I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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
Reason for Declining – I had a bad gut feeling after being asked personal questions that have nothing to do with my skills or performance.
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – "why do you want to leave your current job" Answer Question
Reason for Declining – commission/compensation was at a good level, but salary base was low
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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.
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