OneBeacon Interview Questions

Updated Apr 10, 2015
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    Claims Representative Trainee - Workers Compensation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at OneBeacon (Denver, CO) in March 2015.

    Interview

    First a phone interview to go over your resume, and overall goals. She will determine if you get the second phone interview. I didn't think I did well on the first one, so I was surprised / lucky to get the second. The second phone interview will last about an hour, and they will ask you many questions about yourself / experience / OneBeacon. Lastly, you will interview in person. If you do well in that interview, you will be offered the position.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OneBeacon.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online and received a response in under 7 hours. This was a little odd and probably should have seen it as a sign of possible desperation. The recruiter talked to me the next day for about 20 minutes and the next day had me set up with an interview with the hiring manager. Once again seemed a bit rushed. I was told I would receive a call or an email confirming my interview date and time. Four days later, I received a surprise phone call from the hiring manager. The voice mail said that we had a scheduled interview and he would call back in a couple of minutes. Not being aware of this interview, I responded to the recruiter and she forgot to make me aware and confirm the interview time. Once again, not such a good sign.

    The following day I had an interview with the hiring manager that lasted about an hour. Typical phone interview, but the questions being asked were way above and beyond of the job posting. I know that a job posting is just a high level overview, but the interview seemed as though the job was the job responsibilities of three. Once again another surprise. At the end of the interview I was asked to supply work samples to the recruiter, which I did. I never got a response of the samples being received or about next steps.

    Several days later, I received a call from the recruiter stating to call her back. I called back and left a message a few hours later upon receiving the voice mail. I received another voice mail a couple of hours later from the recruiter stating she wanted to talk about next steps and an in person interview. I called back and left a message again stating I can make any time work and to call me back anytime or send me an email to finalize a meeting time. It has been nearly a week and I have never again hear back from them.

    To my surprise the job was reposted.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were pretty common and nothing really stuck out as being difficult. I was just surprised that the further we went on in the interview the more it strayed from the original job posting.   Answer Question
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at OneBeacon (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Over the phone. We just talked about workers compensation over the phone. There were two people over the phone and we just chatted about workers compensation. We also discussed the industry, what was going on at One Beacon, and to see how I would fit in the team.

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    • They just wanted to talk to me over the phone, there was no question I could adjust claims.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They started out at less than I was making and that wasn't going to work. Finally, came up about $5K more and that was acceptable.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I was very impressed with how smoothly the process was.

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at OneBeacon.

    Interview

    1 phone call with Human Resources
    1 phone call with Hiring Manager to discuss the role and feel out culture
    1 onsite visit with interviews with 3 staff members and supervisor regarding technical skills and personality
    1 onsite visit with a few more staff members and managers for similar conversations

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I submitted my resume online and through a friend that had connections to the hiring manager. Received a call within 2 days and an interview within 2 weeks. No panel interviews, but one with hiring manager, one with team lead and two others with business partners. All interviews were laid back. One week after I interviewed I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were mainstream....nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
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    Actuarial At the Minneapolis, MN Office Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at OneBeacon (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    1. Applied on company's website
    2. Got call from HR recruiter who told me a little more about the position and asked me a few questions. Didn't really feel like a phone screen. She then set up a phone interview with hiring manager.
    3. Phone interview with hiring manager.
    4. On-site interview.
    5. Job offer

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions. The people I spoke to were all very easy going, even the senior executives.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The role didn't fit my career goals. I plan on applying again if a more interesting position opens up.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at OneBeacon (Canton, MA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I was contacted to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was more of an "inquisition". The recruiter wanting to ask all the questions, but never wanted to answer mine. After interviewing with hiring managers, I never heard back from the recruiter, despite following up numerous time.

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