Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2015
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Financial Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

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

Interview

Long and lost contact multiple times, randomly reached back out to me to recontinue process. Currently in the process of continuing the interview process and will see how it goes. Have to be comfortable selling insurance to friends I hear.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Disorganized and misleading. Miscommunications among offices and corprate are frequent. People try to be nice and helpful but are so busy they generally do not know how things work, and can not tell you who to go to when things go awry. If one person decides they do not like you who is part of the hiring process there is no way around it; even if it is some kind of discrimination. For anyone looking to work there DO NOT spend any time or money until you are fully onboarded. This means a signed contract and approval from corporate. Also I recomend all aplicants ask for a list of the steps of the onboarding process, including dates for when things will be done and who to contact. Be vigilant and have everything in writting.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    You do not really get to negotiate. You will get commission from the corporation and bonuses at the choice of your district manager.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Three steps,
    1. Phone Interview
    2. In person group interview
    3. Rhino Project

    Great Interview process

    Very nice people and easy to communicate with

    Felt like more of a conversation to get to know eachother rather than an interview

    Very professional, especially at their office in Illinois

    Overall, smooth interview process

    Interview Questions

    • Do you feel comfortable asking people questions face to face?   Answer Question
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Manchester, NH) in April 2015.

    Interview

    First I had a phone interview due to not being able to make the date they originally wanted to do the interview. My second interview was at their manchester office. The woman I interviewed with was extremely nice and very insightful. She certainly got me excited to work for northwestern mutual.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one time you had a goal and you failed to reach it? Why didn't you reach your goal, and how did you respond?   Answer Question
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Very lengthy, 3 stage process to become a sales person. At stage 2 you will be required to create a Skype presentation. You are then expected to make a list of 200 people that you can contact at the 3rd stage of the interview and then interview 6 people; 2 friends, 2 referrals, and 2 strangers about their financial status.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    3 Separate interviews were needed during the process. First was very basic, second interview asked many of the same questions, some a little more in depth. Before you're third interview you are required to survey 10 family members or friends and present your findings.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process is professional. Beginning with an introduction presentation in a big meeting room. After presentation, all candidate filled out an question sheet with some questions about yourselves. Then, the recruiter gave out one general question for everyone to answer. People take turns to answer this question in front of each other in the room.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Thorough. They conduct 4 interviews with various people around the company. You get a good idea of what it takes to succeed there as well as what they expect of you. Assessments are given throughout the process and they review these with you. You get the sense that they wouldn't bring you back for multiple interviews if they didn't think you were a good fit. That is confidence alone when they bring you on board.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a major accomplishment that you were proud of, professional or personal, and why?   Answer Question
  9.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    After the application process a recruiter reached out to me for a 1-on-1 interview. Afterwards I was called back for a Skype Interview in which they briefly my responsibilities. Got a call back a week later with an offer. They were both very laid back interviews, friendly people that just wanted to get to know your personality.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you're a good fit for this position?   1 Answer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lombard, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Lombard, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Met the recruiter at my school's career fair. The first interview was a phone interview that took around 30 minutes. The recruiter was very kind, and asked mostly behavioral based questions. Not very hard at all. Asked me about my family and background, and asked me to describe my greatest strengths and weaknesses. After the questions she told me about the company and what I would be doing as a financial representative. At the end she asked me if I had any questions I wanted to ask her. After the phone interview I was scheduled to meet in person with the company near my town.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose your school?   1 Answer

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