Tower Group (New York) Interview Questions

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    Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Just very short phone screen. After knowing that I need H1B, then stop. No feedback at all.

    Interview Questions

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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York).

    Interview

    The person who interviewed me (and others I witnessed after I was hired, having been asked to sit-in on the candidate interview for an open position) was extremely biased against certain classes and types of individuals (gays and African Americans, for example), and wouldn't hire people within these areas. In a debriefing after a particular gay candidate was interviewed (on which I sat in), the lead person who was responsible for the interviewing and hiring made blatantly prejudicial comments about the persons persuasion, and said point-blank that this person was not getting the position because he was gay. I also witnessed a situation where an older person did not get teh position over a younger individual, although that older person was more qualified. I was told later on that the hiring executive did not hire the person because "he was too old". I was floored!

    Interview Questions

    • How far away do you live from the office?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Give and take. They offered, I countered, and we met in teh middle.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York).

    Interview

    Applied, got a called in for an interview. It was a long wait in the waiting room, then a short Q/A

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York) (New York, NY) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Received a call from HR who scheduled the interview. Met with executive level personnel. The questions were pretty straight forward and were more about inquiring about my personality and whether it would be a good fit. Not too many technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Areas of improvement your current manager would point out   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I initially advised them of the salary range I was looking for. Their offer came below it and I was able to negotiate within my salary range (with in reason). Advice: when negotiating be prepared to discuss comparables and how your skill sets should be reflected in the salary range

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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Recruiter was very professional and had excellent follow up. One phone interview and one full day of interviewing.

    Interview Questions

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Pretty easy interview. Standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Underwriting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York) (Irvine, CA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    First, a phone interview conducted by HR - basic questions, In person interview with hiring manager - mostly behavioral questions, although this is up to the manager as there is no requirement for types of interview questions, lastly phone interview with manager in Buffalo, NY office - basic questions.

    Interview Questions

    • You're making me breakfast, describe to me how you would make breakfast.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No, negotiation as I was unemployed at the time. Took what I got.

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    Lead Underwriting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York) (Buffalo, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    standard interview with human resources , once with the VP of operations then there was a interview with the department manager and the department supervisor

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a co-worker who wasn't doing his/her fair share of the work. What did you do and what was the outcome   Answer Question
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    Claims Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York).

    Interview

    The interview process is a joke at this company. They asked me "have you ever used a computer" after they reviewed my resume 3 times in front of me.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Tower Group (New York) in June 2011.

    Interview

    it was more on the technical side. After that it was about fit with company.

    Interview Questions

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