I applied through college or university - interviewed at Ernst & Young in December 2013.
Interview Details – The first interview was on campus. Interview has two parts. The first part is 15mins pre-interview. I was interview with an manager and a senior. The second part is 30mins. There is a pre-night before the interview, including dinner and bowling. No behavior questions in the first round interview. It is more about tell me youself and go thorough the resume.
Interview Question – What are the two edges of your personalities Answer Question
Interviewed at Ernst & Young
Interview Details – Hiring and interview process is planned well.But it toook time for about 2 months to get all the formalities to complete.I had about 2 rounds of telephonic and 4 rounds of inperson interview.Inperson interview is very cool and it doesnt feel like interview.
Interview Question – unexpected questions like if i am ready to take new opportunies outside my area of expertise. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – nothing.it went smooth.
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in December 2013.
Interview Details –
I applied for the position through my school's career services website.
The first-round interview was on-campus. The interviewer was really nice, and it was a standard 30-minute resume/personality interview.
A few days later, I received an email requesting I complete an online writing test. I was given 45 minutes to answer a question about the skill set necessary for new hires. It was not difficult -- I think it was less about what you wrote and more about your ability to write.
A few days after that, I received an email inviting me to an office visit. My visit was scheduled for a month later. The day began with two presentations, one about the Business Advisor Program and another about EY. We were then introduced to our greeters, who were in their first and second years of BAP, who took us to our interviews and then out to lunch afterwards. There were three interviews back-to-back, one case and two resume/fit. The case interview was not stressful -- the interviewer was nice, and answered whatever questions I had. The case was also written out and I had 10-15 minutes to read through the problem and think about it on my own before I was asked any questions. After the interviews, I got lunch with a group of greeters and other people interviewing.
I heard back within 5 business days that I received an offer.
Interview Question – My last interviewer was tough. For everything I said, he said I didn't really answer the question and asked me to say something else. I don't think he did this because my answers were bad or wrong, but rather to see how I reacted and carried myself. He did this for three or four questions, but warmed up at the end when I had the chance to ask questions. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Ernst & Young.
Interview Details – Referred by a family friend. Got the call from HR 2 days after. Phone Interview for 10 mins to check past experience. Went through the key responsibilities of my previous job. Scheduled on-site interview after the phone call. Asked about CPA exams and qulifications. Face to face interview after about 2 weeks of phone interview.
Interview Question – the salary expectation Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in December 2013.
Interview Details – On campus interview all behavioral questions. Office Visit laid back, no interview questions. Just talked about resume and experiences.
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Ernst & Young in December 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through campus recruiting and went to Superday in October 2013. It was really easy, 1 case interview and 2 behavioral.
Interview Question – Nothing was that out of the ordinary. They just asked about my experiences. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through campus recruiting. Went to first round on-campus interview with a partner on Oct. 16th and second round on-site interview with two senior managers on Nov. 21st. Both were one-to-one. The whole process, from first round interview to final decision making, took almost 5 weeks. However, the decision was made the next day right after the office visit.
Interview Question – Nothing technical. Most of them were conversational. I had three interviewers during the whole interview process. There was only one guy asking me many questions about my experience, like the best/worst team/people you've ever worked with, describing a time when you made a right/wrong decision, etc. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I like the company and people there. They are very nice and friendly. I didn't negotiate because the benefit or salary for new employees is basically identical in all of the big four.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ernst & Young in November 2013.
Interview Details – very easy going and laid back interview process. s true sense of teamwork and commitment is portrayed at all levels, Everyone seems to be part of a team and shows a true dedication to growing the practice.
Negotiation Details – i received offer, i did not have to negotiste as they met my initial requests
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in November 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied through school career website and got a response in about a week after deadline.
Scheduled a phone interview with a senior at their office. Had a phone interview wit him and after few days, got a denial response.
Interview Question – Nothing too difficult. Question about teamwork and the resume Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in November 2013.
Interview Details –
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.)
Interview Question – 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
Negotiation Details – 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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