4.7 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (240 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The best opportunity that can be afforded to a college student.


Uppers

Independence, Income, and Impact


Downers

There is nothing wrong that I would say here.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take the leap!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Northwestern Mutual develops college students into financially sound and successful entrepeneurs.


Uppers

The office culture is great, with everyone striving to be the best versions of themselves. I love the drive within my office. I was compensated well and able to develop my own financial plan that will serve me well into the future. The perks of working in our office are great, and employee appreciation is clearly noted. Recognition is given often and when deserved. I love the relationships I have with my mentors, as I know I can go to them with any problem, professional or otherwise, and they will do their best to help me. My knowledge of personal finance has blossomed since being with Northwestern and this knowledge will serve me well going into the future.


Downers

This business has a lot of emotional up and downs, however this was mitigated by the presence of great mentors.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you desire a future where you are largely your own boss, and able to have as much freedom as you wish, you should be willing to fight for this job.


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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


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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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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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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

You made copies or input useless data for someone else while I started my own business as an intern!


Uppers

Flexibility of schedule and the ability to make as much money as I want.


Downers

It's not for the faint of heart. It's hard work but it pays off.


Advice to Potential Interns

You will not get better actual work experience anywhere else. You'll learn more in this internship than you ever thought possible and it will make you a better professional.


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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

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

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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