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Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Indianapolis, IN
Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Indianapolis, IN

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

Pros

Exposure to wealth management industry, learning how to pitch/present yourself, setting your own schedule, actual trial run of what it is like to be a financial advisor, commission based, you could make whatever you wanted out of internship. little effort if you wanted to

Cons

commission based, using your family/relative contacts, trying to sell life insurance to older people as a 20 year old is very hard, no accountability if you didn't want to work.

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Try to have more of a set program for interns across the country. I know in some offices they had different programs in monitoring interns relative to my office.

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  1. Amazing people doing amazing work.

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    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Unrivaled independence. Northwestern Mutual lets you make your own schedule and commission lets you decide how much you want to make. You have an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives. Emphasis on personal growth and development on and off the clock sets Northwestern Mutual apart.

    Cons

    As with many financial institutions, Northwestern Mutual is a very formal company. Be prepared for constant business formal dress, professional situations, and being in a constant state of marketing yourself. If you love to chase sales goals, this could be the job for you. It is a very tough career for the first few years and requires you to ask tough questions and be courageous.

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  2. Great Company, Challenging Job

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    Former Intern - College Financial Representative
    Former Intern - College Financial Representative

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, they care about their reps and the reps care about the well being of their clients.

    Cons

    As an intern, compensation wasn't fantastic but the learning experience was invaluable

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