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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2017
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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (La Crosse, WI).

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of multiple rounds of interviews. I only did the first one as I found out afterwards the culture fit and job was not for me. The asked a lot about where my family and friends were located and if I would feel comfortable reaching out to them to sell insurance to.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself and your connections with others.   Answer Question
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    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Orlando, FL) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I went in for the first interview so far. I am newer to the area and I was told a "test" to show my success is to write names and numbers of people I could sell to (pretty much only in the state). No network= no pay.

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    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Bloomington, IL) in December 2016.

    Interview

    In-person interview with Recruiting Director. Very personal and in-depth questions. They want to know why you are interested in the position and the firm, whether you are willing to make phone calls, push yourselves to make a sale, or willing to commit to a full-time career there. Want you to recommend other students and be able to reach out to people you know to introduce their products and services.

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    Summer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    It was very professional and friendly. I was offered a position but i declined. My interviewer was very warm and welcoming to the company and was very helpful for a student having an interview for the first time in Manhattan.

    Interview Questions

    • Where are you from and how would you say that affected you as a person?   Answer Question
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    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Los Angeles, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Apply through school website, got call and interview on phone right away, and then go to info session, write what we know abt comp after the info session, called for interview after 1 week. I think there will be 3 rounds

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    Future Growth Opportunity Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The recruiting person I spoke to was very nice. She was friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Even though they didn't have an opportunity for me, she was going to pass my resume to other departments. Very few companies take the time to help candidates like that. Thank you Northwestern Mutual. I look forward to joining your team in the future.

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Traverse City, MI) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The process is competitive. Only one out of 80 interviewees are offered a contract. There are approximately four interviews in total. The first is a short interview with a presentation at the end. Then there is values screening and psychological evaluations. Secondly, there is an in-depth interview with the director. This is followed by a homework assignment involving surveys and a presentation of findings. Lastly, there is an interview with a panel of other representatives.

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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 Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Saint Louis, MO) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Three step interview process. The first one was a get-to-know-you type interview, the second went in depth about the resume and personal accomplishments, and the third discussed a market survey you are required to do.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to go in-depth and tell them about specific things on my resume   Answer Question
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Chicago, IL) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Very lengthy but seems like they will hire nearly anyone. They have about a 5 or 6 step process and they make you basically start doing the job before they hire you. The length of time it takes to complete this interview process is pretty absurd and I think it is designed to make you think it is super selective when it is definitely not.

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Star Star Star Star Star   Current Associate in Cleveland, OH

Pros: “Great company overall; very well known; awesome annual and central meetings. The meetings really make you aware of the scale of the company and the amazing work they do. There's so...”“Great company overall; very well known; awesome annual and central meetings. The meetings really make you aware of the scale of the company and the amazing work they do. There's so much room for growth- NM pays for you to go back to school and usually your rep is willing to pay for Life and Health, Series 6&7” – Full Review

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