Northwestern Mutual

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Hard work but great people and company.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX (US)

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

Pros

Great people.
Company morals are top notch.
Flexible hours.
Lots of trips for all employees.
High commissions.

Cons

It is a networking, personal sales position for most of the company which can be difficult. You have to have a strong work ethic and be self motivated to do well in this job. Pay is based strictly on commission. You're pretty much on your own when it comes to the business side of things.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Exceptional company with stellar training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will learn how to build your book of business. You will learn how to manage your time for maximum efficiency and productivity. You will choose who you want to do business with. You will learn how to communicate and gather important information from clients so you can provide custom tailored solutions to them.

    Cons

    You're expected to be at a morning meeting at 7:30 every day and review publicly what you've accomplished regarding your stated goals.
    If your manager requires you to book 4 new appointments a day, you will call until you do so.
    Like it or not, everyone's production numbers are posted system wide every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more informal events where new and experienced agents can interact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Financial Representative-Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Rochester, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Rochester, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    I've been an intern for exactly a month now....This job is one of the greatest jobs a young, fresh out of college or currently attending college student could have. If you're a hard worker that is focused on proving yourself, you will have no problem with this internship. YES, it is a TON of work, but why do something that is easy? It's a challenge that provides great results. The money is good, but overall you are helping families and people you care about create financial stability and security. Most reviews I read prior to accepting this internship say that selling to your family and friends hinders relationships and that bull SH*^ can tell you personally that it is one of the best feelings you'll ever have helping the ones you care about. The experiences, values, and growth within this internship is beyond your imagination. If you do the internship, which I hope everybody does, then you won't regret it. Even if you don't do well, hit it 110% and get a great, great review from your managing director, college unit director, etc. It's a top 10 internship for a reason. GIVE THIS A CHANCE, YOU WON"T REGRET IT! worst thing comes to worst, you don't continue with the company but you'll achieve this:
    1.) Personal growth, confidence, time management
    2.) New friendships!
    3.) Stipend money
    4.) Great reccomendations from your boss's
    5.) Top 10 internship on your resume'

    Cons

    -Not totally up front with how much licensing, expectations are(but it's not the end of the world! It's an important job you're providing for future clients, so it's important to know your stuff!)
    -Emotional toll...be prepared to dust things off your shoulder. You will have family, friends, close-ones that will ignore you when you call to ask them to meet up. BUT, they are saying no to the product, NOT YOU!

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