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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions

Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview consists of 5 interviews total, an emotional intelligence aptitude exam, as well as a suitability questionnaire. The interview was very much so based on trial and error and how well you can adapt to several scenarios. Meeting with clients face to face, work ethic, and if you have the ability to be self-motivated is most important.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time you handled a difficult situation with a customer. What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    very informal, straight forward questions, nothing tricky or too complicated to answer, their idea is to get a sense of who you are and what you are looking for in efforts to see if you will be a good fit

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was a three-step interview process. Phone prescreen, in-person, and phone once again. It was not too bad. Understand and show how you could benefit the company. The first phone interview basically consisted of getting to know who you are as a person. This would help them see if you are culturally fit for the particular type of business. In-person, I got a closer look at what my day-to-day life would be like as an intern, a project that I would be responsible for completing in about a week, and showed them a presentation. The last phase of the interview process basically laid the foundation of what Northwestern Mutual offers to clients.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone prescreen, two in person interviews. Overall, not bad- pretty standard behavioral questions. The prescreen was just acknowledging if I was still interested in the internship. First interview with recruiter mainly on why you want the internship and going over resume. Second interview was shorter, mainly behavioral questions- offer given at second interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    The interview was in 3 steps. The first two were in the office where they asked simple questions such as tell me about yourself, what are your strengths, and other general interview questions. They also asked questions about your personal goals and future plans. Over all it was a pleasant interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very Easy, they contacted me after a friend refereed me to the recruiter during his interview. There was a phone interview that was very general interview question. Then another 1:1 with the college unit director and finally with the managing director. All the interviews were very laid back and easy going.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was straightforward. Upon sitting down with their Recruiting Director, she explain that her goal was to get to know me better, personally and professionally. I was first asked to introduce myself, talk about my background, as well as disclose of my family background, parents' occupation and if I had any siblings. Then, I talked about my professional qualities that can be best suited for Northwestern Mutual. Lastly, the interviewer asked what my hobbies were. Once my part ended, the Recruiting Director went over what Northwestern Mutual was, what their mission and vision are, and what the position entails. In the end, I told that my chances for gaining a second interview was slim because I am a recent college graduate, the only thing holding me back really.

    Interview Questions
    • It was unexpected for the recruiting director to ask about my parents and whether I had an siblings.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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