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Northwestern Mutual Recruiter Interview Questions

Updated 22 Aug 2014
Updated 22 Aug 2014
8 Interview Reviews

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details

I was contacted by this company with them stating that the college I went to, the interviewer was nice and knowledgeable, but it was for a new position and they didn't really know what I would be doing. Kind of a turn off.

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    I sent in my resume and followed up to set an initial meeting with the head recruiter. There was a total of 2 interviews (one with the recruiter and one with the director of operations) and an offer over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • They went a little too in-depth when asking questions about my personal life.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The team did an excellent job getting to know me on a personal level. The interview was not at all transactional, they really illustrated a high level of customer service and genuinity. I really enjoyed the culture of the team, which in turn, gave me further reason to continue the interview process. They are not trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, if the position seems like a good fit for both parties, they will move forward accordingly

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about my family. It was nothing intrusive, but they seemed like they wanted to get to know more about me anbd my family. It helped put down my barriers, and open up to them. It was difficult, but i appreciated it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 interviews each lasting 30-40 minutes. The questions were pretty straight forward about my skills, previous experience, how I handled certain business situations. Everything was going really well until the last interview. The interviewer asked me highly inappropriate questions and it made me realize I did not want to work for this organization.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. How old are you?
      2. Are you married?
      3. Do you want to have kids?
      4. Do you plan to work full-time after having kids?
       
      Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a bad gut feeling after being asked personal questions that have nothing to do with my skills or performance.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very laid back interview with management-asked me more about my life and views on life. Went on to meet with other managers who were similiar in their interview style.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had a difficult challenge in your life and how you came to a conclusion about the decision.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation as salary was discussed upfront. Negotiated bonus slightly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    They worked really hard to get the multi-stage interviews done in a timely manner. During the interview process each representative that I met with was very professional and personable as well.
    The offer process seemed very rushed and not very flexible.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    commission/compensation was at a good level, but salary base was low

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Went through a phone screen a few days later. Scheduled an interview two days later. I prepared very intensely for the interview. Studied all aspects of the company, took their sales test, prepared recruiting strategies and prepared for anticipated questions. Both the phone screen and one-on-one interview were with the head recruiter. A couple of candidates moved on to a second round. Prepping is a must for an interview! I've never prepped so much for one. Bring your A++ game. They prefer experience in recruiting for commission-only jobs.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Few interviews to go on. Need to take some assessments before you come in for a second interview. Looking for someone energetic with a strong networking background and affiliated with local groups. Looking for someone clean cut and polished. They prefer you to be referred into the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you feel comfortable using your own resources for referrals?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You picked a number based on your experience and they'd either match it or adjust accordingly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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