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No Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Apr 2013 – Reviewed Apr 26, 2013
Interview Details – Interacted at a career fair and was contacted later by a recruiter. Scheduled a first interview that was informational with standard questions like what are your greatest strengths/weaknesses. The second interview was based on a presentation covering the financial services industry and northwestern mutual. The third is an assignment involving the demonstration and experience of networking and financial interviewing.
Interview Question – What do you know about the financial services industry and what are your opinions on the topic. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Charlotte, NC Oct 2012 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
Interview Details – There were a series of getting to know you "mutual fit" interviews that lasted for about an hour. I was asked to complete a series of confidential questionnaires, and a Project 100. The conversation was mainly about the company their prestige.
Interview Question – How do you feel about working strictly for commissions? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Rochester, NY May 2012 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
Interview Details – Initial phone screening with recruiter, followed by phone interview with College Unit Director. Asked to interview 10 people with a provided questionnaire about the position and company. 1 on 1 interview in the office which is where I was offered the position. Some candidates reported having to do a presentation for the recruiter and college unit directors.
Interview Question – Give me an example of a time you went above and beyond what was required of you? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No need to negotiate. There is a date when the internship begins, and you are expected to complete the pre-training materials before the first day.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Apr 2013 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
Interview Details – I had 3 interviews all of which were over the phone. Very friendly and informative. They understood the difficulties of the position and were able to relay it to me. They did give me a market survey assignment which they only asked about during the 3rd interview.
Interview Question – Would you be comfortable asking warm leads to meet with you or refer others to meet with you? View Answer
Negotiation Details – It's a set intern position, very little negotiations.
No Offer – Interviewed in Edison, NJ – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – I met with a HR rep at the place. It was mainly behavioral questions and questions to get to know you.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Nov 2012 – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – Very friendly and easy interview. Seemed informal. Was not paid for by them.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for us Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Not for me
Declined Offer – Interviewed in White Plains, NY Nov 2012 – Reviewed Apr 21, 2013
Interview Details – I talked over the phone and was asked some questions, but then was told that some of the work entailed selling insurance to family and friends. I'm personally not ready to make everyone I know hate me, so I turned down the position.
Interview Question – Would you be willing to try and sell to your family and friends? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – As I previously mentioned, I don't want to be the kind of person that everyone tried to avoid to not have to deal with being harassed about insurance.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA – Reviewed Apr 19, 2013
Interview Details – Interviewed for LA branch via phone (I'm in SF Bay Area). Friendly interviewer, being able to hold a good conversation was key to success. After initial interview, I was asked to do a sort of Myers-Briggs test online.
Interview Question – Myers-Briggs test. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 18, 2013
Interview Details – Went to a career fair on campus and met with the recruiter. He put me in touch with his boss and I interviewed in the career center on campus.
Interview Question – Nothing too bad. Very easy conversation and no tough questions Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 16, 2013
Interview Details – This process was not very organized. I did not find this process to work smoothly at all and was incredbily disapppointed.
Interview Question – Provide an example of a time in which you demonstrated a characteristic that exemplified a problematic customer service situation. Answer Question
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