Northwestern Mutual
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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014

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Insurance Agent Interview

Insurance Agent
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2012.

Interview Details – Fill out questionaire and discuss answers. There is a 2nd process but I decided not to do it. You have to study for a test, probably to obtain the license but didn't have time to study. Lady was real nice, wasn't intimidating, she real real friendly, offered me coffee and water.

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Financial Advisor Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
East Lansing, MI

I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2014.

Interview Details – They have a three meeting process for their interviews, the first is basically just getting to know you, the second is a meeting with a manager, and the third is a presentation about how you will help the company and how the company will help you. The hiring manager seemed very nice.

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What is the best scenario you see your self in in 10-15 years
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Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor
Fayetteville, AR

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2014.

Interview Details – Started off with a group interview, and then I was asked back for a one on one interview after I took a personality test and scored extremely high. They asked me to survey 10 people about their financial position and insurance situations; it was at that point that I realized this job just wasn't for me. I didn't want to call people all day and look at my friends and family as a dollar sign. It's very hard for someone in college to sell insurance to those with the money.

Interview Question – Mostly easy basic interview questions. What has been your biggest failure, and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

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Senior Underwriter Interview

Senior Underwriter

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – I was asked about experiences related to projects and/or committees. Much of the typical interview questions. They require a logic test for my job title which many people fail. The questions asked don't relate to the job, but are used in the hiring process. Long process. Applied January 1st. Didn't start work until May and wasn't done with training until the end of August.

Interview Question – Describe an ethical situation that you faced and how you handled it without the help of a manager.   Answer Question

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Tax Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in November 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online. The process took only a week. There was no phone interview. There was only one 30 minute interview. Interviewed with a manager and a tax specialist at the office in Milwaukee, mostly conversational, some behavioral questions. It was quite comfortable and relaxing. The interviewer were friendly

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Recruiting Coordinator Interview

Recruiting Coordinator
West Chester, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through my school's website - Recruit 'A Cat (University of Cincinnati) and spoke with the recruiter on the phone. We set up an interview for the following week and I met with her in person. The interview was very simple and conversational. After the interview, there was a personality test to be completed. They don't tell you what you need in order to "pass" the test because they want you to answer honestly. If you don't receive a 75% or higher on the test, you fail. I received a 69% and she emailed my results and told me that they could not proceed with the process.

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Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2014.

Interview Details – Met with the recruiter at their local office. Simple, very informative meeting. Asked a lot of general background questions as they try to figure out if you are the right fit for their company. The recruiter was able to answer most of my questions through her presentation, but I was able to ask any remaining questions at the end.

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Financial Advisor Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Akron, OH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2013.

Interview Details – I went to a career fair in Columbus, Ohio and spoke with a recruiter. She sent my resume to an office in Akron, which phoned me about two weeks after my initial contact with the recruiter. I went to the local office for an interview, which turned out to be more of a group information session than an actual interview. The next phase was a 1:1 interview with the VP of the office, scheduled for the following week.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions.   Answer Question

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Financial Representative Assistant Interview

Financial Representative Assistant
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2013.

Interview Details – They asked me about my visa statue after receive my application from university, and then they send me in for an interview in the office directly with the one who is looking for assistant, the interview was very easy one and we immediately started scheduling for my training courses and etc. BUT, the next day they told me that they can't offer me the intern and didn't tell me why.

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Center Valley, PA

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

Interview Details – Very quick in response time to set me up for an interview.

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