Northwestern Mutual
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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014

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Intern Interview

Intern

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

Interview Details – One 30 minute interview with a lot of fit questions. They want social people who think out of the box.

Interview Question – Name a time when you had to take an unexpected leadership role   Answer Question

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Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern

Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual

Interview Details – The interview went much as expected, they sit you down in a little room, you answer typical questions and they talk up the position a lot. As far as I know it followed rather normal flows, the interviewer was very nice and as usual a current employee of the company. Maybe the only odd things was that the guy I was being interviewed by actually help the position I was applying for.

Interview Question – Why do you want this job, and what kind of person are you. How does that mean you should get the job.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Troy, MI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2013.

Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruiter and the process took one week. After a short phone interview I was invited to have an in person interview the following week. The recruiter asked many behavioral questions and a lot of the every day interview questions. After the interview I was required to take an online assessment to see how I would do in sales.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were dissapointed in yourself.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Interview Interview

Interview

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2013.

Interview Details – I only went through the first interview, they were very polite but essentially it comes down to selling life insurance to those around you. They sent me a personality test after to assess my potential as well.

Interview Question – Questions were very basic fit.   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2013.

Interview Details – I went to the career fair and talked to them and gave them my resume. They called me back and scheduled an interview. Now I am going to meet with them in their office.

Interview Question – Name a time you worked well in a group   Answer Question

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Entry Level Interview

Entry Level

I applied online and interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – Interview was primarily conversation based overall it was pretty easy and laid back

Interview Question – Would I be willing to sell insurance policies to my family   Answer Question

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Recruiting Coordinator Interview

Recruiting Coordinator

Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual

Interview Details – The process was quick as I was referred by a staff.

Interview Question – how to come across enthusiastic to others.   Answer Question

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Average Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative

I applied online and interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – I only went to the first interview. Had to wait a bit for the previous interview to finish before my interview started. It was a one on one session for the first interview. The basic interview questions. The need for a big personal network is emphasized because that is who you would be selling to through their referral system.

Interview Question – What is the biggest disappointment that you've had in your life?   Answer Question

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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Regional Insurance Agent Interview

Regional Insurance Agent
Des Moines, IA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in September 2013.

Interview Details – They contacted me via phone to set up a phone interview. After the interview, I took some skills/personality tests, and was told they would get back to me right away to discuss the results. Nobody ever got back to me, despite an email and phone call from me.

Interview Question – The questions were easy to answer and very basic interview questions   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Evansville, IN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in August 2013.

Interview Details – First interview with recruiter to get to know me. Very casual and laid back. Second with Managing director a bit more critical.

Interview Question – What has been your most challenging or biggest barrier to overcome thus far in life?   View Answer

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