Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Northwestern Mutual
- Financial Representative (471)
- Intern (207)
- College Financial Representative (120)
- Financial Services Representative (80)
- Financial Advisor (79)
- Financial Representative Intern (40)
- Sales (20)
- Sales Representative (18)
- Associate Financial Representative (15)
- Insurance Agent (13)
- Recruiter (11)
- Internship (10)
- Summer Intern (9)
- Sales Associate (7)
- Financial Representative Internship (7)
- Financial Service Representative (6)
- Summer (6)
- Sales Intern (5)
- Financial Advisor Intern (5)
- Financial Representative Assistant (4)
- Recruiting Coordinator (4)
- Administrative Assistant (4)
- Campus Recruiter (4)
- Associate Wealth Management Advisor (3)
- Analyst (3)
- Associate Financial Advisor (3)
- Investment Operations (3)
- Insurance Sales Intern (3)
- Entry Level (3)
- Marketing Assistant (2)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I was five times in interview. It was a good process. Had e test in second interview. Everything was done in three weeks. I accept the job for Financial Representative. First month you have to learn their products and work process. After that you have to graduate with passing theirs internal exams.
- My personal goals 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY).
The interview was more like a conversation and they will see how match you are. Recruiters are really nice and they will help you with the whole interview process. It took about 30 mins for the interview and they will ask you if you have any questions for them.
- Why Northwestern Mutual Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in July 2015.
I had a phone interview with the HR Manager, which was more him selling the position rather than a question and answer session. We exchanged emails to set up an in-person interview but after reading reviews on Glassdoor, I sent a follow-up email asking whether this was 100% commission-based. He said, "We put a lot of money into training the candidates and in about a year, they will know what their base will look like. We can discuss further when you come in. If this isn't the right position, we can talk about other opportunities." When I went in for the in-person interview, the receptionist gave me a sheet to fill out. The second page was "List the names and phone numbers of friends and family members you think would be a good choice to discuss financial planning" or something along those lines. Not a good sign. The HR Manager was friendly and laid back but you could tell he was still selling the position. He kept asking if I grew up in the area and what my network looked like. He said to think about it like LinkedIn and how networks/referrals are their biggest source of new customers... I was annoyed that I specifically asked him if this was a commission-only position, prior to meeting, to prevent wasting either of our time. Not only did he waste hours of my time but the "other opportunities" discussion never happened either. He sent me a follow-up email for next steps but I declined to move forward.
- What does your network look like? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Melville, NY) in June 2015.
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.
- I was asked about a difficult situation I faced in a professional situation and how I overcame that. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Morristown, NJ) in June 2015.
Interview of 30 minutes. First 10 spent with the interviewer telling about company and her position in the company. Other 20 were spent with me answering the question "Tell me about yourself."
- "Tell me about yourself" 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in June 2015.
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
- Why did you choose to attend <insert school's name> Answer Question
- What do you know about Northwestern Mutual?, Why did you choose us? Answer Question
- What is your network like?, Do you have a place of worship? Answer Question
- What is your greatest achievement? Answer Question
- Would your brother be interested in this job? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
No future unless you can get 20 people to buy insurance.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in June 2015.
Sent in Resume, was contacted for a phone interview. After that was asked to fill out a personality survey, then went in for four more interview in person with recruiter, two financial representative and then the managing partner. On the second interview they ask you to fill out ten market surveys and get 50 referrals. Very easy task, but allows you to see what kind of work you will really be doing.
- How important is money to you? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in May 2015.
Laid back and easy but they had nothing of value to offer. There was no base salary, only commission. Even if people are okay with that they would have to undergo quite a bit of training before being deemed ready to even earn the commission. They wanted me to take computer tests before even training for financial licenses. They wanted me to get my series 63 and well as other financial licenses so that I could try to sell financial services to my family and friends. They don't make people do cold calls which is great but I don't want to take any 'job' that requires me to constantly pester my friends and family by trying to sell them financial services. I have a hard time calling anything a job that's commission only. I take jobs that definitely handle expenses not jobs that have the potential to pay something maybe at some point in the future possibly. This company has an office in a gorgeous building in an incredibly pricey part of New York City. They can easily afford to offer a base salary to every single employee.
- They wanted referrals of other people that I thought would be a good fit. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in May 2015.
It was a brief phone interview which lasted around 15 - 20 minutes. However, do not apply for North Western Mutual, since all they ask you to do is to give phone calls to other people and attend the meeting to writing down notes. That's literally all.
- Tell me about your self and some general questions regarding if I can do sales Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in April 2015.
Went in for interview, talked to great people. They then gave me an assignment and upon completion i went back for a second interview and was offered the position. The assignment was lengthy and challenging but it really helped me out in the long run.
- How do you describe success? 1 Answer
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