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Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Interview Questions

Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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Financial Advisor Interview

Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2013.

Interview Details

This is not a financial advising position. This is an insurance sales position. They want you to make as many phone calls and meet with as many people as you can to try to sell them insurance. It this is not a problem for you then the money can be quite decent after a few years.

Interview Questions
  • There isn't really a hard question. Either you will like selling insurance or not.   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

This is a sales position disguised as a financial advisor position.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Met the rep at my campus career fair. We exchanged emails and set up a meeting time for my interview. If I had chosen to accept after the interview, I would have begun a pseudo-internship with them for the second half of the year before coming on full time after graduation.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a basic behavioral interview. No questions were out of left field but I always jump a bit when they ask how a specific part of my previous experience connects with a specific thing that they do.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    There were multiple interviews, addressing various parts of the job. There was also a homework assignment where one went around interviewing potential cutomers about their current views of the industry and how best to approach people in their position. This finally culminated with a personal pitch presentation to the hiring person and reviews of your homework.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Job was not for me.

    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    First interview out of five.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult, just the usual questions about your characteristics and values.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was fairly extensive. Must attend 4 interviews, one of which requires you to complete what they call a market survey, which involves you contacting your closes friends and relatives to inquire about life insurance. I declined the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were fairly easy but, they don't really go into detail about the difficulty of the job. Basic questions like, what is your selling tactics, why do you think you will be good for the position.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not like the uncertainty of pay.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    1 phone call interview with a project prompt at the end

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  7.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Two to three separate interviews. The hiring managers really take the time to get to know you and are very picky with who they bring into the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions are straight forward. Looking for hard working and highly motivated individuals.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because it was a majority commission based position. This compensation is not for me.

    Declined Offer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    They call you for a brief company informational interview and they'll ask you somethings about you on your resume. You'll pretty much get the second round if you get the first call. They people are nice and very enthusiastic. Second round is Skype/phone call and it's more in depth and they'll ask several behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How are you going to expand our company by using your own network?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interview is a list of basic questions that tests your personality and ability to interact with strangers. You will also be required to take and pass the state health and life insurance license. Your employment is contingent on you passing those tests. They will pay for one try.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview was the most laid back, easy interview I have ever been on! The recruiter was sweet and thought I had great potential. I scored very high on the "exams" to get me on to the next round and am currently awaiting for my second interview in a few days!!"

    Interview Questions
    • What is your family like? It's definitely not a question I've ever been asked on other interviews...but she seemed to like the way I answered the question and had a similar upbringing to mine so it gave us something to talk about.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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