Northwestern Mutual

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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

Pros

Excellent training and numerous career paths.

Cons

None come to my mind.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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