Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Marsh
- Summer TRAC Associate (3)
- Client Representative (3)
- Client Advisor (2)
- Business Analyst (2)
- Product Development Intern (1)
- Graduate Scheme (1)
- Certificate Specialist (1)
- Risk Management Program (1)
- Proposal/Strategy Manager (1)
- Intern - Excess Casualty (1)
- Summer TRAC (1)
- Analyst (1)
- Intern (1)
- Marketing (1)
- Cashier (1)
- Summer Intern (1)
- Risk Management Intern (1)
- Insurance Broker (1)
- Graphic Designer (1)
- PM (1)
- Executive Assistant (1)
- Customer Relationship Manager (1)
- Risk Analyst (1)
- Risk Management Consultant (1)
- Compliance (1)
- Customer Service Specialist I (1)
- Internal Sales -entry Level (1)
- TRAC Internship (1)
- Operations Analyst/Certificate Specialist (1)
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Marsh.
Applied for another position and received an opportunity to purse this one instead. Started with a phone interview, followed by an in person interview. Met with the manager and supervisor. Very professional interview that took about 30 mins. Common questions. No surprises. No offer at the end of the interview. Waited weeks for a response. Overall, seemed like a great place to work and great people to work with.
- How would did you handle a situation with a difficult employee? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Marsh.
Applied through my university's career website. Sent cover letter to HR team in New York who forwarded it to local University Relations team. In several weeks, received request for on-campus interview. Interviewed with senior vice president, who asked several technical questions about my previous internship experience, then proceeded to discuss lighter topics such as sports and my university (which the SVP also attended). About a week later, received invitation for final interviews in downtown office.
Final interview day began early with a very informal briefing of what to expect with a Campus Recruiting specialist, followed by the actual interviews. Four candidates were brought in that day and each of us was put in a separate room. Four interviewers rotated between all four rooms, one visit from each interviewer to each candidate. My first three interviewers were VPs who asked moderately difficult behavioral questions, but were easy to socialize with, two in particular because they had graduated from the same university as me and knew many of the same people in the industry. The fourth interview was by far the most difficult, as the interviewer was an HR professional (in fact, the person who developed the TRAC program as I understand it) and asked very subjective and abstract questions. I felt that the order of my interviews put me at a disadvantage to the other candidates, because I was the person who was theoretically the most fatigued during my interview with the HR professional. However, I was told that all four of the interviewers would have some say in the decision, and to the best of my knowledge I was the only person who received an offer from that interviewing day.
After the round of interviews, all of the candidates were taken to a conference room to have refreshments and ask questions to current full-time TRAC Associates (This is a two-year rotational and formal training program which is the entry-level job upon completion of an internship). We were advised that this Q&A session would have no bearing on our interview decision, so we were free to ask anything we wanted without fear of consequences. After that session, the Campus Recruiting specialist told us that a decision would be made by the weekend (this interview day had been on a Thursday). I received a call the next day from the Campus Recruiting specialist asking how I thought the interview process went and informing me that I was being extended an offer.
- Q: Name three strengths and three weaknesses of yours.
Q: Why are you interested in broking as opposed to another line of work in the insurance industry?
Q: Did you have a final presentation during your last internship? Tell me about that presentation, with an emphasis on analytical aspects. Answer Question
- Q: Name three strengths and three weaknesses of yours.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Marsh.
I saw the job posting on Indeed, went to the company website and submitted my resume online. HR sent Email in a week to arrange a telephone interview.Questions are standard screening ones, salary expectation included. And It felt like they had a lot of candidates, so the whole process would take at least several weeks.
- Introduce your background. Go through your resume. Describe your team work experience. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Marsh (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in February 2015.
Five basic behavioral questions, nothing out of the ordinary. Most questions are centered around common dilemmas you may come across in a school or work setting so work on your story-telling skills
- What was a moment when you had trouble dealing with a fellow student, professor, boss, etc. and what was your response? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Marsh (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.
Online application then a telephone interview. Pre-Telephone Interview difficult since it wasn't planned - therefore I wasn't prepared for the questions the interviewer asked. Interviewer very pleasant but difficult to convey your suitability when questions were only about the scheme itself.
- Why Marsh Answer Question
Applied through law school's career database (symplicity) /Interviewed with a senior compliance officer at the headquarters (have heard though another intern was interviewed by three senior officers in one day)/got an offer after three weeks
- Why are you interested in this position? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Marsh (New York, NY (US)) in December 2014.
Easy. A few questions about resume, they had called my references. Seemed like a done deal before I got there! Interviewer was pleasant... Made it easy on me. This place geeks right..
A good place to work.
- Salary History Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Marsh (San Francisco, CA (US)).
On campus interview. Very generic and scripted questions. One interviewer who I felt did not want to be there. It was not an enjoyable interview. There is not much research that can be done to help you prepare for the interview. Just a broad understanding of the insurance brokerage market. It would help to be to date on current clients and business processes that they use. Ask a lot of questions to better help your position in the interview.
- Tell me about a time in which you had to tell some (social, not work related) something difficult. Please relate this to your position of interest. Answer Question
Group discussion followed by two rounds of group interview followed by one round of personal interview. Didnt clear the group interview round so unaware about further rounds. Involves unexpected questions and situations. Ability to be aggressive is desired.
- One thing in you that no one else has Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Marsh (Austin, TX (US)) in October 2014.
I submitted an online application for the position and was contacted by a recruiter in Kentucky within a week. The recruiter sent a link for a virtual assessment to be completed, as well as scheduled a phone interview for the following week. The assessment and interview both consisted of fairly standard behavioral questions, e.g. "Tell me about a time you didn't agree with a co-worker and how you resolved the conflict," etc.
Next was a scheduled in-person interview at their offices with two hiring managers. They asked more of the same behavioral questions and went into a few details about the particulars of the position. Was informed within two weeks (via telephone by the recruiter in Kentucky) that I was being offered the position, and informed about start times for training classes.
- Describe a recent unpopular decision you made. How was it received? How did you handle it? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
The pay is very much on the low side, at a non-negotiable $12.88/hr. This roughly equates to $26,000/yr, which even with benefits is tough to get by on.
Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review