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Western Financial Group Interview Questions

Updated Jan 7, 2017
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  1.  

    Insurance Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Western Financial Group (Vancouver, BC (Canada)).

    Interview

    Took almost 3 months from time of application to hire date. Telephone interview, then panel interview, then online questionnaire for integrity, then verbal offer pending approval of in depth background check, then offer with lengthy contract, then entering salary negotiations, agreement and signing of contract, then submission of criminal record check.....for an entry level position.

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    Commercial Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Western Financial Group (Winnipeg, MB (Canada)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Horrible overall experience. They called for a phone interview which went well. then sent an Omnia survey to complete which also went well. Then heard nothing back from them for afterwards. I didn't even receive a formal interview, even though I had a referral and was recommended for an interview by the HR rep. I contacted them for a follow up twice after the phone interview and was advised that the position was cancelled.

    Interview Questions

    • main questions were: what do you do at your current job, what skills would you bring in a position here, etc   Answer Question
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Was promised a phone interview to get a email stating they wouldn't be continuing through the interview process. I was very let down as I heard many good things about this company.

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    Insurance Broker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edson, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Western Financial Group (Edson, AB (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    After a credit and criminal records check I had a telephone and in person interview. I felt good speaking with the manager but afterwards I found she was very vague in some of her statements on purpose.

    Interview Questions

    • How many clients can you help a day? Are you licensed? When can you start? How have you dealt with difficult clients in the past? How would you respond d if you didn't know the answer to a question a client asks? Describe a time when you had a conflict with a fellow employee ( apparently the staff at this office are hard to work with, but I wasn't told that in the interview)?   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Western Financial Group.

    Interview

    Interview with one of the Executive Committee Members. The interview process was excellent, very open and honest discussions on few topics relevant to my area of expertise. Human Resource played a limited role, however the discussions with hiring manager was wonderful.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you going to do to ensure that colleagues in other teams accept you for your critics   1 Answer
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    Entry Level Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Western Financial Group.

    Interview

    Everything seemed normal from an interview perspective but I got the feeling that there was an inherent negative bias to me. Not sure why? They seem to go though the motions, nothing else. The manager seems to have many biases.

    Interview Questions

    • They kept asking about experience even though this was advertised as an entry level position. The hit ngcmanager seemed really biased against me. It was as though they felt they were going thru the vti ones though they. Didn't want to.   1 Answer
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Western Financial Group (Lethbridge, AB (Canada)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Standard Interview Process - there was a sitting down with the manager who reviewed my resume and asked me some questions regarding background, experience etc.
    After the interview, there was a follow up phone call and offer of employment.
    I met once more and provided a background check.

    Interview Questions

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    Director, Learning & Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in High River, AB (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Western Financial Group (High River, AB (Canada)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    From the first contact with the recruiter through 4 rounds of interviews I was impressed with both process and people. The people up to and including the CEO were candid, helpful and forthright.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to speak about a significant mistake I made, and what I learned from it. Despite the vulnerability that could be attached to this I was very comfortable that I was being asked about how I deal with set backs, and was not being tricked into disclosing a weakness. A very honest conversation.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a competing offer that didn't require a relocation.

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    Director of Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Western Financial Group in August 2014.

    Interview

    I went thru a 6 step interview process. An initial phone screen, interview with HR, meet and greet with CEO and CPO, followed by a second interview with the CEO and finally an informal meeting with 3 "C" level executives. Although there were many stages to the process, it moved very quickly. HR was very communicative of next steps so I was never left in the dark.

    Interview Questions

    • I did not experience a question I found difficult or unexpected per say.   Answer Question
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    Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Western Financial Group.

    Interview

    Phone interview with recruiting specialist. Basic verification questions and questions related to relevant experience. Perhaps 20-30 minutes. Followed up with an online behavioral assessment (Omnia) prior to in person interview.
    In person interview with one senior leader and recruitment specialist. Standard behavioral interview with focus on prior experience and examples. Offer presented within the week.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared for drill down questions on your examples. They will be referring to the behavioral interview results and will probe potential weak areas.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Package was comprehensive. Minimal room to negotiate.

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