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Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at MetLife (Morristown, NJ) in July 2015.
An unprecedented amount of disrespectful non-responsiveness, misinformation and blow offs. The amount of confusion and disorganization in whatever they call a human resources / talent management (really?) department is laughable. They will be a case study in the future regarding how to destroy the culture in a monolithic too big to fail organization that probably will fail because of its confusing internal spaghetti.
- Do you have your CFA or MBA? And if not, why? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MetLife.
Through external hiring company, there were 3 rounds, 1 HR screening, 1 Sr BSA technical, then in-person with hiring manager and a video interview. All the interviewers were nice and professional. The scheduling was a pain. They would ask for availability and then reply when most of those days had past. This happened a few times. Once they scheduled an interview super early in the day without regard to the timezone they were looking to hire in.
- Describe your experience/background. Describe how you handle conflicting requirements. Do you have experience with financial institutions. Requirements documentation experience. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MetLife (Troy, NY) in July 2015.
Was contacted for interview and met with 2 supervisors. Was asked a lot of situational questions. Was asked to also give specific answers to situations and not to refer to general understandings.
- How I managed myself in a situation where there was a change to the organization. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at MetLife (New York, NY) in July 2015.
Friendly but to the point. I was asked about my current and last jobs. Describe the steps of how you start a new project. Describe the details from start to finish.
- Describe a day of what you do at your currently job. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at MetLife (New York, NY) in July 2015.
After posting my application online and receiving an employee referral I received an email from an internal recruiter to set up a 15 minute call to discuss my background and how it relates to the position. The recruiter was very professional and cordial during the call in which we discussed my skills and experience, covered some boilerplate employment and background issues, and I asked for clarification of what the hiring manager was looking for in the ideal candidate. The recruiter could not directly answer my question but he did suggest what the hiring manager may be looking for based on his prior experience with the manager. Near the end of the call the recruiter clearly explained the following three steps of the manager's hiring process (writing sample, phone interview with manager, panel interview with company) and told me what to expect of each step. I received the writing exercise later in the day and responded to the hiring manager and recruiter within the 48 hour time frame provided in the instructions. The following business day I was informed by the recruiter that the manager appreciated my time but was not interested in setting up an interview, I asked for feedback regarding this decision but no explanation was provided.
- Are you willing to submit to background and drug tests? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral Experience
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MetLife.
Process is slow. First round was scheduled after 4 weeks of initial HR round. Interview went well. This is for full time position. Questions were simple and easy. Overall it is good.
- General questions like challenges you faces? How you solved,? Questions or issues that came across during design 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at MetLife (Santa Fe, NM) in July 2015.
Three members of board met with me. Applications were received from June 10 through June 20. Email correspondence was exchanged with the lead person involved in screening applicants. Telephone call was received requesting an appointment for an interview the week prior to appointment on July 6.
- What kind of responsibilities I have had in prior jobs. How do I spend my leisure time? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MetLife (Charlotte, NC) in June 2015.
Process was realatively quick applied online and about a week later had phone interview, was ask about my previous experience (background in insurance) and told about the position, which requires a series 6. At the conclusion of the phone interview was told that the next step was to complete an assessment and I was warned of basic math functions were on the test, mainly dealt with percentages and figuring out numerical patterns. Completed assessment later that night and was emailed the next day saying I did very well on the assessment and asked to schedule face to face interview for the following week. Had face to face with head of operations for the Charlotte site. A lot of focus was given to how comfortable you are working in a call center environment, and how disciplined you are to self-study for the series 6 which has to be passed within the first 4 weeks of training, only given 1 shot. Being that I have several insurance licenses already I assured that I was familiar with the dedication needed to pass the exam. We also spoke about growth opportunities that are available after your first year with the company.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MetLife (Irvine, CA) in June 2015.
The interview process was very great. I applied online and a few days later I was contacted by a recruiter to set a phone screen. I spoke to the recruiter and she asked your basic questions regarding my education, experience, computer literacy skills and my salary expectation. I was then told I would be moving to next round and would be contacted to schedule my in-person interview. I was then contacted and set the interview for the following week. I met with the Director for Client Services and shortly after the AVP for the entire office. Our interview was very open, transparent and conversational. I was able to feel comfortable in the room with these two very important individuals and was able to ask any & all questions I had. I really enjoyed speaking with them both and I feel I made connections with them. The interview with these two individuals was my favorite experience throughout the entire process! I was then told, for transparency which I appreciated a lot, that they have to interview a few more people and would then HR would follow-up with with Yay or Nay. Shockingly I was contacted 2 days later by the Director himself, but I missed the call and left his cell for me to contact him. I very nervously shot a text to him apologizing and we set a conversation for Saturday which was very different. It showed that he made me a priority on his day off and it really impressed me. We spoke that Saturday regarding the offer and I graciously accepted. I cannot wait to start my position with this very reputable company. If you are considering applying definitely do it!
- No specific questions as our interview was very open and conversational. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MetLife (Tampa, FL) in June 2015.
First was a phone interview, the reciuter contact and ask me several questions on my current situations and then hiring manager contacted me. He is very kind and asked many questions about my daily life, such as what I did in my spare time. The overall experience is good and not that serious.
- Why you choose our company Go through your resume Answer Question
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