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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Associate Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Previous experience in the industry will be your strongest strength. However, if you have no experience in finance, you will have a high chance of success if you can show you're willing to be a team player and you're willing to work as hard as it takes to get the job done.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you feel you are the best person for this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, had to submit resume and cover letter. Was emailed back within a week and had a phone interview a month later. Interview was easy, she asked basic questions about myself and where I see myself in five years.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Meet with some of the intern managers and talked about goals. Then presented a presentation about northwestern mutual and the history. Came back for second interview and talked about how to get certafied.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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  5.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Skokie, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Skokie, IL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview process took a couple weeks and I met with 4 or 5 different people. The interview questions were very basic and mostly related to if you can handle a sales position. Some things they asked were when have you have failed and how did you handled it, and if you are ok with rejection. Nothing unexpected

    Interview Questions
    • You have to do a market survey to show them you can handle sitting down with people and that you can get referrals.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none, all commission
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    My interview process with Northwestern was very relaxed and low-stress. However, this might not be the case for all Northwestern Mutual branches.

    My first interview was very structured with your typical interview questions and my second interview was more about answering my questions about the internship

    Interview Questions
    • When you hear the world "sales" what one word comes to mind?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through the college career event. After 1 month or so, got a call from the recruiter to schedule a phone interview. Interview lasted for 30 minutes, all questions were behavioral no-brainers.

    After another 2 weeks received an invitation to attend a final interview in Milwaukee.

    The interview in Milwaukee was complemented by a decently sized and moderately delicious free lunch and a standard corporate bs presentation, which included a life-insurance tearjerking video. There were another 25 lucky interns-to-be there, too. My competitors for those scarse intern jobs were mainly guys majoring in CS, wearing grey suits with little to no social skills.

    The interviewer in Milwaukee asked me exactly the same questions I have already heard during the phone interview and looked bored, noting down my answers on a clipboard and noding his head. I was expecting to be tested on my knowledge of data structures and Java coding skills, but this did not happen.

    After 1 week I received a call with a job offer, and felt pressured to act immediately. I asked for some time to decide and was allowed to. Overally, it wasn't a bad experience: everyone was friendly and approachable ( except my competitors) , but NW location in Milwaukee vs Chicago and their low pay vs other options I had prompted me to reject the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with your peers and how you resolved it   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Low pay comparing to other options. "Sub-prime" location comparing to other options.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    I meet a recruiter during a career fair and she invited me in for an informal interview the next week. It was pretty casual and just to learn about me and for me to learn about the company. She invited me back and I met with the director of their college program. He asked me basis questions about myself and my experience. Then I had to complete market surveys for five people to see if I could use my network to meet clients. For the final interview you discuss the results of your market surveys. They just want to know if you did well and enjoyed it because it's very similar to the job.

    Everyone I met there was extremely friendly and great to talk to.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    It's entirely a sales position and not what I want.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews, all in-person at the location. First was with the campus recruiter, the second with a financial representative, and the third was a powerpoint presentation to 3 people (the first two people you interviewed with and the head director of campus recruitment). The presentation was on why you should be hired

    Interview Questions
    • "Describe to me a situation where you encountered rejection. How did you deal with it?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1st round on-campus interview/phone screen. Asked basic behavioral questions around my experience in college as well as how I felt about the company. Recommend doing research on the company and focus on their ideals and their sustained growth.

    2nd Round on-site office visit/interview with manager. Very casual interviewer picked 3-4 questions regarding technical experience and project work.

    Got back within 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about specific experience with System Development Life Cycle and wanted to see tangible results, but nothing too out of the box.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was extensive and took about a month in total. I was contacted by a recruiter on LInkedIn. She called me for a routine phone screening to see if I was a person capable of holding a conversation. Then I was brought in for an interview, with the recruiter. Everything you might expect in an initial interview. Then I was brought back in to meet with the head of the office, who presented me with a project, to see if I had a network of possible customers and if I could get people to trust me and recommend me to other potential leads. This took about 2 weeks to complete. Finally upon getting 100 possible leads, I was brought in to meet with the head of the northeast division in new york city. After discussing the project, it was decided to have a final interview with the original office, which is frankly more of a formality than a true interview, to discuss payment and training process.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to utilize your own personal network, friends and family to use as leads in selling life insurance?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    In the end, pure commission based pay prevented me from taking the job.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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