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Towers Watson Actuarial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated 7 Dec 2014
Updated 7 Dec 2014
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Actuarial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Towers Watson.

Interview Details

Telephone interview at Towers Watson.
I was asked three competency questions and a few motivation questions.

The competency questions were asking for examples of when I have worked in a team/ dealt with conflict, and when I have built a relationship with a colleague.

The motivation questions were why Actuarial and why Towers Watson.

The interviewer tried to make me feel at ease and the interview was relatively straightforward.

I was given no feedback on my application.

Interview Questions
  • Give an example of when you have had to build a relationship with a colleague.   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience

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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Towers Watson.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college website and was scheduled for first round interview within a week. Interview was quick, 30 min. They tried to run through as many questions as possible, taking notes on your answers and only looking up to ask you the next question. There is also a dinner for the interviewees prior to the interview so they can try to get to know you.

    Interview Questions
    • Almost all the questions were behavioral or related to your experience/resume, but also know a little excel and about the industry/why you're interested.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went directly to final round on site interview because I interned with TW previously. The recruiter worked very hard with me to set up arrangements. Interview was very laid-back. Most questions were behavioral with one technical question where I was asked to use Excel to analyze data. In total, I interviewed with 7 people of various positions and levels. Heard back within three business days.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were in a position where you needed to assemble a team for a project, how would you go about selecting your team members?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had on campus interview, submit the resume and had a pre interview dinner with the recruiters, the recruiters are exactly the people come for info session. The recruit for intern and full time are in a mixture, just show your interest to the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Towers Watson in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the University Career website and got an on campus interview. It lasted 30 minutes and I was interviewed by one of the actuaries. The interview itself was not particularly difficult as he basically went through my resume and asked me questions about my experiences. They notified me in about 2 weeks that I was invited back for an on-site interview. It started with a lunch interview with a couple of the analysts and was rather informal. I then had some 1 on 1 interviews with some more senior actuaries and those were similar to the on campus one. It really depends on the person how the interview goes. My feel is they want to see if you fit in and if you're competent.

    Interview Questions
    • What are some things you like to do outside of school?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Towers Watson in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted online application through college/university. The process took a couple days. First round was an on-campus interview with a senior associate who graduated from my university. Mainly behavioral and situational questions such as Why Actuarial? Why Towers Watson? Why don't you do actuarial degree? (I'm currently a Master's student in another quantitative discipline) How many exams have you passed? How did you prepare for them? ...... The interviewer said she would get back with me in two weeks to let me know the result.

    Interview Questions
    • She didn't ask me any hard questions. Just some common questions as I listed above.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were only 2 rounds in the interview process. One with director of Towers Perrin and the other one with the director of Watson Wyatt. There wasn't any technical questions, just behavioral questions like what are your biggest weaknesses and your biggest strenghts?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Towers Watson in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round interview through my university, two interviewers basically ran through my resume and asked to expand upon things (i.e. So you've passed exams P and FM? How did you prepare for those?)

    Interview Questions
    • They asked my ACT and Math ACT scores. Seemed unnecessary.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Towers Watson.

    Interview Details

    I applied both online (through the Towers website and my school's website) and on campus (at a career fair) and was called in for an on campus interview. I was picked for my sales experience within my own businesses. The interviewer was inexperienced and unprepared, so the interview was a bit of a mess: it lacked guidance. There were excessive questions about my resume since he didn't look at it beforehand. I tried to guide the interview, but then the questions he was supposed to ask me were asking me to reiterate what I'd already stated. Now that I think about it, I don't think they actually hired anyone out of the process either. I think they just hired an extra intern instead.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when a client had a problem and how did you solve it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Towers Watson in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a few positions. Was contacted by a recruiter after a month to set up a phone interview. All communication was very clear and I was never left wondering what happens next. The recruiter seemed like she truly loved her job and the company (very rarely seen) and she was enthusiastic to talk. Was told immediately after the phone interview that I would be called in to meet with the company directly in a couple of weeks.

    Had 4, half hour interviews with long time employees followed by a lunch with two relatively recent hires. They look to see if you are a good cultural fit which means you are basically a down to earth person that is easy to talk and can hold a good conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • They don't really try to stump you. Some are pretty generic questions like why TW or why should we hire you. Go through your resume, and most importantly, why do you think you would make a good consultant.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. Actuaries calculate your salary, what more could you ask for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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