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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
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Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Dallas, TX

I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2010.

Interview Details – They will make you feel like it's an honer to get a job offer, in reality, they pay no salary, and if you went to college, they will take you.

Interview Question – Asking you about family and friends, organizations, and not realizing that all they really want to know is how many people you have to call on about life insurance.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None, straight commission


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Raleigh, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2014.

Interview Details – 3 step; 1. with Recruiter very easy laid back. 2. with actual employee with clients, more professional asked to come up with 150 names and numbers and then a powerpoint of why you are good. 3. bring back the names and present the powerpoint of why you would would be good for the job

Interview Question – Explain a time where you were most annoyed?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not what I wanted to do


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Richmond, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2012.

Interview Details – This is a three interview process. The first interview is a general one (very basic, asking your strengths weaknesses, etc.) done by the campus recruiter. The second one is a little more detailed and done by a financial representative. The third is a presentation you must give to show why they should choose you to intern.

Interview Question – The Presentation kind of threw me off   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative

Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual

Interview Details – Recruited through a School Career Fair

Interview Question – Nothing was difficult really. They are basically just asking behavioral questions to see if your motivated, and entrepreneurial minded.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – After several interviews it became clear that they expect you to build your market entirely by those you know. Your asked to compile a list of 200 people and their contact information, of which you'll be calling each one of them trying to sell them insurance. Some might be okay with that, I wasn't.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Seattle, WA

Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual

Interview Details – applied through college career fair. interview in the next 2 weeks.

Interview Question – what is your biggest disappointment   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Bozeman, MT

I applied in-person - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in July 2013.

Interview Details – Asked a few questions and was fairly simple

Interview Question – None really. Going in I knew it was a sales position so was ready for their questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nothing really. They talked it up like it was the greatest job in the world. However, approximately only 10% of individuals become successful. They shuffle reps in and out without blinking an eye.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Raleigh, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – On campus Interview, Personality assessment, informational interview, practice client interaction and then final interview. Overall the staff and recruiters were really nice and willing to answer questions about the process. They were timely in responding and gave me enough time to respond to the offer. The personality assessment was mainly to see if you like client interaction, and the second to last step really assess if you like calling up people and setting up appointments and talks or not. If you don't like that then you should find a different position.

Interview Question – What about you would you like to improve upon?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I received better offer that was not in sales from another company.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – Six step interview process, including career/personality profiles as well as market analysis early on in the process.

Interview Question – Completing the 15 market surveys was more difficult than expected.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Commission job with too much risk for my comfort.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – First met with the Recuiting Manager. Then Took a few easy online assessments. After that was interviewed by managing director. THen asked to complete 15 person market research to see if im still interested in the job

Reason for Declining – Main focus I felt was just selling to friends and family


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Wall, NJ

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2013.

Interview Details – Originally called in for a one-on-one interview with a recruiter from the company. Had an interview with the recruiter and was offered a second interview two weeks later. I was given an assignment to complete to bring back with me for the second interview. Met with the college director for my second interview and the managing director. I was offered a position after my second interview.

Interview Question – The assignment that I was given from my first interview was to call 5 people that I know and to tell them that I am interested in possibly entering the financial services industry and tell them a little about what the job entails. After, I was told to try and obtain 10 referrals from each of those 5 people I had originally contacted.   Answer Question

See What Northwestern Mutual Employees Are Saying

 Former College Financial Representative in Braintree, MA

Pros: “Able to control individual schedule by setting all meetings personally. Generally a great group of guys to work with. Fosters positivity.” Full Review

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