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The Hartford Small Commercial Underwriter Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Jun 5, 2017
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Small Commercial Underwriter Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at The Hartford (Charlotte, NC) in March 2017.

Interview

The interview process is very intense. You have the 2 person panel interview (managers) and if you make it through that, you'll interview with 2 more people (directors). This was such a waste of my time and preparation. I pray they find the robot they're looking for.

Interview Questions

  • Standard behavioral questions, but more intense. It seemed like my best answers were never good enough. They want you to jump through hoops, knowing you can do the job regardless of how an interview goes. This is a trainee position, that you'll be trained for lol.   Answer Question
  • How would your manager describe you?
    Why would you be a good fit?
    What challenges do you forsee?
    Where do you see yourself in 5 years with the company?   Answer Question

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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Small Commercial Underwriter Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Hartford.

    Interview

    Initial communications started through the job connect portal. Went through a series of interviews as well as taking a 1 1/2 hour behavioral questionnaire. One over the phone interview with a recruiter and one interview on site with 2 hiring managers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very straight and to the point, took initial offer.


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    Small Commercial Underwriter Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clinton, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at The Hartford (Clinton, NY) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Filled out online application. 3 weeks later received online assessment test in my email. Upon completion the recruiter called within 5 minutes to setup a phone interview but I let it go to voicemail. I called back later in the day and left a voicemail of my own. They then called me the following day and wanted to do a phone interview later that day.

    The phone interview was by far my worst ever. I was sick and my voice was shot so I ended up doing terrible despite having a real interest in doing this stuff and scoring perfect on all the online math, written, and grammar pretests.

    He told me the classroom training started in January and they were looking for 8 people and they all were going to be hired upon completion of the class and then they would be assigned mentors. He said they would send an email within a week letting me know if I would be going on to the next step, meeting with the hiring manager.

    Not surprising, a day later I received an email saying I wasn't selected. I called later that day and left a voicemail thanking him for his time even though I wasn't selected and telling him that I felt embarrassed, because I was sick and that he didn't get the best me for the interview.

    Phone Interview: A bunch of very difficult behavior questions that I had to think about and didn't know how to answer, but I gave it my all.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you used quantitative data.   Answer Question
    • What do you know about this position?   1 Answer
    • You haven't worked since 2011? Why is that?   1 Answer
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    Small Commercial Underwriter Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at The Hartford (San Antonio, TX) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by them in late 2013. This would've been a steep paycut and a stepdown for me, but I was ready to do it because I was excited about entering the P&C market and leaving the healthcare market behind. I expressed this to the 5 different interviewers over the 2 hours I was with them at their office in West San Antonio, but it seemed that my answer was unsatisfactory, because they asked "why are you leaving your position" about 5 different ways, 5 different times. It almost felt like they had made up their minds about me before even walking in, and just needed some filler candidates to reject. (A strategy I've seen firsthand employed at other companies)

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing but the standard questions. Google "common interview questions" and you'll be fine.   Answer Question

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