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No questions were difficult, just know why you want to work for State Farm6 Answers
What is the base salary offered?
Did you start the job already? what are the schedules like? I know it can be any shift but if you have any details please let me know. How is the training? Is there any other testing besides the one for the license? Thanks
Yes I've started already, just completed my 4th week of training. My training schedule is 9am to 5:30pm mon-fri..then my regular work shift will be 9:30-6 mon-fri... The only test that really matters is the licensing exam, although there are several other exams throughout training that they'd like for you to pass but it's not as mandatory as passing the licensing exam..
How long does it take to get and answer back for the background check and drug test?
Was the licensing exam difficult? Do they use Kaplan?
Were you offered the job on the spot ? How long after your in person interview did it take until you were offered?
you have a 9x9x9 sided cube made up of 1 squaree inch squares. If all sides are painted how many cubes have no paint on any side?6 Answers
Zero... because all sides are painted; either you re-wrote this wrong or you trying to walk her through mathematical equations to answer this obviously simple question is the reason you didn't get an offer.
Eric, calm yourself. Im guessing he means that all sides (like he said) are painted. i.e. only the cubes on the outside of the cube. So the way to solve would be think of an 8x8x8 cube inside of a 9x9x9 cube, where are all of the 8x8x8 cube pieces have no paint on them. I think the answer is 8 cubed or 512 then, but dont quote me on that.
Since cubes on all sides are painted, I believe that you would need to eliminate a cube from each side, so I think that the answer is 7x7x7 = 343
I agree with John's answer, but the wording is terrible. You have to assume that the cube is built from 9^3 one inch cubes. Then the problem becomes simple to visualize and solve. I hope the interview explained the problem clearer than this poster.
shuld be one ?, 3 cubes on on x axis, 2 on y side , 2 on z side , if all sides are painted..we will only be left with middle cube which is common cube and cannor be painted,,
To add in general for nXnXn cube the answer is (n-2)X(n-2)X(n-2)
Can you describe a time when you faced a challenge that was hard to overcome (something along those lines)5 Answers
Was also there for the interview last Friday for underwriting internship.Did you get feedback from them? and if so when did you get? because I haven't. thanks
I had to reach out to there recruiting team to get an answer. They have already decided on who is receiving an internship position from my knowledge
Did you reach out to Emily?? or Angela?
Did you reach out to Emily?? or Theana?
I got my offer in the following Thursday.
This is the strange part about the whole process...I didn't see any of the questions as being "difficult" or "unexpected". I felt that I aced the interviews and then was shot down!5 Answers
sometimes our perceptions of ourselves are not always accurate. Did you ask them to give you feedback? If you were that great you would have gotten the job. Maybe you should need to do a mock interview or contact a rep from progressive to go over every response you gave and tell you what they were looking for so you will know next time.
Your answer is totally WRONG! They were unwilling to speak to me about it at all. I'm not some rookie who just came into the job market. I've worked at some very prestigious companies throughout my career and have never ran into this before. Some of these past positions involved me in the hiring position. So your implication that I need to do a mock interview is both insulting and stupid on your part. You have no clue. The problem clearly was my age.
Ha ha! Your response to someone's offer to help you was arrogant and rude. No wonder you didn't get a job offer!
Spoken by a total fool!
If you applied for a Management position and if you are not a caucasian then you are out of luck and don't blame yourself for not joining this Company.
How long do you plan on staying with the company and what is your long term goal within the company?5 Answers
hi I was just wondering did you have any trouble with the background check?
The background check was very easy. The company HireRite did have a little terrible with one verification but they called me and advised they were having trouble and I was able too contact my previous employer and have then verify it.
If you don't mind me asking how long did the background check take for you? And yes I been having a little trouble with verifying previous jobs.. And thanks for you previous response.
I also had trouble verifying two of my employers because one company I had no longer existed-so then I just offered a contact of another employee that was on the job and the second, I offered as much information as I possibly could on the company/employee....But they will call and ask a lot of information about your job title, salary and such. It's better to know who will be giving your information because they won't have a difficult time communicating your role to the people at Hire Right. I was so nervous when they were verifying this information because we are asking past employers to give up information. WHo even knows if they'll actually answer the phone
Question to those that may know how the testing is before any interviews??
Say you are dead- what do you think your eulogy would say about you.5 Answers
While this might throw you as it did me at first, just take time to break it into personal attrubutes and professional attributes
Take your time to breath. This question is a trap in order to see how you react emotionally and personally. There are 2 possibilities, all other possibilities are wrong. - answer something vague and smart for example : "Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion" or "It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.". This will impress them and demonstrate your superior intelligence. - bring the conversation back in the reality : "It does not matter what will happen when I will die, but what matters to me is what is happening in this room right now" will show that you are pragmatic and focused. Any other answer will put you down. - talking about your family or your kids, or how great you are, will give the impression that you are self centered. - being emotional will show you as a weak person... etc...
If you are dead, you cannot think about your eulogy. The first part of the question has established you are dead. Anything after that is irrelevant.
maybe the recruiter is just thinking about this book. your eulogy will tell them if you prefer work to private life or the other way around. If your friends will tell "he was a great friend and parent" or if your boss will say "he worked his ass off". You can't possibly win with either answers unless you explain the difference between higher and human goal to the ungodly I live for my work ;).
, was a loving and a hardworking Product Manager at Nationwide.
Questions were fairly simple4 Answers
How many interviews did you have for this position and did you have the background check email done on you? I am in the same situation and interviewed for this position also ....to date not one single word from recruiter or hiring manager.
I went on 2 interviews. One was with the hiring managers and one was with the head of operations manager. Yes they did send me an email about the background check but after a month when they send they I kept emailing the recruiter and she always said she will get back to me but never did. I then emailed the recruiter over here and she was saying they are delayed due to July 4th. About a couple days later I got an email sent to me basically saying I wasn't selected. After that long application and background check I thought I had it but after a month or so I realized that I should have heard back from them...The job is a joke and they are unorganized over there. Also someone told me there hire for that position internally a lot so they are wasting other people time from the outside.
I am in the same situation also. It's been about a month and still have not heard from anyone. They sent me the background check emailed as well. I tried emailing the hiring manager and all they said is "When I hear something I will get back to you!" Well its been well over a month and last night I received an email saying I wasn't selected. Complete waste of time! They shouldn't let it drag for that long without letting us know anything! This lets you know a lot about a company when they do things like that!
Thanks for the feed back guys and answering my questions. It is really sad that a well established company waste people time like that. I have only had the one interview with the hiring managers and got the background email. I applied for another position they had policy support asst and got the generic reject email but to date not one word on the position. I was so happy to see one else posted about the same thing. I have been hoping and checking emails every day even contacted the useless recruiter and no response at all so unprofessional for a company. You are right unknown why waste people time like that.....thank goodness I always kept looking regardless but it would have been nice to let some one know to move on. Now it's funny when I applied for the second position I contacted the same recruiter asking how many positions that I can apply for without looking desperate and she emailed within 24hrs....I emailed after on that status of the interviewed position and nothing....I too have been waiting over a month since June.....
This interview was straight forth and to the point nothing out of the ordinary or too hard.4 Answers
Did you receive any feedback from them after you got the email saying your not chosen?
I received a job offer within two weeks.
Ok so you did get the job then right? I was thinking about applying there. Are they looking for just 1 person or multiple reps? and is it Mon-fri?
What was the starting salary offered?
That's the weird part, I wasn't asked a thing!3 Answers
They put you in a room with other people. They don't ask you nothing at all but how are you doing. They give you a piece of paper to fill out. Then they say they will meet with you one on one if you have 600 bucks.
This is not a real position!!!! The only position to start out in at Aflac is Insurance Salesman only. Do not believe this if you see an opening for this Fake Position!!
What was your biggest mistake, and what did you learn from it?3 Answers
This was hard because you hate to talk about a time when your were not efficient, responsible, or careful.
I want to ask you about the job. I just applied for a position with Progressive in Tampa, can you email me firstname.lastname@example.org. I need advice~ Katie
Hey thanks for providing your experience. Did you have previous experience in insurance? What were your previous jobs?