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It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for that interview -- and preparation can make all the difference. What is the interview process like at Travelers?

Any advice on striking the right note?

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phoenix12 in New Brunswick, New Jersey

18 months ago

After submitting my application, I heard from someone in the HR department. It was a 30 minute phone interview. She asked a few behavioral questions like how you deal with difficult customers, important components of teamwork, current salary, etc. It's pretty standard. She said I would be hearing from someone regarding an assessment. I was called a few days later from the local Travelers office to set up a date for the assessment. She also emailed me a link to fill out a Hire Right application for a background check. The test took 4 hours. It contained some basic math questions (they give you a calculator), vocabulary, spelling, some claims questions with accident diagrams, and you have to draft a denial letter to a customer. It wasn't very difficult but they don't give you a lot of time on each section. I received a call the next business day saying I passed the assessment and I would move onto the interviews. My first interview started with 3 managers. They asked a lot of detailed interview questions. One was, "what is your biggest regret and how did you overcome it?". I thought this was an odd interview question. The other ones were standard behavioral interview questions and a lot of customer service focused questions. It took 45 minutes. I then met with an employee who showed me the computer systems they use and told me about her day. I was told I was done but then as I was leaving I was told 2 other managers wanted to meet with me. They asked me a lot of the same questions the other 3 managers asked me. I didn't hear from anyone in over a week. I was asked back for another interview with one of the managers I had met with and her manager. They asked me a lot of questions about what I did at my current job and they were very concerned with my performance reviews at my current job. I heard back a few days later and was told the HR director and VP of claims wanted to meet with me. I met with them and they asked me again what I did at my current job ...

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phoenix12 in New Brunswick, New Jersey

18 months ago

(continued here)... and why I wanted to leave. They were very nice. I thought it was the best interview I had. I heard back a week later and was told they wanted me to apply to a different position but I wouldn't have to interview again. I was interested and submitted my application. I heard back 2 business days later and was offered the position but they hadn't yet completed the background check. I had to go to a drug test and it's now been over a week and my background check is still not complete. I'm supposed to start in a week.

The process is very intense and frustrating. They seem to be very slow. It has been 2 months and I feel like I'm constantly playing the waiting game. From the offer letter I received, the pay seems to be good as well as the vacation time. Everyone has been nice but I'm losing my patience. Best of luck to anyone who applies.

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