Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Towers Watson.
The interview process way relatively straightforward. I'd say that it was more casual and friendly than most other interviews in the industry, partially a result of Tower's activity in the consulting business. My experience was more focused on getting to know who I was as a person, rather than centered around past achievements and the need (on the candidate's part) to brown nose.
- When did you decide on entering the consulting side of actuarial, and why? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Towers Watson in April 2015.
Applied online then got an email saying having a phone interview. Its an 30 mins behavioral interview by HR, it was not that hard but it was my first interview I was nervous didn't answer well. The interviewer went thru my resume and went over each bullet points, and some behavioral questions then.
- How you rate your programming skills? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Towers Watson (Boston, MA) in April 2015.
Met with 6 different people for a total of about 3 and a half hours. Each interview lasted about 20-30 minutes. The process was quick and efficient from setting up interviews to the response time of their decision.
- Walk me through how you go about solving a problem? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Towers Watson.
I applied online and then got asked for a phone interview. After the phone interview, they asked me to come to their office to have an in person interview. These people are very nice and will try to place you within the company. They will recognize if you do or do not want the job, so bullshitting is going to get you nowhere.
- Walk me through your resume. What's your favorite class? Tell me what you know about the position. 1 Answer
- No Offer
Process took about 3 weeks. Was called and I did a phone interview with very basic questions about my resume and the like. Was to asked to do on site interviews a few weeks later. Interview set-up was just 3 30 mintue sit downs with upper level people within the company. Half the time they asked me questions situation and behavioral that are typical. The other half, I was allowed to ask questions, and I had to fill up the time with what I asked. The interviews were followed by an hour lunch with some newer employees that was very informal. In the interviews be sure to know the difference between consulting and insurance actuaries.
- Name a time when you took initiative. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Towers Watson (New York, NY) in February 2015.
I applied online. About 4 weeks later, I got a phone interview for about 30 minutes and then two weeks later an on-site interview with four different people in New York. Friendly people all around.
- Behavioral questions Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Towers Watson.
I applied on the school career center and got the on campus interview. It was a thirty-minute interview. Most of the questions are behavioral questions. It was like a conversation. But I found that they are not interested in sophomores. There was no reply after the interview to inform you the result.
- Why do you want to be an actuary. Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Towers Watson in January 2015.
Applied online, got an email 3 weeks later offering an interview for an opening. The interview was very short (10 min) and with an HR representative. She only had 4 questions, and then asked me for any questions I had.
- Tell me about a group project you worked on. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Towers Watson (Minneapolis, MN).
First I had an on-campus interview. Then I was asked back for a second interview, but first I was invited to a dinner with other candidates and current employees. The dinner was very nice, and conversation was easy (think co-worker to co-worker conversation - no interview questions or anything). Next day was the 2nd interview. I talked with 4-5 people in separate interviews. I felt it went ok and waited to hear back. I never heard back from them. I emailed them a few weeks after the interview to see the status of my application, but no response. About 5 weeks after the interview (at this point I assumed it was a "no" answer) I emailed them again about the status, but still no response. They're a nice group of people, but it seems as though they really don't care about you once they've decided to go with someone else. I understand that they didn't want me, but it would have been nice to be acknowledged for applying and spending time with them.
- There were a couple of "trick" questions. The first was, "Why are manhole covers round?" and the second was something like "How do you get a boat out of a lake if the boat's at the bottom of the lake?" 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Towers Watson.
Applied through college website and was scheduled for first round interview within a week. Interview was quick, 30 min. They tried to run through as many questions as possible, taking notes on your answers and only looking up to ask you the next question. There is also a dinner for the interviewees prior to the interview so they can try to get to know you.
- Almost all the questions were behavioral or related to your experience/resume, but also know a little excel and about the industry/why you're interested. Answer Question
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