Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2014
Updated Apr 29, 2014
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Financial Advisor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

First interview, and then second interview, followed by a questionnaire. And then last interview.

Interview Questions
  • What motivates you to work? How do you deal with rejection?   Answer Question
No Offer

Other Interview Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview on the phone, then meeting in person.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted through a phone call. Interview was very professional with straight forward questions. I felt that alot of the questions were geared toward my interactions with other people. This can be as expected though since it was for a advisory position.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not the best fit

    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    This is not a financial advising position. This is an insurance sales position. They want you to make as many phone calls and meet with as many people as you can to try to sell them insurance. It this is not a problem for you then the money can be quite decent after a few years.

    Interview Questions
    • There isn't really a hard question. Either you will like selling insurance or not.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    This is a sales position disguised as a financial advisor position.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Naperville, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    My financial advisor saw me as a potential candidate and had the company contact me to recruit me. I currently already had a job as an accountant, so we had multiple discussions about the job and whether I would be a good fit. I was very interested in working for the company, just not as a financial advisor. The questions were all directed towards that, and the direction of the discussion never changed. I knew I didn't want the position, but there was never any other potential positions discussed in further detail. A company this large, but in order to get your foot in the door it seems you have to start as an advisor.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were very straightforward due to the nature of my situation - already having a job I was happy with. What do you like/dislike about your job, where do you see yourself in 3 years, 5 years, strengths/weaknesses etc. The recruiter was very pleasant to deal with and wish the process could have gone forward, but in a different direction.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First interview was a phone call, second interview was a face to face and went over the job position, third interview was assessment overview and the fourth was a market assessment

    Interview Questions
    • weren't really any difficult questions, they just ask you about yourself, and then the assessment pretty much tells them if you are a good fit for the company   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fayetteville, AR (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started off with a group interview, and then I was asked back for a one on one interview after I took a personality test and scored extremely high. They asked me to survey 10 people about their financial position and insurance situations; it was at that point that I realized this job just wasn't for me. I didn't want to call people all day and look at my friends and family as a dollar sign. It's very hard for someone in college to sell insurance to those with the money.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly easy basic interview questions. What has been your biggest failure, and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was fairly extensive. Must attend 4 interviews, one of which requires you to complete what they call a market survey, which involves you contacting your closes friends and relatives to inquire about life insurance. I declined the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were fairly easy but, they don't really go into detail about the difficulty of the job. Basic questions like, what is your selling tactics, why do you think you will be good for the position.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not like the uncertainty of pay.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Syracuse, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Well seasoned, successful producer...not just a recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Do what we tell you, SEE two new people a day and you'll succeed handsomly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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