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John Hancock Interview Questions

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    CPA Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at John Hancock.

    Interview

    2 30 minute interviews at school with 2 different people. Interviewed with the man in charge of the development program and with a woman from HR. Very nice and laid back interviewers. About a week before getting contacted for second round of interviews which take place at their office in Boston. 2nd set of interviews include a half day of being at their company from 8-2.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions were extremely difficult. Asked about who else I was interviewing with, describe a specific role I played in a group project, most difficult situation I dealt with at my previous job, asked if I was looking at Big 4 companies & why, describe yourself, talk about responsibilities at previous jobs, why did you choose your major, why did you choose your minor. Nothing unexpected.   Answer Question

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    CPA Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at John Hancock.

    Interview

    Back to back interview, 30 minutes each. One interviewer went over your resume and asked questions about your experience. The other one asked more specific qualification questions and behavior questions such as why this program, why John Hancock, give me a example to show how do you work in a team.

    Interview Questions

    • no very difficult question. very basic and common behavior questions.   1 Answer

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    Actuarial Co-op Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Phone Interview with HR person to go over the basic info on the resume
    On-site Interview with 2 person. 30 mins per person about technical skills and personal experience
    Got the offer the next day.

    Interview Questions


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    Accounting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at John Hancock.

    Interview

    many behavioral questions, make sure to get info about the firm. The process ranged from anywhere between less than a week to over a month depending on the department.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was unexpected. Be prepared and show off what you know.   Answer Question

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    Assist Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at John Hancock.

    Interview

    Average
    They asked the obvious questions and answered to the best of my ability. I went to the place and put in for the assistant manager position and the lady was really nice. She told me that they'll call me and i had the second interview about one week later

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Hires based on personality. If you have no sales experience, but you're very personable then the manager may offer you a position. and other managers will hire only based on experience. But since it is a sales position, they will mass hire

    Interview Questions

    • Give an experience of a time when a customer was unsatisfied and how you solved it.   Answer Question

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    Actuarial Co-op Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    I applied through their online portal and through my university's online process (Hancock hires many students from my school). They got back to me within a week for a quick phone screening, and then scheduled my interview for the following week. I spoke with two sets of two people. The first part of the interview was more of a generic type. They asked me about things on my resume, outside interests, other working experience, pretty standard questions for an entry level position. The second interview was a technical interview. I was asked about specific domain knowledge about Excel, Access, and other oft-used programs for the job. I was also asked to solve a logic problem (calculating the degrees between hands on a clock at a certain time).

    Interview Questions

    • All of the questions were straightforward, the only one that required some real thinking was the logic problem. As long as you keep your head on your shoulders and know at least a little about Excel, none of them should be particularly hard to answer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Since it was a co-op position facilitated by my university, there was no negotiations about salary. It was solely based on prior experience and exams passed.


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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 Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Oklahoma City, OK).

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty lax. It is a multi-step interviewing process. The fellow that was interviewing me did a spectacular job at clarifying expectations and differences that should be anticipated while working for John Hancock versus other financial institutions. Financial planning is not exactly my interest, but, after talking things over, I could definitely consider making a career out of it.


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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Windsor, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Hancock (Windsor, CT).

    Interview

    Strong analytical underwriting shop. Phone interview, in person interview. Underwriting evaluation of the underwriting skills via case review of formal and informal case.

    Interview Questions


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