Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Interview Questions

Updated Jul 13, 2015
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Financial Advisor Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY).

Interview

The interview was more like a conversation and they will see how match you are. Recruiters are really nice and they will help you with the whole interview process. It took about 30 mins for the interview and they will ask you if you have any questions for them.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was easy and basically personality test to get them to know you better. But it seems like they want your contact/ network more than your skills. I think if you have limited prospect network that they think wont be able to add to the company clients then it might be hard to get an offer. I just dont think calling my friends and families for me to get the job is a good way to start.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    4 interviews about 1 hour each with 4 different people. Last interview was with the managing partner. Gave a decent job description and explained duties. interviewers asked many questions on past working experience and how comfortable one is networking and speaking to people.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Downers Grove, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It started fairly normal process, first phone interview and then they wanted me to start coming in person once a week. My biggest problem was that they weren't flexible about interview times. If you are currently employed this will be a difficult place to interview due to an extensive process where each interview is long and they don't do them outside normal business hours.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was a 1 on 1 phone interview. Met some reps at a college job fair and was contacted by HR within a week from my desired working location. The interview was very easy going and the interviewer allowed me to easily keep the conversation flowing. It was laid back and the tone was conversational rather than interrogational. We spoke mainly about my experiences with a former employee and what I learned from those experiences.

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    • Former employer. More conversational interview than interrogating me with questions.   Answer Question
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Interview was held over the phone, very standard questions, i.e. your background, experience, why would you like to join Northwestern Mutual. Interviewer was very laid back and just asked questions, none of which were challenging. Seemed more like a personality test than anything else. However, position seemed to be more of a sales/business development position than analysis.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Asked several questions about yourself, and what you know about the job and the company for first interview. Then, if you pass, you have another interview where they learn more about you.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was a very friendly interview, more about getting to know me and what my goals were rather than cookie-cutter interview questions, although there were a few thrown in every now and then. I was asked about how I felt about sales and starting with insurance, which I am not entirely sure I want to be involved with but I said I wouldn't have a problem with.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied to multiple locations through their post on a college job board. I spoke with a recruiter from Manhattan. She asked if I plan to move to the area after graduation and if I knew a large network of people there. If you tell them that you know a lot of people with money in that area I'm sure they'll offer you a position. The recruiter didn't mention anything about the responsibilities of being a financial advisor. As well, in the informational email she had sent me it states that their wealth management services are outsourced to a different branch of the firm. Really what I assume you would be doing is trying to sell life insurance policies. Another student I know worked there and tried selling me life insurance last summer. The job sounds pitiful.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Very easy, basic questions about yourself, laid back. They did me three interviews. the first one was to know me. The second was with a financial advisor, to know the job and ask him questions. The third one you have to do a project.

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