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 a recruiter and interviewed at Ernst & Young.
Interview Details – CAS hires differently than the rest of TAS or EY. Very Ivy-league (or top 15 college) driven. Tries to poach students / professionals from the MBB strategy consulting firms. Thus, the interviews will definitely have a case interview portion and also behavioral questions. For experienced professionals, first interview will be with an HR person. Second round will be at an EY office with 4+ manager and above team members. Third round will be with a few partners.
Interview Question – Number of coffee cups sold in Manhattan annually Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Ask for a signing bonus, sometimes may not be provided if not asked for
I applied in-person and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Ernst & Young in April 2013.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume to the position through a headhunter for this position.Interviews were phone based, two office visits and got interviewed by 6 senior managers, partners, director. Director was arrogant and not very professional. Recruiter told me he wanted to give me an offer but kept pushing the dates.
Interview Question – Director asked me to take a different seat for no reason, while I was waiting for the next interviewer to come in. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The recruiter kept postponing about what the offer is going to be. I was very much employed, and was not desperate. Meanwhile I got another offer and accepted.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ernst & Young in July 2012.
Interview Details – multiple interviews with senior managers, managers and partners within the practice that i was interviewing with. was a long [process that lasted 3 months and had to make multiple trips to new york. accepted the offer.
Negotiation Details – not much negotiation room.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Ernst & Young in May 2012.
Interview Details – HR contacted me and performed a first level screening interview over the phone. After that I had two 45 minute phone interviews with Senior Managers. Questions focused on my professional experience, with some behavioral questions and hypothetical questions. A few questions were directly aimed at structured methodologies I had used in the past.
Interview Question – You've just been handed a lead from the accounting practice, how would you handle the first meeting being engaged as a M&A consultant? Answer Question
The process took 5 days - interviewed at Ernst & Young in February 2012.
Interview Details –
One day I got a call from an HR and she asked me about me about my background and whether I was interested in E&Y - TAS. The call lasted for around 30 minute.
After that, I received a case study from a recruiting director. By this case study, they wanted to check my accounting and finance knowledge, and my analytical skills. I nailed the the case study and exceeded their expectations.
Finally, I was invited to E&Y Times Square office in NYC for the final round. The final round consisted of four one-on-one interviews. These four interviews was conducted by 2 seniors managers, the recruiting director and a partner. All of these interviews were behavioral. I think, they were checking my communication skills and fit. I wasn't asked a single technical question.
This process took only 4 working days.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Ernst & Young in January 2012.
Interview Details – Interview consists of experience, behavioral and motivational questions. Most questions are easy and standard.
Negotiation Details – No
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Ernst & Young in November 2010.
Interview Details –
It was on campus interview for senior associate risk position. I was asked following questions:
1. Tell me something about yourself
2. Describe a time when situation was going out of your control and you could manage at the last moment.
3. Describe a time when situation was going out of your control and you could not manage it.
4. What is the most challenging work you did
5. Tell me about a bad decision you have taken
6. How would you be helpful for risk advisory services at EY
7. Lots of question on my resume
8. Couple of questions on Basel, Economy, and Dodd Frank act
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in July 2013.
Interview Details – Excellent, 4 rows of interviews, final decision came from foreign hiring manager but the overall process took 1 month. Mandatory English interview for those outside US/UK/Australia, we work in English 100% of the time. Got interviewed by partners as well and everyone was able to provide feedback, this ensures the quality of the work environment (I can vouch for it, I've interviewed people myself as part of the same process once inside)
Interview Question – Where do you want to be in 5 years Answer Question
Negotiation Details – weeks of holidays, by law I had right to only 2 but agreed on a +1 for as long as I remain employed. I also got 10% more salary than their initial offer.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ernst & Young in February 2013.
Interview Details – I was referred to the job through a former colleague. First, round interview comprised of resume based questions, mostly on my consulting assignments with my then current exmployer. Second round interviews were with a Partner. It was less technical and was based solely on my ongoing project.
Interview Question – What will be the implication of IFRS on disclosure of derivatives for banks? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not have much room for negotiation, but I started with a high number and I managed to bring it down to something satisfactory.
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