MetLife Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Broker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interviewing process is not difficult. Being self motivated in this position is the key to being successful. They look for someone who can work on their own. Being friendly and a people person is so important. working in this industry it isn't just about selling products and making the numbers but it is about helping people, which is Metlife goal.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Claims Adjuster (AIU) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Henderson, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Henderson, NV
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at MetLife in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was offered the above position with MetLife. I passed the background check except for my credit. I have been unemployed for eight months and no income. My bills have fallen behind during this time. The Due Diligence team emailed and asked if I was making payments/paid off the collections accounts. I immediately contacted the individual who was assigned to my case and she wasn't available. I explained my situation to another team member and she asked if I would reply to email explaining the situation (I did). She stated she would speak with the person who was on my case. At a later date (one week) I followed up with the team again reaching out to the assigned individual of my case and once again I was told she wasn't available and my case was under review. A third time I called to make sure if I needed to provide any other supporting documentation and I was told the individual was not available and that I would be receiving a call soon. On September 4, 2014 prior to a start date of September 8, 2014, I received a call from Dawn Miller stating MetLife was rescinding on the job offer letter because my credit was not good. I was asked why now after being offered this position August 6, 2014. I explained once again my situation and I was told my case had been under review and that management and Due Diligence had made this decision not to move forward. I explained that I was qualified for the position and have a degree, but because of my credit I'm denied employment! Total discrimination! I was lastly told I was welcome to apply for other positions in the company that did not require good credit, although I wasn't being considered for anything else. On Monday, September 8, 2014 I received a signature required envelope from MetLife that spoke about rescinded offer.

    Interview Questions
    • I experienced no difficult questioning. The first interview went well and during this time it was discussed about credit check. I was told it was not a big deal. If bills are in collections it would be asked for one to take care of them. I didn't think anymore about a credit check. It was obvious that my credit wasn't looked at prior to unemployment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Don't believe an employer about credit checks unless they are truly interested on who you are and what you will bring to the company. The pay was starting comfortably.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Account Manager III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at MetLife.

    Interview Details

    I was not living in the area at the time that I applied for the position. Therefore, I had two phone interviews and a personal interview once I moved to the area four weeks later. The first phone interview as a simple interview verifying my resume and contact information. The second phone interview was shorter than I had expected. I was not asked very many questions, and felt the interviewer was not really paying attention to my answers. However, when I followed up once I moved into the area, a third personal interview was scheduled. I was very pleased with that interview, as the professionalism expressed by the interviewer was impressive. She explained the new program the company was moving towards, which I would be a part of. She asked several behavioral questions as well as time management and customer service questions (What would you do if..., Have you ever..., Give me an example...). The interview was very comfortable and I felt pretty confident when I left that I would be offered the position based on my experience and my interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a situation where you had a client requesting an issue to be corrected in a short period of time. What did you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I had another job offer with more pay. I countered by stating I preferred to go with MetLife if they could meet the other amount. Within two hours they accepted my counter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Simple interview, was seamless but they will not pay for your licensing. My interviewer made me feel comfortable until he asked me to take some computer exam to see if I was a fit (after he offered me the job). Found it strange and pointless.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They keep to much of your commission in my opinion.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had two pleasant interviews. Position was project manager for a software migration. First interview was on the telephone from another project manager about my technical project management skills with the tools they were using at the time. I already had prior experience with the tools, so I didn't have any problems during the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was my process of hiring new candidates.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days - interviewed at MetLife in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    In person, asked about sales techniques and problem solving scenarios. One of the questions was: Describe a situation where somehow you formulated a quote for a customer and when reviewing it you found mistakes or inaccuracies. How did you go about fixing the mistakes and ultimately were you able to meet the customers needs. Was the customer retained after the renewal period?

    Interview Questions
    • In the past how have you rectified your worst faults regarding work?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior IT Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at MetLife.

    Interview Details

    The overall process was Very Good and professional. Right from start to finish, there was a complete co-ordination from HR, Logistics, and the Senior Management. The process was thorough from Phone call, one to one, group interview, scheduling and on-boarding process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was typical
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at MetLife in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    My interview process was ok but others had a disaster. Some of the managers are good interviewers and others not so good. Pretty standard questions.

    The interview was average. The company spends a lot of time selling culture and they don't back it up. Don't believe it.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too surprising. However, some of my friends were asked about different jobs in the interview, but they were told they were being considered for other jobs. It was weird.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They came in a little low but we worked it out. They don't have an employee stock purchase plan.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Marketing Director Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at MetLife.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews, not difficult, but it took a while to complete the three rounds. Advice will be to be prepared. Read about the company, read as much interview questions from online as possible, get answers ready.

    Negotiation Details
    It was in my range of expectations, so it was easy.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Call Center Representative Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MetLife in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went through a temp agency for this position. I never really spoke with MetLife other than for my interview. I had never dealt with a temp agency in my life, so I am not sure if that is how it typically goes.
    Anyways, I had to talk to the recruited for a good 45 minutes on the phone. He took down lots of personal information, and set me up with an interview.
    When I arrived for my interview, I had to wait a long time. Probably the longest I've ever waited.
    I was then interviewed by two gentlemen at the same time. They asked some of the hardest questions I had ever been asked, some of which I think I could have done better on.
    I would say there were easily 20 long answer questions.
    They told me a bit about the position, and then I heard back from my recruiter a week later that I had the job.
    I wasn't planning on taking the job, because I would be leaving my current job without any notice.
    I didn't like that MetLife wanted the start date to be in a little over a week,
    However, they changed the date, and it gave me about 16 days.
    I put the two weeks in at my job, under the impression that everything was set.
    To only find out they had to call all my former employers still, I had to fill out and fax 27 pages to Florida!
    Then 4 days before I'm supposed to start, I get a call "Oh we can't verify one of your employers, we need a w2" Mind you I had recently moved and my house was upside down!
    After hunting and hunting I finally found the paper.
    I then asked "Will I be ready to start this Monday? (It's Thursday) They ignore my question in the e-mail and respond with something unrelated. (this is temp agency)
    So I call up and I say "Hi do you know if I will be all set to start Monday? I need to know where and who to report to,"
    They were very rude and told me they couldn't confirm a start date yet because they were still waiting for everyone to get their paper work in! ...Oh that's nice, three days till I start and you're telling me this now?
    So I am polite and just hang up the phone... But I start getting anxious, that I am going to be without a job come Monday!
    So I send one more e-mail saying "Hello I know you said you don't have a definite start date, but I am wondering if you have an idea? I may pick up some days at my current job because I can't be without pay."
    I basically got another rude response.
    So at that point I asked my current job if I could just continue working there for at least a week, and I was lucky enough that they said yes.
    Less than 3 hours later, I get another call telling me to report Monday morning, as previously scheduled.
    I was livid! I just signed up for hours at my job that has been loyal to me and the only reason I was leaving was I needed more pay. If I reported Monday I'd be leaving my current employer flat!
    I spoke with the manager at my current job told her a brief explanation and she offered to give me my position back as they hadn't found anyone to fill it.
    I was very happy about that, and glad I didn't have to work for a company that was so unorganized that they didn't have any idea about a start date that was happening in 3 days!
    I was mad that I had wasted so much time doing paper work, interviews, drug tests, competency tests... Getting forms notarized ect...
    I do honestly think a lot of the blame was on the Temp agency too though.
    I wrote them a letter on Saturday, telling them I wouldn't be coming in Monday because I had signed up for hours at my current job and couldn't leave them flat. I apologized and thanked them for all their help and consideration.
    I never got a response, only a call before they had read the e-mail asking me why I didn't show...

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They were highly unorganized, didn't respect the general "two week notice" courtesy, It was also a temp position, and talking with two previous employees, I found out the contracts are rarely renewed,

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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