Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at John Hancock
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- Actuarial Co-op (3)
- CPA Development Program (3)
- Internship (3)
- Underwriter (2)
- Sales Associate (2)
- Analyst (2)
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- Financial Consultant (2)
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- Sales (1)
- Investment Advisor Representative (1)
- Investment Analyst (1)
- Insurance (1)
- Project Director (1)
- Senior Paralegal (1)
- Director Level (1)
- Portfolio Analyst (1)
- Financial Sales (1)
- Financial Advisor Associate (1)
- Financial Analyst (1)
- Sales Support (1)
- Senior Auditor (1)
- Customer Service (1)
- Personal Banker (1)
- Engineering (1)
- Relationship Manager (1)
- Actuary (1)
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA).
Interview process requires HR phone screening and multiple on-site interviews. The process can take several weeks. Be sure to stay in touch, particularly if you have concurrent interviews elsewhere or pending offers. For one position, HR was tardy in confirming the HR phone screening they had set up for me; when I called to confirm the interview they told me they had already hired someone (even though I never had the chance to interview). For another position, I went in for an interview and was told I would be brought in for another round. When I contacted them (because I had other offers), I was told they had already hired someone and just never told me. So make sure to be in touch so you don't lose out on another opportunity, since they tend to be bad on their end with communicating to candidates.
- Why John Hancock? Why insurance? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA).
I had 2 onsite interviews, after a phone screen with a recruiter. I applied online and was contacted about 3 weeks later for a phone screen. After that, I had both of the in-person interviews done within another 2 weeks. Overall a pretty basic interview consisting of questions geared towards how my previous experience was relevant to the position, i.e. "Give an example of how you evaluated a problem and the steps you took to solve it."
- "How do you deal with situations when you are leading a project and one or more people do not do their share of the work?" 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in July 2012.
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!
- 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
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at John Hancock (Chicago, IL) in June 2012.
Ridiculous number of interviews and follow ups. Took over three months.
- Nothing out of the ordinary Answer Question
Better commission pay-out and bonus,
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at John Hancock in June 2012.
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.
- Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 3 days. I interviewed at John Hancock (Warwick, RI) in April 2012.
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
- How well will do you work with potential clients? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in March 2012.
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.
- Why John Hancock? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in March 2012.
Went over resume asking about projects, past experience, and education. First round of interviews, second round is with your potential manager/boss.
- Why are you applying to a company such as this? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in December 2011.
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
- 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
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in November 2011.
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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