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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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Financial Development Program Summer Intern Interview

Financial Development Program Summer Intern
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sun Life in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied through my career center and received an interview on-campus. My interviewer read strictly off his sheet and recorded answers without ever adding any personal input (even when I mentioned his alma mater, which I later looked up online). I would hope this is not a typical practice in the company's interview process.

Interview Question – name a time when you had to deal with an ethical issue in a project   Answer Question

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RLDP Interview

RLDP

Interviewed at Sun Life

Interview Details – Phone interview only. For the RLDP's, they have a group interview and 3 1:1 interviews with managers who ask behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Can't remember, but they asked about the company.   Answer Question

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Underwriting Assistant Interview

Underwriting Assistant
Wellesley, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sun Life in June 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through a recruiting base for an Underwriting Internship. I had to take an excel test to see if I had the skills needed for the job. Then I was contacted about setting up a time for an interview. Looks like a typical financial company inside. I interviewed with two head underwriters who were easy going. They asked broad questions about leadership, qualities, where I want to be in 5 years. It is easy to tell how the culture of the company is, they are laid back but results demanding.

Interview Question – What were obstacles you faced working in a group?   View Answer

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Marketing Coordinator Interview

Marketing Coordinator

I applied online and interviewed at Sun Life.

Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by email for a phone interview with HR. (This was for the Wellesley office). Then I had a second interview with the Marketing Manager. Was not offered a position but both interviewers were very nice and professional.

Interview Question – No difficult questions.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Sun Life.

Interview Details – Interviewed through college campus recruiting. Was surprised at the questions just because none were too specific about strengths and weaknesses, everything was very broad based. Asked a lot about school activities and less about job experience.

Interview Question – Asked about school activities and my major specifically, more than just why chose the major   Answer Question

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Rotational Leadership Development Program Interview

Rotational Leadership Development Program
Wellesley, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sun Life in October 2011.

Interview Details – I applied through my university's resume drop and attended two info sessions before the interview. The interview was completely behavioral and followed a set script. The two interviewers were young and didn't seem to have much experience conducting interviews. I got a very generic vibe from the employees I spoke with and felt like they use this program to mold people exactly into what they want their middle management to look like.

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Sales Intern Interview

Sales Intern
Minneapolis, MN

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sun Life in April 2010.

Interview Details – First I did a phone interview with an hr person about a week later i went in for a one on one interview

Interview Question – Why you?   Answer Question

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Business Systems Analyst Interview

Business Systems Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Sun Life in April 2009.

Interview Details – Interviewed for a position. It took about a month before getting feedback despite making follow up inquiries

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Customer Care Representative Interview

Customer Care Representative
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sun Life in January 2014.

Interview Details – it takes 2 weeks from applying online to get interview notice, 3 interviews, standards question on first interview, 1st is phone interview, 2nd face interview with HR, 3rd interview with manager

Interview Question – What does customer service mean to you?   View Answer

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Manager, Financial Reporting Interview

Manager, Financial Reporting
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sun Life in April 2014.

Interview Details – They changed the telephone interview day/time 5 times, and seemed quite disorganized in that part of the process. Once that got sorted, and set all was well. The recruiter called me right at the agreed upon time, and was professional. As would be expected for a phone screening, the questions were high level and general (why do you want to work here, what appeals to you about this job). I was called within a couple of days for an in person interview which was with the hiring manager and a peer. Although they had a list of specific questions to ask, they took no notes, and so the interview felt very much more like a conversation. Both experiences were very positive.

Interview Question – Fairly typical and predictable questions. I was extremely well-prepared, so nothing took me by surprise   Answer Question

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