MetLife, Inc. Interview Questions

20 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (93%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.9
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (82%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

2.7
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (84%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at MetLife, Inc.

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2021InternPhiladelphiaGeneralistPositiveEasy
2022Investment AnalystWhippanyGeneralistNeutralAverage
2022AssociateWashington, DCReal EstatePositiveAverage
2019InternWhippanyTradingPositiveAverage
2020Investment Summer InternshipWhippanyReal EstateVery PositiveVery Easy
2019InternPhiladelphiaInvestment ResearchPositiveAverage
2016AnalystNew YorkGeneralistNeutralAverage
2018Technology InternRaleighInformation Technology (IT)NeutralEasy
2018Actuarial InternHong KongActuarialPositiveAverage
2016metlife investmentsmorristownInvestment ResearchPositiveAverage

Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Philadelphia

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: November 2021

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Applied online in September, got notification of interview late october, then had first round in november, and final round end of november.
interviews were behavioral & brainteaser. Example questions - Tell me about a time when you failed, how many pennies does it take to fill the room
Interview was relatively easy and conversational

Interview Questions

brainteasers - lots of critical thinking. Ex - how many tennis balls fit in this room

Investment Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Whippany

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: June 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

The interview process was relatively standard, and very quick since for this position they were opportunistically filling a vacated spot. First step was screening call with one of the mid level investment professionals, with basic behavioral questions. Next steps were a few phone call interviews with some of the other members of the investment team. No hard technical skills were required, but they were looking for hard work, good attitude, and basic understanding of financial accounting and investment principles, for a job that was mostly going to be performance reporting for their fund investing.

Interview Questions

None of the questions were particularly unexpected. Mostly just gauging the work you did at past internships (or jobs), gauging basic excel skills (eg pivot tables), explaining the 3 financial statements.

Associate Interview - Real Estate

Anonymous interview candidate in Washington, DC

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: January 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Other

Interview

Position was in their DC office on their real estate equity group. Seemed to click quite well with the MD who runs that region but unfortunately they went with an internal candidate. Generally speaking, didn't hit me with too many technical questions.

Interview Questions

None really, we mostly just talked about my background and current position etc.

Intern Interview - Trading

Anonymous employee in Whippany

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: August 2019

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Drug Test
Background Check

Interview

Phone call with recruiter then after that another phone call with a senior manager within the division you applied to. After that, super day with 5 directors.

Interview Questions

Critical thinking (ie. Give me the angle between the long hand and short hand when it is at 3.15)

Investment Summer Internship Interview - Real Estate

Anonymous employee in Whippany

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: November 2020

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview

Interview

I contacted a friend at the company and he gave my resume to the HR staff at MetLife. I was contacted for an initial chat over the phone with 2 individuals for a phone screen. I then had an interview over Cisco Webex with someone from the department I was applying to. She asked simple behavioral questions and questions about my interest in real estate investing.

Interview Questions

The interviewer asked me about a challenge I faced where I was a leader and inspired change.

Intern Interview - Investment Research

Anonymous employee in Philadelphia

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: November 2019

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Background Check

Interview

First round interview on campus - was the most technical interview; Super Day consisted of 2 back-to-back interviews in office and focused more on behavioral/market-related questions.

Interview Questions

Interview was for fixed income, so I got asked "what is bond convexity?"

Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: March 2016

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Real estate interview asking standard technical questions such as calculating cash on cash / $100mm question.

Interview Questions

The most difficult questions as usual are personality based. Strengths and weaknesses etc. it is easy to memorize the correct answers to technical questions by doing lots and lots of reps but the personality questions are always something I struggled with. One hard question that I got asked at several firms is (and this is interesting being that I am younger) is what do you remember from the financial crisis and how would you carry those lessons forward today. I haven’t seen this question posted anywhere else.

Technology Intern Interview - Information Technology (IT)

Anonymous interview candidate in Raleigh

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2018

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Applied through the on campus website and got a first round interview. The questions were all behavioral and situational. Very straightforward

Interview Questions

There was nothing that was particularly unexpected. The gentleman asked about my background and past experiences even though they were not particularly related to the position and then followed up with asking how I would react to different situations. Many of the questions were similar and had some overlap. A few were asked about how I would interact with group members in different scenarios or on different projects. Really nice guy, just looking for you to have a confident answer and hit some of the key concepts.

Actuarial Intern Interview - Actuarial

Anonymous interview candidate in Hong Kong

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Other

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: March 2018

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Other

Interview

Apply via LinkedIn. HR informed the interview invitation via phone. Two actuaries attend the 2-to-1 interview.

Interview Questions

1. Please talk about the risks faced by an insurance company.
2. Please talk about your experience as a financial manager in the student society.
3. How do insurance company earn money?
4. Talk about your knowledge about insurance.
5. Did you buy an insurance? Briefly introduce them to us.
6. Tell me a setback you have ever met.
7. Why do you want to do actuarial work given that your major is Risk Management Science?
8. Did you apply for other companies and how are the recruitment processes?

metlife investments Interview - Investment Research

Anonymous employee in morristown

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: September 2016

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Drug Test
Background Check

Interview

Had a phone call with talent recruiter. Phone call was set up through an employee referral. Then brought in for superday and met with different sectors.

Interview Questions

Tell me a time when you were truly challeneged. How did you solve this problem and how did you decide that this was the correct way to solve this problem. Then was asked what I had in my personal portfolio and why. Overall, neither question was very difficult but given I did not know what sector I would be working for, I did not know what to expect for any question. I was also asked what interested me about each business and what interested me overall about working for MetLife. Other questions I was asked were regarding how I think the firm operates.