SunAmerica Financial Group Interview Questions

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    Service Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group.

    Interview

    emailed my resume and application. Received a call from human resources. Answered questions for about 15 minutes. Then scheduled an interview. Had my interview with two interviewers. One of them appeared very disinterested and cold and i thought I had bombed the interview. I learned this is his style of interviewing and everyone feels that way. I was called back in and had two sets of interviews with my future manager and VP. Those interviews went well and they just want to see that you interact well with people and will not be difficult to deal with.

    Interview Questions

    • Give multiple examplse in which I use critical thinking abilities   Answer Question
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Greensboro, NC) in March 2012.

    Interview

    poorly organized, manager was late, manager was vague on compensation, could not explain fully how advisor was paid for new business, was not allowed to talk to current advisors. valic is having major issues paying annuity contracts with fixed contracts guaranteed. valic no longer pays advisors on fixed income business

    Interview Questions

    • tell me how you handle irate client   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    compensation has NO base salary. shakey details on how advisors get paid, sounds like brokerage buisness is non-existent, forced to sell annuity

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    Assistant Vice President Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Houston, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen by hiring manager. Flown down a week later to meet with Manager, his supervisor and HR. Spent one afternoon.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how prior experience relates to the position interview for.   Answer Question
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Houston, TX) in April 2011.

    Interview

    You meet with the financial advisers that are looking for a sales assistant. They want to get to know you, so they ask you some behavioral questions and maybe one or two technical questions. Also, they will also try to get to know you and understand you, so they could ask you a few interest questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Tell them your credentials that will directly relate to the position. If the financial advisers feel its "adequate", its possible they could pay you a few bucks more.

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    Cash Disbursements Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Woodland Hills, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    It was a fairly easy interview. Nothing tricky, pretty easy.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Advisor Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Baltimore, MD) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Had in person interview. Very relaxed. Asked bizarre personal questions so overall it was uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    because it was for 30k only.

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Wilmington, DE) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Position was for ALICO... the international group of AIG. This was a very lengthy interview process that took almost 5 months from the point of my applying. I applied in November and received the first 30 minute screening call in February from the Sr. Recruiter. After the phone interview I had to do a telephonic interview with the the VP of Operations for an hour. 2 weeks later I received a call to come in for a face to face interview with members of the leadership team. This was a full day consisting of 9 interviews with individuals from the SVP of Operations, the VP of each department and a few directors the position will partner with. As well as have lunch and 2 meetings with the VP the position will report to. A week later I was asked to come back to interview again withteh SVP of Operations for an hour and interview with the VP of Operations again (for the 4th time) and review a business case scenario and complete my business plan and recommendations in 20 minutes and present it to him (VP).

    Interview Questions

    • The business case listed multiple countries with various operational departments, staffing, technological tools and processes and you need to be able to assess these quickly and determine what you would recommend to streamline these ...if streamlining is the direction you feel you should go.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fairly straight forward and not too difficult. It was with negotiated through the Sr Recruiter who would work with the VP to validate additional benefits and salary. I would advise someone negotiating to look at the PTO benefits and sign-on bonus as a potential lever to move, the annual bonus structure is limited and unclear, but they have options with PTO and Sign-on bonuses.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, MS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Oxford, MS) in December 2009.

    Interview

    Wa contacted by recruiter from a resume I posted on Monster. The initial interview was over the phone with this recruiter. We just basically covered my resume and background. The next interview was also over the phone with another member of the talent acquisition team. More in depth this time but still basic interview questions. Third interview was an initial meet and greet with the District Manager of the Territory I would be working in. Formal, but relaxed, more informational about the job, the territory, job expectations, etc. The final interview I had to bring a proposed business plan of how I would work the territory, bring in business, answer ind epth interview questions, also by this time all background tests had been passed.

    Interview Questions

    • Can't remember specific questions. Most were basic.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation on pay, standard package, great health benefits. Can negotiate on the size of the territory. Make sure you get as many active flowing accounts as possible with as many assets under management as possible and not get just the crap the other advisors want to pawn off on you.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Houston, TX) in January 2009.

    Interview

    Phone call to set up phone interview with human resources. After the phone interview, it took about a week to interview with the hiring manager. After the hiring manager it took about a week to get the offer. This was a typical sales interview - tell me about your last job, your sales experience, why do you want to work here, etc. The work environment is business casual, and it is a laid back environment for a sales position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your last position.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Base salary was lower than competing offer.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at SunAmerica Financial Group (Houston, TX) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Don't expect it to be immediate. They have to make sure that you are desperate and willing to sell your soul before consideration. You would have an easier time in a sweat shop in Cambodia before wanting to work there.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had a choice between you having a life and reputation versus working for us, which would you choose?   1 Answer
    • If Bruce Abrams, CEO, decides that he likes your house, car, family, husband/wife, dog, better than what he has, are you willing to give it up to come and work here?   1 Answer
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