Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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  1.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    The woman I interviewed with was very kind, she cared about what type of person I was and explained everything to the clearest extent. It felt like a genuine conversation, not an uptight interview. The interview was not more than an hour, and when you are just having a conversation with someone it goes by fast. Don't be afraid to ask questions, they will ask if you have any a lot throughout the entire interview--pay attention to everything they say!

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    The first interview was basic background interview questions. After my first interview, I had to take a personality test. After the personality test was a more in depth interview, then a presentation to finish.

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    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with an altercation in the workplace.   Answer Question
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    Campus Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Interviews with head management, interviews with co workers. They got to know me on a personal basis and asked me a lot about my background and what I knew about the company. Do a lot of company and position research and make sure you know your stuff!

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Stamford, CT) in June 2015.

    Interview

    You will be going through 3 interviews before you can get hired. It sounds intimidating but it's really not. The interviews are easy and it seems like they are selling you the job and not really you selling yourself to the interviewer. If you look decent and you seem like a decent guy you'll probably get hired

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    • Have you considered opening up your own business?   1 Answer
    • What is something you over came   1 Answer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was easy and basically personality test to get them to know you better. But it seems like they want your contact/ network more than your skills. I think if you have limited prospect network that they think wont be able to add to the company clients then it might be hard to get an offer. I just dont think calling my friends and families for me to get the job is a good way to start.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    first interview with the recruiter and in-depth with the management partner to learn more about the job duty. The third interview is about the pay and you will be notify about getting the offer at the end.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Melville, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through my school career website, and I was quickly contacted and informed that there is an opening for Financial Representative position. The interviewer was really nice and friendly, and wanted to work with me and determine my strengths. Although it is a commission based job, they do provide training and personal coaches and mentors, and they are nationally ranked at 11th for their training process I believe.

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    • I was asked about a difficult situation I faced in a professional situation and how I overcame that.   1 Answer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Fort Worth, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I met with a recruiter who was extremely informative and walked me through the hiring process. He was very professional and courteous. He explained to me about the history of the company, the hiring process, training, mentoring, coaching, technology, income, and the overall career path. He answered all my questions, was polite, and overall extremely intelligent. He followed up and explained to me what I needed to do to get the job.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The director of Campus recruitment interviewed me. She was extremely friendly and wanted to get to know me. She went over what the job entails. After the interview I had to do an assessment and now have to do another interview

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The other comments are on point. They is strictly a sales jobs based on commission with chance of stipend(must attend sessions to receive them). Interviewer was friendly but, talked mostly about the company and how great it was while asked basic questions determining your personality and your network of friends and family. Interviewer seem uncomfortable when I asked about stipend and when i answered What do I know about Northwestern Mutual?-Don't get too technical with the numbers or make it known that you know its a sales job

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    Reasons for Declining

    No future unless you can get 20 people to buy insurance.

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Pros: “Great company, great track record. Working environment is very positive and supportive. Great teamwork environment, but also get to work by yourself.”“Great company, great track record. Working environment is very positive and supportive. Great teamwork environment, but also get to work by yourself.” – Full Review

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