Northwestern Mutual

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Awesome Experience But not for everyone!

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Former Employee - Financial Representative  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Financial Representative in Chicago, IL

I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Awesome Training! Good $$$ for the 1st year! I did great and hit their pacesetter 40 and 60 which means you sell 100 life insurance policies in your first year. You make 70-80% of the premium paid meaning approx $50-100k in your first year! You ever wonder what Bill Gates lives like? Try this job.

Cons

After the first year they pull the carpet out and start charging you for rent, decrease your commission, and see if you can survive. If you haven't created a clientele of millionaires you won't make it! SO get your training, get your licenses (they pay for them 6 and 63), then get hired elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They ARE the best Life insurance company...Period!....But if you want more talent pay the $$$.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great support, they really care about their clients and advisors, take a holistic approach towards financial planning, does not attempt to make you push products as they always make sure whatever they are recommending is in the best interest of the client, pays for designations and licenses, great management support team, really makes you grow as a person, sr. reps are always willing to go on meeting with less experienced reps to help them aid clients

    Cons

    if you don't work extremely hard you will fail out of this business, you cannot hope to just "float", if you're looking for just another desk job where you receive your paycheck each week regardless of what you did then this is definitely not the career for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The company as a whole is fantastic.

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    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Huge potential to build your own business and make a lot of money
    Helping others in and outside your community build financial security
    Leadership roles
    Independence
    Great opportunity
    Great training

    Cons

    Hard to get started. Very difficult to get through 6 months, much less 4 years. After 5 years you are golden.
    Some reps are better than others. Some Advisors business is hurting and pay their employees poorly (assistant roles), also they create a very negative atmosphere.
    Can be high stress.
    It is a sales position, do not let the financial part fool you. You are a sales rep.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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