John Hancock Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2015
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    Benefits Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    This has to be the most unprofessional HR Department that I have ever encountered. I had a telephone screen, then I was brought in for a first round interview with 3 people. Following that I was brought in for a second round interview with 3 senior employees- VPs, Director, etc.. I was told that I would hear something within that week and no one ever responded to say that they went with another candidate. I even sent a follow up email to someone in HR to comfirm that they went with another candidate and never received a response. If this is how they treat their serious candidates, how must they treat their employees??? As unprofessional as it gets!

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    • If I were to give you a project that you had no idea about and didn't understand even what direction to take next, what would you do? Where do you see yourself in five years? Why do you want to work here?   Answer Question
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at John Hancock (Chicago, IL) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Ridiculous number of interviews and follow ups. Took over three months.

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    Negotiation

    Better commission pay-out and bonus,

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at John Hancock in June 2012.

    Interview

    Met with multiple managers during the process. Initial promises of challenging tasks and "special projects" which would require you to work with various departments throughout the company. These "special projects" ended up being simple filing and mindless work. Although the people are nice, the work is depressing as no real thought is required.

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    Insurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, RI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at John Hancock (Warwick, RI) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Was called for an interview and decided to take it even though I was not thrilled about doing sales. Interview was relaxed and informative, with back and forth questions. Worried mostly about personality. Afterwards felt like the opportunity was a lot more promising than i initially intended

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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I applied for the internship online and got a call back from HR to set up for a phone screen. The phone screen wasn't too bad, behavioral questions. Then I was asked right away to meet with HR for a 1:1 in-person interview. The 1:1 HR interview were more behavioral questions. Lastly, there was a 1:1 interview with the manager for the department I was assigned to. This interview was more relaxed and I was just asked about why I wanted the job, why john hancock, and basically answering any questions the manager had about my experiences and what I can offer.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Went over resume asking about projects, past experience, and education. First round of interviews, second round is with your potential manager/boss.

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    Actuary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 4 managers. The HR part of the interview at the end seemed a little rushed. I appreciated have time for 1 on one discussions at lunch which gave me a good feel for the company. I felt it looked like a good company to work for and even though I was not offered a job from that interview I was was going to keep applying for other jobs but got an offer elsewhere so that ended my job search

    Interview Questions

    • They were interested in technicals skills and products I worked on. The LTC area seemed to be an area where there was opportunity for someone with detailed expertise in pricing valuation and review of experience data.   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Interview process was very different from what I had experienced previously. In the first round, I met with 5 directors in a 1.5 hour interview, where all of them sat and asked me questions altogether. Then for the second round, I met 5 analyst (junior folks!) for a 1.5 hour interview (same format). The interview questions were mostly behavioral (some were technical). Interviewers were very pleasant and patient and gave me a good overview of the company and the job.

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    Director Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed by 3 separate onsite visits including meetings with direct manager, a senior manager, 2 peripheral people[, then with 3 potential coworkers. Went really well until final interview. It was clear that one of the coworkers had a hidden agenda. The questions from that individual were geared toward the negative. After the many hours I spent interviewing, I did not hear back from HR. I finally called them after 2 weeks and was told they hired internally. The reason given was that I did not have specific experience in one area that NEVER CAME UP and was not included in the job description. I felt the HR person was embarrassed when he told me about the decision. I was very disappointed and felt that if the plan was to hire internally, it should have been made clear to me. Given the number of people I spoke with, I really should have received better feedback and a more immediate response to my application.

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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portsmouth, NH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Portsmouth, NH) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Met with two managers and was asked general open ended questions about experience, skills, and reasons for applying for position.

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