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Cigna Underwriter Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
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Philadelphia, PA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cigna in December 2010.

Interview Details – Initial contact was with a recruiter after which point I was invited into the office to interview with my direct manager and an associate. The interview lasted about 45 minutes and I was contacted a week later to interview with the department head. Their interview was a bit more in depth but was shorter, just 20 minutes or so.

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Negotiation Details – I may have been able to negotiate but I was unprepared and accepted the first offer.

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Overland Park, KS

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cigna in November 2013.

Interview Details – It was a 4 stage interview all in one day. You will meet with 2 senior underwriters, then 2 separate panels of underwriters at that location. Typical interview questions, but be ready for the problem solving and analytical questions. The only downside was you will not be compensated for traveling expenses to come to the interview.

Interview Question – how many golf balls fit in a school bus? (not numerical, rather problem solving and seeing how detailed you will answer)

You have a 3 gallon bucket and a 5 gallon bucket. You need to get exactly 4 gallons of water in the 5 gallon bucket by only using the two buckets given. How do you do this?
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Overland Park, KS

I applied online - interviewed at Cigna in January 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online through their website. Had a 30 minute phone interview, which were mostly behavioral questions. That went well and I heard back about a week later about a second interview in their office. The second interview started with a presentation about the Underwriting Program followed by three 30 minute panel interviews with members of their underwriting team.

Interview Question – How many golf balls fit in a school bus?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Cigna.

Interview Details – Got it through campus. Asked what I knew about Cigna and underwriting (expecting that I did my due diligence), several behavioral questions such as a time I missed a deadline, a time there was a group conflict, time i needed to simplify and present complicated information and then a series of math questions that were basic percents and fractions and averages with some tough numbers in your head.

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Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cigna in October 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was very straight forward with a combination of behavioral questions and logic questions

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cigna in October 2011.

Interview Details – Asked about whether I was proficient with Microsoft Excel. I replied I was and then they explained a situation regarding Excel and asked what function I would use. The answer was the v-lookup function. They also some basic math questions. Overall, the interview was not very difficult.

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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cigna in November 2011.

Interview Details – I received a call from a Cigna recruiter out of Chattanooga that just asked why I wanted to leave my current job. My reply was that I liked the job path that was listed on the web site. The recruiter replied "so you are not interested in the Underwriting position at all then?" Of course my response was no, it was just that I appreciated the opportunities the company had to offer. I was told that my information was going to be forwarded to a hiring manager only to get an e-mailed response from the same recruiter who said they were going with candidates whose qualifications closely met the requirements. My qualifications exceeded what was posted on their site. I was really disappointed that they lied to me and made a bad assumption off of one question.

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