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"Stepping outside of your comfort zone"

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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Indianapolis, IN
Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Indianapolis, IN
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely strong company with a family feel"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High quality, inspiring people. As stable as a company can get. Committed to core values. Full of challenge. Most who enter the company and perform well will never leave. Culture is extremely strong.

    Cons

    Not always the right people in the right positions. Main career (financial representative) is extremely challenging and many who try it will not be successful in the role.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate leadership constantly and don't shy away from change. Adapt to changing technology and invest in new resources.


  2. "Amazing people doing amazing work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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