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EY Australia

3.8
  • > 100,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at EY Australia

8.3
8.3 rating for Recruitment, based on 32 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
The process started with an online test, followed by an in-person interview. The interview lasted half a day and involved a one-on-one interview and a group interview.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Online application -> Online test -> Assessment center day -> offer
Graduate, melbourne
Upload CV / cover letter 3 x online assessment 1 x video interview 1 x assessment centre 1 x partner interview
Midlevel, Melbourne
Most successful graduates complete an online application, followed by face-to-face interviews and group assessments.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Great and simple interview process. Like how it is effectively all done in one day.
Graduate, Melbourne
Interview process and assessments are not technical and are straightforward and approachable. I think they look for people who work well in team situations, are inclusive, respectful and creative; while focusing on client outcomes. Interview questions aren't technical, and selection focuses on your ability to coherently articulate yourself and engage with your interviewer.
Midlevel, Canberra
The interview process was relatively straight forward. I had a one on one interview with one of the Partners and was part of an Assessment Centre where we were in a group of 10-12 people and had to work through a problem and provide a group response to the panel.
Graduate, Adelaide
Generic online application, online assessments, and then an assessment centre consisting of a group and individual interview.
Midlevel, Melbourne
The interview process is very streamlined. Initial online applications are screened on a rolling basis, which contributes to the quick hiring process. After the online application, there is an online behavioural assessment and psychometric testing. The last stage is an assessment centre where a group case study and one on one interview with a Partner/Director of your chosen area occurs.
Graduate, Melbourne
Assessments were difficult but assessment day and interview were very professional
Midlevel, Sydney
A bit nerving
Experienced, Sydney
Interview process and assessments were both enjoyable and challenging.
Midlevel, Sydney
Very fast to respond and all instructions were clear
Midlevel, Sydney
Group assessment and individual interview
Midlevel, Sydney
Quick and easy to attend.
Midlevel, Sydney
there are a number of rounds of initial interviews and online assessments. if successful you are progressed to a group & individual interview, and an assessment centre where you solve a client issue as a group.
Graduate, Sydney
Difficult and high pressure
Graduate, Melbourne
pretty standard; interviews, assessment centre etc.
Graduate, Sydney
Took a long time for the whole grad recruitment process! But very typical big 4 assessment centre - had a group task, a written task and an individual interview with mostly behavioural questions. Prior to this, the screening stage includes online assessments, including a values assessment and a numerical and verbal assessment.
Midlevel, Brisbane
Online assessments Assessment day - Group activity, Partner interview, catch-up with Accountants from assurance
Midlevel, Melbourne
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
I was asked 1 current affairs question (related to the business unit I was applying for), maybe 2 motivational questions and 5-8 behavioural-based questions.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Behavioural only
Graduate, melbourne
Biggest weakness
Midlevel, Melbourne
Most questions related to my work experience and interests outside of work/study.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Situational based questions.
Graduate, Melbourne
"What is your 'better' question?"
Midlevel, Melbourne
Behavioural questions.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Questions related to: my interest in my chosen area, extracurricular activities, why I chose to apply to this company, and behavioural questions.
Graduate, Melbourne
Situational behavioural questions. Industry questions
Midlevel, Sydney
Asked about future of Accounting with digital disruption being major part of the industry
Experienced, Sydney
What skills would you provide to the team? What is it that interested you to join this particular team?
Midlevel, Sydney
scenario situations - 'what would you do if...'
Midlevel, Sydney
Why did you choose EY, describe a time you had to change something, describe a time you learnt something new.
Midlevel, Sydney
Questions pertaining to general workplace experience, education, hobbies, and questions based on previous experience
Graduate, Sydney
A one hour partner interview. Mainly aimed at finding out about me as a person.
Graduate, Melbourne
General questions; I interviewed as an intern so they weren't too technical, rather just trying to see me as a person
Graduate, Sydney
Lots of behavioural questions, specific to the team I was applying for
Midlevel, Brisbane
Behavioral questions
Midlevel, Melbourne
Questions involving soft skills - conflict resolution, handling difficult situations
Graduate, Melbourne
The usual behavioural interview questions as well as a good mix of general getting to know you questions. It was a genuine conversation, not like the traditional depiction of an interview where you are grilled.
Graduate, Perth
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
To prepare I'd recommend thinking about answers to some generic behavioural questions, and picking out examples that make you excited to talk about. E.g. you might talk about your experience volunteering when you are asked about teamwork.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Attend networking events prior to application to understand the internal structure, and where the team actually fits.
Graduate, melbourne
Practice with online tests prior to taking the actual one
Midlevel, Melbourne
Talk about what you do outside of work and study - people want to know about your other interests!
Midlevel, Melbourne
Study EY and prepare for situational based questions.
Graduate, Melbourne
Understand EY values and vision, be able to explain how they align with your values and articulate what you are looking for. Prepare a "better question"
Midlevel, Canberra
Be yourself, don't be too scared of the process.
Graduate, Adelaide
Meet with partners and other staff and ask about what they do and what their interests/sector focuses are and try to align yourself with a team who does what you are interested in.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Think of every behavioural question you could possibly be asked and write down an answer to each in the STAR method. Practise answering these questions aloud so you get used to the interview style. Don't memorise the answers unless you're able to present them in a believable and non robotic way.
Midlevel, Melbourne
I would advise candidates to research the operating model of the company, the type of work that their chosen area performs, and growth areas that the company are investing in for the future. This information can be found via online forums, Glassdoor, talking to current employees, news articles, and company publications (check their social media and websites).
Graduate, Melbourne
Research EY and know the company before the interview
Graduate, Sydney
Practice situational questions and online behavioural assessments. Research the company and the industry
Midlevel, Sydney
Be your authentic self
Experienced, Sydney
Candidates can best prepare by learning as much as they can about the team they are applying for. Also understanding your own drive and career motivations.
Midlevel, Sydney
Show you are actually interested in the service line you are trying to get in to. When it comes to the interview, just be yourself and show you're social/able to talk to people and be a team player
Midlevel, Sydney
Be a good team player, make sure you're a person that's approachable and easy to talk to.
Midlevel, Sydney
Don't assume that because you are still in university, that you are not qualified or experienced enough for the role. You aren't expected to start your career knowing everything.
Graduate, Sydney
Be prepared for tough questions and know why you want to work there.
Graduate, Melbourne
understand the team and what they do, read any news articles in the press about the work,
Graduate, Sydney
Prepare to respond in the STAR format, pulling on your relevant experience. Have LOTS of examples ready to go.
Midlevel, Brisbane