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Challenging, fun and an awesome experience

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Former Employee - Financial Representative  in  Dallas, TX (US)
Former Employee - Financial Representative in Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Great people
Really care about employees
Supervisor are very supportive and helpful
Fun environment to work in
Plenty of room for growth - what you put into it is what you get out of it

Cons

Challenging work
No base salary - entirely commission based
Must call upon family and friends to sell insurance products
Meeting with clients can be frustrating

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Financial Representative-Intern

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    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 for less than a 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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    Great Start for Someone with Entrepreneurial Spirit

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Training for new reps as well as personal mentoring
    Great pay if you actually makes sales
    Plethora of leadership opportunities

    Cons

    Full-commission (not for the immature)
    Fell lost sometime in that there is a lot to learn in so little time if you want to make real money
    Pay schedule can be a bit confusing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! In the training class, make sure to give more information into how reps actually get paid and be more clear of cutoff dates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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