The Standard Interview Questions

Updated Jun 9, 2015
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    LTD Claims Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at The Standard.

    Interview

    Phone interview, robotic lady, awkward silence, worst phone interviewer I ever had in my life, HR person sounds like she was 15 years old.Never sent an application to this company again, based on this interview I started wondering about the company culture and is hard to believe anybody can be a fit to this place

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  2. Helpful (2)  

    Benefit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at The Standard (Portland, OR) in March 2015.

    Interview

    spoke with recruiter early in and did not get a call back for a few weeks. Met with hiring manager and his manager first (was scheduled with others after initial). They decided after we finished that I did not have the background they were looking for. Needed more details of examples of what I did, was the feedback I got. Too bad for me as I do have the background.

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    • Details of a project I took on by myself and how I handled it and the outcome.   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Interview

    filled out online application and submitted resume, received an email four days later to schedule a phone interview which took about twenty minutes and was told I would hear from them on the next step in two to two and a half weeks. It has been about a week, haven't heard anything back yet.

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    • when was a time you proposed change and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    LTD Claims Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at The Standard (Portland, OR) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I went on the interview and afterward they said if I got hired they would decide later what team I would be on and who my manager would be. I never got a call or email so I called HR and they were no help. I never did get a call telling me the status. When I did try to reach someone it was impossible.

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    • Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult customer.   1 Answer
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    Actuarial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied online in September, received call back for 30-minute phone interview two weeks before Thanksgiving. Phone interview focused on behavioral questions and only briefly touched technical matters. Call for final interview at Portland office came Tuesday before Thanksgiving, scheduled for early December. Final interview was 4 hours, encompassing 11 people, before having two people for lunch. Interview questions matched those posted here pretty closely, focusing on teamwork and experience dealing with difficult situations. Surprisingly, almost no technical questions, and only a few on technological/computational experience; no actuarial questions.

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    • Tell me about a time when you were given a role you did not want, and how you handled the position.   Answer Question
  7.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at The Standard in May 2014.

    Interview

    I received an email after submitting my resume for this position. I set up a time for a phone interview and a recruiter called me. At the end of the interview he indicated there would be up to two weeks before another local recruiter contacted me, either by email or telephone.

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    • Give me an example of when you had to escalate a situation. What was the situation, what did you do, how did you decide to escalate it.   Answer Question
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    Process Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at The Standard (Portland, OR) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The process included two phone screens - one with the recruiter and another with the hiring manager. Three candidates were selected to interview on site. The in person interview had two parts. First with a 2-person peer panel that posed situational questions. The second was with the hiring manager which actually felt more like a phone screen than an in-person interview. I think it was due to a large time gap between the phone screen and the in-person interview. In the interview invite I was asked to bring work samples but I wasn't asked for it during the interview. I used the samples when I was asked if there was anything else I wanted to share.

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    • The hiring manager gave me a quiz on terms and the variations of the same type of terms. For example, what's the difference between TAK time and throughput. I believe the questions were less about my knowledge and more about the interviewer's desire to relate to the concept terms. Because the job was in an administrative area the manufacturing terms commonly get murky.   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Standard.

    Interview

    Straightforward, easy process. Phone Interview, then an in person interview with team lead and the higher up.

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    • Describe a time when you improved the morale of others on your team   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at The Standard in February 2014.

    Interview

    Got a phone interview request and have set up a time but the interview was cancels within 24 hours prior to the scheduled interview time. Interview process is ambiguous and they should never have sent the request for an phone interview if they are going to cancel it anytime they want.

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  11. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Standard.

    Interview

    phone interview asking to discuss resume, why I choose them, questions meant to demonstrate skill transfer, salary question, team work question

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