State Farm Claims Representative Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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  1. 17 people found this helpful  

    Claims Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richardson, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at State Farm in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    5.29.14: Applied for position. I took the pre-employment tests April 2014.

    6.11.14: Interviewed via phone with recruiter. Lasted 30 minutes.
    Asked, 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Why State Farm? 3) Situation where you needed to obtain info. 4) Disgruntled customer. 5) Quality of report compromised. 6) Handling a lot of data. 7) Demanding customer.
    Questions asked starting with, "Tell me about a time...". Responded using STAR format; Situation, Task, Action, Result.Brief description of job was given. Days and work hours were given. Two opportunities to get licensed. Told it would be 2-3 weeks before a response was received due to reviewing internal applicants.
    (E-mail and call received 6.6.14)

    6.30.14: Interviewed with a panel of 3. They were all very personable. Lasted 35 minutes. They explained that the interview was structured and they would be taking notes, so there may be little eye contact. I asked if I could also take notes.
    Asked 1) Tell us about yourself. 2) Time given critical feedback, what did you do, outcome? 3) Major change, how did you prepare? 4) Difficult idea, how did you communicate, approach taken, how did you check for understanding? 5) Steps to solve problem, best way, why, why not? 6) Excellent customer service given.
    Responded using STAR format.
    Key words/phrases they used when explaining job:
    Licensing, Litigation Claims, Providers against State Farm, Case Law, Deposed.
    They asked if I had any final words. No mention was made of when I would be contacted.
    (E-mail and call received 6.24.14)

    7.8.14: Received 2 E-mails stating selected for Claim Representative position in Claim Central at State Farm! Offer subject to acceptable background check and drug screen.
    Drug screen instructions also received from HireRight.

    7.9.14: Received a call from the recruiter explaining and offering the job. She stated that the call should have been before the e-mail.

    7.17.14: Received call from recruiter that background check and drug screen were acceptable and would receive E-mail to complete I-9.

    7.18.14: I-9 e-mail received.

    8.11.14: Start date!

    Word of Advice: Tailor your 'tell me about yourself' to the duties, responsibilities, knowledge and skills needed that are listed on the job description.

    Good luck~

    Interview Questions
    • The 'quality of report compromised' question from the recruiter was awkward. I triple check things and keep copies to avoid issues with my work/assignments. I made this clear in my answer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Auto Claim Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at State Farm in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Long Hiring process. Responded to job posting. 2ndays later skill tested. Called by recruiter a week later to set up face to face interview. 2 person panel interview. 1 month later received a call with job offer pending background check.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Claims Representative Fire Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at State Farm.

    Interview Details

    Applied for job online of August 2nd, Received an email 2 days later on August 4th with pre-employment assessment. I received an email on August 5th stating I had successfully completed the pre-employment assessment, and I now have a phone interview scheduled for August 11th, wish me luck!

    Interview Questions
    • My phone interview is scheduled for a few days. She did advise me to look over the job listing to prepare for the interview accordingly.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Auto Claim Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at State Farm.

    Interview Details

    Completed the online application and passed the test. The phone interview was about 40 minutes and the HR person asked 6 questions, 2 intro and 4 situation based questions.

    Describe a situation in which you were not given enough information to complete a project. How did you handle is and would you change anything.

    The second interview was with the hiring managers. A panel of three. 6 questions as well. It was very quick about 20 minutes.

    Everyone was friendly and will try to make you comfortable. I feel if you get this far honestly the only person who can mess it up is you.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which the person you were relaying information to did not understand. what did you do to make sure that both of you were on the same page.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Catastrophe Claim Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    interviewed at State Farm in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    There was a test onilne inluding typing test. There was a 20-30 minute phone interview. Next were 2 in personal interviews with two managers each. About 2 weeks later, the offer came via phone call.

    Negotiation Details
    I did not try to negotitae.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Fire Claim Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlottesville, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at State Farm.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is lengthy. I had a 1 on 1 interview, a computer data entry test, a 3 panel interview, and a meet and greet tour prior to being hired.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask many good cop bad cop situation questions but the most difficult is why do you want to work at State Farm.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no financial negotiation for salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Claims Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Farm in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied via their website. within 3 days, I received an e-mail asking me to complete assessments. These tests included data entry, typing, personality, and logic testing. If you pass those, you are called by a recruiter to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview is prompt, and took an hour. They ask scenario based questions... Tell me a time when, how you handled it and the result. If you do well in the interview process, they will propose an offer on the spot. There is no 1:1 interview that is face to face. Then they use a company called Hire Right to perform back ground checks, drug screening, etc. Start date is 2 months after phone interview (in my case). The also expect you to be able to handle a very strict schedule (they plan out your day from beginning to end) and you need to be flexible with times of the day for work schedule as it varies. If you miss any tasks requested by hire right through email and dont respond or do what they ask, your offer is voided. I haven't started yet to provide office info. It is a cubical setting.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were really difficult. you just have to have scenarios ready and be ready to give the situation, how you handled it and the result. Some questions were: Tell me a time you disagreed with a boss and how you handled it? or tell me a time you worked as part of a team and they weren't pulling their weight and how you handled it, etc.   View Answers (8)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Claim Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at State Farm.

    Interview Details

    Took test and interviewed with HR then another interview with the hiring managers

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Claims Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at State Farm.

    Interview Details

    Everything's pretty straight forward, typical interview/human resources type questions.

    Interview Questions
    • during the pre-test, they repeat some of the questions, I guess to make sure you're answering honestly.   View Answer
    No Offer
  11.  

    Claim Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Frederick, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frederick, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at State Farm.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an online application. Was asked to do online testing which included data entry. Phone interview came next and around a month later my face to face interview. (They no longer do face to face interviews) All the interview questions need to be answered in the STAR format so think up various situations prior to the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where you had difficulty with a coworker and how did you resolve the situation?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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