Northwestern Mutual

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Northwestern Mutual provided me a great internship with all the tools to help me become sucessful.

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Former Employee - Financial Representative in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Former Employee - Financial Representative in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

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

Pros

Provide great support for their interns. Experienced reps are very helpful. #1 Ranked Company. Top 10 Internship in Finance

Cons

Difficult to become your own boss at age 21. Must work extremely hard to be successful. Work can be frustrating and stagnant at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing. They were great. Grand Rapids office built a great internship program.

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    Great hands on experience. Exactly what you will be doing full-time

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern

    Pros

    Definitely able to get your foot in the door for this type of career. The internship is what you make of it.

    Cons

    You have to market and build your own business from ground up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should interact with interns more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Need Tunnel Vision to Succeed.

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Annapolis, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great sales experience. Very strong training program. Great support staff. Great position if you didn't work hard in college but have a degree. If you buy in, you can make good money, but you need to really ignore all negative aspects of the career in the short-term and focus on long-term benefits.

    Cons

    VERY hard work that really is trying. Definitely heavily affects your relationships with all of your friends and even family in that they always think you're out to "sell" them something, even if you just want to catch-up/chat. A lot of hidden fees associated with being a financial rep (rent, supplies, support staff charges). Most days are very stressful. If you take the job while looking for other jobs/waiting to hear from other jobs, it's not worth your time as you need to fully buy in for your time to be worthwhile. To be successful, you need to accept the fact you'll be selling life insurance the rest of your life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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