CNA Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CNA.

    Interview

    A long joke. Recruiter called for quick background overview and a few questions on the resume. 4 weeks later, I received an email to come downtown for face-to-face. Of the 5 people interviewing me, only 1 was intelligent and asked relevant questions. The others actually admitted to not being sure why they were asked to participate. 8 weeks later, they let me know that there wasn't a good fit. I cannot express how terrible the communication (or lack of) with the recruiter was. Expect emails and calls to go weeks without answers

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Underwriter Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at CNA in August 2015.

    Interview

    Applied via university, received an email for a phone interview 2 weeks later. Asked a few questions to begin to make sure you're qualified for the program, such as, having a 3.0 gpa, authorized to work in the us, any family members that work for CNA, etc.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CNA (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with HR, then a series of in-person interviews all in one morning. HR was disorganized and some of the scheduled interviews didn't happen because of scheduling mistakes. I was asked hundreds of redundant "personality" questions. After the interview, I was asked to fill out a direct deposit and background check form, only to be later rejected weeks later. Very unprofessional.

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    • Please list a difficult situation you encountered and how you handled it. (Repeat 100 times)   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at CNA.

    Interview

    organized. 4 back to back interviews in person. basic behavioral questions and elaborated past xperiences all interviews were 1 hour each that consisted of similar questions. managers were laid back and answered questions with passion.

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    • walk me through your resume   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    strict

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Underwriter Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CNA.

    Interview

    I first received a phone interview which went into detail about the position and they asked a few behavioral questions. I was then asked to do an in person interview the following week. The in person was a meeting with two people, an HR specialist and the branch director. The HR specialist was very nice and easy to talk to. I had a great conversation with her. My problem was with the branch director from the moment I sat down for the interview I knew he didn't want to be there. He only asked me one question about how much I knew about surety bonds and explained to me why he's not happy with his job. That was a bit of downer and nobody wants that in their interview. I got a call a week later saying I didn't get the job, but was a very competitive candidate. At least they let you down easy.

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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CNA.

    Interview

    I mainly dealt with an internal HR specialist who was my best friend until I didn't feel comfort providing documentation confirming my salary, my word all of a sudden wasn't good enough. After I received an offer I told them I would need few days to consider, which made them very angry and told me my offer will expire in 3 days if I don't accept.

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    • I can't remember specific just generally about why I wanted the job.   1 Answer
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    Senior Financial Analyst/Financial Planning and Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at CNA (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by email 3 weeks later to schedule an initial interview. Phone interview was typical, background discussion and why CNA.. Recruiter asked about current compensation but I already knew this firm pays BELOW market. Which turns out that I was over paid for their budget and no offer nor second round invite.

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  9. Helpful (3)  

    Underwriter Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CNA (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied and was called later for an over the phone interview. I then went to their headquarters in Chicago for a series of three interviews. They were slightly repetitive. The interview consisted of a lot of behavioral and situational questions. It was one of the more intense interviews I've had. Each one was about 25 minutes.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Because I got an offer where I wouldn't have to relocate.

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    Commercial Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at CNA (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Phone processed was quick and thorough. Very professional from hr person in Chicago. Passed phone interview, and HR person referred me to the underwriting director, said I will hear from him in a few days. I never did. After multiple phone calls, and emails, no follow up from HR person.Follow up is terrible. It just so happened, this same HR person had referred me back in October of 2014 for a 2nd interview and I never heard back. Glad I have a job and was not waiting on this one possibility. I was trying to relocated to FLORIDA.

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    • Underwriting experience-behavioral interview.   1 Answer
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    Policy Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CNA.

    Interview

    I received a phone interview, and then they moved on to other candidates. I assume it was because I was asking for too much in salary for the position. They were offering no more than $32,000 a year for someone (myself) with an insurance license and college degree. I mentioned that the only reason I am asking for more than that is the rent increases in the Denver area, which is a well-known fact. She replied that I will have a very hard time finding more than that with my experience level in the Denver area. I now make 40k, this company doesn't care about their employee's happiness or compensation level. I was insulted that she told me I wouldn't make more than that, and I will never interview for this company again.

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