Northwestern Mutual

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Good for resume, and that is all it is good for.

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Former Employee - College Financial Representative in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - College Financial Representative in Broomfield, CO

I worked at Northwestern Mutual part-time (less than an year)

Pros

The company does a great job putting you through a training program and getting you excited about the opportunity. The company is very financially solid and job security seems high.

Cons

Terrible position for someone starting out or in college. After training they give you absolutely no help and have high expectations. All they want to do is sell life insurance to your family and friends. Total joke of a system and they lost all my respect.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't say you enjoy to bring on a lot of interns and new financial reps to do anything but steal the clients for your top managers. Giving them 1/2 of the credit and money is a joke.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Be Ready to Work Hard and Start Awkward Conversations with Customers

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

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (less than an 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
    Approves of CEO
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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 (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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