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Helpful (1)

Great, if you want to be a financial advisor.

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Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Clayton, MO
Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Clayton, MO

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The training program for new interns was very thorough and allowed for beneficial interactions with full-time representatives and advisors. Interns are encouraged to be self-starters, but still receive personalized mentor meetings with the college unit directors and have daily training. This is a great internship to see if sell-side finance is for you.

Cons

Getting clients is on you - 100%. The company does not have leads and they espouse a very personal method of selling involving meetings, pumping prospects for more prospects, and then reaching out to them by phone. This is not the job for someone who would feel weird having to talk to a friend about purchasing insurance.

Advice to Management

Make well-established full-time representatives take interns to one or two meetings with their clients at the beginning of the internship instead of expecting interns to invite the full-timers along to split commissions on any business generated.

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  1. Bad

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    Former Intern - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Intern in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    large network, good for sales minded people with rich connections

    Cons

    Rips you off and wastes your time

    Advice to Management

    Cut the crap

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company with great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The sales cycle works if you embrace it

    Cons

    Difficult business to break into unless a solid network is already established

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on professional development of younger representatives

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