Northwestern Mutual

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Financial Representative Intern

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Stevens Point, WI
Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Stevens Point, WI

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

Pros

-Unlimited potential for earnings
-Emphasis on personal development
-Office camaraderie

Cons

-100% commission salary
-Excessive lag on underwriting and commission payout
-Lack of guidance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Target younger college interns, start in their freshman/ sophomore year and develop the interns understanding and success with the business so that upon graduation they can just continue on with the career.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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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    Truly policy owners company - great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Consultant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Focused on doing the right thing for policy owners
    Long term outlook

    Cons

    Benefits are no longer considered to be above par
    Pay is average, and quite a few talented employees have accepted new outside positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management layers, and provided competitive salary and benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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