Royal London Interview Questions | Glassdoor.co.uk

Royal London Interview Questions

Updated 23 Mar 2019
25 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
72%
16%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
46%
21%
21%
8
4

Difficulty

3.1
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Filter

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty
Sort:
  1. Helpful (5)  

    Performance and Capacity Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Royal London (Edinburgh, Scotland) in May 2009.

    Interview

    The whole interview process took over a months time . The first round was core technical and was taken by an external consutant who are Subject Matter Experts in this field. The interviewer had good questions and was based on basic concepts rather than knowledge of tools. Second round was the Behavioral Competency round and after attending so many interviews and getting stuck in this round I have failed to understand what the interviewers are looking for in these questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is that you have done in past and repent for it and would want to do it differently now   2 Answers

  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Royal London (Edinburgh, Scotland) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Good engagement with agency and lots of help to prepare for the interview. Overall the recruitment process was adequate. Very pleasant experience. Two people interviewing. Friendly approach with lots of opportunity to ask questions. Quick turnaround on response.

    Interview Questions

    Royal London Response

    13 May 2019 – Group CEO

    Welcome to Royal London

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Campaign Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Royal London (London, England) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Extremely NEGATIVE experience!!! Had first round interview, got a call within few days to say I got through to second and final stage. A whole 12 days later, a second call to say that actually you didn't get through to second round as there was stronger candidates. Extremely unprofessional behaviour!! Would NOT recommend!!!

    Interview Questions

    Royal London Response

    17 May 2018 – Group CEO

    I’m really sorry to hear of your experience. We have clearly raised your hopes and then dashed them and we should have had better control of our decision making and communication with you. Please... More


  4.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Royal London (Edinburgh, Scotland) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process for me was very slick. I gained an immediate feeling that Royal London wanted to recruit me and they did not mess around getting me back for a 2nd interview and getting me an offer. I had to work hard through the process and feel huge respect for the way it was handled.

    Interview Questions

    • Role Play, Presentation and a Panel Interview.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I have huge respect that I was offered the job at interview and negotiating salary was easy and dealth with man to man. This was much better than other processes I have had in the past.

    Royal London Response

    26 Oct 2016 – Group CEO

    Thanks very much for taking the time to complete this review. You clearly handled a rigorous interview well and I'm delighted to hear that you have accepted our employment offer. Welcome to the team.... More


  5.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Royal London (Edinburgh, Scotland).

    Interview

    I was given a 'coffee chat' a quick look over my CV and few questions to see if I had the right attitude. This was actually the toughest stage as I was challenged in my answers a lot. The next stage was presentation on how I would increase business within my first 6 months, role play with an 'IFA' followed by another panel interview. This was a pleasant experience for myself, my advice would be to make sure you read brief correctly, think outside the box with role play & be yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • What has a been challenged you have faced and how did you overcome this   Answer Question

    Royal London Response

    23 Jul 2018 – Group CEO

    Thanks for taking the time to post your review and welcome to the Royal London team.


  6.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Royal London (Edinburgh, Scotland) in August 2016.

    Interview

    initial telephone interview then face-to-face competency based interview with senior manager, trainer and a sales manager. Then role play over conference call - complete Factfind to financial advisor upon first contact with them. Lastly completing a presentation on a brief of their choice. Mine was how I would get my panel of advisors to increase business with Royal London over a 6 month period and how I would ensure we would partner up with these businesses over a longer term.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you keep updated with the Financial Services landscape? If you say you have subscriptions to FT and other financial media, they will expect names of authors and columnists that you regularly read.   Answer Question

    Royal London Response

    5 Mar 2018 – Group CEO

    Thanks for posting your review. Our BDM field force is regularly voted as the best in the industry by the Intermediaries that they support. I’m pleased to hear that your application was successful... More


  7. Helpful (4)  

    Actuarial Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilmslow, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Royal London (Wilmslow, England) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Usual competency interview, with some mathematical and actuarial type question at the start to test your suitability of the job. Besides this, it is quite a normal interview when compared to similar actuarial jobs.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you made some difficult choices.   Answer Question
    • Tell me four weakness you have.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you have had to work hard to meet a deadline. Also tell me the consequence of a time when you did not meet your deadline. How did you cope with this?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your proudest achievement to date.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you had to work with people that you thought was difficult to work with? Did you complete a project together? How did you overcome the diffculty with working with that/those people?   Answer Question

    Royal London Response

    4 Oct 2016 – Group CEO

    Thanks for taking the time to complete this review. Great to have you as part of the team and I hope that you have settled in to Royal London.

  8.  

    Actuarial Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Royal London.

    Interview

    Firstly a few computer based tests before hand, like excel, numeracy etc. Assessment day with a group exercise, individual interview and individual written assignment - very positive experience from the company. Heard the results back in a few days

    Interview Questions

    • General questions based on the values and also a few more logic based ones e.g how many people do you think passed their test last year in the UK?   Answer Question

    Royal London Response

    28 Dec 2017 – Group CEO

    Thanks for posting this review. Delighted to learn that you will be joining the company. Welcome.


  9.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Royal London (Edinburgh, Scotland) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Interview and presentation plus 3 hours assessment using psychometrics, numerical & verbal reasoning. Very robust process which include a cultural fit undertaken by a qualified psychologist. Full report provided to enable a development plan to be produced on joining.

    Interview Questions

    • Knowledge on cultural change   1 Answer

    Royal London Response

    4 Oct 2016 – Group CEO

    Great to have your review and thanks for taking the time out to submit it. Welcome to Royal London. I will be hosting another round of coffee and questions sessions in Edinburgh during October so I... More


  10.  

    Senior Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Royal London (Manchester, England) in January 2015.

    Interview

    A phone conversation , the hiring manager phoned me after two days of sending my CV. He was absolutely clear on requirements and I met them. Particular interest was in use of Apache Hadoop and pig scripting in the AZUE workflows

    Interview Questions

    • Asked questions on data extraction, and knowledge of big data workflow   1 Answer

    Royal London Response

    5 Mar 2018 – Group CEO

    Whilst I have no idea what is involved with Apache Hadoop, pig scripting and AZUE workflows, I’m delighted to hear that you are joining us. Welcome to Royal London.


Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a CV to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.