Interview at AXA

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7 November 2008 - 6:47pm


Does anybody have any interview from the AXA for the Investment Operations Administrator? what do they ask in the interview?

your help will be really appreciated..

thanks Kunal

17 July 2009 - 11:21am


Hey Kunal! Did you do the interview? How did it go? Did you get the job?

13 November 2009 - 11:42pm


Hi all Has anyone had or is having a interview with AXA on the Actuarial programme? Advise would be very useful

Thanks

16 November 2009 - 11:28pm


Anyone?

1 December 2009 - 2:46pm


hi jobless,

i have not heard anything back yet. when did u send ur application? i applied on the 11th of nov....

1 December 2009 - 4:14pm


Hi lawtorisk

I applied in early October and got an invitation to tests about 3-4 weeks later. Good luck!

Has anyone got through to the AC?

Surely there must be someone who has had an interview! Or will I be the only person at the AC. lol

11 December 2009 - 4:36pm


I have had an interview and have an invitation to a/c. btw jobless, what area of actuarial did you apply and what location?

11 December 2009 - 4:37pm


I have had an interview and have an invitation to a/c. btw jobless, what area of actuarial did you apply and what location?

11 December 2009 - 6:46pm


Life office-Bristol. Whens your AC and where you applied.

27 December 2009 - 1:37pm


Hi all I also have an actuarial interview coming up too. I've secured another job, so not sure if I should go to the interview at AXA. Just wondered if anyone would mind sharing what the interview and A/C is like- that will help make up my mind! Thanks

3 January 2010 - 7:10pm


Hi All,

I have an A/C coming up in a couple of weeks and would be extremely grateful if those who have recently had their A/Cs, shared their experience

Your comments are hugely appreciated.

Thanks.

4 January 2010 - 1:33am


Hi all

Does anyone has to or in past taken an A/C with AXA for any graduate role ? And how would that be ? I have my assessment next month for BGP at AXA.

Thanks

4 January 2010 - 3:31pm


Different divisions have different ACs. We've applied to different division.

6 January 2010 - 5:34pm


Do they take aptitude tests (numerical/verbal) for actuarial or any other programme (BGP in my case) at A/C ?? If yes is it already mentioned in A/C invitation e-mail or is it a surprise test ?? I have been asked for a written exercise which does not mention what kind of exercise it wud be ?

6 January 2010 - 7:04pm


PM'ed you

27 January 2010 - 5:46am


Hi all,

I've an invitation for AC with AXA for the graduate marketing position. Have any of u guys have any idea on the structure and description of the exercises? Any real time experiences shared will be most helpful.

Regards, CJ

15 July 2010 - 6:23pm


Hi Jobless, How was your A/C? I have been sent the link for online tests without any much info on there, apart from the fact that its from SHL. Could you please tell me if the test consists of all 3 aspects: Numerical, Verbal and Inductive reasoning? and how were they? If passed, what kind of Qs should I be ready for , for the phone interview and assessment? Thnx :)

16 July 2010 - 4:34pm


could anyone help? anyone? ;( please?

18 July 2010 - 1:54am


Hi mate, I have placed this message on the forum, awaiting your reply. Please please please help me if you can.

Hi Jobless, How was your A/C? I have been sent the link for online tests without any much info on there, apart from the fact that its from SHL. Could you please tell me if the test consists of all 3 aspects: Numerical, Verbal and Inductive reasoning? and how were they? If passed, what kind of Qs should I be ready for , for the phone interview and assessment? Thnx :)

11 January 2011 - 3:40pm

POS

Hi GradWantsCareerNow I hope u did well. What the axa shl test consisted of ? How many questions, what time etc Help is much appreciated! cheers

15 January 2011 - 5:42pm

TTT

Hi,

I have an assessment centre coming up for AXA Insurance Actuarial (General Insurance) Graduate Programme. I was wondering if anyone could detail what happens at AXA AC if anyone has been before, as I am very nervous and don't really know how to prepare. How did you prepare for the AC? Also, what is the anaylysis presentation? It also says there will be a group exercise, written exercise. Can anyone give me more information please. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! :)

15 January 2011 - 6:20pm

POS

Hi TTT There are loads of threads on this very same forum describing what happens on actuarial AC including presentations. For example try Aon Hewitt and Aviva's etc. What was the AXA's SHL test consisted of ? time, questions ? Thanks

14 July 2011 - 6:50pm


Hi mates,

I have an AXA AC coming up very soon and was wondering whether you will be kind enough to recall your experiences from your AC. I know yours was some time ago but whatever you can remember i.e. whether they do random SHL tests? types of exercises through out the day, any pointers and suggestions, the written exam etc- basically anything you can help me with will be really appreciated. Cheers

Jay

14 July 2011 - 7:43pm


is anyone else attending the AC on 18th July- next Monday? if you are please PM me- we will get in touch!

8 November 2011 - 6:02pm


Hi, I have an AXA interview coming up. Does anyone who's had it already know what it's like? I know that it lasts 1.30h . It seems really long. Any advise would be appreciated!

27 November 2011 - 3:11pm


Hi, I have an invitation to take online SHL tests at AXA but I have there is hardly any info about the structure. Is it going to be numerical and verbal or others too? Thanks in advance

5 January 2012 - 5:08pm


Hi I got AXA interview coming up .. has anyone got any hints or advice ??

Thanks

5 January 2012 - 7:16pm


be yourself

11 January 2012 - 6:56pm


Hi fluteytunes

Thanks for the advice ...seems like u had ur interview while ago .. was it fully competency based ? do u mind me asking what kind of questions u got ... I would really appreciate ur help ... btw did u get through to the next round ?? AC ??

Thanks soo much xx

17 January 2012 - 2:41pm


Hi nhl01,

It was mostly competency based. but I just had a chat with the interviewer instead of question and answer. I got through to the AC. try to think of examples in your work and life experience. it's about knowing yourself. not knowing the questions.

good luck

18 January 2012 - 8:24am


Thank you soo much for the advice ...

26 January 2012 - 1:45pm


nhl01, hope your interview went well! Got any additional advice for me? I have an interview coming up, and would really appreciate anything you could add.

30 January 2012 - 10:40pm


@nhl01 did u have your interview yet? i have mine in 3 days, i have no idea what to expect and would really appreciate your help. hope yours went great.

31 January 2012 - 4:44pm


I just had one, so hope I can help! As someone else mentioned on another thread, it's in two sections. First section is typical questions about why AXA and why actuary, and things like that. Second, much longer section is competency based, and is based on the graduate competencies they describe on the website. No particularly hard questions, and the interviewer I had was really lovely, and really made me feel at ease. Hope this helps.

31 January 2012 - 11:06pm


I had mine very recently .. its the same as above really ... competencies on the website and motivational questions . My interviewer was very nice . Don't know how well I did tho . They did say all the AC places are filled now but planning to open a another AC ..

Good luck

1 February 2012 - 10:46am


All the AC places are filled?! My interviewer didn't mention this! Hope they do open another one, I'll be really upset if I don't manage to make it to the next round because of this :(

3 February 2012 - 5:03pm


Hi, I had my interview on the 26th Jan, when do they get back to you if you are successful or not for the Assessment centre? Also, I just went online and they have extended their future leaders business programme deadline to the 3rd March.

3 February 2012 - 5:04pm


Hi, I had my interview on the 26th Jan, when do they get back to you if you are successful or not for the Assessment centre? Also, I just went online and they have extended their future leaders business programme deadline to the 3rd March.

4 February 2012 - 10:04am


Thanks for all the information everyone. That's really weird that they said the AC places have been filled. Hopefully they'll open up another one soon for you guys.

Parsely, I would think you should hear pretty soon, probably sometime next week. Good luck!

4 February 2012 - 10:06am


Btw I'm applying to the future leaders one as well. Let me know how you get on

6 February 2012 - 10:11am


Parsely, they told me 1-2 weeks. I had mine on the 30th (last Monday) and they said I'd hear this week.

19 February 2012 - 5:06pm


Hey guys , Did any one else hear bk about AC places??? I was recently told that I got through to AC stage . has any one been to AXA AC yet ?? Does anyone know what kind of tests do they have ??

21 February 2012 - 10:41pm


hey nhl01, I did one a couple of weeks ago, when do you have yours?

22 February 2012 - 3:42pm


Hi mnn78 Did u apply for the Actuarial one ?? for mine they haven't set the date yet ... how did urs go ??

22 February 2012 - 7:56pm


Hey, I did it for Future Leaders, let me know if you want any information on my experience. Probably won't be exactly like yours, but I assume it'll be of a similar structure.

26 February 2012 - 1:19pm


Hey guys, so I've been asked about my experience at the AC by a couple of people, so I thought I'd post it here:

So first there was a presentation by the company, it was really laid back and friendly, then we introduced ourselves and were briefly introduced to the assessors. Then we had our individual interviews. For everyone that I spoke to at the AC, we felt our initial interviews went better than the ones at the AC. I'm not sure why that's the case. I think the questions themselves may be less structured. They asked competency questions that were pretty similar I think to the ones we were asked at the initial interview, there was something about teamwork, I think one of them was, a time when you didn't work well in a team? but im not sure. They definitely asked us what further research we've done on AXA since our initial interview, specifically info about the company and the role you're applying for. Maybe check news articles, maybe even wikijobs because you're looking for information from people with experience in that area, etc.

Then we had the role play. We were playing the role of a future leader graduate, representing the team manager who is away, at a meeting with the manager of a change implementation project. You have to update the assessor (the other manager) on the progress of the project and ask her what her priorities are going forward. Some information will be there in full, while other bits will be missing, so you'll have to say that you're missing some, but that you'll get back to her asap with the rest of the details (that's what I did anyway, I'm not sure if that's right, but that's what made sense to me). During the role play, the assessor will throw in a piece of conflicting information, for us they told us that part of the implementation plan wasn't happening anymore, and I think what you need to do is find out why and negotiate the change with the manager and say that you think more communication is needed between both parties in order to justly weigh out the benefits and drawbacks of each scenario. Then at the end of the role play, the assessor watching and taking notes, will ask you a set of questions about your performance. The point is to see whether or not you are aware of where you need to improve and to self-evaluate your performance. They asked questions like how do you think you were perceived by the manager (assessor), mention 2 things you could've done better, etc. So for example, if you have to refer to your notes a lot, you could say that it would've been better if you didn't do that so that you were seen as more knowledgeable or something.

Next we had an 80 mins written exercise. I don't remember the specifics of this. It was something to do with your manager asking you to give them a brief overview of another company's performance using the information provided and recommending a way to get them to become customers of yours. And the second component was reviewing the performance of one of the company's call centers that was underperforming, and you have to look at the figures provided and mention where the problem areas are and what can be done to fix this, e.g. to motivate staff and get them engaged in their work, which could improve absenteeism rates.

Then we had lunch with the assessors, use this time to get to know them on a less formal basis, however, you're always being assessed, so make sure you stay on your game. Try and reach them on a personal level and get them to like you and see that you have potential.

Then our final task was the group exercise. We were each given information about the performance of a call center and had to identify what our key problem areas were for our particular call center. Then we had to discuss our problem areas with the group and list the 3 problem areas that we as a group rank as the most important, so that those 3 are included in the training program that will be rolled out to all the call centers. We also had to mention why we chose those three and why not others and how we were going to communicate this program to the employees at the call centers so that they would all be on board with the training program. All this time, we are being watched by about 4 assessors. Then once the time is up, we have to present our findings to another assessor in 5 mins and describe how and why we came to these conclusions.

That's about it. 4 tasks. It was a pretty long day. It was pretty laid back though, the atmosphere was really relaxed, but don't get too relaxed, you're being assessed the whole time. Good luck! I didn't get the job but I hope this helps. pm me if you have further questions.

21 March 2012 - 2:55pm


Hi mnn78, thank you for post, I found it extremely helpful. I have been invited to an interview next week, just wondering do u remember the questions which they ask? Many thanks again and I hope ur successful with ur application.

4 December 2012 - 11:58am


Hi guys,

I've got a first round actuarial interview for AXA coming up next week and just wanted to ask if anyone has had one recently and how it was structured? Was it competency based? What kind of questions did they ask?
Would really appreciate any help or advice, muchos gracias! =)

8 January 2013 - 3:34pm


Anyone for the assessment centre ???

8 January 2013 - 3:34pm


Anyone for the assessment centre ???

9 January 2013 - 5:01pm


Hi Guys, I've just had my AXA presentation interview today and thought I should post here while my minds still fresh. The interview starts off with a presentation to 2 interviewers, for which they provided the brief in the original email. After this the interviewers would ask you questions based on your presentation and then move on to ask questions based on your CV. They also asked me some questions about financial and regulation issues affecting AXA and also it is worth researching different AXA businesses such as AXA PPP Healthcare (something which I did not prepare for!) Finally the interview ends with a couple of competency based questions, mines were regarding a long term project worked towards and i think a difficult challenge we had to encounter. I hope it helps!

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