I applied through college or university - interviewed at Prudential in November 2013.
Interview Details – I just had the first round phone interview and never heard back. I didn't think I did horribly on the interview, but I guess it just wasn't good enough. The interview consisted mostly of behavioral questions. The ones I can remember are: why do you want to be an actuary, why prudential, experiences of presentations/working in a team, etc.
Interview Question – One question that caught me off guard was: Can you think of an example why an insurance company may be losing money. Answer Question
Interviewed at Prudential
Interview Details – I applied through my career website and had a on campus interview. I was asked when I was in a situation where i had to take initiative, worked in a group, etc. Also was asked what type of circumstances can make an insurance company lose money, I said that statistical discrepancies, along with aysemrtical information.
Interview Question – Purely Behavioral questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Prudential in March 2013.
Interview Details – Four sets of two interviewers over a two-hour period. The interviewers came from mixed levels, low to high. They come from different yet associated work-areas. Some of the interviews spend the whole time talking about the company, their area, the benefits of working there. Some ask you "got ya" or tricky brain-teaser questions (don't worry, just be confident in yourself the whole time). The culture seemed relaxed overall with an occasional sprinkle of arrogance. The pay is very low compared to the New York equivalents, though.
Interview Question – One interviewer asked me towards the end of his session, "Why should we hire you?" I loved that he asked me that! Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Prudential in February 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online and received a call about a month later to schedule an interview. Visited their location in Newark. Everyone seemed polite and engaging. First I talked with two people from Human Resources, and then with several different teams to see which one was a proper "fit". All in all a good experience, although the work environment wasn't what I personally wanted.
Interview Question – Standard interview questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Prudential in January 2012.
Interview Details – Great experience. The people are very friendly and supportive. They have a structured well thought out interview process. They spend some time discussing the company in detail during the second round. I highly recommend asking questions and being involved during the process. Fit is very important to them, so they want to see you engaged during the dinner, the interview and the 'get to know' the company portion of the interview.
Interview Question – Talk about a leadership experience Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Prudential in May 2011.
Interview Details –
Interviewed with 4 individual. All at VP level, no peers. Each person 45 minutes. The chat was quite casual. Only the hiring manager asked formal interview questions. Mostly behavior questions, not much technical questions. Asked things like, who was the best and the worst boss you ever had? Of all your positions, which one you like the best and which one you hate the most, why?
The whole interview process was about 3 hours. No 2nd round needed.
Did not get back a result until 5 weeks later. Turned out that I did not get an offer.
Interview Question – Who was the best and worst boss? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Prudential in December 2010.
Interview Details – First, I had a phone interview that consisted of basic questions like behaviorial questions and why I wanted to be an actuary. I was invited to a second interview a month later. The first night consisted of a presentation and a dinner. The next morning there were three interviews where each actuary asked behavioral questions from a paper and scribbled what you said on to the paper. This barely left time to ask questions and express your individual strengths. Be sure to prepare for 50 repetitive behavioral questions and try to differentiate yourself somehow. Everyone was very friendly though.
Interview Question – Name a time when you took an intellectual risk. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Prudential in November 2010.
Interview Details – Actually it was a 2:1 interview. One person came out of the interview to have a casual conversation with you first. It was like a kind of personality check. Then I went into the interview room to talk a senior actuary. They were pretty nice and responsive.
Interview Question – Tell me how you deal with deadline? Answer Question
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