Northwestern Mutual

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It can be a tough start, but a great company

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Representative  in  Idaho Falls, ID
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Idaho Falls, ID

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

Pros

The company has a great track record and offers quality products.
They are more conservative in their approach to financial planning (pro if your conservative).
They are located all over the US so your free to transfer to a desired location...most of the time.
They are big on joint work, this is beneficial to new hires so that they can learn from more experienced individuals...just hope that you can find someone willing to go with you.

Cons

Because they have no leads for the agents, you must do all of that yourself. It can be tough in the beginning, but if you stick with it, I've seen many make it through and be very successful.
They are more conservative in their approach to financial planning (con if your not conservative).
The commission earned is less than other financial services companies.

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    Extremely strong company with a family feel

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High quality, inspiring people. As stable as a company can get. Committed to core values. Full of challenge. Most who enter the company and perform well will never leave. Culture is extremely strong.

    Cons

    Not always the right people in the right positions. Main career (financial representative) is extremely challenging and many who try it will not be successful in the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate leadership constantly and don't shy away from change. Adapt to changing technology and invest in new resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Financial Representative Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Financial Representative  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Allows you to be your own boss and build out your own practice
    Everyone is very helpful and willing to lend you advice on whatever you need

    Cons

    Tough job to start out in as a new representative
    Requires a lot of work to build out your client base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new interns learn how to use their resources and how to run the programs required to make reports

    No opinion of CEO
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