Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Zenith Insurance
- Claims Trainee (1)
- Senior Applications Developer (1)
- Enterprise Architect (1)
- Claims Assistant (1)
- Manager (1)
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I applied online – interviewed at Zenith Insurance.
Very cumbersome so to say. Rounds after rounds never ending. I would suggest candidates to be more practical in their approach and do not take things for granted. It's a very lengthy process but after I went in what I saw was an empty football field. So now my question is why were those questions -- for what ?
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Zenith Insurance (San Diego, CA) in March 2014.
Phone interview which led to an in-person interview. Manager and Vice President. I have an extensive skill set and a good education. I'm very articulate, I answered every question thoroughly without hesitation, and I expressed confident body language. Perhaps they wanted someone who had experience in the field or was asking for less than $40k.
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The process took a day – interviewed at Zenith Insurance (Woodland Hills, CA) in November 2011.
This was a curious interview. It included a panel interview of the employees I would be managing, and the panel included an internal candidate that had also applied for the job. I had been previously told by the recruiter that the internal candidate was not being considered because of lack of management experience. The employees stressed that they were a "very high performing team", and most of their questions were about how I would manage them, what changes I would make, etc. I did my best to reassure them that I was not going to fix things that were not broken, but that all groups, even high performing one, should strive to improve.
I then met with the hiring manager. In general I thought the interview went well - lots of head nodding and positive body language - and the interview went the full time allotment of 1 hour. I left thinking that I had nailed the interview.
The next day the recruiter said they would be passing on me. The feedback was that I "talked too much and was too laid back". Huh??? I have no idea how that combination is even possible - and who ever heard of an interview where the candidate is not supposed to talk?? I was really confused - but in hindsight, I suppose it was for the best - I suspect whoever they do hire for that position is going to have their hands full trying to manage a group that believes they do not need to improve.
- We are a high performing group, how would you manage us? Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Zenith Insurance (San Diego, CA) in April 2009.
I had a phone interview to make sure I was still a candidate. I had to fill in a few forms prior to the first interview. I was intereviewed by the Hiring Manager (Vice President), and two supervisors. It was general questions that lasted about an hour. I then got called for a second interview at their other branch location with their two other supervisors. This interview was more personality based. After a week, I was selected but because I would only be working part time I had to go through a temp agency. All in all it was fine. The people made sure I knew what I was getting into
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The process took a day – interviewed at Zenith Insurance in October 2009.
Initial phone interview. second round is 1 hr technical interview. didn't ask any irrelevant questions or anything. It was smooth. more of the technology they are using , and day to day implementation
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