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Mercer Actuary Interview Questions

Updated Dec 7, 2014
Updated Dec 7, 2014
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southfield, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southfield, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Mercer in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Communications from Mercer were a little slow. The final round interview was a half day of interviews followed by a lunch. The interviews were just them getting to know you to see if you fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Mercer in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the university career website and was invited for an on campus interview. It was a 1 on 1 interview that lasted 30 minutes. The interviewer just went through my resume and had me talk about my experiences. There weren't any particularly difficult questions.

    I found out that I was invited back for an on-site interview just 2 days later along with 5 other people. That was a half day of 1 on 1 interviews which ended with a group lunch. Those interviews were rather informal and were mostly similar to the on campus one. The interview really depended on the person doing the interviewing so the difficulty varied. They didn't ask me any technical questions. It seemed like they were trying to assess your work ethic and competence but also your personality to see if you would fit in.

    I believe that between 20-25 of us were invited to the 1st interview and 6 were selected.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses. You have 30 seconds. Go!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through school career center. Process did not take long. I interview at the school career center building. Interview was relaxing, however the interviewer looked really tired and stressed out. There was only one person interviewing. I interviewed for about 30 mins or so. Most of the questions were ordinary behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How would check if the light in the refrigerator is on while keeping its door closed?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Mercer in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through university career website, and received an on campus interview opportunity. I am estimating that they interviewed at least 40 students from our school. And I believe they do the same with other schools as well. No wonder the rejection rate is so high. The interviewer was pretty young, so would be my colleague if I am accepted. He talked about his experiences and then I talked about mine. The only questions he asked was strengths and weaknesses. And why do I want to work in a consulting firm. Next steps should be flying in Chicago in 2~3 weeks. But unfortunately I did not proceed, nor do I know any one who did. I received an email a week after my interview saying no offer.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Actuary Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Mercer.

    Interview Details

    First had a couple phone interviews, and this led to an in person interview with about 6 people (one at a time) and then concluded with lunch out with two of the newer actuaries (the position I was applying for). Everyone was nice and I thought everything went well, but I got a generic letter a couple weeks later stating that I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too tricky, typical questions about my past work experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed by 4 interviewers and have a lunch. Most of the questions are listed in glass door. All interviewers asked me what are the differences btw consulting firm and insurance company.

    No Offer
  8.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mercer.

    Interview Details

    It was definitely a tough process, as it is a highly competitive company. From my school, about 11 people were picked for the interview process (out of over 100 applicants), and only 1 was chosen at the end of three rounds.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could work for any business, who would it be and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Employee Health and Benefits Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Mercer.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed as part of an on-campus recruiting process. Very typical behavioral questions asked: "Tell me about a time you used your analytical abilities to solve a problem", "How would you handle a client that wanted an update when you aren't sure of what to say"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There was an initial phone interview, and a on-site interview about three weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Mercer in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a relatively pleasant interview experience.

    Everyone was lovely and really friendly.

    The retirement department had a very strong team working atmosphere.

    The only disappointment: Be prepared to wait for a while before you hear anything back. I had to wait for 3 months before I heard anything back. (I had to email them first before I got any response back)

    Interview Questions
    • Just general behavioral questions and going through your resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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