Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Mar 27, 2015
Updated Mar 27, 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was requested to come out to Melville office to interview for a spring semester financial representative internship in mid/late December. Met with a young woman who interviewed me. Pretty basic questions. I follow up our interview 1 day later with an email, to which I get an automatic response saying she is out of the office until the first week of January. I never did get a reply from her, and never heard anything at all from them. Very very unimpressed. Even if they did offer it to me, I would not have taken it.

    Interview Questions
    • We have all had our positive experiences, what is one experience in which you failed?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Formal interview in the office. Very laid back, interviewer was very nice and didn't mind chit chatting about hobbies and small talk. All behavior based questions. At the end I was given project 100 like everyone else and then it seemed like the interviewer was trying to persuade me to work for them.

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    No 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.

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    • 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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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    I only did the initial phone interview and was asked basic interview questions. Mostly general questions about my resume and why I want the job. I was asked a few behavioral questions, like explaining a difficult decision I made and what book I'm reading. The interviewer was very approachable and easy. She said that the next step is another phone interview and if that goes well, they will fly me in for an in-person interview.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied through a career fair. Scheduled and in person interview right away. The recruiters were great, enthusiastic, and eager to tell me more. For me it was not a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, first interview was talking about my goals.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied through my school website and was contacted about 2 weeks later. I went to their office and was interviewed there. As far as I know, the interview process consist of 3 stages. You will be asked to put a list of 5-10 people in your network down.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Actuary Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online, received a call from 2 associate actuaries. It was a very informal conversation, and we joked around while answering the questions. Two weeks later, got a rejection email.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college, and the HR team called and arranged an interview after a week. The interview process was neutral. The HR Director only read through my resume and circled relevant experiences. Since I have nothing they are looking for, the interview process did not take that long.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have a scheduled phone interview with the recruiter. I waited half an hour after the scheduled time, but when the recruiter called and apologized for not calling at the time scheduled, it appeared as the interviewer were driving.

    I was asked about my greatest achievement, but I could tell the recruiter was distracted as she was behind the wheel. After I answered the question, the recruiter decided that it's not possible to interview and drive at the same time, and I agreed. I was told that she would call back tomorrow, but she never did.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied through college, got an email about an onsite interview in a week. The interviewer referred me to a different position that she thought would be a better fit for me. I agreed to apply to that position. Followed up once but didn't get any response.

    Interview Questions
    • How would your peers describe you. I didn't prepare for this question and got a little nervous so I said people would say that I'm nice.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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