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Towers Watson Actuary Interview Questions

Updated Nov 24, 2014
Updated Nov 24, 2014
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went directly to final round on site interview because I interned with TW previously. The recruiter worked very hard with me to set up arrangements. Interview was very laid-back. Most questions were behavioral with one technical question where I was asked to use Excel to analyze data. In total, I interviewed with 7 people of various positions and levels. Heard back within three business days.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were in a position where you needed to assemble a team for a project, how would you go about selecting your team members?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Towers Watson.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my university's career center and got a notice for an interview. Interview was done on campus, with one person, lasted less than thirty minutes. It was pretty much generic behavioral questions. The recruiter asked a few questions about my resume and that's about it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Towers Watson.

    Interview Details

    Mostly behavioral questions to determine whether I would be a good fit. I met with the consulting actuaries and the practice leader at the end and in between was a lunch with another consulting actuary. I was interviewing them as much as they were interviewing me, and by the time the process was over we had determined that we would be a good fit for each other.

    They drilled me a bit on my work experience but it seemed that they were adequately convinced before hand that I was qualified.

    Interview Questions
    • Since all the questions were behavioral, the most challenging any questions was about why I wanted to leave my current employer.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None. Their offer was 7.5% higher than the number I was intending to ask for, and they threw in a five digit sign up bonus to add a cherry on top.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Retirement Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Towers Watson.

    Interview Details

    I passed P test, and I got the interview on campus. There are two young women, and there is a dinner before interview. They are really nice and it is all behavioral. But they don't sponsor working visa for actuary. So if you are F-1, you need to ask if their policy has changed

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    No Offer
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had on campus interview, submit the resume and had a pre interview dinner with the recruiters, the recruiters are exactly the people come for info session. The recruit for intern and full time are in a mixture, just show your interest to the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Towers Watson in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted online application through college/university. The process took a couple days. First round was an on-campus interview with a senior associate who graduated from my university. Mainly behavioral and situational questions such as Why Actuarial? Why Towers Watson? Why don't you do actuarial degree? (I'm currently a Master's student in another quantitative discipline) How many exams have you passed? How did you prepare for them? ...... The interviewer said she would get back with me in two weeks to let me know the result.

    Interview Questions
    • She didn't ask me any hard questions. Just some common questions as I listed above.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Entry Level Actuarial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Made first contact through a career fair. Was invited to attend an info-session later that evening. At the info session I asked if I could be squeezed in for an interview. My soon-to-be interviewer took a look at my resume (seemed to be checking for exams passed) and then said I could come in tomorrow morning for an interview. Interview was half-an-hour, as there were other interviews scheduled after mine. The interviewer was very friendly and most of the interview had to do with me walking her through my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you expect your first six months of actuarial work to be like?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Towers Watson.

    Interview Details

    all about behavior questions. Why do you want to be an actuary? Tell me about your self and go through your resumes asking for examples and projects details. But you have to prepare it well. I am a little bit nervous and read my notes a lot. Avoid doing such and speak it yourself.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Towers Watson in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round interview through my university, two interviewers basically ran through my resume and asked to expand upon things (i.e. So you've passed exams P and FM? How did you prepare for those?)

    Interview Questions
    • They asked my ACT and Math ACT scores. Seemed unnecessary.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Towers Watson.

    Interview Details

    I applied both online (through the Towers website and my school's website) and on campus (at a career fair) and was called in for an on campus interview. I was picked for my sales experience within my own businesses. The interviewer was inexperienced and unprepared, so the interview was a bit of a mess: it lacked guidance. There were excessive questions about my resume since he didn't look at it beforehand. I tried to guide the interview, but then the questions he was supposed to ask me were asking me to reiterate what I'd already stated. Now that I think about it, I don't think they actually hired anyone out of the process either. I think they just hired an extra intern instead.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when a client had a problem and how did you solve it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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