Applied Underwriters Interview Questions

Updated Nov 5, 2014
Updated Nov 5, 2014
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Applied Underwriters (Omaha, NE) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Standard written testing. Personality, Sales Apptitude, timed Wonderlic. If an applicant scores above 'their' bar, then live interviewing with Leaders begins. Couple hours of expectable and reasonable back and forth with 2-3-4 people. Then, decision point.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a business situation that did not result to expectation.   Answer Question
    • Describe what you liked most about a certain job/position.   Answer Question
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    Tech Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Applied Underwriters (Foster City, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Recruiter found me on LinkedIn, was very nice, helpful, and communicative (as most recruiters are). Steps seem to be: resume submission, phone interview with recruiter, standardized exams, on-site interview. The standardized exams I had to take were: Wonderlic, CPAB (computer programming aptitude battery test), NEO (non-timed personality assessment). He gave me a week between telling me what the exams were and actually taking them, for preparation.

    Interview Questions

    • Even though I have a graduate-level Ivy League education, I do not do well on standardized tests so I did not pass the standardized test step of the process. It is unclear whether I was rejected based on the behavioral or one of the aptitude exam results. It may be relevant to the reader's interests that while I was given a week to prepare for the exams I did not actually prepare for them because I suddenly found permanent housing in the area and had to move during that week.   1 Answer
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    All Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Applied Underwriters (Omaha, NE).

    Interview

    Had to take a personality and clerical test. Easy. Then the interview after. Just going over what the job entails, what positions would work for me and my background that I have. Any questions I have for the, then a walk around the building of where I could be working.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very typical. What do you want out of a career   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Didn't do a negotiation, wonder if I should have?

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    Financial Technical Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Applied Underwriters in July 2014.

    Interview

    I had one phone interview with a recruiter, one trip onsite (in Foster City) to take the tests (easy), then one interview with upper management and the team leader. The recruiter was awesome and very helpful through the whole process, the team leader seemed amazing but upper management was difficult. Emphasize that you like programming!

    Interview Questions

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    Workers Compensation Claims Adjuster Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Applied Underwriters (Omaha, NE).

    Interview

    The hiring process begins with a phone interview. If you are selected AU will call you in to take a Wonderlic test. Assuming you score high enough they will call you back in for a standard interview. I think they also administered a personality test at the same time as the Wonderlic test.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were pretty standard. They want to know more about your personality during the final in person interview. At that point they have already established that you are intelligent enough to perform the job, they just want to know if you can handle the stress and intensity.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. Everyone begins at the same salary for the above stated position. Salary is adjusted for inflation yearly.

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    Claims Manager Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Interviewed by phone then came in for testing - personality and IQ test. That went well and I interviewed with HR and Department staff. They are now doing a background check.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you deal with a co-worker that was difficult to manage?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Claims Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Applied Underwriters.

    Interview

    Applied online and was called a few days later. After a brief telephone interview I was asked to come in and take some assessments. One was a personality test, the other was to test intelligence. After the testing I was brought in to speak with a recruiter. They asked me some very simple questions and said they didn't think I was right for the position I applied for, but that I would be great for something else. I was called a few days later and offered the new position.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions like whether I enjoyed working with people or being behind the scenes.   Answer Question
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    Financial Technical Analyst Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Applied Underwriters (Foster City, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Phone screening from HR. Invite to engage in a battery of standardized testing in their Foster City office and then an official on-sight a few days later.

    Arriving on-sight is creepy. BIg empty office with a fake boardroom, just a phone saying 'Pick up' Then HR emerges from the walls. The tests were the Wonderlick test (like the ones given to DFL draft prospects) and the Computer Programmer's Aptitude Battery Test. Both are timed and easy. You are then escorted out and reminded to come back for the next hr hoop to jump through.

    3rd interview was the "technical" interview, however it was all just background review and standard soft skills questions (how do you resolve conflict, what's your greatest weakness....)

    Interview Questions

    • Just the standardized tests stuff   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I got a creepy vibe from the team members, they were all clearly over worked and not super happy where they were. Just ok benefits that would have taken 4 months to kick in. Completely archaic development environment (as described to me). But what really did it was when I asked for time to consider another offer, they threatened to rescind the original offer...that told me everything I needed to know about the position, management culture and vision. I rejected the offer soon after.

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    Account Clerk Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Applied Underwriters.

    Interview

    After online application, I was brought in to HR to do a brief skills assessment and personality profile.

    Interview Questions

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    Claims Adjuster Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Applied Underwriters (Omaha, NE).

    Interview

    I was called in for an initial interview about 2 weeks after submitting an application. To begin I had a phone interview. Then I was invited to an interview, which consisted of a test to gauge personality and mental ability. After the test they will sit you down ask you a couple questions and then give you a chance to ask questions. About one week after this test/interview I was called to schedule a second interview. At the second interview I was asked a few questions and the test results were discussed. After the interview I was informed that I would be contacted within one week and informed whether or not I had been selected for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • "What are your personal plans for the next five years."   Answer Question

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