Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by this company with them stating that the college I went to, the interviewer was nice and knowledgeable, but it was for a new position and they didn't really know what I would be doing. Kind of a turn off.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Communications Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    When interviewing for a Communications position at Northwestern Mutual I experienced a VERY long interview process. This process was long in nearly every definition of the word. The process from start of finish took approximately 4 months. Interview steps: Phone screen with HR, Phone screen with Hiring Manager, In person interview (all day long, talked to 11 people), finalist round - in person interview over lunch.

    No writing tests, but had my portfolio on hand.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing too unexpected during these interviews.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    Phone interview with an HR rep in their home office. Questions are really easy but the assessment is truly complicated. It took hours to finish all the question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university and the process took about a week. I was first called by the recruiter to set up an interview. When the it was time for the interview, the recruiter was casual and very approachable. However, I did not feel comfortable continuing to the second round of interviews since it required me to present them a list of my contacts so I can sell them insurance once I began the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was very casual and the interviewer seemed asked question about how you could sell an item.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    called me for an initial over the phone interview and invited me in for a 2nd interview. guy who interviewed me was real interested in my goals and was really into the hiring process unlike other places i have been to. He was also 25 which made it a little easier for me. set up a time for the third and final meeting right there on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Albany, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication came from HR after I had given a presentation to local executives. One of the execs was Northwestern Mutual partner and asked for my resume. I had an initial interview with basic questions on personality and lifestyle questions. After the interview was a short survey to see if you were really cut out for the sales position that the job really is. I wasn't and didn't know nearly enough people to sell insurance to. Because of my low score on the survey we mutually agreed to end the hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were very similar and quite canned. What was a tough group/teamwork experience? how did you excel in the situation and how could you have done better...? so on and so forth   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial meeting followed by a lengthy online personality profile. This profile is heavily based on whether or not you have ever invested in financial services yourself, and how many people in the financial services industry you know. the second interview is to discuss your results and if you qualify you will meet with a higher up. you must be willing to gather 200-300 of your closest friends and family and be willing to sell the financial services.

    Interview Questions
    • They kept it very casual, asking simple questions about your goals and ability to go into sales and work on commission.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I felt the in-office interview was pretty standard. I was a recent college graduate and interviewed with a college recruiter. She asked personal questions for 5-10 minutes to break the ice, ie. What kind of activities are you interested in, what the family does... etc. Then asked about my college experience, classes I took, and extracurriculars. Wanted to know how the things I experienced would help me in the job world. Asked how I deal with conflict and time management. After the first interview, they ask you to take a few on-line tests that determine your personality and decide if you would be a good fit for this position. You really must be honest to get an accurate score and see if you are really a good fit! After the test it took a couple days for the recruiter to contact me. If they decide you are NOT a good fit at this time, you may re-take the test after 6 months. If you ARE a good fit you go back in for an interview with the recruiter and a Senior Financial Representative. If you pass, the next interview is with 2 or 3 people from higher management.

    Interview Questions
    • Name an example of a time when you were overwhelmed, describe your emotions and how you dealt with the problem.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I felt the initial contact and instructions from HR were good. The application process was easy enough and not hand written, which I appreciate. The interview questions varied between specific experiences and the behavioral variety but nothing off the wall. My interviews were with two people at a time for about an hour at a time, plus a little time with the HR representative.

    Interview Questions
    • The behavioral questions always seem to be the toughest to articulate answers to, at least for me. You have to dig deep into your experiences and make sure you answer completely but also concisely.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Troy, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    submitted resume and received a call a week later, scheduled an interview at their office about 2 weeks later. interview was very basic, just asked about me. then a day later they called me back in for another interview where a guy handed me a folder with some "homework" assignments and made it seem very exclusive. he wanted me to write down 100 people i could cold call.....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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