Insurance Services Office Actuary Interview Questions

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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office in November 2013.

    Interview

    Online application, phone interview, then in-person. What I would considered a standard interviewing process. No trick questions but you were given two writing assignments to be done in-person. Met with two department heads and then other actuarial students.

    Interview Questions

    • The two writing assignment prompts. You will discuss your answers with the interviewers.   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office (Jersey City, NJ) in October 2013.

    Interview

    First: 2 writing sample in 30 minutes and after that talking with hr. Second: Two group interviews with managers and seniors.

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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office in May 2013.

    Interview

    An actuary I know that works there passed my resume to the appropriate people, and I was immediately contacted about openings that might fit what I am looking for. I was brought in for an interview within 3 days(on a Thursday). At that interview I met with an HR representative for about 45 minutes, after first completing two writing samples on insurance related topics. The following Monday I was contacted that a second interview was desired. The nest day I went back and met with two groups of people, each for about 45 minutes. Group one was the senior managers of the three areas with openings. Group two was two more junior managers. Now, 3 weeks later, I just was informed they are looking elsewhere.

    Interview Questions

    • Why is war an exemption from homeowner insurance policies?   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office (Jersey City, NJ) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Went for initial interview with HR. Was asked some general questions and was also required to write two sample essays about insurance topics. They gave a pencil and some paper and said go. Not too hard just hurt my hand writing so much. Got called back for actuarial interview and met with two groups of people. About 3 ppl per group. Nothing out of the ordinary about the interview. Standard questions.

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    Actuarial Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office (Jersey City, NJ) in March 2011.

    Interview

    i don't think these guys are actually hiring. i have a 3.9, 2 exams excellent interview skills and i didn't get called back after a 1-1 interview.

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    Actuarial Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office (Jersey City, NJ) in August 2010.

    Interview

    The Interviewer was very nice as was the rest of the staff. They offered water/coffee at first and then left me to read about the company with a pamphlet they provided. The first interview consists of a written exam/essay as well as some personal questions and questions on skill.

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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office (Jersey City, NJ) in May 2010.

    Interview

    GRE like question and behavior question

    Interview Questions

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    Actuarial Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office (Jersey City, NJ) in March 2010.

    Interview

    they had 2 tests, math and english. the math was SAT style with a twist and the hardest part was that there was 40 min 40 questions. a minute per question! i was not ready for that kind of speed. and the questions where all twisty, i passed my actuarial fm/2 exam so i know my numbers, but i found the time constraint realy difficult on this one. the english test was basically they give you a paragraph describing some aspect of insurance and then they want you to write a short essay on it. after that there is a 30 question in 30 minutes vocabulary test which was BRUTAL. they asked for negative definitions and best fit kind of questions and most of the answers were kind of right. the whole thing took two hours and then you do a 30 min 1:1 interview. the interview went fine but they never called back or responded to my follow up emails. over all worst interview ever. heard its a nice place to work though. whatev.

    Interview Questions

    • 3 best things about you.   Answer Question
    • what did you mean you said you were personable? and what do you mean by that? and what does your meaning mean?   1 Answer
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I applied online, and was contacted very quickly, within a few days, by the ISO HR representative. We scheduled a time for a video-chat interview the next week, in which I was asked the standard HR type questions (What's your biggest strength? Do you like working in groups or individually?). After this preliminary interview, I was contacted within the week and was asked to come in for a face-to-face interview. At the face-to-face, I was asked to fill in some writing samples, with general insurance questions, and then was interviewed for one hour, by 3 senior actuaries, followed by 2 mid-level employees afterward.

    Interview Questions

    • Why is P&C insurance so interesting to you? If you were standing next to the Empire State Building, how would you determine how tall it is?   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office in October 2012.

    Interview

    Seems like a relatively basic interviewing process. Sent in my resume and CL, and within a week got a call back for an interview. The interview process included taking two writing "tests" where they gave you something to read and ask you to write something about the reading. The interview itself was a regular behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the differences between the actuarial fields and what do you prefer?   Answer Question
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