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I have an interview with an EY recruiter via phone tomorrow. Not aligned with a specific role yet. Anything in particular I should prepare for? Any tips?

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Should be a breeze. Expect a long recruiting period. 11 months from my first call to hire date.

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Recruiting team has no clue how to assess talent. Unless you're pegged for a specific project that's already sold, then good luck. Depending on your service line, we may or may not need people. Leadership needs a pipeline of people to align with the sales pipeline. But unsold work means a big bench and bad margins....no good for those new hires.

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Yup, expect the long recruitment period. First phone interview was summer last year, I started first week of January this year.

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@SC1 - you must have hit good timing with a big project starting. I came in as an experienced hire from industry, but with several years of consulting before that.. Even after 11 months of waiting, i spent another 4 on the bench. Most of my colleagues experienced similar long-recruiting periods.

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To those who recently joined EY, how do you feel about the transition? Was your former firm's culture better?

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Why did it take so long @ey1?

Which practice??

Recruiter hasn't specified practice yet; former manager referred me

Is the culture at EY pretty good or?

It will be your run of the mill questions just to cross that box off in the recruitment cycle, go over resume and such, as long as you are able to hold a half decent convo you will be fine, recruiter will forward your resume to the relevant group that is hiring, then prepare to go over the same stuff again and again

@EY1 I think it's all HR/recruiting's fault. During my recruitment I was already aligned to a practice that was in need of seniors to staff a project but still didn't get me to start soon enough for it (they ended up staffing a senior from a different practice without the proper skill set and rolled him off when I joined) Something must be wrong with their internal process. So slow.

If your former manager is from Accenture, then you may be considered for TAS, SAP Advisory, or PM Advisory. SAP's pipeline isn't the best from what I hear.

Interesting to hear about to long recruiting processes. I had an offer within two weeks and they asked me to move up my start date to ASAP. Experienced hire from industry, guess it depends on your experience and role?

^Sc1 what practice?

Dont join EY if it's for the PI practice. None of the groups within PI hit their sales target this year, and the sustainability of this practice seems very very unclear.

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