Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my application through referral. Quick turn around time and was scheduled for interview within one to two weeks. Very streamlined process.

    One on one with a recruiter of that firm, extremely friendly and made you feel comfortable. Spoke a lot about the role and day to day activities. Followed by a walk through of my resume and then ended with a tour of their office.

    Everyone in the firms seemed extremely friendly. Great culture vibe.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked you to speak more in depth about your resume a lot.
      Asked why I would be a good fit for a position like this.
      Typical interview questions.
       
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portsmouth, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portsmouth, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    applied online herd back a few Weeks later. Got and interview and accepted the internship. Easy process because of high turnover and no one stays there I saw 4 ppl come and go durring my 3 month internship

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Asked me what are my ultimate goals in life, what were my acheivements, how did I learn from my previous mistakes in life, describing myself and my personality. All the questions where quite general and the interview was a good chunk of time, like 45 minutes but that was the first round and it was on the phone. Further interviews were in person and assigned us projects of who to call & your networks.

    Interview Questions
    • See above, general interview questions, not really lots of surprises i'd say.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    better off somewhere else.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representarive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online through a school website. One phone interview to filter out the candidates, very simple questions I did no prep. Second interview could be schedule in an office but since I was away at school it was another phone interview. Less than a week after that interview I got a response from them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    There are 3 stages of the interview process. First stage was just to get to know you. Second stage was to talk to an actual financial representative and learn about what he/she does. And the final stage was to get 50 referrals.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview, online personality profile, and an in-depth interview are just a few of the many steps involved in the hiring process. I was given an appointment for an "initial interview" by a recruiter at a job fair. She essentially made her pitch to sell me on the job and the company. She asked me some questions about myself, basically to gauge if I was good fit for the job, and if I should continue to the next step in the process. To get the next step you have to fill out 2 online surveys, which they send you the link to complete from home. One is a personality profile and one is a culture index. Then you get scheduled for an "in-depth" interview with the branch manager. I was sent the links and given an appointment for my in-depth interview, but decided no base salary was a deal breaker so I cancelled the next interview. She made a good pitch, the company and their products sound wonderful, but I just couldn't swallow not have a secure income since I have a family to think about.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have a large network of family and friends living in (insert your city here)? Would you feel comfortable asking them to purchase our products and also ask them for 2 or 3 referrals? If you could change one thing about your current job, what would it be?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Internshipp Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied through college on the university website. I received an email the next day asking for a phone interview. The interviewer was very friendly and asked basic questions about my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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