EY Consultant Interview Questions

Updated 14 Apr 2015
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
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Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EY.

Interview

Initial process involved an online application and testing - Progression led to an assessment day invitation which consisted of an interview with two senior staff, a group activity and a tour of the offices by recent graduates, with an opportunity to further interact with employees and other candidates at lunch - The entire process was quite streamlined and efficient, particularly in comparison to peer firms - Time from application to assessment day = approx. 1 month with an offer made two days later.

Interview Questions

  • No questions were out of the ordinary or particularly difficult - Standard situational and behavioural questions based on your experiences - 'Hardest' question: "What is a current event or issue in business you are following? - What is your understanding of it? - How it affects or has the potential to affect our clients in the the operation of their businesses and the services we provide in lieu of this?"   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Multiple stages, technical and behavioural questions covering a wide variety of topics. Several different interviewers, initially HR employees followed by members from the actual team. Final stage was a team lunch to get an idea for behavioural fit.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The process started with an online application followed by online quiz and situational test. After this there was an assessment centre with a group task with about 4 others. This was followed up by an interview. However some candidates had their interview before the group task.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could pick one client to work with who would it be?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Adelaide
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EY (Adelaide).

    Interview

    Well structured interview process with prompt communication from HR. Partners are really nice and down to earth and truly want you to succeed in the interview process

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time you have worked overseas and had to overcome culture shock   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Adelaide
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at EY (Adelaide) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Very well organised interview process. Consultant interview, Manager interview and Partner interview. Followed by online skills test. Followed by in-person practical day.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Offer was couriered to me the next day, accompanied with a personal phone call to inform me of the good news.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EY (Chicago, IL (US)).

    Interview

    Very quick. Talked with an EY employee at a networking function and sent them my resume afterwards. A week later I was given a phone interview and a week after that I was flown out to the office for final rounds. Several behavioral interviews and a case study. They got back to me within a week with my offer. Great experience overall.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral Questions (While they seem like throwaways, THESE QUESTIONS ARE ENORMOUSLY IMPORTANT):
      • Tell me about yourself
      • Why do you want this job, at this company?
      • What do you do outside of work?
      • What is your greatest weakness
      • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
      • Describe a situation when you have had to work with someone difficult and what you did to overcome this
       
      1 Answer
    • Case Study: (EY's case consulting studies relate directly to the sort of work the position entails)
      • IE for Operational Transaction Advisory - Interviewer will explain a transaction case involving M&A Transaction Diligence:
      o How would you combine two companies to realize cost synergies?
      o What operational improvements would you suggest?

      Notes:
      - Case is tailored to operational diligence – OTS provides a deeper analysis of what a firm does
      - They want to see someone who is willing to take a risk and demonstrate good business instincts
       
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The offer was generous enough to mitigate any reason for negotiation. There was some leeway as to which office I would work in.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at EY.

    Interview

    Interview was strength based with 5 questions. I was sat down with the recruitor who made sure that the interview was steered by myself, the questions where just guidance for me to explain how I am like in the working environment. There were no trick questions or such. Overall, the flexibile structure made it for perhaps the most interesting interview that I have had yet.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do in a situation where there you know you can do better than someone else at a given task?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EY (Jakarta (Indonesia)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    First phase is phone interview with the recruiter. If it is passed, next stage is interview with Partner and Senior Manager. After that, some language test (english), and if it is passed, next stage are medical checkup and background check

    Interview Questions

    • Explain your work experience   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    on campus interview, one week later result, invited for onsite interview. three half hour interviews in new york office. nice hotel stay. ey professional greeted at the door. took to the floor of interview . waited in the room. interviewer explained about company and work and then went deep into the work ex and projects

    Interview Questions

    • didnt expect technical questions and mixed behavioural   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at EY (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    EY Risk Advisory services

    There were 2 rounds .1st with the team 'manager' , and the next with the partner .

    In the first round, I was asked about my prior work-ex (in IT sector) .I was then asked about what risks could be expected in a typical procurement process .Told him about supplier risk, quality ,lead time ,etc. Also asked on risks in a NBFC I had mentioned in my resume .I'd worked on Oracle ERP.Was asked whether I knew SAP .Replied in the negative .

    The partner round was a test of mental toughness and ability to work under pressure, besides being a technical one .

    Q. Which company is at the top in Fortune 500 list ?What is its turnover ?
    Q. Which Indian companies are there in Fortune 500 ?
    Q. What is the typical cost structure of a tech company ?
    A. HR cost .They have the billing rates & no. of people as cost drivers .
    Q. Any other ?
    A. Replied R&D .Tried to justify by saying that although products by Indian tech companies like Infosys (Finacle) were made quite some time ago, R&D has to be incurred to continuously patch it .
    Q. How will you reduce costs in such a firm ?
    Reduce bench strength, poor performers, leased offices rather than on purchased land, use of solution accelerators,etc .

    Interview Questions

    • How will you detect payroll fraud for a company ?You can have any data you like .   1 Answer
    • If biometric records aren't available ,then any other ways ?   1 Answer

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