Northwestern Mutual

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Great, if you want to be a financial advisor.

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

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

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.

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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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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

    Pros

    large network, good for sales minded people with rich connections

    Cons

    Rips you off and wastes your time

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    Cut the crap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sink or Swim

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of training, hefty commission schedule, compensated regulatory exams

    Cons

    All commission, tough product to sell, all expenses deducted from commission pay checks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less commission based pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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