Aetna Underwriter Interview Questions

4 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

100%
0%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

50%
25%
25%

Interview Difficulty

3.0
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

4 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Helpful (4)  

Underwriter Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Aetna in September 2014.

Interview

First contacted for a phone interview: Asked basic interview questions, situational, about last experience, and a couple math based questions. Some questions were: Describe a time when you were faced with an ethical decision at work. Math based questions were basically learning if you could work with fractions and percentages. Got called back for an in person interview: Asked same types of questions and asked about leadership skills. Also asked questions related to excel and more basic math questions.

Interview Questions

  • If you could be any superhero, what would you be and why?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Aetna

  1.  

    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Aetna (Hartford, CT) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very quick. There was a brief phone interview, then a location interview was scheduled. I interviewed on a Monday with the Underwriting Head in person, with my now manager on the phone. I was offered the job two days later on a Wednesday. The interview was scheduled for 30 minutes, and went over by 10 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was a few years ago so I don't remember many of the questions. I was interviewing for a job with a new product to the company. The questions were primarily based on any experience with developing new products and background experience.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate salary or benefits.

  2.  

    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Aetna (Walnut Creek, CA) in April 2009.

    Interview

    Aetna came to my university to hold on-campus interviews. The initial interview was directed by one regional manager and another woman. The interview was fairly casual and not overly stressful. I received a call-back after a week and was invited to their headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA. The interview process consisted of two one-on-one interviews with various managers followed by a conversation with current underwriters. The first two interviews were again fairly casual and evolved into conversations (rather than a grilling session). I was originally scheduled to be interviewed by 2 additional regional managers as well as the first manager I interviewed with, but they were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts. After the first two interviews, I was given the opportunity to speak with two current underwriters and ask them questions regarding the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a situation where a conflict arose in a group or team setting and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    • What skills do you have and what do you hope to develop through this position?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Aetna in December 2009.

    Interview

    I learned about Aetna at a college fair. Once I was called in for an interview I was interview by two people at the same time. First I was asked behavioral questions and then I was asked a set of questions involving numbers. For example, I was asked what is the 34% of 450? There were about 5 of these questions. Next, I was asked something along the lines of if group A has 300 people and group B has 500 people in where group A currently has 40% of its people insured and group B has 30% of its people insured, who do you recommend we insure and why? I think the people were very nice. When I walked into the office everyone looked very busy so yes I would say work is taken very seriously here. Seeems like a friendly environment even though it appears there is minimal levels of interactions with colleagues. Recommendations: Just know your percentages and you should be fine. I guess the "tricky" part for me were the behavioral questions. My answers weren't too strong but at least I was very honest about how I had approached previous situations. Best of luck in your interview process!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the most complex topic you've had to explain to someone who was not at all familiar with the topic? How did you explain it? How did you measure their level of understanding?   Answer Question
    • What do you wish to improve upon? (this can be personal or professional).   Answer Question
Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.