Primerica Interview Questions

Updated Sep 30, 2014
Updated Sep 30, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Test Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview came through Matrix Resources. Was brought in and interviewed by my former bosses, neither of which had any real technical background, which came through in the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was that there were several rather personal inquiries, to see if I would fit the Primerica mold.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. At the time, Primerica was still an arm of Citigroup, and all salaries were slotted and frozen.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Primerica.

    Interview Details

    This is a PYRAMID SCHEME. Multi-level marketing (harrassment). No legitimate company will EVER require you to PAY to start training with them.

    Interview Questions
    • Harassment / very aggressive, very shady tactics, will make it seem like a real opportunity (whatever you are looking for, they make it seem like you are a good fit, even if it has nothing to do with your career path)   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    SCAM

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Willowbrook, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Willowbrook, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Primerica in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I feel like this company was a pyramid scam. When they called me from my resume on career builder they didn’t say their company name. They also had said they have full time positions available and that I would be hiring and training people to sell and that I myself would not be selling. I had a brief phone interview and then they invited me to have a in person interview. The interview was a 2 hour presentation about selling life insurance and stocks. They said no salary all commission and you earn money if you bring others in.

    Interview Questions
    • Looks like they would hire anyone. You pay a fee annually.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Not for me.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Primerica in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Meet with a representative from the company and talk about the business and the process of getting hired in, and how one engrosses income. Interview process itself takes about 10-15 minutes, of just asking questions, and getting answers. Hiring process can take a lot less, depending on how prepared the individual is.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Commissioned Salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Primerica.

    Interview Details

    The interview was incredibly long - almost 2hours. it is a lot of explaining what they doas a company before you get to talk much. All the basic questions are asked. Some are concrete knowledge questions, and some are philosophical to see if you are a "cultural fit" for the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Personal preference in term or whole life insurance to best meet client needs   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    It seems to be a pyramid scheme to me

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations Manager/Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Primerica in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was told during phone interview that they were interested in me "NOT SELLING" but rather to assist the regional vice president to establish 30 offices in he next two years. I was intrigued and thought the job sounded right up my alley. Once I got to the interview it was the proverbial "bait and switch" I was told the job was strictly a commission based position where I was only employable IF I opened my own office.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions just a poor interview in terms of what was discussed and then what was discussed at interview   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not want to deal with company that was not forthright in the job description and expectations.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    thye called, and set up an interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Primerica.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very easy. They took me out to lunch and discussed my background. As long as you're interested and willing to work, they'll hire you.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult or unexpected. It was mostly tell me about yourself, your background, and how you can help us.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Primerica.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a very great experience! I met a lot of nice people who were very open and friendly. Nothing about the interview process was hidden or held back. I learned a lot about finances that I never knew before. It was very laid back, nothing was done to try to trick me or twist my arm into doing anything. Wasn't a typical interview where the interviewer tries to ask questions to stump you or make you think harder then needed. Everything was well planned and very down to earth and personal. I wish I found this company sooner!

    Interview Questions
    • What would hold you back from at least trying for yourself if this is 100% risk free to your current job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to start, even though I did not have much time to start out with up front.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walker, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walker, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Primerica in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pyramid Structure. Interview begins with a phone call in which a yes man reads your resume and says they do exactly what your resume speaks to without telling you what the job is. Tons of flattery, no substance. In the interview, you will is with a "VP" (basically everyone who survives in the company becomes a VP - there are dozens in every metro-area). The "VP" will go on about how great the company is and drop Warren Buffets name about 10-20 times because he supposedly thought the company was the best investment ever. Consequently, as company where a bunch of people go out and sell financial products which anyone can get a re-seller agreement for, without the risk of actually paying a salary to those doing the legwork, and reaping the rewards of those sales made by anyone who tries and fails, is a profitable business model....as is Amway, Scientology, and Televangelism. I was told that I reminded the VP of one of their top earners. (I blushed)

    Interview Questions
    • When I told them I knew there was no salary and asked what the commission structure was, I watched them squirm and tell me they couldn't tell me that. Also, when I asked them how many VPs there were in West Michigan and they said like 28 or something. (not laughing was a challenge). Also, when I asked them what would stop me from taking their licensing, selling a bunch of financial products and then going over to a place like Merril Lynch and getting a job that pays....that took them off guard. Did you mean difficult questions they asked me? There were none. Cults don't make it difficult for you to join, that would defeat the purpose.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I wanted to get paid for my work. Anyone can go convince other people to sell widgets for them and promise them a VP title and a licence to screw people if they continue to work for free for a year or so. Real entrepreneurship involves taking the risk of paying people in the understanding that your business model will effectively produce a profit.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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