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Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Met a representative at my college job fair. Set up a time for a phone interview the next day. Very nice and educated recruiter with a true of the company. Representative stayed in touch with me throughout the entire process and helped me balance the other interviews I had at the same time. Heard back within 2 weeks about a second interview. Overall very positive experience for first time interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Basically went through resume and was asked to explain a few points. Nothing technical and only like one behavioral question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Quality Assurance Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Involves three interviews for all internal and external individuals. 1 with the phone screener, 1 with the HR recruiter, and 1 with the hiring supervisor.

    There's also skills test, typing tests, and personality tests.

    Interview Questions
    • We all have that 1 co-worker we cannot stand. How do you deal with them?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was none.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Actuarial Programming Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Securian Financial in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I began by arranging a phone interview with the hiring director. After passing this, we scheduled 1-1 in-person interviews on location with members of the team with the opening. There was some delay due to conflicts, but I appreciated that they prioritized getting everyone scheduled on the same day because I needed to travel from out of state. Travel expenses, meals and a hotel stay were covered. Each person I interviewed with in person was very pleasant, and I would have enjoyed working with them. After passing on the decision, the hiring director took time to give me feedback about my qualifications and interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • The only unexpected question I was asked was regarding high school extra-curriculars (context: I have a master's degree) during the phone interviews.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Securian Financial.

    Interview Details

    About a 3 week process.

    Started with a really basic phone interview. Went to there HQ in Minneapolis a week later to interview with two more. They all seemed pretty laid back about the entire process

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when there was conflict in a group situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Customer Service Processor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Securian Financial.

    Interview Details

    I was initially brought in through a staffing agency. I interviewed with my direct supervisor. I found out the next day that they wanted to hire me. After a year I applied to work permanently, and was hired within a week. For the permanent position, I interviewed with my direct supervisor and my group's supervisor. The positions are announced internally first, and then externally. They don't consider external candidates at unless they can't fill the position internally, which is not often. An HR training seminar polled the class to see who had been referred in by a current employee. Almost everyone raised their hand. Mostly everyone in the room appeared to be right out of high school or college. There were only a couple older folks.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview questions are very standard. There were no surprises.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    While being offered the position, I was told what the salary would be. I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Securian Financial.

    Interview Details

    Interview process involved a basic phone interview where they ask you about your interests, your school history (all the way back to high school) and your involvement to get a sense of who you are. You then go to their headquarters in St. Paul to interview with two managers and take a test of logic skills (very easy). They aren't looking for specific technology skills but the general skills to succeed as a programmer and a good cultural fit.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were challenging, just the basic personality questions. In one interview the interviewer did most of the speaking.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Securian Financial in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The initial hiring takes awhile as they are slow to make a decision. Once hired it is basically an F.B.I. background check and endless documents to sign.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much of one. They made an acceptable offer to me and I accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Rotational Leadership Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Securian Financial in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview was laid back and relaxed experience. Just a lot of questions about my history going back to high school. Basic interview questions. Such as leadership experiences, accomplishments, and other general questions one would expect. Easy to chat with the interviewer. Only met with the main recruiter so didn't have any interaction with other managers or staff. Was a very nice gentlemen. Sounded like it would be an interesting job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Life Insurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Securian Financial in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Totally bizarre. They pulled my job history back to HIGH SCHOOL, and were genuinely upset that I didn't have that on my resume. I ask, how is that relevant to life insurance today?!?
    I have talked to others who've had similar experiences- what did you do for the four months after college/grad school kind of stuff.

    Interview Questions
    • Were most concerned with my pre-professional job history.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Financial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Securian Financial in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by hiring manager and a coworker. The process is very smooth, more like a chat than interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    really not much negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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