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Interviews at EY

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at EY.

Interview experience

Based on 69 interviews
Favorable

Interview difficulty

Based on 67 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 64 interviews
About a week

Interview process at EY

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
27%
About a day or two
25%
About two weeks
25%
About a month
17%
More than one month
6%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
52%
Background check
33%
Phone call/screening
32%
Group interview
29%
Problem solving exercises
13%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
0%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at EY

  • In 2009 my interview was good and professional
    Shared on 4 February 2020 - Supervisor - Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Not intense at all. I didn’t have to go through much because I had been accepted as a bursary applicant as a result of my good grades in high school.
    Shared on 11 October 2019 - Vacation Work Student - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Through process that requires one to be well prepared, focused and remain truthful
    Shared on 3 January 2019 - Assistant Assurance Manager - Harare, Zimbabwe
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Interview questions at EY

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • When you are applying for a training contract for articles they will ask you the following questions1. Tell us about yourself 2. What have been your biggest achievements in your life3. What do you …
    Shared on 18 July 2018
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 yearsAre you a team playerAre you adaptableDo you cope with pressureCan you handle conflictPlace on in various scenarios to see how one handles oneself
    Shared on 20 February 2018 - Personal Assistant: Assurance Partners - Cape Town, Western Cape
  • All the possible questions to know myself as a person as well as my professional knowledge.
    Shared on 3 February 2018 - Consultant, Transaction Advisory services - Riga

Interview tips at EY

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)76%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)20%
  • They didn’t have a dress code3%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)1%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at EY

  • Just be yourself. At EY they appreciate people who are real and they want to see if you will fit into the great people culture.
    Shared on 19 May 2022 - IT Auditor - Johannesburg, Gauteng

The first interview at EY

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me20%
  • Walk-In20%
  • Through Indeed10%
  • Other online job site10%
  • Campus placement10%

How candidates received their first interview at EY

  • I was approached via Linkedin.
    Shared on 19 May 2022 - IT Auditor - Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • I contacted them and arrange to come in for a interview. They reviewed my documents and invited me to come for an interview.
    Shared on 22 February 2022 - Supervisor - Cape Town, Western Cape
  • I submitted my CV on the careers website.
    Shared on 15 February 2022 - HR Administrator - Sandton, Gauteng
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