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I had a great experience as an Intern.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern

Pros

great for interns to begin a financial career

Cons

Selling to family and friends

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. Helpful (1)

    No Starting Salary, Very Misleading

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you have a good network of people to sell insurance to, you may succeed, and there is potential to make a good living 10 years down the road. Fun environment when in the office Good training program which teaches how to sell utilizing tons of role play.

    Cons

    Very long work days No starting salary. Commission only (They give you $4K after you complete certain tasks and training to hold you over until you start making commissions, but you will find it is very difficult to close the sales with people in a timely manner) Have to sell insurance to friends and family or you will not succeed You have to utilize your own network to sell to and build upon it by constantly asking/prodding people for references Have to pay for all your own travel expenses, which add up very quickly because you will be driving to and from meetings 80% of your day plus paying for meals for you and potential clients I was told I would be working with investments, but all I do is sell insurance. After a while you begin to sell some investment vehicles, but this job runs solely on your ability to sell Life and Disability insurance products, especially for the first 3-5 years. High turnover rate leads to people leaving within there first month very often Most people will not succeed here

    Advice to Management

    Have a starting salary and just lower the commission rate. This will keep a lot of people around longer. More emphasis on training people with knowledge of the products they sell. And again, give people a starting salary.


  2. Great Company, Tough Start up career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you can handle calling random people you will do well.

    Cons

    You have to deal with lots of rejection


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