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Citi
Underwriter was asked...March 29, 2013

The questions were not difficult for the position. A lot on tax return analysis, as well as appraisal analysis. What are the three main types of appraisals?

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Sales comparison approach; cost approach; income capitalization approach.

single family, condo, 2-4

Single family

J.P. Morgan

When reviewing an appraisal what areas would you be most concerned with.

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The adjustments, age and distances of the comprables.

State Farm

I was e-mailed a request for an interview early April for the end o the month. The hiring team allow you a great amount of time to prepare. On the day of the interview of the interview you will be briefed for 15 mins by a HR Recruiter and Underwriter. They will simply give you a more in-depth look int the position. The will give you great tips to focus on in the interview. Finally, your interviewer will come and get you, and the other few interviewees individually. This is the time to shine. Make sure you practice COMPETENCY BASED interviews. That is the type of interview you will have. Ensure that you refresh yourself on ways to answer, "Why are you considering leaving your current employer?" In a VERY concise manner, tell them about yourself. Remember to do something that will grab their attention and keep it relevant to the position. The questions are easy, just remember to focus on relating your work/experiences on those outlined in the job description. However, make sure you listen carefully and use the STAR method for each answer. After which, you will debrief with the managers that interviewed you, and then a HR Rep will come and go over benefits, and other details of the offer package. You will then receive your offer letter via e-mail between 7-10 business day later.

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Yea. Hire Right e-mailed me back to verify a previous employer, but like I told them. I was working for that employer through the temp agency and I told them that in the interview. But after calling Hire Right back, they said they were able to confirm it. So, I'm assuming its in State Farm's hands now. Less

I had similar situation, i had a unpaid internship, that they could not verify, and i explained to them, they said they would close that, i don't know if that is good or not. I am pretty panic for that. Less

I don't think any of us should be worried. We won them over in the interview, HireRight has verified us. The hold up is State Farm preparing the finalized offer letter info I'm sure. We all will have that final offer SOON Less

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Adyen
Underwriter was asked...October 19, 2020

O que vc sabe sobre nossa fórmula?

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Website, vídeos

Essa grande fintech de origem holandesa está objetivamente categorizada como uma empresa do setor de pagamentos, contudo, a mídia demostra se tratar de um grande sucesso no segmento, não apenas pela ampla adesão de seus serviços por renomadas cias. nacionais ou internacionais ou pela possível aceitação futura de criptomoedas, mas porque os números apresentados aos seus investidores demostram uma grande empresa performando de forma a protrair seu sucesso de forma perene por ser uma "empresa de tecnologia de pagamentos com operação global", se posicionando como "um dos principais players do mercado de pagamentos do mundo" (Jean Christian Mies) Less

Essa grande fintech de origem holandesa está objetivamente categorizada como uma empresa do setor de pagamentos, contudo, a mídia demostra se tratar de um grande sucesso no segmento, não apenas pela ampla adesão de seus serviços por renomadas cias. nacionais ou internacionais ou pela possível aceitação futura de criptomoedas, mas porque os números apresentados aos seus investidores demostram uma grande empresa performando de forma a protrair seu sucesso de forma perene por ser uma "empresa de tecnologia de pagamentos com operação global", se posicionando como "um dos principais players do mercado de pagamentos do mundo" (Jean Christian Mies) Less

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State Farm

1. Tell me a little more about yourself. 2. Give a specific example of how you have demonstrated your ability to handle multiple priorities and deliver results. Describe the situation and the manner in which you addressed it. 3. Do you know about the position you are applying for? 4. Tell me about what you did to prepare for today's interview. 5. Tell me about a time when you provided excellent customer service. *Two more customer service type questions I can't quite remember.

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No it was all done over the phone. I was interviewed over the phone, then hired right after the interview was over over the phone on the same day. Good luck! Less

Were you invited for a face-to-face interview, or was everything handled by phone? Less

Were you required to take an assessment?

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Burns & Wilcox
Underwriter was asked...November 5, 2012

How much do you want to make?

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I'd ask how much the interviewer makes.

I'd ask how much the interviewer makes.

I tried to tiptoe around this and told him I was open to a competitive salary, but he pressed and made me give a number. Less

MJ Kelly

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

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it?

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First cut the cake in half SIDEWAYS (in two LAYERS). Then cut the cake in half across the TOP (visually makes 2 semi-circles). Lastly, cut the cake in half across the top again (perpendicularly to the other cut). You now have 8, equally portioned slices. Less

Cut the 3 pieces into thirds to get 9 equal pieces. Eat one piece and you are left with 8. Less

First cut into half across the top, then cut the halves in half also across the top (you now have 4 equal pieces) then cut across the middle = 8. Less

Citi

What is a 1003?

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Mortgage home loan application

Residential Home Loan Application

Mortgage loan application

State Farm
Underwriter was asked...December 15, 2015

The policies and procedures test was a hard to me

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Na

In your email, was the title: Competitive Screening Results?

Did you get the job?

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