Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual
Interview Details – Three different interviews. First over the phone, second in person, third over the phone.
Interview Question – Would you be willing to sell insurance to close family members? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.
Interview Details – Initial contact was through college career fair.
On-campus interview was done as part of the follow-up to the career fair.
Invited to interview on headquarter campus shortly after on-campus interview.
Interview included 1 HR employee, an HR-focused manager, and an IS-focused manager.
Interview Question – Expectation for career path in 3, 5, 8+ years. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2013.
Interview Details – Applied on-line, received a call from the recruiter within 48 hours. Had 3 interviews; first with HR manager, then two with the hiring manager. Everything was going great until reading the fine print: Focus was to sell life insurance policies and not what I wanted.
Interview Question – None. They want to know you first as a person first, which was refreshing. They asked you questions on how would you dealwith difficult people Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Selling life insurance is not what I was looking for.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2014.
Interview Details – Met a recruiter at a career fair for my university and signed up for an interview there.
Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.
Interview Details – They called me in for four interviews and I also had to complete two online assessments and complete a packet of "homework." All of the interviewers were genial and asked basic questions. They expect you to be willing to ask friends and family for business if they hire you.
Interview Question – What is your greatest achievement? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.
Interview Details – College recruiter was very welcoming. Asked basic questions such as background, experience, education, and why you'd be interested in interning as a financial representative. Overall, the first interview was very pleasant and made it seem like a very nice place to work because everyone is suited up. Second interview was with the actual team manager the intern would be working under. Again, similar interview but this time made the career as a financial rep sound very promising, and that may or may not be true.
Interview Question – What would happen if you were to walk out of this room and something happened to you? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2014.
Interview Details – Applied through my school's website - Recruit 'A Cat (University of Cincinnati) and spoke with the recruiter on the phone. We set up an interview for the following week and I met with her in person. The interview was very simple and conversational. After the interview, there was a personality test to be completed. They don't tell you what you need in order to "pass" the test because they want you to answer honestly. If you don't receive a 75% or higher on the test, you fail. I received a 69% and she emailed my results and told me that they could not proceed with the process.
Interview Question – Share two positive qualities you currently don't have that you would like to have View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in May 2013.
Interview Details – I came in as a Post-Grad Intern. I went through several interviews ranging from phone, Skype, and in person. After they select you, you go to the training camp which is an incredible experience. They tell you what you need to do to succeed and then you're on your own.
Interview Question – The toughest part of this job is all the hidden doors that you fall through without any warning. It's very easy to stray from the path and completely fail. The toughest part is that they only focus on those who are immediately successful and let the majority fall off the radar. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2014.
Interview Details – Met with the recruiter at their local office. Simple, very informative meeting. Asked a lot of general background questions as they try to figure out if you are the right fit for their company. The recruiter was able to answer most of my questions through her presentation, but I was able to ask any remaining questions at the end.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
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