Aetna Underwriter Interview Questions

Updated Oct 4, 2014
Updated Oct 4, 2014
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Underwriter Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Aetna in September 2014.

Interview Details

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
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Accepted Offer
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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Aetna in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    I was not able to negotiate salary or benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Aetna in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Aetna in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    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
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    Positive Experience
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