Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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Financial Representative Interview

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

I interviewed 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 Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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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    Financial Representative Interview

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

    I interviewed 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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Recruited through a School Career Fair

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

    Declined Offer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bozeman, MT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bozeman, MT
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Asked a few questions and was fairly simple

    Interview Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I received better offer that was not in sales from another company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - 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 Questions
    • Completing the 15 market surveys was more difficult than expected.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Commission job with too much risk for my comfort.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - 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

    Reasons for Declining

    Main focus I felt was just selling to friends and family

    Declined Offer

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 Former Financial Representative in Dubuque, IA

Pros: “great commission & opportunity. Lots of resources available. Many coworkers are also very excited and enthused about the job. Opportunity for lots of networking” Full Review

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