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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Quit...you are the problem with the desk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great place to learn the business

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very thorough training program that helps you to building your own financial services practice

    Cons

    Inadequate financial support while you fill your pipeline with prospective clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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