Northwestern Mutual Internship

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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

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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5.0 of 5 stars

Get outside of your comfort zone and think bigger!
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


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5.0 of 5 stars

Test drive a career and begin my practice with a running start.
Kalamazoo, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Experience, personal growth, connections made, and education.


Downers

Studying for the state licensing exams. No fun!


Advice to Potential Interns

Give it a try. If you're interested in investments, insurance, sales, or financial planning, it's a great way to test drive a career.


Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to work in an organization? What do you see as your upward mobility in your career path?


Advice to Management

Nothing


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Start your own bussiness.
Little Rock, AR | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being my own boss.


Downers

The volatility of your work week.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work hard.


Advice to Management

More organization with the contracting process.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Amazing
Syracuse, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Independance and opportunity


Downers

That I couldn't do it full time because I still had to go to class.


Advice to Potential Interns

You must give 100% to get the best experience possible.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Beswt learning and jump start for my career i could have asked for.
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

culture, compensation and learning.


Downers

It meant i was starting my career at a young age and had to grow up quickly.


Advice to Potential Interns

dive in head first and give it everything you have.


Advice to Management

keep the internship as the crown jewel of the northwestern mutual. its our secret sauce!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Building character while creating a career
Springfield, MO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Having the same resposnsiblities as full-time reps with the ability to only work part-time, schedule flexibility, building my own business, learning how to be a business owner, learning how to be a better financial planner, availability of resources, office culture, company culture,


Downers

Balancing school work with running a business


Advice to Potential Interns

Follow Granum and you'll succeed


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

In-depth look at a career. No other way to learn as much as by doing. Great chance to test drive what has become a phenomenal career.
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Seeing the industry from the inside out; gained more professioanal experience of learning how to treat others and be treated as a professional; by virtue of the role of a financial rep, you meet an incredibly large amount of people very quickly


Downers

There was less structure around my development at the time, but the program has evolved materially since then.


Advice to Potential Interns

Everything my firm told me about this business has been true.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

A life changing experience
Syracuse, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Flexibility, freedom, responsibility, training/mentoring, opportunity to be in leadership as an intern, pay


Downers

Hard to do while in school and taking classes


Advice to Potential Interns

You have to give it a shot to believe anything you will hear or see about it.


Advice to Management

Not much that could be improved


Would You Recommend

Yes


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