Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeco in August 2015.
Applied direct on-line. Received email within days to schedule a Phone interview with internal recruiter. Phone interview lasted approximately 40 minutes. Ending with a time in which I would hear back.
- What would be the most difficult thing for you in coming to Safeco? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Safeco.
Applied through the university's job board. Took an online assessment and filled out an additional questionnaire. Had an initial phone screening. Two weeks after that I scheduled an in person interview. Interviewed with 4 or 5 people in the office. About month after that I heard back about the job.
- No technical questions; all behavioral/fit Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Safeco (Richardson, TX) in October 2014.
The hiring process went very quickly. I applied online on September 28, 2014 and received a call for a phone interview the first week of October. A couple days later I was scheduled for an in person interview the following week. I was interviewed by two different managers. They both asked a lot of behavioral questions and described the job some. I was then taken back on the floor to do some job shadowing. The entire process was about 3 hours. Two days later I was offered the position.
- How would you handle delivering bad news to a customer and why would you handle it that way? Answer Question
I was offered a base salary but I counter offered with the reasoning that I have a bachelors degree and insurance industry related experience. They countered back to me and met me in the middle of what they offered originally and what I had asked for. I accepted their counter offer.
- Accepted Offer
The interview process is very thorough. There will be several test you will have to pass before they consider hiring you. Also when you interview you will be interviewed by at least two supervisors. If you are hired be prepared to take the licensing exam which is pretty difficult. The company will pay twice after that you will be responsible, if you cannot pass expect to be terminated.
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Safeco.
Very lengthy interview process. Plan on being there 3-4 hours. You will take a typing test, sit with a CSR for 30 min to an hour depending on how busy the supervisor is, you will have a face to face interview with 2 supervisors and yourself. They will ask several 'tell me about a time.....' type questions.
There was not a negotiation phase
- Accepted OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Safeco.
Behavioral interview questions. Very long, tedious process. Involved a phone screening, then a first interview with two department managers, then a second interview with another department manager, and then a final interview with a senior manager. Each interview was separated by weeks.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Safeco.
One on One, phone interview, recruiter involvement, test to pass, panel interview, detailed questions, thurough knowledge of the industry and customer service is a huge factor along with personality. Process is typically quick once past the recruiter and into the managment hands
- No Offer
The interview was fair, but the first hurdle was an online assessment that wasn't expected when applying. The manager and the supervisor were very affable
- Why did you leave your last company Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeco (Spokane, WA) in April 2014.
Online application followed by a phone interview from an HR Call Center. About three to five generic questions that seem to just require general confidence before you are invited to in-person interview. Interview takes place on site. It was just friendly managers asking questions, and felt very low pressure. Altogether pleasant experience. Additionally, you may receive a job offer for job other than the one you interviewed for, as the managers do take a close look at your skills and experience. This may be good or bad. Good as you might be in a slightly more "prestigious" position at the company. Bad as you might continue to find yourself pigeonholed into a role your trying to avoid.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Safeco (Richardson, TX) in October 2013.
1. Received call from HR to set up phone interview 2. Phone interview with HR person. After completion, was asked to come for an interview in the office the next day. 3. Got call back confirming in-office interview. 4. In-office interview was with two different managers. Each had unique sets of questions from script. Each gave example of a situation that was complex, asked you to explain what you would do, step by step.
- The hardest questions were about your background. 1 Answer
I tried to negotiate. They offered, i countered, was told to take or leave.
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