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Northwestern Mutual Intern Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
222 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was a series of three interviews, each becoming increasingly more in depth until I had convinced them I was the right man for the job. They looked at my history, my connections, my parents jobs, among other things. It required a fingerprinting, background check, and the likes.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how I would go about cold calling someone, which took me by surprise.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was given no negotiation, as it was the standard college-student internship position
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was given a two stage interview. The first was largely behavioral and I was sent home with a "homework" assignment to find 100 potential clients. I did not feel comfortable asking my parent's friends for contact information to be cold called for policies so and declined the second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • All very straight forward questions. i.e. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Well. I thought this was one of the best interview processes i've ever experienced at the LA office. They were extremely friendly, and experienced at interviewing. I enjoyed it however I didn't take the job.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    School

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Seemed to be more of a sales pitch than an interview. Discussed how interns could potentially make money and how that would bleed over into a potential job. However, did not seem clear exactly how the incentive structure was aligned.

    Interview Questions
    • Providing contacts for sales leads during the interview.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted different position

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first received a phone interview from a recruiter, fallowed by an in person interview with a previous top intern. They want a list of 100 to 200 names of potential clients before the intern starts. I wasn't interested.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were basic tell me about yourself questions.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Financial Representative Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very long process that involved not one, but five separate interviews. Hard to schedule around. Generally the interviews were easy, but required an extensive preparation process as you needed to fill out a "recruitment questionnaire" to discover your lead generation prospects.

    Interview Questions
    • Generally straight forward...no technical questions. Mostly lead referral questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Poor ethics for the company.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Phone communication to set up interviews. After being told I would get a third and final interview, they stopped contacting me, and then after I contacted them about it said they would reach back to me. They did not.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilmington, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews. All very easy and laid back. Was basically offered the position immediately. This is a good experience for kids who don't need the money to work. They really want you to succeed because if you do they make lots of money. They have flawed methods of trying to build networks. Just using friends and family is not the way to go.

    Reasons for Declining

    All commission. Not very good experience unless you want to sell life insurance which by itself isn't that lucrative.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Services Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    It seems the interviewer spent more time trying to sell the job than trying to figure out if you are a right fit for this position. the interview was casual and it seems a second interview is available if you want to pursue the position further.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, just a casual conversation about the position.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had second thoughts about cold calls.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern - Independent Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was a great interview experience with very friendly people. Had 4 different interviews. The first was a phone interview with a recruiter, followed by 2 in-person interviews at the recruiter's office, and finally, an interview with the program manager.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you looking for in a financial planning company?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Sounds like a great company, but wasn't interested in a commission based structure based solely on your own network.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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