Northwestern Mutual

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Great training, great people, but an intense sales environment

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

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

Pros

Great compensation, great training, great reputation

Cons

You only make money if you sell life insurance policies to your friends and family.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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    Some of the best training in the industry

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Two offices to my knowledge, Chicago and Milwaukee, have managing partners who push their financial reps harder than anyone else in the business. There's a reason why they are so successful.

    Training is very thorough and had several headhunters contact me for other opportunities based solely on my experience with NMFN.

    I worked out of the Waukesha, WI office and had the best support from the College Unit Director, Managing Director, and other reps within the office.

    Cons

    I can't say anything bad about the company. It's a wonderful place to work. Well, it would be nice if the financial reps got to taste some of that awesome food at the home office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up fellas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Amazing opportunity if you can survive!

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    Former Employee - College Financial Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - College Financial Representative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Income potential, work/life balance, rewarding career helping people, great company culture and recognition.

    Cons

    Tough job with a high turnover rate, you will make it if you continue to see enough people each week which means you must always be prospecting for potential clients, thought of as a financial advisor, but you are really just selling life insurance, period. After you gain enough clients roughly 3-5 years in it may be possible to start using investment services and wealth management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great training program on the sales aspect of the business as calling, closing, prospecting, but need to do more with financial training so reps better understand the products, estate tax laws, etc.

    Recommends
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