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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Resume submission followed by an online work preference survey, which asks candidates to rank personality descriptions from "that's me" to "not at all". Qualified candidate will be invited for a onsite interview at one of the groups that is hiring. Interview mostly includes basic questions with relatively fewer technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was a pretty easy interview, but afterword you are given an assignment to complete where you must interview people about their financial information. After this there will be another interview/ presentation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    My financial advisor saw me as a potential candidate and had the company contact me to recruit me. I currently already had a job as an accountant, so we had multiple discussions about the job and whether I would be a good fit. I was very interested in working for the company, just not as a financial advisor. The questions were all directed towards that, and the direction of the discussion never changed. I knew I didn't want the position, but there was never any other potential positions discussed in further detail. A company this large, but in order to get your foot in the door it seems you have to start as an advisor.

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    • All questions were very straightforward due to the nature of my situation - already having a job I was happy with. What do you like/dislike about your job, where do you see yourself in 3 years, 5 years, strengths/weaknesses etc. The recruiter was very pleasant to deal with and wish the process could have gone forward, but in a different direction.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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.

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    • Describe an ethical situation that you faced and how you handled it without the help of a manager.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, AR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, AR
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • Mostly easy basic interview questions. What has been your biggest failure, and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First Phone Screening went great and called in for an in person interview the next day. Very pleasant and enthusiastic interviewer. Made me feel very comfortable

    Interview Questions
    • Name one of your challenges working in a group in the past   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I talked to one of the representative during the career fair and a couple of weeks later they ask me if I were still interested. It was a fast and easy process. First meeting was just an informational and 2nd was just one on one with one of the recruiters. I really like the interview process and they all make you feel very comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • If one day you wake up and can take anyone job what would it be and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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