Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Apr 14, 2015
Updated Apr 14, 2015
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was a 1 on 1 phone interview. Met some reps at a college job fair and was contacted by HR within a week from my desired working location. The interview was very easy going and the interviewer allowed me to easily keep the conversation flowing. It was laid back and the tone was conversational rather than interrogational. We spoke mainly about my experiences with a former employee and what I learned from those experiences.

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    • Former employer. More conversational interview than interrogating me with questions.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Interview was held over the phone, very standard questions, i.e. your background, experience, why would you like to join Northwestern Mutual. Interviewer was very laid back and just asked questions, none of which were challenging. Seemed more like a personality test than anything else. However, position seemed to be more of a sales/business development position than analysis.

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  3.  

    Summer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    First interview was an informal information session where I was interviewed alone. They offered the second round interview if I completed 10 surveys and came in to present a powerpoint.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you benefit the internship program?   1 Answer
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  5.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Phone interview (took 1 hour), in person interview (took 45 Min), presentation (must be 5-7 minutes, given to a financial representative and a recruiter. Topic is a 4 question outline, provided by interviewers.)

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  6.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Three steps,
    1. Phone Interview
    2. In person group interview
    3. Rhino Project

    Great Interview process

    Very nice people and easy to communicate with

    Felt like more of a conversation to get to know eachother rather than an interview

    Very professional, especially at their office in Illinois

    Overall, smooth interview process

    Interview Questions

    • Do you feel comfortable asking people questions face to face?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    There were three interviews. The first as a standard interview. The second was with the internship manager. The third you have to give a presentation on the internship to the manager.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First it was a 30min phone interview. Then I was offered to come to the office to speak with a director. At the end of the interview I was assigned a project to complete for them in a week. I then came back to the office with my project and I was told to expect a call from them in the next two days regardless of consideration. I was then called and offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Northwestern Mutual?   Answer Question
    • What do you think you would have the most difficulty with during this internship?   Answer Question
    • What can I answer for you?   1 Answer
    • How would you handle being denied a sale on the phone?   Answer Question
    • What kind of skills do you think this internship will help you progress with?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (North Andover, MA).

    Interview

    I submitted a small profile to a recruiting site and was contacted in less than 24 hours. It seemed desperate to call back that soon. I was then asked to come down for a group interview in one of the offices where 6 of us were shown a PowerPoint and then given separate time with the recruiter for one on one time.

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    Intern Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Seattle, WA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is made up of 3 separate interviews/sessions. The first one is a group information session over a conference call watching a presentation on gotomeeting. Following up from that presentation you must do a separate application process of answering questions provided.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Manchester, NH) in April 2015.

    Interview

    First I had a phone interview due to not being able to make the date they originally wanted to do the interview. My second interview was at their manchester office. The woman I interviewed with was extremely nice and very insightful. She certainly got me excited to work for northwestern mutual.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one time you had a goal and you failed to reach it? Why didn't you reach your goal, and how did you respond?   Answer Question

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