John Hancock Interview Questions

Updated Oct 5, 2014
Updated Oct 5, 2014
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    CPA Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at John Hancock.

    Interview Details

    2 30 minute interviews at school with 2 different people. Interviewed with the man in charge of the development program and with a woman from HR. Very nice and laid back interviewers. About a week before getting contacted for second round of interviews which take place at their office in Boston. 2nd set of interviews include a half day of being at their company from 8-2.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were extremely difficult. Asked about who else I was interviewing with, describe a specific role I played in a group project, most difficult situation I dealt with at my previous job, asked if I was looking at Big 4 companies & why, describe yourself, talk about responsibilities at previous jobs, why did you choose your major, why did you choose your minor. Nothing unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    CPA Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at John Hancock.

    Interview Details

    Back to back interview, 30 minutes each. One interviewer went over your resume and asked questions about your experience. The other one asked more specific qualification questions and behavior questions such as why this program, why John Hancock, give me a example to show how do you work in a team.

    Interview Questions
    • no very difficult question. very basic and common behavior questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 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.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Windsor, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Windsor, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Portfolio Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    CPA Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
  8.  

    Financial Advisor Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 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 Questions
    • If you are new to the field be prepared to discuss your transferable skills as it applies to the world of advsisory   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Benefits Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, RI
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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