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MJ Kelly
Insurance Underwriter was asked...December 13, 2013

I was asked "What I could bring to the table?" before I really knew what the position entailed. I explain that I had experience at multiple insurance agencies - all of which they performed underwriting for - and I have experience at all stages of the insurance process.

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There were not really any hard questions or "trick questions." They just asked me expected questions, and I answered them truthfully. It just seemed straightforward and a refreshing change compared to employers that take weeks and string you along in the interview and/or hiring process. It's a pity that I was treated without respect after only 5 days and terminated along with 2 other underwriters placed by the same staffing agency. MJ Kelly just withdrew their contract with the staffing agency. I was given no reason. Less

Owner fires people on a regular basis... including managers... turnover is frequent HO in MO is ok to work for... but stay away from Little Rock office Less

I would totally stay away from MJ Kelly. Horrible bosses and only Springfield office is good! Less

Burns & Wilcox

Why do you want to work here

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Umm I don't anymore

I went through the same hoops with this company and location 3 mos ago. I took the assessment online, completed an English paper(lol), and met with the Branch and Office manager for almost 2 hrs. They told me I didn't meet the qualifications for the Assistant Specialty Insurance Underwriter position, even though I have more experience than the Office manager. I'm sooooooo glad I didn't get the job. Less



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I can speak english, german and some spanish

Symmetry Financial Group

Finally I was asked how much insurance I have outside of group insurance at work, to get me to join SFG and put coverage in place for me and my immediate family members.

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I said I have both group and personal insurance, with a reasonable premium since it's fully underwritten by one of their over 30 carriers. I was then told they offer mostly Simplified Issue insurance that by comparison is a lot more expensive. Less

The Cigna Group

Give me an example where you lead a team and what was the result.

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Gave a college project assignment example.

Family First Life

What is your compensation at your current IMO?

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No where near as high as here.

CGB Enterprises

What did I know about the company?

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I had done my research about the company, but I felt that was under appreciated because this sector of the company was in the after math of everything, which was not specified in the job outline. Less

Symmetry Financial Group

They also asked if I knew family, friends, neighbors or staff at my current job who wanted to earn more income and have a better 'Work / Life Balance'?

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I have a network of contacts who might be interested, but they likely wouldn't be interested in selling insurance full time, maybe part time, until they felt comfortable about replacing their current guaranteed salaries with commissions. Less

Sun Life

What type of management style do you work best with?

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I work best in a structured environment at first because I like managers that are clear and concise about their expectations and quality of work. Less

What is one of your weaknesses?

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i am not quick to close a conversation , becasue i spend time to listen my colleagues' opinions Less

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