Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
- Claims Professional Trainee (27)
- Underwriting Specialist (7)
- Underwriter (4)
- Intern (3)
- Medical Bill Analyst (2)
- Business Analyst (2)
- Claims Adjuster Trainee (1)
- Underwriting Assistant II (1)
- Document Management Specialist (1)
- Workers Compensation Professional Trainee (1)
- Entry Level Claims/Underwriter (1)
- Claims Assistanat-SF (1)
- Temp Posting- Underwriting Assistant (1)
- Underwriter Trainee (1)
- Underwriting Assistant (1)
- Administrative Assistant (1)
- Accountant (1)
- Human Resources (1)
- Financial Analyst (1)
- Real Estate Sales Agent (1)
- Claims Adjuster (1)
- Marketing Assistant (1)
- Marketing Specialist/Alpharetta, GA (1)
- Loss Control Consultant Trainee (1)
- Workers Comp Agent (1)
- Marketing Representative (1)
- Claims Investigator (1)
The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (Atlanta, GA) in May 2015.
Applied online. Heard back within a couple days asking me to take a math/ word association test. 30 questions in 8 minutes and you weren't supposed to finish them all. A couple days later i got an email to set up a phone interview with a HR representative. Simple behavioral questions. After that i had an in person interview at the location that i would have worked at. Here's where it got difficult. 1 hour interview. First part was simple behavioral questions. Next was somewhat difficult questions about logic and thinking (listed below). Lastly i was able to ask the employer questions about the job. Advice: Read up on Berkshire Hathaway and make sure to know about Warren Buffett and his philosophy. Read each interview question below and be ready to answer.
- There are 8 balls. 7 of them weigh the same. 1 of them has a different weight, (you don't know if it's heavier or lighter). How do you find the odd ball with 2 weighs? 2 Answers
- Would you rather have a $10 Mill book of NWP with a 90% combined ratio or a $100Mill book of NWP with a 99% combined ratio? 1 Answer
- You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it? 1 Answer
Other Interview Reviews for Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Underwriter InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (Omaha, NE) in April 2015.
It was a phone interview and the lady who interviewed me asked why I wanted to work for Berkshire Hathaway and also asked me about my work history. Afterwards she said she would contact me within the next few weeks to follow up.
- Why do you want to work for Berkshire Hathaway? 1 Answer
Underwriter InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (New York, NY) in March 2015.
I went to a career fair on campus. I heard back a week later for an interview with them on campus. The interview was a bit strange. It didn't last the entire 30 minutes and he didn't seem interested. I was a bit disappointed at the attitude from the interviewer.
- Do you watch the news? Answer Question
Underwriter InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (Atlanta, GA) in January 2011.
Asked a lot of logic question such as: What rate would you charge for a cabin at the bottom of a mountain when there is a 70% chance of a avalanche occurring overnight. Asked questions about probability, underwriting skills, financial knowledge, knowledge of the industry. Lasted about 2 hours and was somewhat intimidating. They expected you know know a lot about the ideals of Warren Buffet and his investing strategy. It seemed like the office setting would be very competitive and cutthroat. Overall did not catch a good vibe from the interview. The interviewer was somewhat pompous and direct. Not the easiest interview that I have ever had but as long as you can do logic and probabilities on the fly, then you should be good.
- Would you rather have a $1Mill book of NWP with a 90% combined ratio or a $100Mill book of NWP with a 99% combined ratio? 2 Answers