Commonwealth Annuity Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Commonwealth Annuity.
Interview Details – The company came with a visit at the career fair, they were taking resumes and contacting people they liked later on - no cover letters or formal applications were necessary. First round interview was to get familiar with all the departments within the company, as well as for them to see if I fit in. Got invited for second round to talk to more senior people, was never invited for later stages - never even got a rejection - no response whatsoever
Interview Question – What does it mean to be a leader Answer Question
Summer Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Commonwealth Annuity in April 2011.
Interview Details – Commonwealth Annuity's employees are obsessed with Goldman Sachs and were constantly testing my knowledge of the company. The interview process is probably 6 interviews, all were 1 on 1 or 2 on 1. Took about 4 or 5 hours total. Nothing in the interview was too unexpected except for the need to know Goldman Sachs inside and out. Some employees seemed very easy going but some were borderline rude and abrasive. I know part of this is a test but it was to the point where I wasn't interested with the position by the end of the interviews.
Financial Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Commonwealth Annuity in December 2010.
Interview Details – Very shady company. They try to act like they are Goldman Sachs, even though they are just a subsidiary. Interview process took 4 hours, with 5 different interviewers asking the same questions.
Interview Question – Square root of 200 View Answer
Reason for Declining – Did not have a good feeling about the company