The Hartford Interview Questions

8 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (82%)

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.

3.8
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  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (77%)

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.

2.6
  • Very Easy
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  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (40%)

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 The Hartford

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2022Enterprise Risk Management InternHartfordRisk ManagementPositiveAverage
2020Portfolio Management AnalystHartfordAsset ManagementNeutralAverage
2017Small Commercial Underwriting InternNew HartfordInsurancePositiveEasy
2014Underwriting InternNew YorkResearchPositiveEasy
2011Consulting Analyst(S)HartfordTechnologyPositiveAverage
2012Research AnalystSimsburyPredictive Modeling & AnalyticsPositiveEasy
2008Risk Manager, Market RiskHartfordVery PositiveAverage
2012Business AnalystHartfordNegativeAverage

Enterprise Risk Management Intern Interview - Risk Management

Anonymous employee in Hartford

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: August 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

I attended an early immersion program the summer before, which made the process much easier. Only 2 rounds

Interview Questions

Describe a time you went against the grain, and how did you defend your position?

Portfolio Management Analyst Interview - Asset Management

Anonymous interview candidate in Hartford

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2020

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Applied online through their career portal. Received an email a few weeks later asking for my availabilities. Interview focused on data analysis and what software / tools I've used to analyze a subset of data.

Interview Questions

Describe a time where you had to analyze data in order to come up with a solution.

Small Commercial Underwriting Intern Interview - Insurance

Anonymous employee in New Hartford

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: November 2017

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Applied through university. HR reached out and had 30 minute basic phone interview - Behavioral/Resume Conversation. Then second round consisted of two Senior Underwriters group interview via Skype. Again, was all behavioral and resume questions - No technical. Was then contacted several weeks later with an offer. The office was nice. I learned small business underwriting wasn't for me but others really enjoyed the internship. They like to hire straight from their interns which is a plus.

Interview Questions

All the questions were behavioral or resume questions. For ex - Your proudest accomplishment or Time you led a team. They also asked to walk me through resume/your background. They asked about each experience on my resume, but the questions were just based off explaining what you did broadly and your takeaways from the experience. They asked about my classes - Which was my favorite, why was my least favorite and why. But all pretty easy to talk about.

But the hardest was "name a reason why we would hire someone over you."

Underwriting Intern Interview - Research

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: April 2014

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

I had a 30 minute phone interview with someone from human resources. The recruiter was very friendly and the interview was light and consisted mainly of behavioral fit questions. Overall the phone conversation was very pleasant and I was told that they would get back to me with next step procedures, which unfortunately did not happend.

Interview Questions

Tell me a little bit about yourself, please walk me through your resume and highlight any experiences that you think will be of importance to this position.
Why did you choose to apply for this position? Why did you choose this specific company? What attracted you to this position?

Consulting Analyst Interview - Technology

Anonymous employee in (S)Hartford

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Recruiter

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: March 2011

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Presentation
IQ / Intelligence Test
Background Check
Other

Interview

Phone screen, 1x1, then superday. Superday had 3 behavioral, and one case interviews. Phone screen, 1x1, then superday. Superday had 3 behavioral, and one case interviews.Phone screen, 1x1, then superday. Superday had 3 behavioral, and one case interviews.

Interview Questions

Business Case. Phone screen, 1x1, then superday. Superday had 3 behavioral, and one case interviews.Phone screen, 1x1, then superday. Superday had 3 behavioral, and one case interviews.
How do you see technology influencing the financial services industry?. Phone screen, 1x1, then superday. Superday had 3 behavioral, and one case interviews.Phone screen, 1x1, then superday. Superday had 3 behavioral, and one case interviews.

Research Analyst Interview - Predictive Modeling & Analytics

Anonymous interview candidate in Simsbury

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2012

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Initial screening phone interview by HR. Within a week, a second phone interview with Director of Research. Follow-up email in a few days to schedule on-site interview, with details. On-site interviews were 1-on-1 lasting from late morning until 5pm, with interviewers ranging from Analyst to Director to VP of group. Mostly fit/behavioral questions, with a simple "case"

Interview Questions

Given any information you'd like from a customer, what factors would you take into consideration while providing a car insurance policy?

Risk Manager, Market Risk Interview -

Anonymous interview candidate in Hartford

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: January 2008

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Step one was telephone interview with both HR and the head of risk management. There was no technical questions but rather "fit" questions especially focusing on why I have made such and such moves in my past career and lift in general. About two weeks later, I received e-mail inviting for in-person interview. I met with both of their structured product investment team and the risk management team. Actually spent more time with the investment team rather than the risk management analysts. The investment team interviews were technical and focusing on my experience at RBS especially in structured products such as MBS and CMBS. But there was not many hard questions. Overall experience was pleasant. Risk management questions were surprisingly more like "fit" questions focusing on why I chose to do risk management rather than active investment management.

Interview Questions

In plain English, without the help from any formula or math theory, explain what CDO and CLO are?
Give me a detailed example of you being creative in your daily life. Please don't cite anything from your school work or project.
How to hedge a portfolio of CMBS bonds other than using derivatives products such as CMBX?

I suggested using macro hedges (both CDX and rates hedges) which take care of the credit and duration risks separately.

Business Analyst Interview -

Anonymous interview candidate in Hartford

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: 2012

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Personality Test
Background Check

Interview

Received a call from HR to do the phone screen and review my background/qualifications.

Day later received a call from HR that they liked my responses on the phone and wanted to continue with an in person interview.

Two weeks later drove to The Hartford and had three meetings, 30 minutes each. One was with a director, one in person with a business consultant and one phone interview with another consultant. All the questions were behavioral, (tell me a time when...).

Received a call a week later that they liked me and wanted me back for an excel skills test. Invited back two weeks later. I spoke with the director again and another business consultant.

Made it to the final round, which was another 3 weeks after the excel skills test. It was down to one other candidate and myself. Met with the VP, AVP and Director again. More behavioral questions, lots of repeat. At this point the process was seeming like a broken record.

Received a call two weeks later, told I was not being offered the job and that my personality was a little too serious, so they went ahead and offered it to an internal candidate.

Interview Questions

Why the Hartford?

Tell me about a time when something didnt work out as planned.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years.

Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond expectations.

Tell me about a time when you exhibited leadership qualities.