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Be Ready to Work Hard and Start Awkward Conversations with Customers

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Former Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
Former Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA

I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Makes you access your market ( Family and Friends) - Making connections with these people will help you in everything you do after this job
Tons of Speeches and Videos to train your sales ability
Managers want you to succeed and will travel with you to open up opportunities for you

Cons

Makes you start conversations with family and friends in order to sell insurance
Overzealous support staff who don't know what its like to sell the product

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more upfront upon hiring

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 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 (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
  2. 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 (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
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