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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Health and Group Benefits Interview

Health and Group Benefits

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Towers Watson.

Interview Details – Applied via campus recruiting. Had a first round interview with a woman who was incredibly dry to talk to and showed no emotion. She also didn't work in the particular division I was applying to, so wasn't helpful in answering my questions. From what I gathered, the day-to-day work seems a bit boring (just a bunch of Excel)

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Actuarial Consultant Interview

Actuarial Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Towers Watson.

Interview Details – Applied on my college career site, was called within 3 days after submitting the application, had a 25 minute phone interview with an individual for the human resources department, then they asked for me to come in for an in person interview. Interviewed on the college campus, was informed via E-mail that they were going with another candidate.

Interview Question – nothing really unexpected or difficult about the questions.   Answer Question

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Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Towers Watson in February 2012.

Interview Details – Came in for an interview - very nice office. Met with multiple people for about 30 minutes each, went through a couple of scenario questions by looking at some sample financial tables and numbers to test working knowledge. Nothing was too tough.

Interview Question – Very straightforward, nothing ridiculous. Everything was related to experience or the job, no outlandish behavioral or hypothetical questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Very Easy Interview

Benefits Advisor Supervisor Interview

Benefits Advisor Supervisor
South Jordan, UT

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Towers Watson in May 2010.

Interview Details – The interviewing process for a Benefits Advisor is very simple.
A candidate would need to complete the state insurance health, life and accident insurance exam before being hired.

For a supervisor position, it would require time as a licensed benefits advisor before you could be considered.

Interview Question – None.
The licensing exam can be difficult for some. just study the online training sites provided.
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Compensation Analyst Interview

Compensation Analyst

Interviewed at Towers Watson

Interview Details – Nothing special about behaviorals

Interview Question – Previous knowledge of Excel functions - Pivot tables, vlookup, etc.
What numbers should you use to determine a CEO's pay (Revenue and Market Cap i think?)
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Actuary Intern Interview

Actuary Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Towers Watson.

Interview Details – on campus interview. Then in-office interview. The in-office interview is very nice. You get to see the office you will be working at and the people you will work with. You then have a number of interview with senior consultants. Most of the interviews were a great opportunity to get to know your future bosses.

Interview Question – why do you want to be an actuary?   Answer Question

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Actuarial Analyst Interview

Actuarial Analyst

Interviewed at Towers Watson

Interview Details – I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed on campus.

Interview Details – Pretty basic. Interview questions themselves were relatively straight forward. It was more informing me as to what the job is and what my responsibilities would be. There was a curve ball though. A logic test was given. The questions themselves weren't too difficult, but in the moment it got my nerves going. Didn't do too well on it.

Interview Question – When running Monte Carlo type simulations in situations where you're only interested in tail outcomes, do you know of a way to only simulate those outcomes, so that you can come up with more reliable answers in fewer simulations?   Answer Question

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Actuary Internship Interview

Actuary Internship

Interviewed at Towers Watson

Interview Details – Contacted by recruiter and had a 30 minute phone interview. Then had an in person interview where I met with 5 different people and went to lunch with 2 others.

Interview Question – Mostly all behavioral questions and a question about excel.   Answer Question

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Receptionist Interview

Receptionist

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Towers Watson.

Interview Details – There was first a skills test, then phone interview and lastly the face to face interview in the office.

Interview Question – "Descibe a time where you encountered a problem outside of your professional skills and what did you do to resolve the problem with a positive outcome."   Answer Question

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Average Interview

Actuarial Intern Interview

Actuarial Intern

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Towers Watson in September 2013.

Interview Details – I met the recruiters at college career fair. After looking at my resume, they set up an appointment to interview me on the next day. The interview was pretty basic and those interview questions were not tough. I sent an email to follow up after the interview but i did not receive any offer.

Interview Question – How do you present the insurance product to someone who doesn't have insurance knowledge?   Answer Question

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