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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2015
Updated Feb 22, 2015
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Financial Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

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

Interview Details

Asked me what are my ultimate goals in life, what were my acheivements, how did I learn from my previous mistakes in life, describing myself and my personality. All the questions where quite general and the interview was a good chunk of time, like 45 minutes but that was the first round and it was on the phone. Further interviews were in person and assigned us projects of who to call & your networks.

Interview Questions
  • See above, general interview questions, not really lots of surprises i'd say.   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

better off somewhere else.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Mine was three rounds and met with different branches. Not too difficult but they disguised the fact you're job is simply to sell life insurance to friends and family. The first round was behavioral and the second more just telling you what you'd be doing if you take the job.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    3 Interviews, all in office. Process took about 3 weeks. Fairly easy questions, they pretty much wanted to see if my personality could handle the position. essentially a saleman role. I did chose not to take the job because I was not willing to contact the 100 or so friends that would be necessary.

    Interview Questions
    • How did your friends react when you told them you were going on an interview with Northwestern Mutual?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The first interview is very much a behavior interview. They are looking for the personality of someone who can bring them more clients and revenue. Positive, optimistic, driven. Before the second interview they will give you some homework to do, such as a personality quiz, a one page essay, and 6 interviews to conduct (3 people you know, and 3 strangers that the first 3 refer you to) regarding their financial decisions.

    *I took the interview more for the experience than my desire to work for them. I told them what they wanted to hear and they seemed very interested in me, but I told them I wasn't interested after this point.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask about your sales experience and how you feel about sales. They will also ask you about your savings, because the job doesn't pay very well for a new hire without any clients.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty straight forward as there was nothing more than personality questions. The whole interview was based on a personality test that you are required to take during a process. They went over it during the skype interview and basically were able to determine what kind of employee I you would be and if you have the right personality to work for them.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Went through three rounds of 1 on 1 interviews with the college recruiters. The company is looking for competitive personalities. Before the last interview, you are required to get information from friends and family that will later be used as a base for your first potential clients.

    Interview Questions
    • No hard questions. Just basic questions about you and your resume.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Had a phone interview first and then an in-person interview. Very straightforward, talked further about my resume and asked a few questions about the internship. Then they asked me to meet a person higher up the ladder and prepare a powerpoint presentation on why I wanted to work there. They never ended up asking me to present one. The third and final interview was face-to-face and a short 20 minute discussion after which they usually offer you a position.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions. Just prepare a little about the insurance and wealth management industry.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    4-part Interview. The interview process is more of a conversation around if this would be a mutual fit. Completing surveys with potential clients allows you to determine if you have the skills to network. You meet with several people/current reps who have had success in the business so that you can hear both sides of the storey.

    Interview Questions
    • "How do you think people view you from a professional standpoint?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Too many interview questions. They make you take an over 100 question personality test before they even talk to you about the job..then they ask for the names and phone numbers of "close contacts" you have aka to try to gain sales.

    Interview Questions
    • I feel very pressured having to make sales quotas as my sole source of income.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough money. Didn't wanna work for 100% commission after getting my finance degree and an MBA...

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    There are 5 interviews to complete this process. After the first interview, if things go well you will be given numerous amounts of information on the possible career. Be careful to read and anaylze EVERYTHING. Come in the interviews with questions and tons of research.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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