Long Term Care Liability Modeling Actuarial Analyst

Position title
Long Term Care Liability Modeling Actuarial Analyst
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Boston, Massachusetts
Work industry

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Went smoothly
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

There is a really strong culture of mentorship in the John Hancock Actuarial Program. There is always a student an ASA or an FSA willing to help you learn and give you solid advice. There people here were really understanding of the fact that I came in with little to no experience in insurance, as an actuary or in a desk job and got me up to speed very quickly. By the end of the internship I was helping with requests from other teams investigating why cashflows looked different than expected and making updates to the math model.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

John Hancock is a large financial institution with a lot of people. If you are the sort of person who wants a startup feel with flip flops, and knowing everyone in the place you will be sorely disappointed. I personally wouldn't have minded not needing to wear a collar every day but they were very casually about when I arrived as long as I stayed 8 hours each day so I can't really complain.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

My managers were excellent.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Describe the office environment/culture.

I was in the Seaport office which is closing so I can't really speak to the office space a new intern would be working in in the back bay. Everyone was always very friendly and nice. Nobody was every high strung which was very nice.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Free coffee Social activities Subsidized cafeteria Volunteering day

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Work types Location