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Fantastic Internship Program

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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Financial Representative in Louisville, KY
Former Intern - Financial Representative in Louisville, KY

I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (More than a year)

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Great opportunity for self-motivated individuals who want to work closely with clients.

Cons

It is difficult to create a client base over the course of a summer, and people are often reluctant to trust their finances to an intern.

Advice to Management

Promote more communication between interns and more experienced financial representatives.

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  1. Tough internship

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great weekly meetings. Good one on one mentoring. Professional work place. Good work experience.

    Cons

    Not very selective in who they want to be an intern. As long as you can form sentences and pass the state exam on life and health. You're in. Pure commission pay. In the beginning, this internship is definitely not enough to pay the bills. As an intern, your connections are likely in college and cannot afford to buy whole life. (Which has high commissions). Some college connections will buy, but only baby term life policies, (Which barley pays). Very weird to network with family and definitely makes for awkward moments.

    Advice to Management

    After getting licensed, have ,any meetings about language and how to network. your first few contacts are your most important. Dont blow them!


  2. Wonderful company, great people, amazing values, good recognition, but difficult product to sell.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top 10 internship program, best whole life insurance policies in the industry, unmatched recognition, great joint-work partners, get out what you put in, work your own hours

    Cons

    Life Insurance is a hard sell, pushing products onto clients, stressful, ups and downs, some older reps feel superior to others, trip to annual was extremely expensive and they push it on all the interns to attend

    Advice to Management

    Give interns an extra week of training, pay for their trip to annual in Milwaukee


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