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"I had a great experience as an Intern."

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  • 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. "Worst internship I have ever signed up for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Representative
    Former Intern - Financial Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides standards of a modern work environment.
    The flexibility of any sales based internship provides great scheduling of appointments and activities.

    Cons

    The biggest problem came from the lack of professionalism. I signed up for the internship with a friend of mine. Even though he already had a job to pay for the 2-15, fingerprints, etc., he knew he would be paid back at the end of the credit cycle. When the cycle became delayed, he stressed the importance of money to pay for his necessities and that he needs the reimbursement soon. However, (I will not disclose the comment) he was made fun of by one of the college unit directors. The joke was directed at him being poor. He ended up quitting, with the company not reimbursing him.

    The biggest lack threat to the success of the internship came from the recruiter. Her focus was not to educate us on what was important values in the company but the "goals" that would encourage us to join. Several of us were told that we would be allowed to apply for Series 6 licenses within a certain amount of sales. Of course, this was a lie as we found a statute that would not let anyone apply within a year and a half of joining. One of the many examples of deception tactics use to trick us into the internship.

    The standard interview is simply a fake way of the corporation to pose as an internship and not a pyramid scheme. The standards of sales quotas force puts pressure to build contacts for their own clientele. It became clear that the programs goal of teaming us with other financial representatives push no stream value to learning anything but how to improve in selling.

    Advice to Management

    The program's focus should be on exposing the interns to various branches and services. I am aware that Northwestern Mutual has businesses ranging from annuities to wealth management. Allow for interns to be learning from any form of business rather than making calls to bring in customers.


  2. "Great company if you're Christian, Caucasian, and male"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, opportunities to develop (if your manager is supportive)

    Cons

    Many racist employees, hard to move up, too much emphasis on relationship building..it's become fake

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to change your culture, you will have to start hiring externally (to infuse the old with the new) and focus on making the culture inclusive.


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