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EY Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details 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 Question – 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


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

Interviewed at EY

Interview Details 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 Question – Tell me about your dream job   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Graduate Consultant Interview

Graduate Consultant

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details Online application with questions about why you want to work for EY, telephone screen by HR, online personality test. Assessment center: interview with director/partner, group activity, literacy & numeracy testing, luncheon with staff (you will be judged).

Interview Question – Normal behavioral questions. Expect one or two curveball questions, e.g. Who would be your ideal client and why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiated a start date, but not salary.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Vacationer Interview

Vacationer
Perth, Western Australia

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details talent screener, verbal and numerical testing, group activity (non accounting related), interview with manager. Was overall a good experience. Very well run by EY. Prepare behavioural stayle questions for the interview and review the values of EY

Interview Question – what would be the ideal company you would want to work for.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at EY.

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Vacationer - Risk Interview

Vacationer - Risk
Perth, Western Australia

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in April 2014.

Interview Details The application process consisted of an online submission starting with CV, cover letter and a few questions. After that there was numerical, verbal and logical reasoning tests. Following that I went in for an assessment centre where I participated in a group case study and was then interviewed by a senior manager. The next day I was called up and offered a position.

Interview Question – The questions were all fairly standard. They were general 'fit' questions. A couple that required a bit more thought revolved around experiences with diversity and persuading people.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Adelaide

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at EY.

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Adelaide

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in October 2010.

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

Interview Question – Questions were fair.   Answer Question

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Accountant Interview

Senior Accountant
Brisbane

I applied online and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details Was recruited through the graduate recruitment process. I'ts important to make strong connections with the HR reps and be enthusiastic throughout the process. Attend as many grad recruitment events as you can to find out about the company and meet some of the existing employees.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years time - I was unsure how honest to be with this question, but in reality as I was starting my career and didn't yet know where this opportunity could take me. Best to demonstrate that you are looking to develop yourself in a great firm, learn as much as you can, and start to understand what opportunities there are to advance as you get there.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details Contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn and invited to a 60 minute phone interview asking about my previous work experience.

Interview Question – What is a piece of work you are most proud of?   Answer Question

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