Northwestern Mutual
3.7 of 5 1,133 reviews
www.northwesternmutual.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boston, MA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details Very relaxed 1:1 interview we walked through my resume and she asked why I was interested. She explained the training process to me and we hit it off.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The position just wasn't for me

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Interviewed at Northwestern Mutual

Interview Details You will have to develop a list to cold call.

Interview Question – Three weaknesses?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Wasnt what i wanted

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

The process took 5 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Please tell me about your family (ages, year in school, hobbies, etc).   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

The process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – How many people do you know personally with life insurance?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2011.

Interview Details First interview was over the phone, second interview in person with HR, after second interview they email you some links to a series of tests/ questionnaires. They will ask you to disclose all of your personal assets/liabilities.

The person from HR was nice, personable, and well informed about the different "levels" within the company. The second interview was scripted.

Pay is 100% commission

Interview Question – What sales experience do you have?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Greensboro, NC (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in June 2010.

Interview Details Long Process but new the wanted to know exactly what they were getting in a new hire

Interview Question – What is your greatest assest?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY (US)

The process took a day - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in September 2011.

Interview Details I received a cold call from a recruiter and was asked to come in for an interview. The interview was very invasive of my personal and family life although both interviewers were very nice. The culture in the building seemed to be varied. There were people in suits and ties, and people in jeans and t-shirts in the same office. I was asked to fill out some forms before the interview and ultimately declined to continue the process.

Interview Question – What are your parents' personalities like?   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Dallas, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2011.

Interview Details Everyone was very nice, the recruiter i talked to at my career fair was the same woman that did my one on one interview. She asked basic behavioral questions and expected you to go in depth with them. ex: name one of your weaknesses.

Interview Question – name one of your weaknesses   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had to get all my clients myself and I wasn't comfortable doing it

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Positive Experience

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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.

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