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4.7 of 5 stars (381 Ratings)

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A real trial, for real life!

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Real work experience while building your own business.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

The greatest opportunity of my life.

5.0 of 5 stars

Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I got to build my own buisness. I even hired my first employee while I was a senior in college. I also got to work face to face with clients and really help them.

Downers

You are starting a business and if you treat it as such it can take a lot of time.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be open and willing to really give this a shot and put in the work to find out if this is a good fit for you.

Advice to Management

A little more training on specific contracts and products could not hurt.

Would You Recommend

Yes

You can create your future

4.9 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The ability to be my own boss and control my schedule in addition to the amazing training

Downers

To be honest there really isn't any aspect of the internship I don't like. While there were aspects I liked better, there aren't any aspects I didn't enjoy

Advice to Potential Interns

This opportunity is a fast paced and self motivated opportunity. This career is not going to be handed to you. It is hard work, but the hard work is worth it.

Sample Interview Questions

The process didn't feel like an interview, it felt like a conversation. The questions asked were more about what my dream job would be and what my goals are.

Advice to Management

I can't think of anything specifically to improve.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Maximize Your Ability To Succeed

5.0 of 5 stars

Indianapolis, IN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The culture was incredible as well the leadership that I attained. It opened my mind to a different style of thinking.

Downers

Commission, but the stipend helped.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to work hard, this is the perfect experience.

Sample Interview Questions

Name a time that you have faced adversity?

Advice to Management

More incentives and competitions to make us work a bit harder.

Would You Recommend

Yes

You get what you put in.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

The Road to Achievement

5.0 of 5 stars

Memphis, TN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspect of the internship is the actual experience itself. Interns are able to work as a full time rep as a part time student. I outperformed the majority of my office as a student. Northwestern Mutual also has various contest for its interns such as Winter Camp for the top producing interns during the fall semester. I ranked #9 for the contest and was chosen to speak at the contest camp held at the home office!

Downers

There is nothing I would dislike about Northwestern Mutual's Internship!

Advice to Potential Interns

The opportunity to build your business as a college intern and graduate with a full financial practice is a strong opportunity. You are able to help people achieve financial goals while making good money in the mean time.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Get outside of your comfort zone and think bigger!

5.0 of 5 stars

Irvine, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Gaining real world experience by having the opportunity to meet with potential clients and building my own clientele.

Downers

I didn't like getting to the office at 7:30am

Advice to Potential Interns

It is a great opportunity, you will receive first class training and development as well as getting the real world experience you need to determine if this is a career you are interested in pursuing.

Sample Interview Questions

Ho do you deal with and respond to disappointment.

Advice to Management

I feel the organization could make a greater impact in the community if we had a more diverse group of advisors.

Would You Recommend

Yes

excellent chance to test drive the career

5.0 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

great experience in real world

Downers

rejection with prospects

Advice to Potential Interns

stick it out

Would You Recommend

Yes

For those who are or want to be the best of the best, give Northwestern Mutual a shot. There's no downside.

4.8 of 5 stars

Seattle, WA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The training is fantastic. Learning about such important topics like financial planning, budget analysis, and running a business can't be replaced. Whether or not an intern goes full-time with the company, they'll be a better person and more employable after the internship. The office culture is fantastic as well. I love the competitive nature because everyone wants to succeed as badly as they want to breathe, but they also want to see others succeed. They want to be the best by beating the best. Tons of great, fun people, and the internship strikes a perfect balance - for me - between professional and fun. The pay is unbeatable to.

Downers

It's such a copmetitive field, that there is a ton of turnover in the industry. It can be hard to befriend someone as you're watching them fail out of something that they want badly.

Advice to Potential Interns

Some people simply aren't cut out for this career. It's extremely independent, and a lot of people don't like the fact that they're 100% responsible for their income and lifestyle. Others may not like that it's 100% commission based. I'd say try it and really submit yourself 100% to it before you decide it's not for you. The people who make this a career are really, really happy. It'd be a shame to not make the most of such a good opportunity.

Sample Interview Questions

First interview is very stereotypical, but less formal. Tell me about yourself. Strengths/weaknesses. What's your 5, 10, and 20 year plan. Tell me a time of adversity, etc. The second interview is super unique and really cool. They ask us to put together a powerpoint presentation covering a series of questions and trying to sell ourselves to the company. Things like: why this industry, why this company, what are your goals, what makes you different, what motivates you, what do you want from us, etc. This is where we ask them some questions as well to figure out if it could be a fit for us. The third interview is with our potential mentor to hear more about the career, expectations, and get a chance to really dig deep and as questions. They want to see from us the same things that anyone else does, but it's super cool to talk to a mentor rather than a recruiter during the interview process.

Advice to Management

Overall communication can be spotty sometimes. Whether it's requirements for a competition or conditions to get paid, they're not always as clear as possible. That's probably just a bureacracy issue, but it can be annoying. Other than that minor issue, I'd say keep doing what they're doing, finding great kids, and training them to be the best version of themselves.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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