AIG Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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    Financial Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at AIG in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview setting was a conference room, Interview by 5 people. All questions consisted were specific to my experience, no hypothetical questions: Tell me about a time you and a coworker disagreed on a project. Tell me about a time you had to influence people that were not among your direct or indirect reports. Everyone was very pleasant. then I took a personality exam, which took about 10 minutes and seemed easy, though I am unsure of the results.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your biggest success.   View Answer
    • They me about your most difficult decision .   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    J2EE/ILOG Developer (Contract Position) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at AIG in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    This was a contract position. The first phone screen was done through the contract agency, so I'll leave that out of these comments, and focus on the actual phone interview with AIG employees.

    There were 3 different interviewers on a conference call. They each took part in asking the questions. Some were general technical questions or questions regarding experience with technologies used in previous projects. However, the harder questions were the ones that were either somewhat vague as to what answer they were looking for, or was something that you'd be wondering why someone would bother to memorize that when they could just look it up.

    I've done a few interviews over the past month, and honestly I would have to say that of them all, these interviewers seem to be the least nice and least welcoming. That could just be an impression over the phone, but when answering questions about previous projects, many times I would be interrupted by another interviewer in the room with further questions even before I was able to finish. Sometimes they would question with, "why would you even do it that way?" regardless of if you were the person who designed it a certain way. I was on speaker phone in a conference room too, and sometimes I couldn't hear their question very clearly due to an echo. They said they couldn't hear me clearly either, and said "well, we're on a land line... I assume you're on a cell phone?". Weird, because the recruiter called me right after that and was crystal clear...

    Overall, I was able to answer many of their questions, but had others where I had to clarify what exactly did they want to hear. I had mixed opinions about the interview, as it just seemed like the interviewers didn't really like me much. At the end, I asked them that hypothetically if we were to proceed with the next step, would it most likely be another phone interview or would I need to fly to their interview site for a face to face interview. I told them I would consider a face to face interview as well, but only if it were absolutely necessary, since I was currently in a contract position and it was hard to take days off work. They just told me to go talk to my recruiter about it.

    Now here's where it gets interesting: the recruiter contacts me back and tells me that they thought I was their strongest candidate so far. Really? I'd hate to see how they torture their other candidates! He also told me that they want a face to face interview, so I said I'd have to get back to him on whether I can get the days off and whether I can find a decent plane ticket there.

    About a week passes and it gets very busy at my current contract position. I also had checked and there were no decently priced plane tickets. In addition, I had received a couple of offers from other companies with similar positions, offering more than this one. Still, I would have given it a try if I could find the right time and plane ticket. So anyway, the recruiter calls me and sounded a bit annoyed. He asked, "What did you tell (interviewer name left out) during the interview?!?" Apparently, they had told him after about a week that they were not going to proceed with my face to face interview after all, because they said that I had asked the interviewers during the interview whether they would take care of the travel expenses. Now this was surprising. I had not even mentioned the word "expense" or anything similar to it at all during the interview, much less asked them if they were going to take care of any costs. Either they REALLY misunderstood my simple question about the next steps for the interview (which is common for a candidate to ask), or they really just didn't like me and wanted a reason to not proceed after a week.

    Regardless, this makes me VERY glad that I didn't actually book a ticket to go through with the interview. Being that it's a contract position, I know that the candidate often has to take care of all travel expenses, and definitely not stupid enough to ask the interviewers at the company themselves this question. Being how the interviewers were not that nice, they really had not much to lose by having me fly all the way over there for a face to face interview. Either way, the experience with this interview makes everyone else seem super nice and other companies sound much better.

    As a final disclaimer, this is all based upon my impression over a single phone interview, as well as what they said afterwards. That being said, it IS possible that they could be nice people in person, or that they could have just really misunderstood my question about the next steps in the interview process. Also, this may not reflect the way the rest of the company is. However, I'll stick to the impression that I got.

    Interview Questions
    • Name the parts of a WSDL and what does each do?   Answer Question
    • Differences between SOAP specifications (e.g. SOAP 1.1 vs. SOAP 1.2)   Answer Question
    • How do you set up and use SOAPFault to show the client an error from a web service?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Accountant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at AIG in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Started with basic questions, then some technical questions, ask to make some journal entries, financial statement accounts relationship such as Account receivable, payable, balance sheet, income statement, which accounts shows where...

    Interview Questions
    • Why do we reconcile the A/C receivable etc. accounts with General ledger?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at AIG in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    People are friendly and professional. They asked questions of my previous experience, my expectation for the new job. They are very professional and high standard for employees. They asked detail questions of what I did and what I didn’t for job. They looked for people right for the position, not people with the uncertainty. They processed the whole hiring slowly due to a lot of internal approvals.

    Interview Questions
    • technical questions. If you have not prepared well, you will feel like you lost a great opportunity.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Greensboro, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greensboro, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days - interviewed at AIG.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Went there as a contractor
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AIG.

    Interview Details

    just got first-round phone interview and I screwed it up...

    Interview Questions
    • couldn't hear the interviewer clearly and what I answered was not for the question he's been asking... make sure you can hear each other clearly   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Intern At Investment Management Division Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at AIG in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st round was on campus recruitment. Interviewers were two very friendly VPs, mainly behavioral questions. I had five interviews on the Superday, both behavioral and technical questions (probability, accounting, fixed income).

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Tax Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at AIG.

    Interview Details

    Had three 30 minute interviews in a row

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Risk Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at AIG in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process included (same order as below) -
    1. HR & Communication round
    2. Written Test ( Aptitude, brain teaser & Technical)
    3. (1st) Face to Face interview with Hiring Manager (Technical)
    4. (2nd) Skype interview with Head of the Department (Technical)
    5. Reference check by third party

    Interview Questions
    • Lot of cross questioning, Psychological test & Technical round   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Systems Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at AIG in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview with the HR representative
    First round of Interview with the hiring Manager and another manager
    Second round of interview with the supervisor of Hiring Manager and another senior management person

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we select you as we have a very difficult user?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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