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"This company cares about its employees and gives a sense of community"

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Current Intern - Investment Operations in Milwaukee, WI
Current Intern - Investment Operations in Milwaukee, WI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Free lunch at the home office, staff is well trained, managers have top notch talent, lots of networking opportunity and clubs

Cons

They don't hire much in the investment departments at home office. 1 person doing the job of several at another firm. While many internships are a "try out" for being hired, this is likely not one of them.

Advice to Management

Not much, the reason they don't hire is that nobody leaves. People are obviously happy and performance is great, so keep up the good work.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. "They want you to push your product on every person that doesn't already have it."

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    Former Contractor - Financial Service Representative
    Former Contractor - Financial Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as a contractor

    Pros

    - Excellent training for any sales job-- they provide you with extensive training on sales language, rebuttals, business engagement etiquette, (aggressive) networking.
    - As far as I can tell, they do provide a quality product. Financially safe company.
    - Genuinely nice co-workers very willing to help you develop
    - You will get out of it what you put into it. You define your schedule.

    Cons

    - They want you to be so aggressive with the sales, I felt sleazy. Similarly, I do not mix family and business. They wanted you to start with family. Red Flag #1.
    - They want to exploit all your pre-existing networks (friends, relations, acquaintances) to create more clientele. Very sleazy tone to the whole thing.
    - Solely commission pay. Not including the $100/week stipend to be earned for attending a 60-90 minute long training session every week, during which an "educational video" (aka distilled monotony) was not uncommon.
    - I completely understand the need to push sales in a professional environment, but this brand simply lacks tact. Absolutely provides a pyramid / multi-level marketing element (think Herbalife) to it when they ask you to refer more people they should recruit to work there.


  2. "Broad exposure to the financial services industry- didn't learn much."

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    Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Melville, NY
    Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales experience, gained knowledge or insurance.

    Cons

    Had to sell to friends and family.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees

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