Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
2.8 of 5 150 reviews
www.ajg.com Itasca, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 20, 2014
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Senior Claims Representative Interview

Senior Claims Representative

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co..

Interview Details – I was hired while temping and was offered a job.

Interview Question – Give an example of one of your highest achievements.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very easy.

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Itasca, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in December 2012.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was pretty smooth. I was contacted by the head recruiter to schedule an interview and the process was seamless from that point going forward. I had 3 interviews with 2 AJG employees in each interview. Following the interview, I was contacted within a week or so with notice that I had been offered the position.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was unable to negotiate and they gave me a rather small amount of time to accept or decline the offer which I felt was overbearing for a decision carrying so much weight.

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I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co..

Interview Details – I applied through my university's career portal. Got a response within a few days. First interview was 30 min over the phone. Basic questions regarding my resume and why I wanted to work at Gallagher. Immediately got invited to interview at office location. That interview took 90 minutes (30 min for each interviewer). All were easy to talk to and seemed very smart. One did not ask me a thing about my resume but rather hosted a conversation about the industry and asked me a few strange questions. Overall warm welcoming into the office and the people seemed like they would be great colleagues.

Interview Question – What insurance company needed a gov't bailout in '08?
Who was responsible for Target's credit card fraud incident?
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Account Manager Interview

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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co..

Interview Details – Initial interview by phone, followed up by second interview which involved a presentation made from scratch.

Interview Question – Why Gallagher Basset.   Answer Question

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Senior Claims Examiner Interview

Senior Claims Examiner

I applied in-person and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co..

Interview Details – Nothing much out of the ordinary, but it was kind of on the unprofessional side, with a lot of humor displayed by the interviewer, no eye contact, and it just seemed not to flow well. Possibly the interviewer lacked good interviewing skills. They were pretty laid back, which unfortunately made it a little unclear how you ranked in their process.

Interview Question – What makes you the best candidate?   Answer Question

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SharePoint Administrator Interview

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Itasca, IL

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in November 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process was very difficult. A really pushy assistant asked me irrelevant questions and made me feel very uncomfortable. Hiring director was great. Had good vision for the company's SharePoint environment. A lot of interviews turned into more interviews and then I got a call that the assistant didn't like my answers so they were passing on me.

Interview Question – Asked me some difficult scenario questions.   Answer Question

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Senior Claims Representative Interview

Senior Claims Representative

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in October 2013.

Interview Details – Received an email, did a 15 minute phone interview, then I was called in for a face-to-face interview. From application to being offered a position took about 1 month.pm

Interview Question – Asked if I had diaries to complete & have to make a 8 hour drive trip to see a client, how would I juggle all of those tasks.   Answer Question

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Bingham Farms, MI

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in November 2012.

Interview Details – Met with a president and vice-president for an interview.Did not get offer till January but interviewed in November. Some branches interview 50 people and only 4-10 get a internship. The HQ in Chicago hire 40+ interns. If asked back you either are a senior getting a job offer or a junior coming back for a 2nd internship where you are almost guaranteed a job.

Interview Question – Why isn't your GPA any higher than it currently is?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

Interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview was very detailed, followed by 2 in person interviews. Very thorough.

Interview Question – What research did you do on the company other than our website?   Answer Question

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Claims Representative Trainee Interview

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Duluth, GA

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in September 2013.

Interview Details – Months to hire, applied on indeed, received an email requesting a test two months later, got a call back for a phone interview another two months later, and then called back to set up an interview with the branch manager within that week. Had to take to online exam again as soon as I got to the interview then sat thru a bunch of questions regarding how I handle certain situation. Interview was approximately 2 hours long

Interview Question – Just be prepared. there are a lot of questions as to what you would do and why and tell me a time where you had to blank blank blank   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negoitiation. firm salary with benefits offer was generous

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