone is nervous. Be the one who is not afraid to step outside your comfort zone.
At the dinner, my advice is to at some point meet and get some information about the people you'll be interviewing the next day. You don't have to meet them for a long time, but just make sure that you've left a positive impression that you can build on at the interview the next day. Also, remember that the dinner is about 3 hours in length. Be prepared for basic questions about yourself (where you go to school, what you do for fun, anything interesting you've done recently or in your near future). Remember to smile and be social.
The next morning, you'll meet your "buddy" (a 1st or 2nd year staff at EY) and have breakfast with everyone. EY will give a few presentations (~1.5 hours) and then it's time to do interviews. At the interviews, my goal is always to make it just like a conversation. Try to find interesting things you have in common with your interviewer and talk about those, instead of talking about the interview questions. Finally, after all the interviews, you'll go to lunch with your buddy. This is your last chance to make a lasting impression. Remember - the buddies might give feedback to the recruiters about you, so you want to become as friendly as possible with your buddy so that they say a lot of good things.
Other than that, I just wish you luck. There's a lot of competition, but if you do your best at having good conversations and making positive impressions, you'll have a good shot.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ernst & Young.
Interview Details – Questions focus on how you work as a team, accoumplishments at college or at a previous job. Interviewer is mainly looking for if you are good fit for the E&Y team environemnt/ culture.
Interview Question – How do you see yourself in next 3-5 years if you join E&Y? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
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