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Updated Mar 29, 2014
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Seattle, WA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details Through campus recruiting

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Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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I applied through college or university and the process took 12 months - interviewed at EY.

Interview Details The hiring process for any Big 4, not just EY, is truly rigorous. There are many requirements and suggested steps to be met alon the way. For example, recruitment for Big 4 internships begins the spring of your junior year. Here, you will apply for summer leadership programs. These programs are designed to introduce candidates to the firms professionals and various service lines. It's a great way to get your foot in the door but highly competitive so be prepared to interview and bring it.

After summer leadership conferences, there is summer recruiting events that are typically informal and sometimes invite only. They can range from being very small scale with a few professionals and yourself to a larger BBQ social type event. The more successful candidates are proactive and set up coffee/lunch meetings with professionals of the various firms.

After the summer, fall of your senior year is when internship recruiting begins. You apply through your Universities career services (usually online) and if selected, you are scheduled for an on-campus interview. The firms all interview generally within the same week so schedule your interviews so they aren't back to back (looks bad on your part). On top of this week long series of interviews (one per firm) you will have nightly social events (not mandatory, but don't shoot yourself in the foot). It is very busy. Not to mention it's generally during your first round of midterms!

Next, if you survive first round interviews, firms will reach out and extend a second round interview to you. This is where, regardless of where you are going to school, the firm will fly you out and put you in a hotel, all expenses paid, for whichever office you are recruiting with. You will have three, 30 minute interviews back-to-back-to-back (drink water!) usually with senior managers and partners. Then later that night typically there is a social event. Repeat this process for as many Big 4 or large regional firms as you are interviewing with.

You will receive your offers after this point. Some firms even offer you early, prior to second round interviews to try and get you early before you are persuaded by the other firms. It's competitive and firms want the best candidates. Bring your A game!

And, if you don't get an internship, you can go through full time recruiting the next fall, where you will start as a Staff 1. Same process as above with first and second round interviews. There can be exceptions though (i.e. if you are no longer on a college campus and an experienced hire). Generally speaking, firms will hire first out of their internship programs to fill spots before hiring directly for full time. Internships are great "trial runs" where the firm can evaluate a candidate's fit with the firm and ability prior to offering a full time position.

Interview Question – Most difficult question: What are your weaknesses? What do you struggle with most?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Very easy, everything is basically set to standard and you don't have much leverage as an intern.

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Anonymous Employee
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EY in March 2013.

Interview Details All behavioral questions. Fairly casual. They asked me lot of questions based of my resume, experience and leadership experience on campus. I interviewed with 3 different people, two partners and one senior manager.

Interview Question – Nothing too surprising   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate

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I applied online and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details Was contacted for an interview scheduled for the next week, went for the interview and was offered the internship position within the week of the interview
The interviewers were very friendly and it felt somewhat like a chit chat session. Questions were very standard and the whole interview only took around 15 minutes.

Interview Question – There were no technical questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Interview Details Interviewed through campus recruiting. First round on campus and then invited to the Superday.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected.   Answer Question

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Houston, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2011.

Interview Details Office Visit was casual and the Interview was mainly behavioral questions

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The questions are mainly to get to know you, nothing out of the ordinary.
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Philadelphia, PA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at EY in June 2013.

Interview Details Everything went smoothly. People were nice and friendly. My first interview was about my resume so make sure you know thoroughly your resume. Basically behavioral questions like your strengths, weaknesses, future plans,...

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I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at EY in October 2013.

Interview Details Apply through school recruiting center. 1st round interview with a senior manager. Nice conversation, basically get to know the applicant. A week letter , get invited to the office interview.

Interview Question – several behavior questions , not hard   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at EY.

Interview Details first round is more go through your resume and know your background. It is conversation style and pretty much laid back. Start through small talk and chit-chat a little bit. Then the interviewer started to ask a bit more about my past internship experience. We also talked about the industry a little bit.

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New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EY in October 2012.

Interview Details First round was on campus interview, and ask the general questions about leadership, teamwork and skills. The second round interview on site and similar questions like the first round.

Interview Question – When face the same questions, it's hard to get the different answers immediately.   Answer Question

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