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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Jan 16, 2015
Updated Jan 16, 2015
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Latham, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Latham, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Invited for initial interview and was given a through overview of the company along with the basic interview questions that one would expect; i.e.. tell us about yourself; why this industry and NWM, etc. Very impressed with the professionalism of the organization and the values of the company. Was explained that the process would be in several stages and that there would be an assessment sent via email to complete.

    Interview Questions
    • Did not experience any difficult questions or anything unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Interview Details

    The interview took about 30 minutes. No hard questions. The recruiter was very nice and tried to keep me relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Representative Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was a basic behavioral screening. Overall positive experience, decided against internship because of personal reasons.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions; only basic behavioral questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Representative Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    There are four interviews. The first one is where you go over your résumé recruiting manager. Then they tell you about how great the job is and how much money you can make. They ask you how many people do you know well (you wouldn't need to be introduced by someone else) in the area. If that number is above 50, then you move on to the next round.

    The second round is a personality test to see if you would be personable enough to be a good salesman. Again, if you answer these questions as the ideal candidate would, you move on.

    The third part is a meeting with the branch manager. They basically ask the same questions as the hiring manager. Again, answer these questions as the ideal candidate would, and you move on. I started having second thoughts, and didn't get passed this round.

    Interview Questions
    • How many contacts do you currently have that you could call and set up an appointment with?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview, and then second interview, followed by a questionnaire. And then last interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What motivates you to work? How do you deal with rejection?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Interview Details

    applied through college career fair. interview in the next 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Met the HR rep at a job fair who set me up with an interview. I work in financial services and had never heard of this company before, but what the heck. I have to say this was the weirdest interview I have ever had. The interviewer directed her questions more to my family and personal life than my professional experience - and aggressively so. She suggested that a good place to start a book of business would be to approach my family and friends. Creepy. At least I got a good sense of the high turnover at this company - and I did not even have to ask the question directly. Having worked in an administrative position for a prominent stockbroker years ago, I simply asked how Northwestern assigned walk in clients fairly to its brokers. The answer told me everything I needed to know. They bus the calls to a call center (apparently there are never any walk-in clients) because, and I quote, "We have no idea of how long our new reps will be here."

    Interview Questions
    • Recruiter repeatedly asked personal questions about my family and even wanted to know how my son died.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Referred by a friend, he introduced me to a bunch of financial reps and they told me to come to their office for an interview. Sales part of the internship was great, but I didn't like targeting friends and families to sell insurance to them. I felt like they were using me to sell insurance

    No Offer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The power went out in the block that their building is in so we met at a Starbucks. The recruiter was nice and polite, as expected. It was a pretty basic first interview with the basic questions. She seemed a little distracted though.

    Interview Questions
    • I did my research before the interview and it seems that the third and final interview they ask you to provide 30 names of potential leads. The interview process seems more like a pyramid scheme and sketchy to me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    First of four interviews completed, the first interview seemed to be more of a "how you will fit into the office" rather than trying to find qualifications. I have my second interview today (seemingly very easy to get to the second interview), which looks to be the biggest one of he process, as it is with the Managing Director, as opposed to the first one which was with the recruiter.

    No Offer
    Average Interview

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