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Graduate Actuarial Trainee Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Aon in October 2012.
Interview Details First to enter an online application with a CV and a cover letter. If successful, then you would be invited to an online Situational Judgment Test (SJT) that should take around 45 minutes. Then there will also be a first-round, second-round interview and as assessment centre based in London.
Interview Question – IQ question.
There are 25 horses and you want to find the fastest 3. Given that you can only put 5 of them in each race, what is the minimum number of races that you need? View Answer
Pension Administrator Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Aon in August 2009.
Interview Details This agency offers a mix of industrial/cleaning jobs, and of low-skilled admin jobs. They will regularly advertise for permanent positions in pension admin, with salaries in the £14K-£16K range without pension experience, and in the £18K-£25K range with pension experience.
When you apply, you are called back by one of their staff (Sonya, Tracey) who ask you questions to check that you are computer literate and have GCSEs in Maths and English. Even if you’re already in work and your qualifications are on your CV. Then they ask you to take a half day off to attend an interview with them. At the interview, they act again as if they did not believe that what you put on your CV was true (but do not make you sit tests, which would be the easiest way of demonstrating that you do have the required skills). Once they’re satisfied, they tell you that you can start at the company as soon as possible, there will be no need for an interview with them! They disappear off to fetch and a contract, and lo and behold! come back with an agency contract and a timesheet! They then insist that you are only going to temp for 13 weeks, after which the job will become permanent (fat chance). Furthermore, the payrate is only £7.50ph gross, way below £14K pa. If you tell them you have to think about it, they will keep badgering you on the phone again, and if you answer one of their calls, surprise!!! the payrate has gone down to £6.50ph gross, which doesn’t even come close to £14K pa, and they have work for you (temping) for 6 months at least!
The company in question is AON. I had a housemate once who had left a permanent pension admin job in London to move to Bristol, and had signed up to temp at AON: 6 months later, she was still temping.
Interview Question – Can you do basic calculations? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I was looking for a permanent job.
Graphic Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Aon in August 2012.
Interview Details The process took over 2 months with a phone interview & in person. There is a lot of time wasted just waiting. They hire on the 1st and 15th of every month.
Interview Question – They asked me a lot about my goals in the next ten years of which I really don't have any beyond getting my life together. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered and I accepted
Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Aon.
Interview Details Quick and simple process. I met with HR on the first round after a brief phone interview, and then second round of interview was a casual meeting with the CFO, which was not an actual interview. I was then offered the job, which I accepted.
Senior Account Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Aon in May 2010.
Interview Details Met with 6 divisional heads for a friendly char about experience with large account management. Nothing unexpected or unanticipated. The position I was being hired for was critical to them for retention of a particular flagship account.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes and they met what I asked for because my expectations were reasonable for the position and my background
Claims Advocate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through another source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Aon in June 2014.
Interview Details Two phone interviews and two in-person interviews with two people each time. It was very conversational and informative. Many behavioral and background questions. The interview was very apropos and everyone was very kind and genuine. The on-boarding process, especially regarding the background check, took a bit. I get the sense that things move along as quickly as your recruiter wants them to.
Interview Question – How would you handle a situation where a client asks for specific coverage under a policy that you know is historically never covered? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate; I was offered more than I asked for.
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Aon in January 2010.
Interview Details This depends whose hiring you, but most departments are fairly lax. HR can be hit and miss, depending on who you get. Its a very entrepreneurial environment so there is not a standard for all departments...people are busy so hiring doesn't always get a lot of time and attention until they really need someone
Interview Question – Math tests and case studies Answer Question
Negotiation Details – they made me an offer, I liked it and accepted
Financial Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Aon.
Interview Details Applied online and received a phone call from a recruiter at their HR department a few days later. Upon speaking with this person, I was asked the basic/average interview/screening type of questions. After the 15 minute conversation, she stated that she would recommend me to the hiring manager at the office. A few days later, I received another email from someone different in HR to set up an interview day/time with the hiring managers. The day they scheduled was about 2-3 days out, and from my understanding, there were other candidates interviewing the same day with other "assessors".
Interview Question – The questions were as expected- nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
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