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Northwestern Mutual Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Feb 23, 2017
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Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Interview

Started with an intro call with a recruiter, who sent me to the Chicago recruiter. Both very conversational and fun. They were very responsive to hard questions that I asked and were very quick to get back to me.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    The interview was mostly behavioral. They did not as any technical questions from what I could remember. I would recommend reading up on the company and being able to walk the through your resume. The main qualification they seem to be looking for are solid communication skills and time management skills.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Columbus, OH).

    Interview

    Very good questions from two different people in person, and one phone interview. They wanted to know about personality, leadership traits, sales aptitude, and experiences. On the phone they asked a few questions, and it took about 20-30 minutes. Unperson, I met with two different people separately. They also did a background check, and the job offer came after completion of the background check

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    They made you complete an excel with at least 60 names of people between the age of 25 and 50 that you knew and make a powerpoint presentation about the company and yourself. I was uncomfortable with the 60 names because that is who you would be selling to and I do not want to sell to my friends and family.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Ann Arbor, MI).

    Interview

    Pretty self explanatory questions that are geared toward learning more about you and if you can be a good sales rep. Basically they are looking for references. I got the phone interview after i went to the career fair at the university. That was the first interview I got. They just match the office near your home and the recruiting manager from that office will call you and ask mostly behavioral questions that are straightforward.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Very casual interview process, standard phone interview than in-person interview. However they do not inform you that it is 100% commission on the first phone interview. After the phone interview you meet with the recruiter and then if you continue through that interview you meet with a financial advising agent.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked wether or not you would feel comfortable cold calling or asking family members to join your financial advising plan.   Answer Question

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Chicago, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I met an employee that passed along my information to HR. I was then called for a phone interview. After this stage, I was brought in for an informational interview. I met with HR and my potential boss. I was asked back for another round, where I was given an assignment. The assignment consisted of interviewing 15 people. I turned down the offer after this round.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (Irvine, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    group interview in a room reserved at the university then 3 online questions through e-mail that asks general questions. Once submitting the 3 interviews, the second interview is in person at the office.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview

    Submitted my application through referral. Quick turn around time and was scheduled for interview within one to two weeks. Very streamlined process.

    One on one with a recruiter of that firm, extremely friendly and made you feel comfortable. Spoke a lot about the role and day to day activities. Followed by a walk through of my resume and then ended with a tour of their office.

    Everyone in the firms seemed extremely friendly. Great culture vibe.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked you to speak more in depth about your resume a lot.
      Asked why I would be a good fit for a position like this.
      Typical interview questions.  
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Mutual (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Stared with an interview with the HR head. Then a week later a panel interview. Then an interview with the head of the local company. Then a talk about compensation and a requirement to complete market surveys. This is when the reality sets in and if you can do it or not. The employees are extremely professional and courteous.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I could not do a position that is 100% commission


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