Tower Group (New York) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
Updated Apr 7, 2014
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  1.  

    Accountant Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Pretty easy interview. Standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Lead Underwriting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buffalo, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrator Interview

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Underwriting Assistant Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Tower Group (New York) in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No, negotiation as I was unemployed at the time. Took what I got.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Management Interview

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

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Give and take. They offered, I countered, and we met in teh middle.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Claims Assistant Interview

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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