Northwestern Mutual Sales Interview Questions

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Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Boston, MA).

Interview

Very relaxed 1:1 interview we walked through my resume and she asked why I was interested. She explained the training process to me and we hit it off.

Interview Questions

Reasons for Declining

The position just wasn't for me

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    First interview was over the phone, second interview in person with HR, after second interview they email you some links to a series of tests/ questionnaires. They will ask you to disclose all of your personal assets/liabilities.

    The person from HR was nice, personable, and well informed about the different "levels" within the company. The second interview was scripted.

    Pay is 100% commission

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I received a cold call from a recruiter and was asked to come in for an interview. The interview was very invasive of my personal and family life although both interviewers were very nice. The culture in the building seemed to be varied. There were people in suits and ties, and people in jeans and t-shirts in the same office. I was asked to fill out some forms before the interview and ultimately declined to continue the process.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Dallas, TX) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Everyone was very nice, the recruiter i talked to at my career fair was the same woman that did my one on one interview. She asked basic behavioral questions and expected you to go in depth with them. ex: name one of your weaknesses.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I had to get all my clients myself and I wasn't comfortable doing it

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    Sales Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in July 2010.

    Interview

    To long, I would have liked to know more about the place and job early on.

    Interview Questions

    • Why was I applying at Northwestern?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Didn’t like the pushy interviewer.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Greensboro, NC) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Long Process but new the wanted to know exactly what they were getting in a new hire

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Fort Worth, TX) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I met with a recruiter on campus and did a phone interview and assesment test within a week after meeting with them. The phone interview went well and my assesment results were "great" (per recruiter). The questions were pretty general interview questions. I declined the second interview.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    The job sounded good, but it was an internship and I was looking more for full time.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process for Northwestern mutual begins with one 1:1 interview and then you are told to take an online assesment, from there there is a second round interview. The interview mainly consists of a behavioral interview where they ask you questions like where do you see yourself in the next 5 years...and "tell me about yourself."

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Phoenix, AZ) in September 2009.

    Interview

    It began with a 1:1 interview with a recruiter. Basically questions were asked about why I wanted the job and what I knew about the company. Then I received another interview a week later with the hiring manager similar behavioral questions were asked. From the first interview they gave me some homework and literature to go over. It consisted of a web that I could fill out with prospective life insurance prospects.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have friends that would be potential life insurance prospects?   Answer Question
    • What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I found a better opportunity.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in August 2008.

    Interview

    Posed to be a great internship experience. However it turned out to be nothing more than selling life insurance to your family and friends. More of a sales position than the financial based job they had discussed. Decided to not follow through with a second interview because the position did not interest me.

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