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Towers Watson Actuary Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
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Actuarial Interview

Actuarial
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Towers Watson in November 2013.

Interview Details – Towers Watson's actuarial department recruits heavily at my university in Illinois. They meet students at career fairs and host socials in order to obtain some resumes and contact information. The interview process was an initial interview on-campus. Once I passed the first around, they paid for my transportation to the Chicago office for a second-round interview. This was much more in-depth: a fancy dinner with two employees the night before (paid for by the company), and the next morning a series of 6 half-hour interviews with different employees and recruiters. It was almost entirely behavioral style questions, though one interview basically asked for stories about how I've used Excel in my work.

Interview Question – "What is your favorite Excel function?"   View Answer

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Actuarial Analyst Interview

Actuarial Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Towers Watson in March 2011.

Interview Details – Tower Watson Actuarial Analyst - Chicago IL
Interview was very straightforward and easy. Three fourths of a full day, though some ended early. Not many brain teasers and more of a personality fit.

Interview Question – Didn't really get asked a difficult question   Answer Question

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Actuarial Consultant Interview

Actuarial Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Towers Watson.

Interview Details – Applied on my college career site, was called within 3 days after submitting the application, had a 25 minute phone interview with an individual for the human resources department, then they asked for me to come in for an in person interview. Interviewed on the college campus, was informed via E-mail that they were going with another candidate.

Interview Question – nothing really unexpected or difficult about the questions.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Actuary Intern Interview

Actuary Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Towers Watson.

Interview Details – on campus interview. Then in-office interview. The in-office interview is very nice. You get to see the office you will be working at and the people you will work with. You then have a number of interview with senior consultants. Most of the interviews were a great opportunity to get to know your future bosses.

Interview Question – why do you want to be an actuary?   Answer Question

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Actuarial Analyst Interview

Actuarial Analyst

Interviewed at Towers Watson

Interview Details – I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed on campus.

Interview Details – Pretty basic. Interview questions themselves were relatively straight forward. It was more informing me as to what the job is and what my responsibilities would be. There was a curve ball though. A logic test was given. The questions themselves weren't too difficult, but in the moment it got my nerves going. Didn't do too well on it.

Interview Question – When running Monte Carlo type simulations in situations where you're only interested in tail outcomes, do you know of a way to only simulate those outcomes, so that you can come up with more reliable answers in fewer simulations?   Answer Question

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Actuary Internship Interview

Actuary Internship

Interviewed at Towers Watson

Interview Details – Contacted by recruiter and had a 30 minute phone interview. Then had an in person interview where I met with 5 different people and went to lunch with 2 others.

Interview Question – Mostly all behavioral questions and a question about excel.   Answer Question

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Actuarial Intern Interview

Actuarial Intern

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Towers Watson in September 2013.

Interview Details – I met the recruiters at college career fair. After looking at my resume, they set up an appointment to interview me on the next day. The interview was pretty basic and those interview questions were not tough. I sent an email to follow up after the interview but i did not receive any offer.

Interview Question – How do you present the insurance product to someone who doesn't have insurance knowledge?   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Actuarial Analyst Interview

Actuarial Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Towers Watson.

Interview Details – On campus interview. The interview process is positive. The questions are behavioral. You just need to be familiar with your resume.

Interview Question – What have you learn from your internship?
Do you know something about retirement issues (how is it consistent with company's trend )?
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Actuarial Intern Interview

Actuarial Intern
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Towers Watson in February 2013.

Interview Details – A few weeks after I applied I had a phone interview. That went well and I was invited back for a second interview. THe second interview consisted of a dinner the night before with the other candidates and some staff, and the a long battery of interviews with Actuaries of various levels the next day.

Interview Question – The questions were the standard behavioral type questions, why should we hire you, etc.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Actuarial Analyst Interview

Actuarial Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Towers Watson in December 2013.

Interview Details – I had an on campus interview and was invited to an on-site in the following month. The whole interview process was very relaxing. All the recruiters seemed very chilled and friendly. The on-site interview lasted about 4-5 hours with 4 different people. Two younger employers took us out for lunch which was really nice. We spent most of our time getting to know each other rather than assessing my abilities. I really liked the climate there and I think they liked my personality as well. I was given an offer about a month later.

Interview Question – All the questions were behavioral. They asked about my computer skills a lot but did not have any technical questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – First job..didn't negotiate

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