Berkshire Hathaway Interview Questions

Updated Apr 3, 2015
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    Claims Professional Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (Omaha, NE) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview went well. They express a lot of interest in high school and college grades. They ask for your gpa, act, and sat scores as well. Overall they are very friendly over the phone. By far one of the best experiences I've had with any company over the phone.

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    • Did you take any math classes in college and what was your grade in each? High school GPA?   Answer Question
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    SQL Server Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Meet with hiring manager, developer team, business analyst team, Chief Information Officer. The developer team asked me some technical questions and had me set up a mock project in 15 minutes. After the mock project I met with a business analyst who asked me about my collaborative experience. The position required collaborative/team experience. I was told I lacked collaborative/team experience based on my answers to their questions.

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    • If I knew what the cross apply operator was   1 Answer
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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Applied on Craigslist. I interview twice, the first time the job was given to someone else, then another position opened up in the same field, I was interviewed by three different people and hired on the same day. First day of work was the following Monday.

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    Actuary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway in September 2013.

    Interview

    First being contacted by phone, then took an math and word matching quiz. It was about an hour, the math problems were really basic, no calculus, just plus and minus. Then after a week, have an interviewing with an underwriting manger, the interview is mostly behavior based, with one easy technical question.

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    • What are the five information you want to know if you about to give a quota for a car?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (San Francisco, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    After phone interview with hiring manager, invited to face-to-face with the team. Several 'what-if' scenarios presented having to do with interactions with subject matter experts. I believe they were interested in diplomacy skills. Technical skills tested via example of output from database and question "How would you frame your script to pull these results?". Also quizzed on expertise with requirements gathering and documentation, test methodologies, data warehouse concepts. Group of five people on interview panel. Not stressful; relaxed environment.

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    Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Macomb, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (Macomb, MI) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Simple, straight forward interview with the man who is now my boss. Very professional!

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    Plant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway in February 2012.

    Interview

    Met with executive management and ownership. Discussed options for employment or contract work. Discussed opportunites and challenges currently faced as well as anticipated through sales growth. Discussed opprotuities with separation of manufacturing facilities into two plants.

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    • Interviewers expressed concern of lack of challenge for me since this opportunity is a much smaller business.   1 Answer
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