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Updated Jun 10, 2014
Updated Jun 10, 2014
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    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at American Century in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is much quicker here than at most companies. I applied through my university's career service's page, and I got a call back a little over a week later. They talk to you on the phone to get a better feel for you as a person, and if there's a mutual interest, they'll schedule an interview with you (mine was a week after the phone call). Interview is a 3 step process; PC and writing efficiency, shadowing a current employee at your position, and the typical interview with your potential supervisors. They said they would make a decision a week later, but I got an offer two days after the interview. Everyone was very friendly during the process. I'm excited to start working for American Century.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel working a job that requires lots of repetition?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Investment Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at American Century.

    Interview Details

    on campus interview process. first round was panel interview (2 PMs) on campus. second round was final round, 2 day process in KC with other intern candidates. interviews were all day with PMs and Analysts

    Interview Questions
    • be prepared with market knowledge and stock pitches, at least two strong stock pitches (in case you interview with a value or growth team) and a solid third pitch.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    intern offer not negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Investment Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Century in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    First they call you for a phone screening. Then if you pass that, they bring you in to pass a quick typing and computer skills test. After that you interview with a few managers, and do a sit-in visit with someone that does your job.
    They'd like to do it all in one day, but you can spread it out over a few days.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask the basic, "tell me about a time when you....." situation questions.
      They'll also ask you how you deal with difficult clients
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Most start at a certain salary, and there is very little room for negotiation. I countered their offer, and they came up a little, but they hire so often that someone will take the first offer most of the time, as it's entry level.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    MBA Summer Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at American Century in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview for NYC office. Interviewer was friendly despite having obviously had to speak with multiple people over the course of the day. Really quite impressed by description of the organization and natural flow of the conversation. Would recommend.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Applications Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at American Century.

    Interview Details

    Applied via university career website and was contacted by hr manager within days. I was asked to complete a video recorded interview that was basically behavioral type questions and after that was a phone interview by the IT director which was straight forward technical questions about your past projects, programming strengths and willingness to learn. Next step was a face to face interview with different IT managers at the headquarters in KC...lovely place and very accommodating people in general.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, know your resume and projects you've completed in the past because you will be questioned based on your experience so as to fit you with the best team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None, accepted what was offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Client Services Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at American Century.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR person mostly behavioral questions based on your resume. Second interview is with manager and essentially follows the same line as the first interview. You are also asked to take a typing test as well as a technology proficiency test.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you failed at something and how did you respond.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for an internship.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at American Century.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 interviews and was offered the job on the second interview. First interview included 3 employees and second was just the with one person that offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • I hate the question where do you want to be in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They asked me what money I needed. I told them. They gave me an offer. I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investment Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at American Century in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process was very professional. A human resources representative made all the arrangements and handled initial introductions. They flew me in and arranged for my transportation from the airport. I had a full itinerary ahead of the trip so I knew the names and titles of everyone that I was going to meet. I met with 7 people total for about 45 minutes for each interview. One was with the hiring manager, one with the human resources representative, 2 with other members of the investment team, one with a member of another investment team, and one with the head of the department. The hiring manager also took me out to lunch. Each of the investment teams seem to have their own culture and way of doing things. They are very autonomous and teams within a similar product group may have a slightly different process and use different tools. However, all the teams seem very collaborative and collegial. It is a first class organization that truly values its people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at American Century.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process could include a required online profile, internal review of applicant pool by Human Resources, phone screen by a decision maker, face to face interview with hiring manager, and possibly another decision maker (peer of hiring manager, supervisor, director, peer from team).

    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Investment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at American Century in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Liked everyone I met- very "mid-Western" nice. Also a bit old-fashioned and formal, especially coming from working in public companies and/or startups. Met the HR director, my boss and the team. Everyone had standard questions. In retrospect, I fit the mold of what they wanted- age, gender, experience- so the doors were open.

    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiations- needed the job too badly to risk losing to an aggressive offer situation. Even though I had 3 other job offers, this is the one I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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