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John Hancock Financial Advisor Interview Questions

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Financial Advisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rocky Hill, CT
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at John Hancock (Rocky Hill, CT) in June 2014.

Interview

When arriving, no one was there to great you. Sat there for 25 minutes before someone realized I was there. The office was a debacle. Hiring Manager answered all questions without answering the questions.

Interview Questions

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Addison, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at John Hancock (Addison, TX) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was very laid back. It seemed as though they needed to convince me that I wanted the job more than me convincing them I was a good candidate. The process was pretty informal and while the offices were very nice I didn't get the feeling the place was for me.

    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough pay. No guaranteed pay.


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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Anaheim, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    This was straightforward. They ask you some qualifying questions to determine if you understand the basics of financial guidance and planning.

    Interview Questions

    • There was nothing difficult or unexpected.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It's really a matter of management telling you this is who we are and we are a 100% commission based firm and asking you if you want to join the firm. Ultimately because most people are uncomfortable of working 100% on commission, it's management asking you if you want to join them, not them telling you that they want you to be a part of the firm.


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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Fairly simple - 3 rounds - Each interviewer asked behavioral questions surrounding previous experiences. They wanted to know what type of person you are (Type A or Type B). The key is to act motivated and excited to be there.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite movie?   1 Answer

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at John Hancock (Chicago, IL) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Ridiculous number of interviews and follow ups. Took over three months.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Better commission pay-out and bonus,


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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Oklahoma City, OK) in July 2010.

    Interview

    After viewing the online hiring offer I called the HR to ask few questions and then we scheduled a interview. there was one 1:1 interview and a personality test online.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    It was not a perfect fit for me.


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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at John Hancock (Allentown, PA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I received a call a month or so after completing my application. Recruiter went through the basics of my resume and asked me to come in for an interview. The first interview, which was about 45 minutes, was with their marketing and recruitment coordinator. She walked me through the basic details of what the position consisted of. I was then given the opportunity to ask questions and that was pretty much it. The second interview was with the Sales Manager who would serve as a "mentor" for new associates during the training process. This conversation lasted about an hour and a half. He went through the details of the position in much more detail and once again gave me the opportunity to ask questions. He asked me to come back for a third interview where they would offer me the position and allow me to begin studying for my financial licenses. At no point in either conversation was I asked behavioral or situational questions. The only questions I was asked were about my resume and if I was interested in the position. It was at this point that I decided to decline the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a 12b-1 fee on a mutual fund?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Base salary of 12K for first year with all other income based on commissions. I decided that I did not want to work in a commission based position.


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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Dallas, TX) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I've never been through a more professional or difficult interview process. 5 interviews. Multiple tests. Credit check. I wanted to frame my acceptance letter after getting this job. They don't hire just anyone.

    Interview Questions

    • I was told to bring back at least 5 questions for the managing partner about the position...and that if I couldn't come up with 5...then I probably wasn't cut out for the position   Answer Question

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lenexa, KS
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Lenexa, KS) in February 2010.

    Interview

    After applying through my University's career system, I was asked to take an online personality profile test to see if my personality matched the characteristics necessary for the Financial Advisor position. I received an email that said my personality was a match, and was offered an initial interview. My interviewer did ask several questions about my knowledge of the industry as well as what I believed the position entailed, but for the most part I was 'sold' the company as well as the job. Though I was initially exited about the possibility for tremendous financial gains as well as establishing a loyal customer base, the solely commission based pay structure is not suited well for an upcoming college graduate like myself. I was offered a second (and possibly more intensive) interview, but refused as the job did not seem ideal for starting a post-grad career.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about selling insurance?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The commission pay meant that I would need to move to a new city and live for (possibly) several months on savings, with no certainty of how much I could make while being trained and finding clients. This makes it very hard to accept the job with other, salaried positions available.


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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boca Raton, FL) in July 2009.

    Interview

    John Hancock Financial Services Inc., the Boston-based insurance giant, will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2012, albeit as a subsidiary of Canadian conglomerate Manulife Financial Corporation, which acquired the company in 2004. Hancock offers investment products and management in addition to the insurance portfolio it is best known for, which includes variable, universal and term life. The company also offers retirement savings products that include annuities, mutual funds and long-term care insurance


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