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Northwestern Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2017
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  1.  

    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morristown, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Morristown, NJ) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I was brought in for one interview after being contacted by HR. During the interview the HR department made it seem more like a final step interview/acted as if I had already committed.

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  2.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I went in for an interview and it seemed with the recruiter. She was OK, but was not as knowledgeable about the position, products, and software's used as I wish she would have been. All in all it was OK.

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  3.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (San Antonio, TX) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The whole process took about 3-4 days. I first met a recruiter while at a job fair and from there setup a time and date for an interview. The interview was at the office and it took about 20-25 minutes. I declined the offer because I didn't want to sell insurance to friends and family.

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  4.  

    College Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Started off as a group information session over the phone. After that was emailing to set up an in-person interview with recruiter. This was followed by a second interview with college unit director.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a challenge that you encountered in your life and how did you over come it.
      Are you comfortable with a 100% commission structure.
      How do you feel about calling people you know and talking about the work you do.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Financial Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Atlanta, GA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Arrived at the office and interviewed with the branch manager in the conference room. Discussed background (education, skills, resume, etc.) and specifics of the job (responsibilities, requirements, etc.) . Was given a personality assessment to gauge compatibility for the position. Branch manager was extremely personable, and the interview was an overall good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about a job that is almost solely based on commission earnings.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Lancaster, PA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Slightly lengthy. You will go through 3 separate interviews and each consecutive interview is dependent on how the previous interview goes. You will take a personality quiz, which is helpful to them for determining if you will be a good candidate for the job. You will have to pass the state Life & Health exam before beginning your internship.

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  7.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesterfield, MO
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Chesterfield, MO) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Straight forward interview that had a catch to it: they want to know who you know and basically your connections. The recruiters are very approachable and easy to talk with. At times it did not even feel like I was in a professional interview because of how casual the process was.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have anyone you would recommend to Northwestern Mutual?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Lancaster, PA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is pretty extensive. You'll go through 3 in-person interviews and be asked to do some work for the second and third interviews before you're offered the internship. You also have to pass a PA Life & Health exam before starting your internship.

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  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in July 2017.

    Interview

    Multiple meetings with managing director of the branch I was being recruited to. Personality trait quiz. In-depth discussion regarding compensation structure and emphasis on building your own book of business

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss a time when you helped someone and how that made you feel.   Answer Question

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    Financial Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in July 2017.

    Interview

    First interview is very easy, just an informational interview. Very friendly recruiters.
    However, I was canceled on for my first scheduled interview very last minute and when I showed up for the rescheduled interview, my interviewer was not there and they had to find a random recruiter to interview me.

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