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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Any Position Interview

Any Position
Milwaukee, WI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – They will bring you in multiple times and for lengthy interview meetings.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected. Expect what you would get from any other place, but they will setup 3-4 interviews on the same day with multiple people. Expect to be there for some time.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They will not negotiate on time off.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Raleigh, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2014.

Interview Details – 3 step; 1. with Recruiter very easy laid back. 2. with actual employee with clients, more professional asked to come up with 150 names and numbers and then a powerpoint of why you are good. 3. bring back the names and present the powerpoint of why you would would be good for the job

Interview Question – Explain a time where you were most annoyed?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not what I wanted to do


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor

Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual

Interview Details – First interview, and then second interview, followed by a questionnaire. And then last interview.

Interview Question – What motivates you to work? How do you deal with rejection?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Richmond, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2012.

Interview Details – This is a three interview process. The first interview is a general one (very basic, asking your strengths weaknesses, etc.) done by the campus recruiter. The second one is a little more detailed and done by a financial representative. The third is a presentation you must give to show why they should choose you to intern.

Interview Question – The Presentation kind of threw me off   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative

Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual

Interview Details – Recruited through a School Career Fair

Interview Question – Nothing was difficult really. They are basically just asking behavioral questions to see if your motivated, and entrepreneurial minded.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – After several interviews it became clear that they expect you to build your market entirely by those you know. Your asked to compile a list of 200 people and their contact information, of which you'll be calling each one of them trying to sell them insurance. Some might be okay with that, I wasn't.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Seattle, WA

Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual

Interview Details – applied through college career fair. interview in the next 2 weeks.

Interview Question – what is your biggest disappointment   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

College Financial Representative Interview

College Financial Representative
Woodland Hills, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2012.

Interview Details – Far too long and grueling. Made it seem super difficult, but this place is actually desperate for interns so they can make money off their friends and family members. This place is scummy, but wrapped in a very pretty package.

Interview Question – Gave pointless homework during interview process that annoyed friends and family. Third interview is a daunting presentation that even if butchered, will still get you the job.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Bozeman, MT

I applied in-person - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in July 2013.

Interview Details – Asked a few questions and was fairly simple

Interview Question – None really. Going in I knew it was a sales position so was ready for their questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nothing really. They talked it up like it was the greatest job in the world. However, approximately only 10% of individuals become successful. They shuffle reps in and out without blinking an eye.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor

I applied online and interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – Initial interview on the phone, then meeting in person.

Interview Question – Current and long-term career goals.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Raleigh, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details – On campus Interview, Personality assessment, informational interview, practice client interaction and then final interview. Overall the staff and recruiters were really nice and willing to answer questions about the process. They were timely in responding and gave me enough time to respond to the offer. The personality assessment was mainly to see if you like client interaction, and the second to last step really assess if you like calling up people and setting up appointments and talks or not. If you don't like that then you should find a different position.

Interview Question – What about you would you like to improve upon?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I received better offer that was not in sales from another company.

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Pros: “Professional development, able to grow your own book of business/client base. Company values are found in every aspect of work with Northwestern Mutual. NM truly cares about the people…” Full Review

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