Northwestern Mutual

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I became a Life Insurance agent and worked to build a book of business.

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Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Columbia, SC
Former Intern - Financial Representative Intern in Columbia, SC

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

Pros

Awesome culture. A lot of young motivated people that will go out of their way to try to help you with your business.

Cons

Basically no base pay. Its a ton of work to start your own practice and it doesnt pay off unless you can last 5+ years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more selective with interns and put more effort into training them.

Recommends
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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 (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

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    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
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    Approves of CEO
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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 (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
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