Northwestern Mutual Internship

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5.0 of 5 stars

Rewarding
Dallas, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Experince

Training

Compensation Potential

Competitions


Downers

I cant think of anything I would improve


Advice to Potential Interns

Do the advised work and this will be the best experince ever.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

I saving important to you?
Indianapolis, IN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Growing personally and professionally


Downers

There are no cons. If you are motivated to succeed, it's hard not to


Advice to Potential Interns

Come in open minded and prepared to work hard


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

The opportunity of a lifetime
Akron, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

People, resources, learning, communication skills, workplace culture, fun


Downers

Inconsistent pay and down time. When you are struggling with finding clients or keeping a full schedule. You always have your tram to pick you up and help you rough tough times.


Advice to Potential Interns

Know what you are getting into and if it is the right type of opportunity for yourself. Ask questions.


Sample Interview Questions

What is an example of failure that you have experienced in your life and how did you overcome it?


Advice to Management

No Comment


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

The ability to jump start your career and learn the skills necessary to succeed in life.
Tacoma, WA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The autonomy, resources, support, mentorship, continued education, and ability to make a difference in lives.


Downers

Delayed gratification from the time you meet someone to the time that you get paid on the recommendations you help them implement. The career is very difficult to get started in and build a network of clients. The learning curve is very steep because most of the things that are to be learned for financial planning are not taught in school.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are long term focused, self motivating, autonomous, hard-working, and persistent, this will be a good opportunity for you. However, if you need immediate results and lack the autonomy to act as a business owner this might be too much of a challenge. You will be asked to step outside of your comfort zone on the daily to continuously grow and learn and you should be okay with challenge.


Sample Interview Questions

How do you like to compensated? Monetarily, Recognition, Leadership opportunities?

Tell me about a time you had to overcome a personal struggle or tell me about a time you took on a lot of responsibility.


Advice to Management

I would prefer the recruiters to focus on the quality of potential interns rather than the quantity, as the more interns who have poor experiences because they are not cut out to handle the internship might have negative things to say about the internship when they were not suited for it all along.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Enhancing your college experience while growing professionally
Hartford, CT | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The freedom to do what I wanted and make as much money as I wanted. There are no end destinations, it is very goal oriented.


Downers

The difficulty of starting and maintaining a busy schedule.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you do decide to pursuit this internship, it will definitely be worth it. You will learn so much and have a huge impact on your friends and family lives.


Sample Interview Questions

Do you have any experience in sales?


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

A real trial, for real life!
Knoxville, TN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Flexability with time and no limit on compensation. It was commision based


Downers

I wish I would have known about it earlier.


Advice to Potential Interns

Put in your best effort up front to really gauge if this is something you could do the rest of your life


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Real work experience while building your own business.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Real experience, builiding a client base for myself, learning professional skills that can be applied to any industry, and being held accountable for my own business.


Downers

It was largely commission based, but there were other stipends and financial incentives.


Advice to Potential Interns

This company and business rewards high work ethic. What you put into this, is what you will earn out of it. It is incredibly rewarding.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you had to overcome something and what you did to do it?



What is your biggest fear?



Describe your dream job.


Advice to Management

Be more upfront about the dress code during the hiring process. It would also be helpful to have a different training/orientation for interns with a certain level of experience instead of resending them back through training with new hires.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great Opportunity
Harrisburg, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

No maximum earning potential, flexibility in schedule, real life learning experience.


Downers

There were no negatives about this internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Bestcompany in the financial services industry.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Financial Freedom is Glorious
Madison, WI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Freedom to fail.


Downers

Lack of structure in remote offices.


Advice to Potential Interns

Network yourself so deep in groups of people, it doesn't matter what job you want or need; the network will help you find your groove.


Advice to Management

Slush fund for new interns to get out and market themselves would be helpful.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

You get what you put in.
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people in the office.


Downers

Not Hourly.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you're not ready to work hard, turn away and run.


Sample Interview Questions

Don't recall.


Advice to Management

Compensation, bigger stipend for interns.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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