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Question 1 of 33
At Alleghany Corp. our business portfolio is diversified which can create a challenging management environment. Are you able to effectively manage unrelated business units?
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List of Alleghany Corp. Interview Questions
  1. At Alleghany Corp. our business portfolio is diversified which can create a challenging management environment. Are you able to effectively manage unrelated business units?
  2. Because Alleghany Corp. is a diversified organization, we offer a wide range of opportunities for career growth. Where would you like to see your career in 5 years?
  3. Clear communication is key to our success at Alleghany Corp.. Describe to me your communication style and why you think your style will be a fit here.
  4. At Alleghany Corp. we offer a wide range of products and services. How do you plan to positively impact our business, if hired?
  5. Because Alleghany Corp. has a large geographic footprint, we have to accommodate a variety of time zones. Do you have experience working for clients and co-workers in multiple time zones?
  6. Have you ever been employed through a company merger or acquisition? If so, tell me about your experience.
  7. Alleghany Corp. puts a lot of focus on our local and global impact so we seek to hire those with the same values. What do you know about our company values, and how do they align with your personal values?
  8. We have many strong competitors. In your opinion, what does Alleghany Corp. do to stand out from the rest?
  9. Typical "corporate culture" is something that we work hard to avoid here at Alleghany Corp.. Tell me about your ideal workplace culture.
  10. Tell me about a time that you have helped a co-worker accomplish an important goal.
  11. When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?
  12. Give me an example of a time when you had to make a split second decision.
  13. How would you describe your work ethic?
  14. After receiving information from your supervisor, how do you ensure you properly communicate this information to your team?
  15. Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.
  16. What makes you the best candidate for this position?
  17. Tell me about a time when you created a unique idea or solution, and it was rejected by your colleagues. How were you able to bounce back?
  18. When have you had to be extra thorough in completing tasks?
  19. We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
  20. When have you shown great integrity at work?
  21. What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
  22. Do you believe you are a leader? When have you led a team?
  23. How do you evaluate success among your team members?
  24. What are you reading right now?
  25. How do you collaborate with others to solve problems?
  26. What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?
  27. How long have you been looking for a job?
  28. What tools help a team to function at its best?
  29. What is the most important thing you're looking for in a company?
  30. What are your salary expectations?
  31. Do you have any questions?
  32. When was the last time you used your sense of humor to diffuse a situation at work?
  33. How do you manage your time?
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Alleghany Corp. Information
Alleghany Corp. is headquartered in New York, NY. The company has been in operation since 1929. Alleghany Corp. is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol Y.
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Question 1 of 33
At Alleghany Corp. our business portfolio is diversified which can create a challenging management environment. Are you able to effectively manage unrelated business units?
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Question 2 of 33
Because Alleghany Corp. is a diversified organization, we offer a wide range of opportunities for career growth. Where would you like to see your career in 5 years?
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Question 3 of 33
Clear communication is key to our success at Alleghany Corp.. Describe to me your communication style and why you think your style will be a fit here.
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At Alleghany Corp. we offer a wide range of products and services. How do you plan to positively impact our business, if hired?
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Question 5 of 33
Because Alleghany Corp. has a large geographic footprint, we have to accommodate a variety of time zones. Do you have experience working for clients and co-workers in multiple time zones?
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Have you ever been employed through a company merger or acquisition? If so, tell me about your experience.
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Alleghany Corp. puts a lot of focus on our local and global impact so we seek to hire those with the same values. What do you know about our company values, and how do they align with your personal values?
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Question 8 of 33
We have many strong competitors. In your opinion, what does Alleghany Corp. do to stand out from the rest?
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Question 9 of 33
Typical "corporate culture" is something that we work hard to avoid here at Alleghany Corp.. Tell me about your ideal workplace culture.
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Question 10 of 33
Tell me about a time that you have helped a co-worker accomplish an important goal.
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Question 11 of 33
When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?
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Give me an example of a time when you had to make a split second decision.
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How would you describe your work ethic?
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After receiving information from your supervisor, how do you ensure you properly communicate this information to your team?
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Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.
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What makes you the best candidate for this position?
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Tell me about a time when you created a unique idea or solution, and it was rejected by your colleagues. How were you able to bounce back?
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Question 18 of 33
When have you had to be extra thorough in completing tasks?
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Question 19 of 33
We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
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Question 20 of 33
When have you shown great integrity at work?
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Question 21 of 33
What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
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Question 22 of 33
Do you believe you are a leader? When have you led a team?
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How do you evaluate success among your team members?
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What are you reading right now?
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How do you collaborate with others to solve problems?
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What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?
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How long have you been looking for a job?
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What tools help a team to function at its best?
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What is the most important thing you're looking for in a company?
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What are your salary expectations?
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Do you have any questions?
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Question 32 of 33
When was the last time you used your sense of humor to diffuse a situation at work?
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How do you manage your time?
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