Farmers Insurance Group Interview Questions

Updated 17 Sep 2014
Updated 17 Sep 2014
241 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Farmers Insurance Group in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter called to reschedule 25 minutes before the first appointment. During the phone screen, the first question from the Farmers recruiter was salary and I was told that it was policy that they have my current salary and my expectation to move forward. I withdrew from the process. She literally spent five minutes on salary and the phone call was 12 minutes. Are they doing salary surveys or screening for skill fit?

    Interview Questions
    • "What is your current salary? If you do not tell me, we can not move forward with you in the process of interviewing."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Typical interview all the way through. Three rounds of interviews: first on the phone, second with a manager, third at the office meeting all the employees. Process took about three weeks. One week for each part of the interview. They were quick to inform you about the next phase of the process, setup interviews via email.

    Interview Questions
    • This was your standard interview questions such as, "Tell me a time when...", "What motivates you?" Nothing too difficult   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Appraiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mount Laurel, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Laurel, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Farmers Insurance Group.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very streamlined. From the time of my initial phone screening to the final offer was about 2.5 weeks. It's clear that this company knows what they are looking for, and will only advance you through the process if they feel you meet that criteria. I had no help with obtaining this position i.e. someone on the inside but being confident is key.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an experience where you did not agree with a management decision. Now explain what you did and why.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is an art, some people have it down some people don't. I was able to negotiate a higher salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Farmers Insurance Group in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my Resume on line. I have years of sales experience in the OM (Original Manufacturing Environment. So why I was called for this line of work was a mystery to me. However, I decided to continue with the interview 1.) Out of curiosity 2.) to see what the requirements were going to be fr this position.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult was did I think was this a position that I would be interested in. The difficulty with that as I told them is I am still not clear why you think this a position for me to begin with and additionally I know nothing about insurance except my personal policies. And do you not need to go to school or something to sell insurance?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I do not feel that this is position that matches my back ground at all. Additionally I really want an office clerical position and not a inside or outside sales position.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Claims Trainee - Liability Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Farmers Insurance Group in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online July 26. I took Pre-Employement Assessment and Omnia Profile assessment online on August 8. The online assessments took two hours total for both. I completed telephone interview on August 25. The telephone interview lasted 30 minutes. After the telephone interview the recruiter sounded upbeat and told me that I did well. She said that she would be moving me along to the next step which was an in-person panel interview at the local office with the Branch Manager and two supervisors. She told me to expect a call or email within the next two to three days to schedule the appointment. She even told me to expect an offer on the higher end of the pay scale for the position because of my experience. The recruiter brought up the salary topic, not me. Three days later my Farmers MyJob page submission status was changed to "No longer under consideration". I also received a generic rejection email. If that's how they yank around their applicants I can only imagine how the company handles their employees or worse, their customers! The questions are only difficult if you have zero work experience resolving issues with difficult customers and/or co-workers and finding solutions to those issues.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a difficult customer you had to deal with. What was their issue and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Farmers Insurance Group.

    Interview Details

    Found a posting on local College job-board posting. Called them directly at the office and got an in person interview after a few days. Very nice people to work with. Office is located not too far from where I live, so a daily commute is no problem. Would love to grow with the company and help them reduce paper-work clutter.

    Interview Questions
    • Some personal questions once on the job, but not worried about it, as most successful entrepreneurs get to mix business with fun.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very quick interview with the office manager. Had to explain my school schedule, but once they dropped my in person course due to low enrollment, I was able to work out a really good schedule with the office supervisor.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    accepted as a reserve agent and entered program once I demonstrated abilities and passion for the career
    I went through extensive training and licensing before I graduated to become an agent

    Interview Questions
    • typical behavioral questions...what motivates you? what makes you a good candidate for this career?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Regional Recruiting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Farmers Insurance Group.

    Interview Details

    So far, my experiences with the team at Farmers Insurance at one of the Minnesota offices has been fantastic. As soon as I went in to the office, I felt a feeling of welcoming and belonging in the environment. The office really did seem like a very positive and upbeat culture. I will say the only con is that I was not initially contacted about my application until about two weeks after I had applied.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions, but I also have several years experience as a recruiter. I thought the interview was very direct, which I loved.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Farmers Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Farmers Insurance Group.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview was very basic. They would get an idea about your personality through this interview and explain what the career path would be. The next interview would be after the background check. That basically explains what steps are needed to be completed to get your license, the type of commitment you have to put to be successful.

    Interview Questions
    • there were no difficult questions, it was a basic interview   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Product Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Farmers Insurance Group.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got interview in 3 days. It is a HR interview and just basic background check questions. It takes about 15 minute. Question like your experience about dealing with client

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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