EY is one of the largest professional services networks in the world. Along with Deloitte, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, it is considered one of the Big Four accounting firms.
It primarily provides assurance (which includes financial audit), tax, consulting, and advisory services to its clients. Like many of the larger accounting firms in recent years, EY has expanded into markets adjacent to accounting, including strategy, operations, HR, technology, and financial services consulting.
EY operates as a network of member firms that are structured as separate legal entities in a partnership, which has 312,250 employees in over 700 offices in more than 150 countries around the world.
The firm's current partnership was formed in 1989 by a merger of two accounting firms; Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co.
You can start your application process in EY through their official website. Search for jobs through keywords or locations and find detailed descriptions about each of them. Click on the apply now button and complete your application. They will review the application and will revert back if the application meets their requirements.
The interview is rather a 2-way role so you’d be encouraged to ask out about the work culture, the scope of your role, and any other questions you might have about the company. The interview could take part in person, via phone, video, or all three modes too. You will be expected to talk about your own experience, work portfolio, ambitions, and personal opinions.
They may also ask you to complete a written assessment, either online or at a testing center. The exact structure and content will depend on the country, service line, and role to which you apply, as different roles need different skills. They will keep in touch during the whole process and will let you know your next steps
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Joining a new organization can be a stressful experience, which is why EY offers a global onboarding technology portal to make your job transition as smooth as possible. You can also start networking with your peers and colleagues through the portal.
The number of interview rounds and their time window will heavily depend on your job role and department, but the generic process is basically the same:
Basically, this is the pre-screening step. The interview allows you to present your skills and achievements in a more interactive manner than in your resume.
Your manager(or partner) will conduct the final one-to-one interview. Your skills, attitude, personality, and future goals will be closely examined here to determine if you are the perfect fit for the job.
Q-1 Why do you want to join EY?
Ans- Whenever you are answering these types of questions, mention the culture of the company that inspired you to join it. Describe your desire to learn new things while working at the company as well.
Q-2 Why should we hire you?
Ans- To answer such questions, you are required to highlight what makes you stand out and why the interviewer should be excited to have you on their team. Speak aloud about what you are good at, and the things you have done in the past that demonstrate your strength and abilities
Q-3 Tell me about a time when you worked effectively under pressure.
Ans- A good answer to this starts with reminding back to a past instance and actually describing how you were able to solve a problem.
At the end of the day, EY is looking for problem-solvers who can handle pressure and that’s who they want you to be.
Q-4 What interests you the most about this position?
Ans- Answer this keeping in mind the position’s role, and the possibility of future promotion. A good approach is to start by talking about your past experience and its compatibility with the role.
Q-5 What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?
Ans- Answer to the point, try to stay as honest as you can, and don’t put too much stress on your weakness.