Northwestern Mutual

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The experience I gained there is invaluable and will help me in so many facets of my life.

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Former Employee - Financial Representative
Former Employee - Financial Representative

I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

Pros

-Learning about the world of finance.
-The network and relationships you build
-Complete autonomy of how you run your practice but with world-class training and help

Cons

-100% commissions-It's awesome when you have a great month.....not so nice when you have a good month
-too much emphasis on numbers and quotas as opposed to individual development

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not every one is driven by the same things or can be managed or inspired the same way. Take into consideration the varying personalities and work on people's individual strengths and weaknesses

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tremendous amount of time and money put into personal development and training. Has one of the best internship programs developed for the financial services industry.

    Cons

    Hard recruiting environment-hard to attract good candidates, expect you to refer people to the career or rely on reps to refer you candidate and that doesn't happen easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so discriminatory when it comes to hiring recruiters. By far, the vast majority of recruiters are young, attractive women and their is a clear bias by management to keep it this way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Invaluable Training & Experience Overall

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Accountability and direct exposure to the financial services field
    Potential for good commissions
    Allows you to get a good feel for what a great financial plan looks like and the strategies involved
    Business Coaching and mentoring
    Potential to engage with higher up management and continue to stay engaged with them

    Cons

    Money isn't there if you aren't selling
    Long hours
    Hard to start building your client base
    Getting all the licenses
    Sometimes you will run into license conflicts/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure compensation to salary and be stricter in regards to hiring interns. We don't need a high turnover rate for employees... We need to get people and keep them with the company, most interns now are using the experience as a stepping stone which is a huge cost to the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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