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GEICO Actuarial Assistant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2014
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I applied online and interviewed at GEICO.

Interview Details – Phone Screening with HR, then you have to fill out questionnaire and send transcripts. Next you will have to take an analytical exam on Excel.

Interview Question – Questions were not that difficult.   Answer Question


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Actuarial Assistant
Chevy Chase, MD

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GEICO.

Interview Details – apply online -> complete questionnaire sent by HR -> analytical test (excel exam + basic knowledge of P&C actuary) -> interview by actuary (resume)-> on site interview (resume+ GEICO's thing + review of your analytical test)

Interview Question – no unexpected question. Suggestion: prepare question about Geico's market share, history, state and all content in your resume.   View Answer


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Actuarial Assistant
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at GEICO.

Interview Details – The interview process was long (about four months). This was my process: online application, additional details via email, phone interview, online test, interview at HQ. At HQ, you have a day of interviews (about five) where you learn about the departments and go over the online test. The response after the final interview took about a week.

Interview Question – Have you taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment? If so, what was the result?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The compensation was significantly below other offers, and the office made me feel like I was in a never-ending replay of Office Space. DC is fantastic, but I couldn't make a career decision based on my distance from the Smithsonian.


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Actuarial Assistant

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at GEICO in February 2014.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview after taking a computer test. The test is fairly easy with most of the questions about insurance loss and premiums. The phone interview is most based on my resume but also a couple of behavior question.

Interview Question – What is the long term goal and short term goal for you   Answer Question


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I applied online - interviewed at GEICO in August 2013.

Interview Details – applied directly through their website. In their first email they asked for transcript, resume and cover letter with some other basic questions like SAT score and what other jobs I have applied to.

Then a week later I was invited for a phone interview. The interviewer told me that there will be another phone interview from actuarial department and then an onsite interview.

But I was never contacted back.

Interview Question – explain a project that you worked on?   Answer Question


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Actuarial Assistant

I applied online and interviewed at GEICO.

Interview Details – Applied online. After phone screen, which comprised of primarily personal questions, was given quantitative test over email. Test focused heavily on loss ratios.

Interview Question – Describe to me a project you have worked on.   Answer Question


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Chevy Chase, MD

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at GEICO.

Interview Details – Met with GEICO's National College Recruiter at University Career fair. Only days after sending in my resume, a questionairre was sent to fill out. Once that was sent in, a first phone interview was held during which the interviewer basically asked the questionairre questions all over again. After the interview, I was given an analytical test to complete in two hours. Some of the questions were not easy. Basic knowledge of loss ratios and basic excel formulas are quite important to pass this test.

Interview Question – The analytical test is no less than a two hour exam. Make sure you are prepared, awake, and equipped.   Answer Question


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Actuarial Assistant
Long Is City, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GEICO in March 2012.

Interview Details – I thought I did pretty well on the assessment test. However, I was not offered an in person interview.

Interview Question – How did you hear actuary this profession?   View Answer


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Actuarial Assistant
Chevy Chase, MD

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GEICO in June 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online through the company's website. I was contacted by HR and scheduled for a phone interview. After the HR phone interview, I was contacted by an actuary who wanted to continue the interview process and schedule another phone interview. I was also given two hours to complete an Excel skills test after the interview. Twelve days late I was notified that I was not chosen for the position.

Interview Question – What do you think an actuary does?   Answer Question


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Actuarial Assistant

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GEICO.

Interview Details – Met with a recruiter at my university's career fair, she followed up by email the next day asking for a cover letter, transcript and SAT scores. A few days later she scheduled a phone interview with me. Standard questions except one - What do you know about GEICO's standing in the market? Really threw me off.

Moved on from there to an analytical test. It wasn't anything too difficult, but some questions weren't easy either. Know basic excel formulas and it will make it faster.

The next step was a second phone interview with someone who actually works in the actuarial department. He was much more difficult to talk to than the recruiter and came close to being aggressive at times. Be sure you act like you are 100% committed to being an actuary and not considering anything else. It seemed like he wrote me off from the start since I said I was also considering other options.

I apparently got rejected after the second interview. Someone from HR called a couple of days after and left a voicemail saying he was calling regarding the application process and asked me to call him back. I called back a couple of times and left a voicemail, but never heard anything. Also tried to get in touch with the recruiter to see if she could let me know my status for sure, but she ignored my emails. Overall very unprofessional and a very bad interview experience

Interview Questions

  • (Analytical test in excel) At the end of 2006 we had 800,000 Policies in Force (PIF). 75% of those policies were Preferred (in one of our preferred companies). What annualized growth rate would be needed to increase non-preferred PIF by 40,000 policies over two years?   View Answers (3)
  • GEICO is ranked 4th in a state with 5% market share and is growing 10% per year. Allstate is ranked 3rd with 6% market share and is growing 5% per year. About how many years will it take GEICO to pass Allstate?   View Answer

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