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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (5)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (Richardson, TX) in April 2011.
The University of Texas at Dallas Career Center posted this position back in January. Blue Cross Blue Shield contacted me in March and conducted a preliminary phone interview. This consisted of basic regarding the underwriting position (do I like math? do you prefer working individually or with a group, computer skills, etc.) A week later they called back to schedule a face to face interview with the underwriting management team. The campus in Richardson is new and very beautiful. The attire was business casual, though you will see a few of the management team members wearing suits. There is was a gym in the basement and a cafeteria in the main floor which was a nice touch. The building is highly secured so you will have to take a picture and get an ID badge before the interview. I met with a HR rep and went over the basic benefits package at BCBSTX. They offer many benefits including discounted health insurance, PTO, 401k, and a pension plan to name a few. The interviewers were the three members of the underwriting management team and they were casual and laid back. The interview itself consisted of basic behavioral questions(how to deal with a difficult coworker, how you prioritize tasks) and even a few mental math questions (what is 21% of 1.8 million and how did you come up with it?). My advice would be to brush up on some math and answer the behavioral question showing that you can make decisions independently but are able to follow directions carefully.
- You are the leader of a group of eleven people. Eight of them are team players but one of them thinks she should be the leader and the other one cannot concentrate. How do you deal with them both? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (Richardson, TX).
I had applied for the Fresh Graduate Java Developer Position. The hiring process consisted of three steps: 1) Telephonic interview with medium level java/sql/spring/hibernate questions. About 10-15 questions. 2) After 3 days, I was called for a face to face interview which consisted of more behavioral and time/project management type questions. Like: If you have 3-4 tasks given to you at a time, how would you prioritize them? What was the last time you had issues at work or co-worker ? What is your strengths and weaknesses ? HR took more behavioral interviews where they asked general questions like how fast do you get upset ? When was the last time you were upset with your co-workers ? How did you deal with it ? Etc etc.
- Couple of hibernate/spring related questions were little difficult given the fact that I had never used so much depth of skills when working until yet. Answer Question
No negotiation. They start fresh graduates in least pay possible. Good luck with bargaining if you are more experienced.
Helpful (1)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (Richardson, TX).
Reached out by a recruiter. Had a phone interview and was asked to do a face to face interview. Had an interview with 6 people followed by lunch. In my interviews, I got a very bad atmosphere of their morale. People I talked to hated their job. One even went as far as to tell me, "get out even before you join, I am trying to." Their client analytics team is short staffed and everyone looks like they are pulling off their hair.
- Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
Submitted the resume online. Was contacted in 4 weeks for a phone interview. It was basic behavioral interview. Then was interviewed by 4 people in the next round over the phone. It consisted of typical Business Analyst role questions like how do you create BRDs, FSDs, Test cases,etc
- how do you create BRDs, FSDs, Test cases,etc Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (Fort Worth, TX).
Online application; received call from hiring manager within a little over a week; completed background check and drug testing; had onsite face to face interview with 2 hiring managers within 2 weeks; interview about 45 minutes long; personable, relaxed atmosphere; received overview of job requirements, benefits, training, business atmosphere and tour of facility. Was allotted plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Received call back from hiring manager with job offer within 24 hours.
- How do you function in a fast pasted production environment with frequent process changes? Answer Question
- What are your strengths and weaknesses? Answer Question
- How did you handle a recent job related conflict? Answer Question
- What assets do you feel you would bring to our company? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
Hiring process is through Kelly Services. I did not go through an interview. I just walked in handed my resume and stated that I would like to work at BCBS. No testings or assessment was given.
No negotiation. At that time, base pay was $9.14 to start.
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