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Great Company!

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Current Employee - Financial Representative in New York, NY
Current Employee - Financial Representative in New York, NY

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

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

Pros

Excellent training and numerous career paths.

Cons

None come to my mind.

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  1. It's a hidden pyramid scheme for recent college graduates.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Pros

    If you know a ton of people who just got married, just had a baby, or just bought a house you have the potential to make a lot of money

    Cons

    Management will continuously pest you about buying your own policies and reaching out to those closest to you with the hopes they will buy a policy from you to help you start out. Each managing director is all about themselves and will do anything to make money off of your contacts.

    Advice to Management

    Quit pestering your own employees to buy their own policies.

  2. Great sales training but kind of exploited and a lot of work

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    Former Intern - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great sales training, on-phone and in person communication skills dramatically improved. Great opportunity to make money if you are very personable but don't take rejection personally.

    Cons

    They basically ask you to call all your family and family friends and meet with them and try to sell them insurance or get them to give you friends they know. It was personally uncomfortable asking a lot of these things of friends and family. A lot of work to get the licenses and work hours are flexible but only a small stipend if you do not make any sales.

    Advice to Management

    Make students more aware of program requirements and duties before they are accepted. Great training and experience but a lot of work for a frustrating process as a college student.

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