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AXA UK Interview Questions

Updated Jun 7, 2017
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    Asset Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I went for an interesting front office role. Made it to second interview but despite multiple emails, the HR person never replied back.
    Very poor treatment and a turn off.

    Interview Questions

    • Competency based questions in first interview with HR person.
      More technical questions on second interview interview.  
      Answer Question

    AXA UK Response

    May 10, 2017 – AXA UK

    Thank you for your review. We're sorry to read that you don't feel you had a positive experience whilst interviewing with our business. Your feedback is really important to us and we work hard ... More


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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at AXA UK (London, England (UK)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Screen with recruitment team, chat with hiring manager and on site interview. There were almost three months between the application and the on site interview - far too slow. Really negative experience as I never heard back after the final interview despite chasing twice. Had worked for AXA previously in the past and this was certainly not the norm nor should it be. I hope the process has improved since.

    Interview Questions


  3. Helpful (1)  

    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at AXA UK (London, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The opportunity was excellent...the interview process was upsetting.

    The interview process was disorganized and drawn out. I had interviewed around Christmas time and the process was continuing until March. The process lacked transparency and there seemed to be severe miscommunication between the hiring manager and the recruiter. I was invited to the final round interview and told that I would receive a call to make those arrangements, unfortunately I never received a call.

    I followed up a few days thereafter with the recruiter and received radio silence. After waiting more than a week I sent a follow-up email and still received no response. Almost a month later I received an email from recruitment informing me that my application was no longer being considered.

    I understand if after a final round interview a candidate gets rejected, however, in my case AXA had both wrote to me on email and confirmed with me on the phone I had made it to the final round only to reject me a month later and had not even given me the opportunity to interview for the final round. I understand my experience is rare but to treat a candidate like this is unprofessional and upsetting. I had heard good things about the firm but unfortunately my interview experience does not support that reality.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me how a bond works?

      Explain duration

      What are the key elements for clients that distinguish one bond from another?  
      Answer Question

    AXA UK Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – HR Project Manager

    Thank you for your review. AXA prides itself on a positive experience for our candidates as they go through our recruitment process and we’re extremely sorry to see that this wasn’t the experience ... More


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    Head of Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AXA UK (London, England (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Competency based interview with robust questioning
    Also may be required to do a business exercise or presentation
    There may be a pre-screening and psychometric tests depending on the level of the role.
    Usually one interviewer with a scribe

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe a time when you have reacted to market changes in order to deliver a positive outcome   Answer Question

    AXA UK Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – HR Project Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are really pleased that you had a positive experience during your recruitment process and went on to successfully be offered a role. The AXA ... More


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    Learning & Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AXA UK (London, England (UK)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Very impressive assessment process. Professional yet friendly. Resourcing team members were so helpful throughout. Assessment day was intense but fun! Presentation, role play and interview in a very well organised format that didn't intimidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Competency based questions - focused on their values and leadership dimensions that were provided in the interview pack.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Professional offer, but I didn't negotiate and wish I had.

    AXA UK Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – HR Project Manager

    Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you had a great experience during the recruitment process and hope your time in role is going well! The AXA UK Careers team


  7. Helpful (1)  

    MI Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at AXA UK (London, England (UK)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Application - CV, What makes you suitable for the role, why you have applied. Invite by email, 1 hour competency based interview. Feedback received poor not match the interview - felt like they (Line Manager and HR Manager) were interviewing someone else or had already made decision before interview. Got result a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Competencies - Results, Customer, Negotiaton, Strategy. Start Run through CV, Competency based questions, your questions.   Answer Question

    AXA UK Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – AXA UK

    We're really sorry to read that you felt your interview process with AXA wasn't a positive experience. We take all the feedback we receive onboard and are always striving to improve and ensure the ... More


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    Business Leaders Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at AXA UK (London, England (UK)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Initial application online, including some industry questions, CV and cover letter.
    Online numerical and verbal reasoning tests.
    Video interview with five questions.
    Assessment Centre- a full day, including a competency based interview, business analysis exercises and role play activities.

    The information online about the grad scheme was incorrect and misleading. When it came to the assessment centre, the group had no idea that we were being interviewed for a particular part of the business, rather than for the business as a whole as per the information on the website. Half the group had their introductory presentation first and half had their interviews first. This meant that without the formal introduction, the candidates who had their interviews first were at a disadvantage without having the full information about what they were being interviewed for.

    I had to wait for two and a half weeks to find out the outcome of the assessment day, and ultimately I had to chase HR to find out.

    The process was in the most part run efficiently and well, but failing to tell candidates exactly what part of the business we were being interviewed for and leaving it over two weeks to inform candidates of the result is really unprofessional and not what I expect from AXA.

    Interview Questions

    • A range of competency based questions related to the role, for example "How have you demonstrated your ability to lead a team effectively".   Answer Question

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AXA UK.

    Interview

    Application was standard procedure which began with an online application. Once your application is screened, you get passed to online numerical testing. The next stage is a video interview which will be a strange experience for those who haven't completed one before. Definitely practice in front of a webcam and review yourself before doing the video interview. The final stage is an assessment centre with presentations and interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose this particular internship?
      Being a business leader isn't easy, what makes you a good leader?
      How do you handle a pressured situation?  
      Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Investment Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AXA UK (London, England (UK)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    First of all, I had to meet some members of the team, the individual interviews consisted into be asked about the technicity of the related field. In my case, I had questions about existing models about how to price an option. An option was part of what the team was dealing (or trying to). In our quality of operator, we had to get an idea about that subject.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Quick.

    AXA UK Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – AXA UK

    Thank you for your review. We're sorry to see that your experience was a neutral one, as we want to ensure that candidates have the best possible experience when going through our recruitment ... More


  11. Helpful (1)  

    Resourcing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at AXA UK (London, England (UK)) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Face to face with Hiring Manager who made a load of claims about the innovative approach, focus on direct sourcing, etc which just weren't true.......but I only discovered this just after I joined at the height of the recession, so no chance to leave !!!!! As a company, they have not moved on - their graduate selection process is archaic........they used the same tools as when I applied for grad schemes almost 20 years ago and no use of technology to make the candidate experience better.

    The way you recruit ultimately is an extension of your attraction process.........AXA don't get this and believe it is all about the candidate convincing them that they are the right person !

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you delivered a really hard to find candidate ?   1 Answer

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