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Rollercoaster ride-- big ups and tough lows

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Current Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

You get to work with people on an individual basis to achieve their financial goals for a better future by design. If you're a people person, you are constantly interacting with clients and potential clients. You are not working behind a computer all day because you are expected to be out of the office meeting with people.

Cons

If you aren't a self starter or aren't disciplined, this job isn't for you. I've watched too many people who have come in who wouldn't ever do what they were told to do to be successful. They quickly found their way out the door. There is a high turnover rate, and that is because it is a tough job and 100% commission based.

Advice to Management

In the beginning, there needs to be more product training. As well as a sales position, this is seen as an advisor position and clients and potential clients want to be able to talk about challenges in the industry as a whole.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    IT Management (Support desk Specifically) ...is a joke

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    Former Employee - WAN Analyst in Franklin, WI
    Former Employee - WAN Analyst in Franklin, WI

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Lunch and many peopel who actually work there are very nice.

    Cons

    The Management is underqualified and have no idea in how to run a Help Desk. The training for new people is attrocious and they value being a team member over being Experienced! (So what you have are Bubbly peopel getting promoted and customers suffering from an ill- prepared overworked support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Quit...you are the problem with the desk


  2. I learned a lot

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Income potential, selling the best products

    Cons

    Very difficult to start the business without a developed network of people that are willing to help Stressful


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