I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at GEICO in December 2013.
Interview Details – This interview is a two stage interview. You go in and talk to the hiring manager for the initial interview. The second stage is where you go in and shadow someone doing the job you applied for.
Interview Question – They will ask you to list three weaknesses and three strengths. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at GEICO in September 2013.
Interview Details – Despite what I've read on glassdoor.com and GEICO's own website I did not have a phone interview. I was emailed and invited in for an interview right away. I met with the HR recruiter and then went off to my interview. It was a one-on-one situation. My interview kept state how excited they were to have someone interviewing that had the experience that I would be able to bring in. I was told I would hear back the following week regarding the next steps in the hiring process, I did not hear back at all. Immediately following the interview I sent thank you emails to the recruiter and my interviewer. The following week I send emails to both again and still heard nothing back.
Interview Question – The interview was over an hour long but I was only asked one question: Name the most difficult situation you have experienced. I chimed in along the way when the job was being described. I also met the director on the floor. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at GEICO in June 2013.
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Dealt with a college recruiter at first, then transistioned to their HR department. Had a questionnaire, a phone interview, an analytical test, and over a month of waiting, they scheduled a flight to their corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD.
The interview itself was quite rewarding - they were friendly employees and the office seemed like a good process to work. However, after it, I was declined due to a lack of experience in the field - something they could have told me at the start of the process. I don't know exactly how the company can spend all this time on someone who doesn't meet their criteria - but it means that you can't treat passing each successive stage as getting "more sure".
If you have the time, the company seemed great and the interviewers polite. But don't hold out for GEICO alone if you need a job now.
Interview Question – How would you be able to tell if a discount you enact previously was effective or not? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at GEICO.
Interview Details – I applied the position online. Filled in the questionnaire and then finished an online test. Then I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. He asked me some detailed questions about my school project, then asked me some general questions like "do you want to relocate to DC" and your future career goal type questions.
Interview Question – Make sure you are really familiar with the project that you have done. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GEICO in May 2013.
Interview Details – You will interview with on the phone with an HR person for basic questions. Be prepared to answer basic questions about GEICO and it's history, general information off the website should be sufficient. The next phone interview is with an actuary. Be prepared to discuss very high level general employment questions. The next interview is a day long process. You will be called into the building to interview with 3 senior actuaries, 1 lunch interview with 2 low level actuaries and will have to perform a basic excel test. Be prepared to address any issues on your college transcripts. They will ask you all the standard interview questions. Know basic excel skills for the test portion. You will have to calculate different factor indications and explain results.
Interview Question – The excel exam. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GEICO in May 2013.
Interview Details – Had me fill out all kinds of forms and take skills tests online before even getting a phone interview. Got the follow-up email a few days later to come in for a marathon 5-hour interview. Team was very nice, but I didn't recieve an offer.
Interview Question – Demonstrate initiative Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at GEICO in April 2013.
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Applied through university website, was contacted by regional recruiter a few weeks later. She suggested some different positions the company was hiring for which I was a better fit.
Learned about this position and subsequently interviewed for it. They are attempting to recruit MBA candidates for this position, but are completely unwilling to negotiate on the base salary.
Interview Question – none specifically. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I was offered 55k/year and 5k signing bonus. Having attended a top 20 business school for my MBA, this offer, combined with the company's complete disinterest in negotiating, was very offensive. I owe almost $70k in student loans, and this base rate is about 30K less than what our graduates average. I know people going into other industries that are offered twice this base salary and $40k in signing bonuses.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at GEICO in March 2013.
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The hiring process was not too bad. They start off with an online assessment which is written.
Next, they move on to an online excel assessment, which is a bit tough but if you have the right excel/logic skills it is not too bad.
After this a recruiter will get in touch with you to do an onsite interview or will tell you that you are not being considered for the position anymore.
Interview Question – Any sort of star format questions which catches you off gaurd because you must tell about a time when you handled a situation and what the results were. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at GEICO in March 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted an application and exam online. Received a call back the next day to schedule a brief telephone interview. The phone interview was vey brief an vanilla. The HR rep basically did a brief overview of my resume and then disclosed the low starting salary that is non-negotiable. Rep could not offer me any sort of average in terms of commission or raise amounts which was quite disappointing. Scheduled a day to come in take the pre-employment tests. When I arrived at Geico at 12 Noon there was hardly any parking. This is a big concern for me if I do get an offer because this is a huge issue. It is so bad that people are parking along the sides of the rows that are outlined for typical parking. It was like being at a mall on black Friday, horrible. Once inside I checked in with an HR rep and signed in. The waiting room was filled with young out of college kids eager and excited to began a job that pays well below what you will need to survive in the high priced region, I knew immediately that I was out of place not because of my age (late 20's) but because of my professional demeanor. Me and two other applicants were instructed to complete another 118 question personality test. Then we took a multi-tasking/typing test these tests were not hard but just pay attention to the warm up sessions so you get the hang of it. We then watched a 20 min generic video about how awesome of an employer Geico is... Afterwards we were escorted back to the waiting area where the individual HR reps took us in back. My experience consisted of an basic 'Tell me about a time...' interview with an HR woman who looked like she hated her job and was very unpardonable. I was disturbed by her demeanor because typically HR associates are the energetic ones who pump you up for everything but this woman was not interested in me and seemed like she would rather be somewhere else, this was the first major red flag. She then put me in a room to role play a sales call 4 times. This was hard for me to do, not as an experienced consultative and solutions based professional but because she had zero emotion or interest in speaking with me. To be honest it was very awkward to hear her monotone voice ask me about the imaginary carwash that I was supposed to be selling to her via the phone. If I had the attention of someone who was interested in their job with people skills I'm sure it would have been a more positive experience but it is what it is. After the call she told me to expect to hear back within 24 hours in regards to the next step which would be an interview with a hiring manager which leads me to believe no offer will be extended which is fine since it was very apparent that I was over qualified for this job. I extended my hand to shake as we concluded the interview and she looked at me for a good 10 seconds before reluctantly shaking my hand back. I then walked out of there with an ear to ear smile thinking to myself wow no wonder they are always hiring.
Interview Question – Have you applied for other positions in your field besides Geico? View Answer
I interviewed at GEICO in March 2013.
Interview Details –
At the interview I was given a typing test which was very easy. I was also given a test where I had to wear a headpiece and had to take fake calls and e-mails that came in. You had to put in certain information the callers and e-mails gave you such as name, state, type of claim, current insurance coverage etc. There was no indication that a call or e-mail was there to review - instructions for taking this test were not appropriate and failed to be as intuitive as they should have been. Normally if you answer a call you will have a pencil or pen and paper and will write down the information from the caller as it progresses which would allow you to enter the data correctly. Here you have to complete the information based solely on your memory and that is not the easiest thing to do - remember name, policy number, phone number, state that caller was from, how long they had been with the company, and the nature of their call. The calls would not be obvioius and if you missed them they would disappear. Not anything like a real office environment - their system of testing sucks. There is no way for you to complete it all so and impossible to fill in all the fields with correct information.
After that I was told I did not pass the test and had to come back after 6 months if I wanted to retake the test. I as not interviewed - but that is probably a good thing because GEICO has a system that is set up to discourage and reject candidates. Someone from GEICO's management needs to look over the hiring and testing process. It really does suck and could be greatly improved if someone a that company cared enough to want to make a positive change.
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