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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A REAL CAREER TEST DRIVE


Uppers

The fact that you had flexibility and could be compensated just like a full time advisor.


Downers

What i liked least was that it made me VERY uncomfortable at the time, much like any new business owner would. It was sink or swim, but in retrospect thats what made me who I am today and I'm happy with that.


Advice to Potential Interns

The fact that this is an internship that you will grow in more than you could ever think possible. Its heavy duty and even if you dont find this career to be your passion, you will be a stronger human being.


Advice to Management

I would say it specific to the different offices. As a whole, we need to constantly improve on being great role models to our interns we bring on and make sure we have the infrastructre to support all that we promise.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Best choice I have ever made


Uppers

Making your own schedule


Downers

phone calls


Advice to Potential Interns

You determine your own success


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Learn to be a financial planner


Uppers

You were able to really try out the career to see if it is something that you enjoy and have the ability to excel at.


Downers

I live further away from the office so I had an hour commute each way


Advice to Potential Interns

The internship is a great opportunity to see if this is a career path for you. Give it everything you have and you won't be dissappointed because you will either continue on or have invaluable experience in whichever field you choose to pursue


Advice to Management

Higher expecatations of performance so that interns can truly gauge if they will be able to make it a career and support a family


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Literally the best thing that has ever happenned to me. Absolutely life changing in the best way possible


Uppers

the real world hands on experience; I learned more about the insurance/financial services industry in 3 months doing this internship than I did during 4 years of college business school.


Downers

You have to be self motivated and must be willing to work hard!


Advice to Potential Interns

Only the strong survive and succeed in this internship/career. It is truly hands on real world experience; interns are doing the same thing that the full time reps do, the numbers expectations for interns is lower than full-time, but you do the exact same thing the full-timers do.


Advice to Management

Northwestern Mutual is such an amazing company that they have all aspects of management down to a science. Some offices will differ from others, but the network I am in I have zero complaints; I can always find help when I need it, the compensation is more than fair, and I decide my own hours. There is a fairly high turnover rate, but that is because most people can't hack it. This business is not easy, but nothing in life worth doing is easy. If you can rise above and succeed, I vehemently believe that this career can be the most satisfying career in the world.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Awesome


Uppers

Real work experience


Downers

Nothing at all


Advice to Potential Interns

Think about where you want to be 5+ years from now and decide if this can get you there


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

An internship that creates great generational employees but more importantly better people


Uppers

Pay, opportunity, the lack of micromanagement, accessibility to resources and guidance, career opportunity


Downers

The least favorite parts are ultimately what creates urgency to do better (i.e. lack of hourly pay)


Advice to Potential Interns

Although all commission and sales are a scary thing, taking advantage of an opportunity that requires you to fulfill the responsibilities of a CEO at an early age will propel your professional life regardless of where one ends up


Advice to Management

I have no quarrels here


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

It is an amazing life changing expirience.


Uppers

Pay, Schedule, I am my own boss


Downers

Nothing it is amazing.... I am the only thing that stands in my way!


Advice to Potential Interns

If you do it you better be all in.


Advice to Management

None I have it good being at Northwestern Mutual


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Real world experience


Uppers

Test driving the full time career


Downers

Self discipline was a struggle at first but I have made great progress in that area that will help me in all aspects of life


Advice to Potential Interns

Not many internships give you the flexibility and power to try out the real career. You won't be doing pointless things like catering to someone.


Advice to Management

Training could use some work


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Real world experience in the financial planning arena.


Uppers

The amount of learning and hands on Experience


Downers

The constant battle to have clients take action in what they know they need to do.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to work hard and see what life in this career is all about


Advice to Management

Everything is done very well here at Northwestern Mutual and it seems as if they have a great process.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Life Changing


Uppers

Meeting people


Downers

Phoning people


Advice to Potential Interns

Meet as many people as you can


Advice to Management

Employee retention but it is a hard business


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Yes


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