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"This job has let to the greatest amount of personal growth than any other I've had."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company values and foundations for building a financial planning practice encourage teamwork and constant learning. For someone with an interest in Finance and looking to get experience as a in the field, even as a college intern, this is one of the best programs in the country.

Cons

The job and what comes with it aren't easy. The psychological toll of the work without immediate gratification beats people down.

Advice to Management

Keep the program running strong and continue with furthered outreach to colleges and universities to bring in more interns.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It wasn't for me."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced; opportunities for commission.

    Cons

    Limited training; "every man for himself" kind of attitude. Very corporate-feeling. There are many branches of this corporation, and it is all very disjointed. Everyone in the company worked very long hours, with little time to actually meet with other members.

    Advice to Management

    Take some time to offer better training to your recruiters, don't leave it all up to one person who already has a very busy job.


  2. "Best professional decision I made in college"

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

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

    Pros

    Company provides top-notch sales training that can be applied in all sales fields. Very challenging - if you can succeed it is excellent experience for future employment.

    Cons

    100% commission can be challenging. Challenging to overcome the popular views on whole life insurance vs term insurance. It is very rewarding if you can stick with it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the skills of your employees.

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