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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions

Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014
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Financial Representative Interview

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

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

Interview Details

2nd Interview round, met with district manager...pretty relaxed interview, but asked me questions about parents which i did not quite like...only asked a few previous experience questions and why i wanted to work in the financial services industry...rest of the interview was him explaining life insurance and how NWM operates

Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining

Salary is only commission, entry level a bit too independent for me

Declined Offer
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through my university and was scheduled for a phone interview shortly after. The interview was really basic. A few days later, I got invited for a second round phone interview which was essentially just like the first one. The third round was in their office. For that round, I had to deliver a presentation about the company and why I wanted to intern for them.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Northwestern Mutual and how will we benefit from having you?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    NMN reached out to me through the campus online recruiting website and asked me if I would like to have an interview with them. We had a phone interview since I wasn't able to be on site. The interviewer started the interview with several questions regarding to my family background, which made me a bit upsetting. But other than that everything went well just make sure you know the company well.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The position is called Financial Rep but it's actually more like a sales job, which is not what I was looking for.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Was referred by a friend. Went for an initial interview and received a call for a second interview about a week later. Both interviews were very behavioral and personality based. Made it to the final interview in which you must give a 5 minute presentation about yourself. Overall a very pleasant interview experience.

    Interview Questions
    • None to really speak of. The only section that I found slightly confusing was actually talking about insurance. But you will learn all of that in training.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating involved.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Emailed regarding a summer internship to a local recruiter who then called to get to know me a bit better. There is also an online personality/sales test that you must take to see your dynamic and for them to see how you would fit with the company. Met with them at the career fair to get a little more information about the job. Set an interview for a couple of weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  6.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very friendly, and basic interview structure. General questions (biggest weakness, strength, etc) Process took 2 interviews the second one I had to present a PP for a board of recruiters. Fantastic place to work

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three interviews in total. Your given some homework to complete but its very simple. You are required to submit a background check which is understandable considering its the financial services industry. One phone interview and several one on one interviews with your hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  8.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mishawaka, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mishawaka, IN
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted via email by the local recruiting agent. Have gone through two interviews. First interview was just asked a few behavioral questions and then got a chance to ask some questions about the position. After that they sent me an easy 15 minute online assessment (pick the words that describe you best, etc.) and once I submitted that they invited me back for a second interview. This one was more behavioral and personal questions. At the end the interviewer gave me a packet of mini-cases to do and said that if I like these then this job will be a good fit for me and we can discuss getting you the position. If you hate the cases then this will be a very bad fit for you. She was very friendly and made sure to emphasize that I should be honest with myself because this is the type of position where if you try to force yourself into it when you don't fit there you will certainly fail. Overall a very relaxed interview process. You can definitely tell from the way the interviewer talked though that the financial representatives need to be very driven.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your parent's parenting style like and how do you think that affected your development and who you are today.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I don't think this position will affect my personality very well. Additionally, I do not think I will be in the area very long and all the work I'd do in my first year or two would then be wasted.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter came to the college I was attending. The head of the insurance department gave my name to the recruiter. I interviewed mainly to get some interview experience. The job was a full commission job and they were going to rely on me to sell insurance to my friends and family to start "my business".

    Interview Questions
    • Please provide a list of 100 people you would contact about selling insurance.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process was long, a total of four interviewing stages, before each stage there is a test or survey to evaluate your performances and or fit. In all, the process takes three - four months.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The first five years' commission is around $20k-$35k, afterward residual income should be more... Right after college, I don't have that much time to invest in slow progress in this field in my professional career.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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