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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
287 Interview Reviews

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Financial Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lawrence, KS
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lawrence, KS
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2012.

Interview Details

I was introduced to this job opportunity through a friend. The initial communication with Northwestern Mutual was casual because of the relationship I had with my friend. I exchanged emails with my friend and a recruiter and was able to set up an interview. We were able to establish a time that worked and I was able to meet with them at their offices in Lawrence, KS.

Interview Questions
  • The interview process included a background (i.e. education, hobbies, etc.) and was followed by a series of specific behavioral questions. The interview ended with the Northwestern Mutual representative explaining the position to me and was contacts a few days after.   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

At the time I was currently enrolled in the University of Kansas and decided to focus my efforts on my academics.

Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They were very easy to talk to and open to me joining; almost seemed over kill. I think this might have come from their wanting to expand and to get more reps into their business very quickly. However, there were several interviews and a project to work on. Just tell them what they want to hear.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    On-boarding and interview process took 4 months. First a recruiter called and did a phone interview, then they asked me to come in to the office and meet with them. By the time I received an offer, 4 months had passed and I met with 6 different people.

    Interview Questions
    • How many people do you know that make $250,000 or more?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation possible, this was a 100% commission based job. The compensation, benefits and expectations were previously set and not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were 3 interviews. The first was a general introduction and question answer session like a typical job interview. The second was your presentation on what you think you will be doing and ultimately how you be a good fit and survive in the industry. The third and final interview was introducing you to your mentor and ultimately that person deciding if they like you and going more in depth on the compensation structure of the firm and any questions to be answered. Then they shake your hand and you get the job. The whole time they are weeding people out of the interview processes because it is highly competitive.

    Interview Questions
    • Phoning is something you will have to learn to adapt. In order to meet people you have to call those that you have connections with, alumni, family friends, old acquaintances to share with them what you are doing and see if you can help them or someone else in your network. It felt strange at first, but you get over it as people you meet with find value in what you do and eventually you see the impact your work has on people.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If you don't want to work hard and you have a poor work ethic don't waste everyone's time applying and taking someone else's hiring slot.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process was pretty structured. Was put into contact with a recruiter, then set up an interview. Got through the first one but realized the position was not for me. Interview was pretty formal although the recruiter was really nice. Good interview experience

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Syracuse, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Interview Details

    The interview took about 30 minutes. No hard questions. The recruiter was very nice and tried to keep me relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Amazing, you find out a lot about yourself and what you want and why you are there. Just really cool people and such amazing values.

    Interview Questions
    • When was the last time you were faced with adversity and how did you respond.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation it is 100% comisson the first year then after that it is based off of your practice adn how you built it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not what I wanted to do

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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