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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
865 Interview Reviews

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Provo, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It is a three step process. They met with me with my resume in hand and asked me questions about myself. No difficult questions since they were all about my personality. Based on what I have seen, they do not turn down many people if you are willing to put in the hard work as a financial representative.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone call, complete test, 2 in person interviews. Seems like they'll take anyone. The internship seems more like a scam in which they want to exploit interns for their contacts (aka family and friends).

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not worth the trouble

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was given a two stage interview. The first was largely behavioral and I was sent home with a "homework" assignment to find 100 potential clients. I did not feel comfortable asking my parent's friends for contact information to be cold called for policies so and declined the second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • All very straight forward questions. i.e. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Office Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edina, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edina, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I found the position online, applied by email with my resume and cover letter and was asked for an initial phone interview the same day. The phone interview was about 15 minutes and I was asked to come in for a one on one interview. I was sent a short online survey to take before the interview to determine personality traits. The in person interview was structured and laid back, but very professional. I was asked questions that were about my personality and based on a previous situation. Overall it was a great interview

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question that I got was asking what my core values were. Not necessarily a hard question, it was just unexpected.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    first stage for interview was behavioral questions. the hiring recruiter just wanted to make sure i had interpersonal skills. entire interview took 30 mins and was very straightforward. the first stage is just to set you up for the next interview where they give you an assignment to complete by next interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter came to the college I was attending. The head of the insurance department gave my name to the recruiter. I interviewed mainly to get some interview experience. The job was a full commission job and they were going to rely on me to sell insurance to my friends and family to start "my business".

    Interview Questions
    • Please provide a list of 100 people you would contact about selling insurance.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Your selling insurance. If you want the job your going to get it. I uploaded my resume online and got a call a few days later. Since I was eager for a job I agreed for an interview. Really my first interview was more like an Q&A section. After I shot off a few questions I had about the company and the industry the interview was over and I was asked to come back next week. Since I really didn't have anything lined up I agreed. Met with them the following week where they showed me how much money I could expect to make my first year (heads up to anyone actually thinking about working on straight commission only. The numbers they show you are EXTREMELY unrealistic). I knew the numbers they were showing me was a load of BS since I knew financial advisers are broke their first few years in the industry but i shrugged it off and straight asked for the job after the interview was over. We shook hands and he gave me some papers to sign and BOOM I was a financial representative in a blink of an eye.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you think you could be good at this job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    This is a straight commission only job. There is no negotiation on pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Well. I thought this was one of the best interview processes i've ever experienced at the LA office. They were extremely friendly, and experienced at interviewing. I enjoyed it however I didn't take the job.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    School

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by this company with them stating that the college I went to, the interviewer was nice and knowledgeable, but it was for a new position and they didn't really know what I would be doing. Kind of a turn off.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Typically 3 interviews and the second is usually a group interview with a few others to bounce questions and thoughts around and determine if it is a fit. Final interview is where you get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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