Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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Financial Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview

Mine was three rounds and met with different branches. Not too difficult but they disguised the fact you're job is simply to sell life insurance to friends and family. The first round was behavioral and the second more just telling you what you'd be doing if you take the job.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    They came to a job fair at my college, where they gave general information about the company. Then I was later contacted by a recruiter to come to an interview, I had the interview, which went on for about an hour + . Then I was told that I would be sent an online survey to complete

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see your self in 5 years?   Answer Question
    • If there was a snow storm and a client wanted to meet, what would you do and why?   Answer Question
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    invited me in for an information session and explained the company and what it was about. To me it seemed like a scam exploiting my friends and family try to sell insurance to them. Didn't bother compiling a list and looked for an internship somewhere else

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't really any questions, just an info session   1 Answer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    3 Interviews, all in office. Process took about 3 weeks. Fairly easy questions, they pretty much wanted to see if my personality could handle the position. essentially a saleman role. I did chose not to take the job because I was not willing to contact the 100 or so friends that would be necessary.

    Interview Questions

    • How did your friends react when you told them you were going on an interview with Northwestern Mutual?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Provo, UT) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The first interview is very much a behavior interview. They are looking for the personality of someone who can bring them more clients and revenue. Positive, optimistic, driven. Before the second interview they will give you some homework to do, such as a personality quiz, a one page essay, and 6 interviews to conduct (3 people you know, and 3 strangers that the first 3 refer you to) regarding their financial decisions.

    *I took the interview more for the experience than my desire to work for them. I told them what they wanted to hear and they seemed very interested in me, but I told them I wasn't interested after this point.

    Interview Questions

    • They will ask about your sales experience and how you feel about sales. They will also ask you about your savings, because the job doesn't pay very well for a new hire without any clients.   Answer Question
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Took about three weeks after applying online to schedule an interview. I scheduled it at 3:00PM but they called 30 minutes in advance. I could not pick up at the moment so I gave it a wait. Never received a call again so I emailed the recruiter explaining the situation and asking for an alternative option and she just told me "we called but you did not receive it. You also didn't have a voicemail set up". I told them I am no longer interested.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Chapel Hill, NC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed on campus for a total of 30 minutes. The lady was really nice and asked lots of questions. She told me I had a good chance of getting the job offer and that if I was really interested I should stay in touch with her (she gave me her business card).

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Gainesville, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was fairly easy, first round was basic behavioral questions, second was a presentation about yourself, and third was several forms you needed to fill out regarding your "social network" aka who you could sell life insurance to. The recruiters were very friendly and nice, but the job just wasn't right for me. It's a commission based position where you're essentially cold calling people you know and trying to sell them life insurance. If you're the type of person that's comfortable with this, it's a good career opportunity.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you demonstrated leadership?   Answer Question
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2015.

    Interview

    My first contact with Northwestern Mutual was through a school career fair. I had heard about the internship from another student who had done it with them the previous year. The first step after the career fair is they call you the next week and screen you. They ask you what you know about the company and explain what being a financial representative entails. If you wish to proceed the next step is setting up a Skype interview. On Skype they ask you questions about how you would get clients and to tell them about yourself. The next step is then to schedule an office visit.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    meet with branch manager and a few other reps to discuss process and also i need about 30 more words to finish this so im just going to keep typing until i hit 30 words im not sure if im done yet but i might be now actually never mind its 50

    Interview Questions

    • why do you think you would be good at this job. they want to know overall experience now so im just gona fill everything out because i dont know which one they want   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    i dont know

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