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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Easy interview, walked in with no experience and was asked all different types of questions about my education and my family life. It was a very quick interview and probably only lasted about 20-30 minutes.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New England Financial (Woodland Hills, CA).

    Interview

    Applied through school's career site. Then was scheduled a 1 to 1 interview. They were basically all fit questions. The interview process was pretty quick. Heard back from the company the next week after the interview.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at New England Financial.

    Interview

    Just asked a few general questions. ie. "what experience do you have that would help you on this job?". It was also a lot of small talk and very friendly.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at New England Financial (Northbrook, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    The first interview was a group presentation followed by a one on one interview. The one on one interview was clearly to weed out the people that didn't belong there. The one on one part lasted about 5 minutes. They asked me back two days later for a second interview that lasted about a half an hour. Then they asked me back the following week for a third interview with the managing partner.

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    Reasons for Declining

    The 60 hour work weeks were more than I was willing to commit to.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at New England Financial (Fairfield, NJ) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online and took an online assessment, a few weeks later received a phone call from the recruiter and talked to her on the phone about the position. She scheduled a time for me to come in and meet with her. When I did, she was very nice and told me about the position (which is basically just a sales position) and showed me around the office, then scheduled a second meeting with the sales manager for a few days later. He basically gave me the same speech the recruiter did, not really an interview at all. He just wanted to gauge how many people I knew/could potentially sell life insurance policies to. Not really my dream job but I was pretty desperate. The manager eventually told me I could have the job if I thought I could do it. I was told I had to get licensed first, but had no idea what a process that would be.

    Overall, it was an easy interview process (if you can even call it that, they did not ask any "typical" interview questions, pretty much just told me how hard it would be to find people to sell to). I got licensed with NEF but ended up not sticking with them because I found a different position elsewhere. The people were friendly and professional, but the hiring/licensing process took way too long.

    Interview Questions

    • Really didn't ask any behavioral interview questions, just questions about how many people you know/could sell to, etc.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Hiring/licensing process was very lengthy and I found a different job in the meantime.

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    Financial Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at New England Financial (Milwaukee, WI) in October 2011.

    Interview

    5 minute phone conversation about what the position entailed. 1 hour interview where the focus is on seeing if you're ambitious, entrepreneurial, and likeable.

    They like to see you well dressed. Print your resume and references on nice paper, not regular paper.

    After the interview, they e-mail you a short personality test. It looks to see if you're ambitious, outgoing, already in groups, honest/ethical, and capable of analyzing yourself to improve.

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    Negotiation

    You're given 2 options. $500/week + commissions. Or 100% commissions with a higher cut.

    They are not completely upfront about how the $500/week + commissions works. That $500/week is contingent on your ability to consistently sell products. It also entraps you so that you have to work here for at least 3 years in order to get the full commission of the products you've sold.

    Oh, and if you can sell consistently anyway - you'd make more with the 100% commission system.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at New England Financial (San Diego, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Was a quality referral from a current employee advisor, so the process went pretty quickly getting me on board.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked how much of my previous book would transfer over.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Offer made, I accepted.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at New England Financial (New York, NY) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Called up by the assistant, set up and interview to meet with the senior adviser. Come the day for the interview, met with the snr. adviser and had a quick discussion. Problem with me as a candidate was that my current contacts weren't wide enough to establish leads, they still had me take the online application once completed I never heard from them.

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    Financial Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at New England Financial (Northbrook, IL) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Contacted through monster, setup interview time. Started with a group interview/ presentation on the company, how the manager we would be working under started his career, salary benefits etc. After this we were led to computers to take a personality test after which we were either invited to stay or asked to leave. Based on our score, we were interviewed individually. Based on this interview we were invited back for the second round a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • When was the last time an idea of yours got rejected? How did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    • What do you feel was your greatest achievement to date?   Answer Question
  11.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at New England Financial in November 2009.

    Interview

    Interviewed with them on 11/19. They are part of Met Life. They claim to be an independant company that can offer all products. Therefore if an advisor thought that a John Hancock or Prudential policy works ebtter for client, you could choose to use that product. Liked what I saw. However, I did not pass their assessment test.

    Interview Questions

    • How big of a network do you have of family and friends?   1 Answer
    • How much selling have you done of this kind in the past?   1 Answer

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