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Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Interview Questions

Updated Mar 22, 2017
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Financial Advisor Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in October 2016.

Interview

Process took 3 weeks total. Phone screen followed by an two on site interviews. In between the two on-site interviews they have you complete a project 100, to determine if and what type of personal connections could become clients.

Interview Questions

  • How do you deal with rejection (as it related to prospecting and cold calling)?   Answer Question

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Logan, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Logan, UT) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Met with multiple people from the office where i would work, to the CDO and Managing Partner. We talked a lot about how this job is difficult but very rewarding. Working with lots of different people as a FA and receiving lots of support from the home office.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Findlay, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Findlay, OH) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The company took a quick response for the interview. The recruiter have a interview with me by phone, and ask me some questions about selling financial products. In addition, the company hopes each candidate would have wide relationships in the community.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Troy, MI) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Series of interviews. First was invited for a group interview and presentation then had a one on one interview with hiring director. Was invited then to another presentation with others applying for the intern position where we watched videos and learned more about the position. Have final and last interview next week

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Provo, UT) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Very professional, looking for applicants with a desire to learn and grow in the financial world. The process was a total of two interviews and two assignments. One interview, then the two assignments, and then the second interview. Interviewers were very nice and friendly.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (San Francisco, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    They have 3 rounds of interview. The first round is talking to the one who emailed you, going through the resume and talk about their company. If you are interested. You will get to the next round. The manager will talk to you. Then in the 3rd round, they will talk about details

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    Reasons for Declining

    It's all sales commission based salary. They only give you 5k as a beginner. Then you have to pass an exam to become insurance sales person. And then after one year. You need to pass another test, so you can become the financial advisor. You need pre-pay all the exam cost. And have to pass the exam in order to get the money back from the company. If you are really good at selling and have a good communication skill and strong social net work. Try it.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Poughkeepsie, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Poughkeepsie, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is easy and done in a professional/relaxed environment. It is nothing to be too stressed about. Just like any interview process, come prepared with questions. The interviewer is friendly and more than happy to answer any questions or doubts you might have.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you failed and what did you learn from it?   Answer Question
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (King of Prussia, PA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    It is extensive. They do try to give you a glimpse of the every day life as a Financial Representative. There are minimum of 3 interviews. You also have a couple of assignments to help determine your market place and capacity to do the job. After all of the background checks and assignments are done, you will have to try and get as many of your licenses before you report to sales school.

    Interview Questions

    • What I knew of Northwestern Mutual and the opportunity that I applied for.   Answer Question
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Atlanta, GA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    4 different interviews with assignments. First Interview was just an in person interview where they described the company and the internship. The second interview I had to bring in a list of all my friends and family to show them how big my network is. Third I had to call 4 people on my list and ask them questions that they prepared. The last was a powerpoint presentation in front of 4 people.

    Interview Questions

    • What does your network look like   1 Answer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Cleveland, OH) in January 2017.

    Interview

    There's a 4-5 step interviewing process, basically you are being recruited to sell life insurance. They entice you with a 6k signing bonus but there is no base salary so if you don't like selling and cold calling it may not be the place for you. If you are okay with living off commission alone then give it a try. They do offer to sponsor you for licensing and training which is a plus.

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