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Mercer Actuary Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2017
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    Retirement Summer Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mercer (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was a three phase process. First, I had a phone interview. Then, a video interview with premade questions. Last, a "superday" in New York at the main office with 5 different people all around 30 minutes each. Everyone was super nice and friendly from the moment you walk in. None of the questions were extremely technical or difficult. More behavioral style questions with the interviewers talking about some of their experiences as well. If you are prepared you will do fine.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you interest in actuarial work, particularly consulting?   1 Answer

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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mercer (Los Angeles, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I met the recruiters at an on campus career fair and traded contact info with one of them.

    A few weeks later I was contacted for a video interview. The video interview has questions that automatically queue up and you get an allotted amount of time to answer them.

    I was a little thrown off for the first question because this was a new style of interviewing for me, but I got into the swing of it by the second and subsequent questions.

    A couple weeks later I was contacted for an in-office interview. I live about 2 hours away from the office so I woke up the morning of and drove down. I was a little late but they were very understanding due to the nature of the drive. I was really impressed by the team and the building.

    The interview was pretty laidback and consisted of 4 different interviews. They just wanted to get to know me and see if I was a good fit or not. I ended up getting the offer and was very pleased with the experience so I rescinded my other offer(s) and accepted theirs.

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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mercer in November 2016.

    Interview

    It was an interview process through a system called HireVue. It has pre set video questions, you have around 30 seconds - a few minutes to prepare (it is up to them how much time you are given). Then, you are recorded answering the question

    Interview Questions


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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Piscataway, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mercer (Piscataway, NJ).

    Interview

    Applied through University Career Services, pretty simple interview on campus. Basic behavioral questions, such as, why actuary, why consulting, favorite class you've taken. Didn't get an offer because I didn't have any exams passed and I was a sophomore.

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    Retirement Service Center Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Mercer (Louisville, KY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    From college recruiting I was invited to an interview weekend comprising of a cocktail party and a second day lunch. In the afternoon, I met with HR, an analyst, and two supervisors for the team, all individually. They were all very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Very general questions, a lot had to do with teamwork, only the HR guy asked typical "interview" questions. Conversational.   Answer Question

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    Retirement Summer Actuary Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Mercer (Columbus, OH) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Met with a recruiter on campus. Had an on campus interview. Had an on site interview a few weeks later. Was briefed, taken to lunch, then had a series of three interviews each with two actuaries of various rank in the company. Make sure you follow up after the interview!

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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mercer (Pittsburgh, PA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I did not even really apply for the job. They got my resume through a resume book at a career fair. They had me come in for a on-site interview where I met with three groups of two people each. Most of the questions were behavioral, but they ask you some odd questions that make you think.

    Interview Questions

    • What one company would you want to consult for and why?   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Mercer in September 2016.

    Interview

    Video interview first where you respond to automatically prompted questions - entirely behavioral. Then an in person interview at the office where you meet with 4 or 5 people to talk more about yourself in terms of problem solving skills or past experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • Video interview contains questions like: introduce yourself. when have you struggled in a group project? when have you used Excel to accomplish a task?
      In person interview is more about past experiences, how you can contribute to the company, what your goals are and what kind of things you want to work on.   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mercer in March 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview over 2 sessions. Was originally to be a phone interview and then a final in person interview, but travel arrangement hiccups turned the second one into a phone interview as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would handle a problem with a coworker.   Answer Question

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    Retirement Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Mercer (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Applied online through website.

    Emailed 1.5 weeks later to set up a phone interview

    Had phone interview a few days letter, overall a positive experience. Interviewed by associate and more experience employee, questions mainly asked by associate who was very friendly and personable. Felt comfortable throughout the interview.

    Called two days later by interviewer letting me know they would be extending an offer and was emailed offer two more days later.

    Interview Questions

    Mercer Response

    Feb 26, 2016 – Global Head of Talent Acquisition

    Congratulations on your offer and welcome to Mercer!


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