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Rewarding but difficult. Good if you have good connections

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Pros

Run own schedule and no micro managing

Cons

100% commission, have to build own client base

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  1. Helpful (1)

    No Investment in Employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - College Financial Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - College Financial Representative in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential. Very independent and "on your own" attitude. Some people really like it. Great commission rate starting out but decreases over time.

    Cons

    If you are not one of the top interns, they don't hire you on and then they'll take all your business. They offer nothing to you except some "training." Anyone can work here as long as you can talk to people. They think their insurance products are the best but Metlife and New York Life are just as good if not better. Overall, this company provides nothing to their advisors and no investment in their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give a base salary, at least to start.


  2. Nice place, a bit over hyped as a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices, free lunch, proper tools to get job done.

    Cons

    Over promote from withing, many senior managers promoted past level of competence. Promote from within policy leads to many individuals becoming managers of functional areas in which they have no practical experience.


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