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Royal London Interview Questions

Updated 20 Jul 2018
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    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   Answer Question

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    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

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    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


  4. Helpful (3)  

    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.


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    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.


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    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


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    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.

  8.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Royal London (Edinburgh, Scotland) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was brief and focused around the role specific skills and organisational fit. Some questions were competency based, like 'Describe the time where you had to manage stakeholder expectations', other questions were more focused around technical skills and past experiences. Overall, the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly - made me feel at ease.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you ensure that the data in the report is accurate?   1 Answer

    Royal London Response

    28 Jun 2017 – Group CEO

    Thanks for posting your review and welcome to the team. I hope that you really enjoy yourself at Royal London.


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    Customer Service Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Royal London (Wilmslow, England) in June 2017.

    Interview

    interview was in 3 parts, a group task, a role play and a 121 interview with standard competency based questions, it lasted approx 2 hours in total and I found it to be easy, I was offered a better position than what I interviewed for which was a bonus however the process which followed took an obsurdly long time, you have to undergo background checks which is fair enough however I have had this carried out at previous companies and it took a maximum of a couple of weeks, it took Royal London over 2 months to give me a start date and I had to call them several times to chase it up as I had already handed in my notice at my previous employer, I had also contacted the company carrying out the checks and they had advised me they completed the checks a week prior so I don't know why it took royal London so long but it didn't give a good first impression. Overall experience at the company so far however has been positive and I am looking forward to a future there.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you encountered a problem at work and how you solved it   Answer Question

    Royal London Response

    17 Nov 2017 – Group CEO

    Thanks for taking the time to post this review and it’s good to know that you are enjoying your experience of Royal London. I’m sorry about the delay with your background checks. You are not the only... More


  10. Helpful (4)  

    Customer Service Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Royal London (Wilmslow, England).

    Interview

    Basically just a chat..... They did not really ask about previous experience (i had none), and did not ask about any exam results or qualifications i had. Even though this is a financial company they did not even check if i have passed maths gcse.....i have not.

    Royal London Response

    23 Mar 2017 – Group CEO

    Thanks for posting your review and welcome to Royal London. Don't worry about the background checks, we do these as a matter of course and you wouldn't have been offered a job if you hadn't passed.... More


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