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Application Details

The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2007.

Interview Details

They found my resume online and contacted me about an entry level sales position. I didn't think it would be a very good fit for me, but decided to check it out. There is a personality test you have to take online. After my 1 on 1 interview, I left with a good overall impression of the company. If I was interested in insurance sales, I think it would probably be a great place to work.

Interview Questions
  • What do you see yourself doing in 5 years...they are definitely looking for career/lifelong employees   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Sales Interview

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    Interview Details

    You will have to develop a list to cold call.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Wasnt what i wanted

    Declined Offer
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    Sales Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Took 3 weeks just to get the second interview. I then was notified that my income would consist of the sales I made to my immediate personal network. The third interview was scheduled for 2 weeks later, so I dropped out of the interview process as I'm not going to take three months to complete all five interviews for a job where the salary is dependent upon my own personal network.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell me about your family (ages, year in school, hobbies, etc).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

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    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Having a connection to the company, I was able to meet directly with the managing director of the branch I would have been at. It's very much a personality thing. If you can talk and get on well with people you'll be fine. Answer basic questions that an interview would involve, but primarily why NWM and why you'd be good at it.

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    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

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    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Met with company at Job Fair, provided my resume and talked about possible positions related to finance. I was called in for an interview about a week later, but for a sales position, not a finance position. Interview consisted of fairly standard questions regarding strengths, weaknesses, desires, etc. I was also asked about my personal network and how many people I knew had life insurance.

    Interview Questions
    • How many people do you know personally with life insurance?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly standard, however the thing that bothered me was that they constantly asked for information from friends and family. At two different interviews I was asked to make a list of peoples contact information so I could "get a sense of the job." However it seemed like they were more interested in the selling them insurance. If you can't handle 100% commission and having to sell out your friends and family don't bother.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you had to overcome a difficult situation.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The company came to speak at my college, and we were asked to fill out a personality test and contact information if we were interested in the company. A few days later I was contacted and asked to come in for an interview. I went in a few days later, and the interview was great. Everyone was so friendly and the interview was not in a stressful environment. After speaking for awhile we both realized that the job wasn't a good fit for me, but they kept my resume and have kept me updated with other openings with the company ever since.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

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    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got interviewed by the HR manager. Very nice person, but the interview was very informal. I was not very interested in the job but wanted to see what the company was about and get some practice. The position seems like you can either do it or not. No in between. Which, for me, it isn't something I could do, sales. If you can, I would recommend Northwestern, nice people, seem to actually care.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be comfortable having to sell to family and friends?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had interviewed extensively with Northwestern the year before and accepted position with another agency . Company stayed in touch over the course of the next year and I decided to revisit the opportunity. The next time around convinced me the opportunity was worthwhile and opted to come aboard.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your greatest professional weakness and what are you doing to improve in this area ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was quick and painless. I sat down with the recruiter and she explained to me the details of the job, and then went on to ask me a bunch of behavioral based interview questions. They were the basic "Tell me about a time when you worked under pressure" sort of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time when you had to make a last minute decision"   Answer Question
    • "Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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