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Berkshire Hathaway Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (8)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (San Francisco, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    After phone interview with hiring manager, invited to face-to-face with the team. Several 'what-if' scenarios presented having to do with interactions with subject matter experts. I believe they were interested in diplomacy skills. Technical skills tested via example of output from database and question "How would you frame your script to pull these results?". Also quizzed on expertise with requirements gathering and documentation, test methodologies, data warehouse concepts. Group of five people on interview panel. Not stressful; relaxed environment.

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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (Omaha, NE) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is a combination of math & english tests as well as a few over the phone interviews. They really want to ensure that you are analytical and technically sound.

    Interview Questions

    • What were you high school SAT & ACT scores   1 Answer
    • On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your math skills   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (13)  

    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (Peoria, AZ) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I had an interview over google hangout with a Mr Luthor Bryan for a work at home position and got hired after an hour interview
    I read the information on the computer from a link that he sent to me.
    I am very concerned now due to comments that I now have read through Glassdoor. If this is not a legitimate job why would Glassdoor post jobs for it?

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    Negotiation

    I did not have to negotiate because the offer was more than i expected.


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    Actuary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway in September 2013.

    Interview

    First being contacted by phone, then took an math and word matching quiz. It was about an hour, the math problems were really basic, no calculus, just plus and minus. Then after a week, have an interviewing with an underwriting manger, the interview is mostly behavior based, with one easy technical question.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the five information you want to know if you about to give a quota for a car?   Answer Question

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    Reporting Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (San Francisco, CA) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Position is temp to perm through a well known staffing agency. Had a short 20 min or less phone interview - passed, completed three assessment tests online - computer literacy, attention to detail and data entry, scheduled for in person interview the day after.
    Interview was pleasant, 30 minutes or less with the department supervisor and a manager. Job offer received within the hour with a start date. Process beginning to end was less than a week.

    Pros: convenient location, the future co-workers I met seemed like great people, good company to have on a resume, workers compensation claims experience will be a nice skill to add

    Cons: only one, pay rate is a bit low for the area which was surprising (although the benefits package is nice)

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    Data Entry Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tomball, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (Tomball, TX) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was done over Goggle Hangout app. I got the job in less then ten minutes. It was a scam. Please stay away from this person and DON'T deposit the large check for $4,900.00

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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Applied on Craigslist. I interview twice, the first time the job was given to someone else, then another position opened up in the same field, I was interviewed by three different people and hired on the same day. First day of work was the following Monday.

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  8. Helpful (1)  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (Scottsdale, AZ).

    Interview

    Two interviews fairly easy. I had to meet the managers and I basically told them why I wanted the job and why I thought that I could succeed. They asked me about myself and told me how the job worked and offered me the job.

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    Underwriting Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (Sacramento, CA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Before the interview, you are to complete a 12 min Wonderlic test. The interview is the standard STAR behavioral questions such as "Tell us about yourself....Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years......If you're in [put in problem scenario], how do you resolve the situation...etc."

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    Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Macomb, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway (Macomb, MI) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Simple, straight forward interview with the man who is now my boss. Very professional!

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