I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewitt Associates in May 2011.
Interview Details – HR is kinda difficult to follow; I had to "pardon" a few times to get to hear what she said. HM sounds like they know what they are doing; one of who is not actuary. They all seem interested in you and your background, ask a fair amount of questions, most of which are behavior questions that start with "tell me...". I don;t recall any technical questions; Was told that excel/assess are extensively used. Office location is nice, surrounding neighborhood is quiet and traffic-free (seems like).
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewitt Associates in December 2007.
Interview Details – A one-hour campus interview, followed by a 3-hour interview at the office.
The people are all very friendly. Make sure that you ask lots of questions.
The office can be quite confusing at first, but it becomes very easy to navigate after a couple of days.
Everyone is very helpful at work. The sense of team work is very visible throughout the office.
For the actuarial positions, expect to work over time.
It's great that we get to work with people from different offices.
We have sametime (online chatting program) that makes communication so much easier.
Interview Question – So, do you have any questions for me?
(That was asked at the beginning of the interview session by one of the managers. And, I was supposed to have the interview session with the manager for 45 minutes! The manager did not have any questions for me) View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate my starting date and my sign-on package.
When you consider the offer, make sure that you think of other firms' offer and think about their over time benefits.
Hewitt does not offer over-time pay for actuarial positions, and considering how much over-time that the employees work, it makes it comparable to other firms' offers.
(Hewitt usually offers a pretty good compensation annually compared to other firms, but other firms usually offer over-time compensation)
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