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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Intern Interview Questions

Updated Jun 17, 2014
Updated Jun 17, 2014
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Financial Representative Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details

After a recruiting meeting at the university I had a 1 on 1 phone interview. Very short and simple, more of a screening phase. Then came the market research survey where you were to interview those in your personal market about their past experiences with financial services companies and the importance of products sold by such companies. They want to make sure that you have either a large network to contact and sell to, including friends or family, and/or that you will be able to grow and expand your own market.

Interview Questions
  • Are you able to name 100 people that could make up a potential market? Market study survey where you were to interview as many people as possible about their personal financial services experiences.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiations
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

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    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interviewing process included four steps. The first interview was a typical interview that asked basic questions getting to know me. The second interview was fairly odd. I was told I had to interview my interviewer. Before scheduling my next interview, I was told I would have to have ten surveys (half that I knew/half that were strangers) completed that asked for fairly personal financial information. I did not go back.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer asked if I knew anyone else that would I thought would be a good candidate for the job, and then immediately offered them an interview that day.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college career portal, and received a phone call approximately 3 days later. The first phone call was considered an interview, which consisted of pleasantries and some base information about the company. From there I was invited to a 2nd interview (group interview) which consisted of other prospective interns. The 2nd interview was less about engaging with the interns, and further education on what Northwestern is and what it expects from interns. Shortly after the group interview I was invited back for a 3rd interview, and was e-mailed a personality test. The 3rd interview was all about the intern, and finding out from the recruiter if you fit in with the company. I was also assigned a project; or a "Market Survey." The point of this is to gauge how others feel about you as a financial representative, and finding out how comfortable you are at asking friends/family for referrals. At the 4th interview I met with the intern captain, and that person had the final say on bringing me aboard. From this point you start the official job application, and begin studying for the life insurance state exam. The cons: This is a commission based job, and as such it will require you to roll up your sleeves and work hard. The Pros: You can get many licenses while in college, and your hard work is rewarded. If you think this job is for you then please examine your business attire, the other students came in looking sloppy. Perception is reality and first impressions set the tone.

    Interview Questions
    • The whole interview process was very informal, so just brush up on common interview questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process took about a month. Quick to call back. This is a sales job, but with a well respected, serious company, so know what ou are getting into. Worked with two different hiring managers who were both very pleasant and professional. Overall very positive experience for a sales oriented career in insurance and finance.

    Interview Questions
    • They gave me two weeks to get in touch with 9 people and collect 45 references.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very long process that involved not one, but five separate interviews. Hard to schedule around. Generally the interviews were easy, but required an extensive preparation process as you needed to fill out a "recruitment questionnaire" to discover your lead generation prospects.

    Interview Questions
    • Generally straight forward...no technical questions. Mostly lead referral questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Poor ethics for the company.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Three Rounds, three 1-on-1 interviews. All last about an hour each. Quick and painless. Recruiters are nice and evaluate your qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the biggest struggle that you've faced in life and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then a skype interview. Asked to write down 100 people I know. Aked what I know about the industry.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through school's careerlink. Received a call a couple days later asking to come into office for one on one interview. After the HR rep found out I wanted to work closer to home she referred me back to the offices closer to the city where I live. Went into the offices there and they offered me the position right after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were pretty basic and simple such as, where do you see yourself in 10 years?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very straight forward, after submitting an online application I was notified of my application having been received. I was contacted within a week through e-mail by a college recruiter who asked some general questions. Following the string of e-mails I was asked for a phone interview where my morals and ethics were the focus, the recruited asking the questions was engaging and inquisitive regarding every aspect of my answers. The final step of the interview was a presentation to the college recruited on a market analysis of potential clients for financial services.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked for a specific instance of anyone I knew who had an experience with a financial representative and how it went.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was an intern, there was no negotiation. Strictly commission based with a weekly stipend upon receiving state license number.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was very standard. What are your strengths/weaknesses? When have you had to overcome adversity? Pretty straight forward questions. My interviewer was very friendly and relaxed. She was mainly interested in my ability to articulate thoughts clearly and demonstrate some level of personal determination. She gave me an "assignment" where I had to contact a number of people and interview them on their experiences with financial services. After that, I had a second interview which was pretty much designed to iron out the details. All in all, it was a pretty straight forward process. The people were nice and helpful. Nothing to stressful.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were particularly unexpected or unusual. I think my interviewer may have asked me what kind of animal I would be, but that was mainly to see if I could think spontaneously. There was no right or wrong answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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