EY Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated 29 Oct, 2014
Updated 29 Oct, 2014
253 Interview Reviews

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    Advisory Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I originally bounced around from recruiter to recruiter within the firm to finally come to the advisory practice that i was most interested in. Everyone I spoke to was kind and very receptive. Eventually I was called into an interview with a manager, senior manager, and Partner. I clicked with each individual team member. Within 3 days I received a call extending an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were soft skills. Name the most difficult area that you tested and how you handled it from beginning to end.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Always negotiate. Look at the benefits package and the salary. Get data from sites and most importantly your network from other big 4.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Extremely lengthy process typically takes 2-3 months with excessive number of interviews. Decision is by committee and not left up to the individual hiring manager. This commonly prevents the hiring manager from actually choosing or offering based on their intuition for the specific role.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were not difficult, but the sheer number of interviews ensures candidates are jaded and repetitive   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Offer is always mid-range, always go back for additional salary, was able to achieve $5k bump upwards from initial just by asking.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Senior III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at EY in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Staffing agency person referred me to EY, Got the phone interview (Technical) call in a week and then traveled to New York for personal interview. It was three 30 minutes interviews with Partner, Exec Director and senior manager. The process was great and amazing people. I have got the offer after 2 weeks from the personal interview. I have declined the offer as they were not ready to offer what I have expected. No negotiation at all.

    Interview Questions
    • challenges faced in previous projects and how I have handled them.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I have asked for 25% higher than my current salary. EY Offered 15% higher than my current salary. Offer ended at $5K-$10K less than what I have asked for. They could not take an exception to get me more.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting, on site interview. (4 head to head interview, each half hour) Invited to Superday, where I was intereviewed by 4 senior managers and a Partner. Don't really have a lot of time to ask questions or go too much into detail in 30 minute interviews, but got the feeling they were more interested in learning if you are the right fit and can be "developed".

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Manager, Customer Strategy, Financial Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EY in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Screen by HR, followed by Sr. Manager screen, then 1/2 day visit to NYC which consisted of a brief introduction to a panel and 4 interviews -- 2 with live people (Sr. Manager, and Recruiting) with two phone interviews with partners.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me your strengths and weaknesses?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EY in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview through campus recruiting. The first round interview took place on campus. First round interview questions were pretty easy. They just want to know who you are. Questions like "why tax? why accounting?". Then there were 3 recruiting events on campus.

    Then the firm invites you for office visit, all expenses paid for. The second round interview was with partner and manager. They ask you almost the same questions like the first round interview. Make sure to ask a lot of questions and show that you're very interested.

    Interview Questions
    • Which tax practice do you want to specialize in and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Advisory Services Senior Manager (FSO) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at EY in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume to EY recruiter who contacted me the next day. Phone interview with a sr. manager occurred a week later. Invited to NYC office for 'Super Day' which consisted of 4 1:1 interviews (sr. manager, director, partner, and partner/principle). One of the 1:1s involved a case question. Super Day was held on a Friday; the recruiter contacted me on the following Thursday regarding outcome/next steps.

    Interview Questions
    • The case involved a client who was experiencing declining profitability in one of its lines of business. Two questions were asked: 1) What approach would you use to understand why there is a decline in profitability?, and 2) Calculate revenues by LOB based on percentage of total revenue by year (numbers were provided).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Advisory Senior III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EY in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was given an accelerated interview due to a competing offer from another company already on the table. Less than a week after sending in my resume, I was flown to the NYC office where I had 45 min interviews with four people. Later that day I received a phone call and was informed that EY wanted to move forward with making an offer. About a week later I received the offer and accepted shortly afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about agile software development? Waterfall? Scrum? Etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked what my desired salary was. I asked for more than my competing offer, which could not be matched, but was given a very close offer from EY.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EY.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process was expedited rather quickly. Spoke to a couple of campus recruiters from EY FSO office on the phone before the formal phone interview. Following the phone interview I was asked to attend a "super-day" in their New York, NY office. The day began with meeting senior partners, followed by two separate interviews by lower level partners.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to be certain that you were not going to meet a clients deadline, what is a way you would approach the client and let them know the job would not be finished on time, and how would you move forward.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Advisory Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at EY in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with an HR representative asking very basic information regarding previous jobs, salary expectations, current salary, etc. Week later phone interview with a Manager. It was in-depth conversation with some behavioral questions and some technical questions. They want to get a sense of whether or not you like this particular field and whether or not you would fit in their team. One day later HR rep scheduled a superday at the NY office. 6 1:1 interviews with managers, directors, and staff. Standard behavioral questions, but they really dug deep on technical questions. I couldn't answer most of the technical stuff because my knowledge and expertise is simply not up to their level, but they just want to see how you react to these types of situations. They are looking for enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Two weeks later I get a phone call from the hiring manager explaining that they liked me a lot and the feedback was very positive and they continued the job offer process for about two more weeks of filling out paperwork and various forms. About four weeks after I interviewed at the superday they email me the offer letter.

    I went over and beyond with interview preparation and research. I honestly do not think I would have gotten this far without going at least 110%.

    Interview Questions
    • What exactly do you do at your current job? It appears you do little to no analysis with the model.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, but I assume the more experience you have the better your chances are, but EY is a very structured company so salaries at each level have minimums and maximums, so be prepared and you should expect what you deserve.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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