John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock
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www.johnhancock.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 11, 2014

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Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock.

Interview Details – The interview process was pretty lax. It is a multi-step interviewing process. The fellow that was interviewing me did a spectacular job at clarifying expectations and differences that should be anticipated while working for John Hancock versus other financial institutions. Financial planning is not exactly my interest, but, after talking things over, I could definitely consider making a career out of it.

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Underwriter Interview

Underwriter
Windsor, CT

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock.

Interview Details – Strong analytical underwriting shop. Phone interview, in person interview. Underwriting evaluation of the underwriting skills via case review of formal and informal case.

Interview Question – What was my most difficult day like   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock in May 2009.

Interview Details – Got an interview offer through an employee referral.
Regular behavioral and situational questions.
2:1 interview with 2 recruiters.

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Portfolio Analyst Interview

Portfolio Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied online and interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock.

Interview Details – Met with H.R. for about 30 minutes, then with another 3-4 people in 30-minute increments. Went to lunch and then came back and finished up with 2-3 more 30-minute interviews. Most questions were just getting to know more about me and my background. They did not ask anything too difficult.

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CPA Development Program Interview

CPA Development Program

Interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock

Interview Details – 2 Rounds, First Round is on Campus with 2nd Round being at John Hancock Facility, 2 30 minute interviews basically a conversation about resume, experiences both with prior jobs school team projects, the company, and the program. After, you get to ask any questions you have (more the better).

Interview Question – Have you ever had a team member who did not put the same amount of effort/work as the rest of the group? How would you address this situation?   Answer Question

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Internal Wholesaler Interview

Internal Wholesaler
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock in May 2011.

Interview Details – I was referred in by an existing external wholesaler, even though they were looking for someone with 3 years experience and all their liscenses (right out of college I had neither). I had a very basic phone interview and was asked to come in for a half day interview. Met with sales managers & current internals. Wasn't my best interview and never got a call back even after I followed up with them.

Interview Question – What is your favorite fund of ours, why you are excited about it, and role play selling it to us   Answer Question

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Financial Advisor Associate Interview

Financial Advisor Associate
San Mateo, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock in January 2013.

Interview Details – Met with Sr. Advisor....Interview was very thorough in that they scrutinized every aspect of your resume (as most companies do).

Interview process pretty standard.

Pay is very low.... until you take the Series which you would take in 6 months to 1 year and then you can get an increase. If you live in an area with a high cost of living, this is a hard job to take, because the pay is entry level comparable to the 90s.

Interview Question – If you are new to the field be prepared to discuss your transferable skills as it applies to the world of advsisory   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock.

Interview Details – Interview process requires HR phone screening and multiple on-site interviews. The process can take several weeks.

Be sure to stay in touch, particularly if you have concurrent interviews elsewhere or pending offers. For one position, HR was tardy in confirming the HR phone screening they had set up for me; when I called to confirm the interview they told me they had already hired someone (even though I never had the chance to interview). For another position, I went in for an interview and was told I would be brought in for another round. When I contacted them (because I had other offers), I was told they had already hired someone and just never told me. So make sure to be in touch so you don't lose out on another opportunity, since they tend to be bad on their end with communicating to candidates.

Interview Question – Why John Hancock? Why insurance?   Answer Question

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Benefits Analyst Interview

Benefits Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock in July 2012.

Interview Details – This has to be the most unprofessional HR Department that I have ever encountered. I had a telephone screen, then I was brought in for a first round interview with 3 people. Following that I was brought in for a second round interview with 3 senior employees- VPs, Director, etc.. I was told that I would hear something within that week and no one ever responded to say that they went with another candidate. I even sent a follow up email to someone in HR to comfirm that they went with another candidate and never received a response. If this is how they treat their serious candidates, how must they treat their employees??? As unprofessional as it gets!

Interview Question – If I were to give you a project that you had no idea about and didn't understand even what direction to take next, what would you do? Where do you see yourself in five years? Why do you want to work here?   Answer Question

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Insurance Interview

Insurance
Warwick, RI

The process took 3 days - interviewed at John Hancock Financial Services| John Hancock in April 2012.

Interview Details – Was called for an interview and decided to take it even though I was not thrilled about doing sales. Interview was relaxed and informative, with back and forth questions. Worried mostly about personality. Afterwards felt like the opportunity was a lot more promising than i initially intended

Interview Question – How well will do you work with potential clients?   Answer Question

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