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EY Associate Director Interview Questions

Updated Feb 14, 2017
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Associate Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at EY (New York, NY) in June 2015.

Interview

Painful, slow process with complete lack of communications from the recruiter. Overall a six month process that ended with no follow-up communications from the recruiter or hiring manager. T

The leader of the organization is not experienced in the specific function, hence, the next level down, does not follow sound practices for the function. Complete lack of a sense of urgency or organizational direction from the management team.

Interview Questions

  • Q: June 10th 2015; When can you start as this is the most urgent hire for the organization? We really need someone to take over this function as the former leader was fired in May and the internal organization is very dissatisfied.   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for EY

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (Alpharetta, GA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process, which was very quick, included an initial phone interview/screening with a recruiter, followed by an in-person interview with the hiring manager. By far, the entire process was very thorough and quick. I received an offer within one day from my in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions posed were general in nature (i.e., discuss, in chronological order, your professional background and stay focused on what you did specifically vs. what you and your team (the "WE" aspect) may have done; and behavioral-related questions).   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate as the initial offer was more than fair.


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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at EY (Atlanta, GA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    1. HR Hiring Manager phone screening interview
    2. Phone Interview with Hiring Manager or substitute
    3. HR Hiring Manager schedules and team host OnSite interviews with up to 3 team interviewers
    4. Phone Offer made

    Interview Questions

    • Give me two examples of projects where you had to drive more than usual in order to get the project across the line? And what were some lessons learned?   1 Answer
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EY (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process included a screening interview on the phone with a recruiter, an initial phone interview with the outgoing hiring manager, a face to face interview with the incoming hiring manager, an interview with both (one in the room, the other on the phone), an interview with several members of the team I would be joining (two in the room, another on the phone) and a final face to face interview with both a team member and the HR leader for the Northeast. By the time EY made an offer I had received another, very attractive offer for a position in Europe and they hurried their process a bit towards the end when I let them know this. At all times I was kept informed of next steps and treated very courteously by everyone.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't recall a particularly difficult or unexpected question, but the outgoing hiring manager turned the tables on me at the initial telephone interview and asked *me* to interview *her.*   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    The offer was very fair and I did not negotiate.


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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at EY (Bengaluru (India)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    HR was professional in scheduling, following up and updating the feedback. First round was professional and it was like friendly discussion, second round there were more personal questions and I guess personal scenario was one of reason for decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Experience back ground and fit for the role   1 Answer

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at EY (London, England (UK)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Five face to face and 1 telephone interviews over a six month period. Mainly skills based questions and ones around team fit. The process lacked coordination and hade huge gaps between each stage. Nobody seemed to know what was happening. Somewhat surprising for a company of this size and stature.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical skills related to the specific industry of the role   Answer Question

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at EY (Johannesburg (South Africa)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    had 3 -4 interviews. One of the interviews at later stage included a Business plan presentation. 1st Interview was with immediate Boss. 2nd with Boss's boss. 3rd was with a panel of Senior partners

    Interview Questions

    • How will you use EY India experience in EY Africa to make EY Africa a market leader from current Number 4 position   Answer Question

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at EY in September 2009.

    Interview

    Applied for internal roles after a reorganisation. Well-defined job descriptions and application process. Some confusion in interview scheduling as was interviewed for two roles simultaneously. Interview was a time-limited presentation and panel interview by video conference.

    Interview Questions

    • How to help the business perform better in prioritising limited resources.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at EY (Thiruvananthapuram (India)) in March 2008.

    Interview

    Applied through a newspaper advertisement.
    Had an HR call to validate the application and to check if I am open to the position on offer.
    This was followed by an hour+ long telephonic interview - techno-managerial with HR
    The next round was a one-to-one interview on premise and followed by a panel interview
    The offer was given by HR and explained to me. They took questions and clarified well.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Ernst and Young, when coming from my particular background?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fairly open and fair


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