i had a interview yesterday at ey for tax and had a few q if anyone knew how their/in general big4 interview assessment works. I found 2 q’s really difficult as they were unexpected so i hadnt prepared for them and ended up waffling about things random on one of them which cud i guess have been ok. Another q was something like “a time u solved a complex problem when the problem intitially seemed impossible”, the guy after my example said, thats more a situation of teamwork can u talk me through how u wud solve a complex problem. I felt i had mentioned a problem in a team situation but obv tht wasnt gd enough. Anyway i thought i handled his counter q quite well but was it too late by them, as iv heard u need a certain score on each competency? The rest went ok i thought, maybe not amazing though.
I have a offer from deloitte and their 1st round was so much more simplier but i just prefer ey as a whole and know alot of ppl who work there and regardless of the interview not going well i still got a gd impression from wht interviewer said etc.