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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions

Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
324 Interview Reviews

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Financial Representative Interview

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

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in August 2014.

Interview Details

I was referred to the Area Recruiter by a current employee and was contacted within a day about coming in for an interview. The interview was very casual and I was given a pamphlet to read and was also told to fill out an online questionnaire (about 100 questions). After taking the questionnaire I was told that I would be contacted if the results matched up with their criteria.

Interview Questions
  • Very standard and easy questions. When was a time that you had a problem or something didn't go to plan? Mostly just reviewed and talked about my resume.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview with an HR rep in their home office. Questions are really easy but the assessment is truly complicated. It took hours to finish all the question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Friendly interview. Commission based. Kept on about company average is 82,000 a year for their financial reps. Curious what percentage quit before calculating that number. Lot of work before a paycheck arrives. Neutral attitude regarding company. Didn't move forward with position. Culture seemed enjoyable with plenty of support surrounding the office and the advisors. I was looking for more.

    Interview Questions
    • She wasn't trying to acquire weaknesses. More of a behavioral interview gauging your interpersonal skills.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    called me for an initial over the phone interview and invited me in for a 2nd interview. guy who interviewed me was real interested in my goals and was really into the hiring process unlike other places i have been to. He was also 25 which made it a little easier for me. set up a time for the third and final meeting right there on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Very conversational. Must be able to call a lot of people on the phone. Some people just aren't cut out for the job, but if you do well at it you can be VERY successful.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. Very straightforward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Simple
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got referred to the company from a different financial representative, and had a initial interview. Four more follow it. Got a second interview. We will see where it goes from here.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and within about 2 weeks a received a phone call asking for an interview. During the call she told me about the internship and what is expected. I was at school so I had my interview when I was home for winter break. Really straightforward questions such as your biggest accomplishment and you strengths and weaknesses. They basically make you solicit clients yourself. Seems like the interns do most of the work (why they have 3,400 interns at a time)

    Interview Questions
    • Do you know a lot of people that would be in need of financial services?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied via my university's job board and was contacted the same day to schedule an interview. My first interview consisted of a series of rather basic personality and background questions, with nothing on industry knowledge. My second interview consisted entirely of a pitch from the managing director, I did not answer any questions. I was then given a packet which contained a list of homework assignments which essentially called on me to provide Northwestern with my professional network. It asked me to list people I knew in different industries and from different areas in which I met them (college, neighborhood, etc.). I also had to prepare a self-pitch in which I gave a presentation about why I was a good candidate for the position. They did a very good job of displaying their environment as hard working and ethical, but I ended up accepting another offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your relationships with your mother and father like?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The process was a little nebulous, as I have a background in sales, but little experience in financial services. They were very clear about the wonderful opportunities available through the company, and it was very appealing to think I could move within any area of financial services that I could want. I was very surprised and turned off by the 100% commission. It was difficult for me to understand exactly what I'd be selling and to whom, however they seemed confident that I would learn all that info in their extensive and comprehensive training.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Very quick and easy because they hire most applicants that can handle themselves in the interview. Network offices do their own hiring and applicants can pretty much choose a "home office." Background check was done before i was hired.

    Negotiation Details
    Not a salaried position.
    Accepted Offer

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