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Guardian Life Interview Questions

Updated Jan 7, 2015
Updated Jan 7, 2015
34 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lead Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardian Life in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter contacted me directly. I was provided with a detailed job description. Basically, to read the job description literally, you'd need to know Oracle, Sql Server and Hadoop. That's a bit far fetched but I let that go. I explained what I do know and what I don't. We decided to proceed. The recruiter sent me an email with time and date of phone interview. The calendar invite was for 30 min earlier. Naturally, I was not ready to receive the call and it created some unnecessary awkwardness during the call. I was greeted by an individual who did not introduce himself, then another individual joined the call who also decided to forgo introduction. Then it went like this... Hello, you're applying for this position, state your experience, expertise, go... I spoke about my experience and at some point, I was cut off with a question. As I was answering that question I was cut off again. When I answered that question, these two people decided to end the call. Usually, you'd say, thank you for your honest answer but this is not what we're looking for. Instead I got, thank you, good bye. The reasoning was that they were looking for the "must have" skills on the job description and "good to have" was there for fluff. This was the first time in my experience dealing with such unprofessional and rude individuals.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Guardian Life in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went in and had the general interview questions, Where do you see yourself in five years, describe your strengths and weaknesses. Then sat through a presentation about the company and the job description. Salary is commission based.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    PeopleSoft Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Guardian Life.

    Interview Details

    Four interviews - two phone interviews and two in person with inconclusive results.
    Seemed like a great company and culture - don't believe they knew what they were looking for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Guardian Life.

    Interview Details

    Phone and face to face interviews. Regular PM question, nothing earth shattering. Was asked several question. Given a skills test. Examples of most complicated project completed. Ask to identify strengths and weaknesses.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Regional Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardian Life.

    Interview Details

    Pretty standard and straighforward. Asked about previous sales experience etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardian Life in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with Guardian Life in person and had a reasonable experience. Fairly easy interview, but felt pressured to accept an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Guardian Life.

    Interview Details

    I talked to recruiter at the job fair about financial position, they set up an interview the same day. They asked mainly questions regarding what I was looking for in a job and work history

    Interview Questions
    • No really difficult or unexpected questions, a lot a basic behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Was not what I was looking for in a job. Hugely commission based

    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethlehem, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethlehem, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Guardian Life in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Excellent and immediate communication and follow up from HR and interviewer. Warm interview style. Seems like a great working environment; professional/ inviting staff; promotes good patient advocacy. Thank You.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Guardian Life in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    From time of original contact to job offer, the process took about 2.5 months. I had about 13 interviews - 3 by phone and the rest in person in their regional home offices in PA and NYC. Executive recruiter was very nice and involved from day 1. She helped me understand who I was meeting with and their background.
    Followed up after every interview to obtain my thoughts on the interview and give feedback. Was very transparent and collaborative and I got a great sense of the company, culture , values and leaders who I'd be working with. I had some other job offers so they were able to expedite the process & keep me informed of where the job offer/decision was at. We discussed salary/bonus/comp towards the end of the interview. The interviews felt like discussions rather than interrogation.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you suggest approaching integration change activities for a recent acquisition?   Answer Question
    • You come from a background of large companies, why chose Guardian?   Answer Question
    • What do you want to do (ultimately - career path)?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had another offer which may have changed the situation, however they were very open from the start to understand my salary expectations and let me know the range for the position. We discussed vacation, bonus, base and other long term incentives and they were flexible with start date. The negotiation was pretty quick-by the time the written offer came through, I was already aware of what I would be expecting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Java Developer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Guardian Life.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of technical interview
    1 interview with manager of the area for which recruitment is done
    1 interview with HR

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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