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Financial Representative Position

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

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

Pros

One of the best companies to work for. Northwestern assures that their employees are extremely qualified to aid their clients in the best possible manner. The motto that you "work for yourself but not by yourself" certainly shines through in Northwestern's corporate philosophy.

Cons

The industry lends itself to a competitive nature. People who are not motivated by competition or are not self-motivated will have a difficult time being successful at Northwestern and the Financial Services industry as a whole

Advice to Management

Continue to provide your employees and customers with great financial stability.

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    Current Intern - Intern in Spokane, WA
    Current Intern - Intern in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of college educated people
    Potential to make good money
    Office was in great location.

    Cons

    where do I begin?
    1. No pay unless you sell, Sell, SELL! (mostly to friends and family)

    2. Management is offense, sexist, potentially racist, no diversity (At all), prayers at annual meetings, and ultra conservative atmosphere.

    3. Company is behind the times and is biased on age. If your young, you're seen as a bottom line, worthless and incompetent unless you sell. If you sell your seen as a highly respectable, intelligent, worthy individual with a bright career.

    4.No chance of getting into management

    5. most employees need to work a second job just to support this job.

    6. your constantly lied to.

    If your planning on joining Northwestern mutual, you should a.) have lots of money or a supportive spouse that works full time to support your job (work long hours and bring home $0),
    b.) lots of relatives and friends who are flush with cash and who blindly follow your advice
    c.) Ultra-conservative (tea party member encouraged)
    d.) dumb enough to say yes to "no salary or benefits until you sell at least 10 policies)

    Also you cannot be swayed by any other reputable firm because the insurance industry is highly competitive for employees and will take anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Exactly how old are most of your employees? when I attended the last annual meeting I was astonished to see that most of the employees (the vast majority) where well over 60!. What are you going to do when they retire Northwestern Mutual?!

    your employees are getting older and older and no new blood is coming in! Figure out a solution or your company will implode on itself!

    Do you realize that myself and the other intern were the only ones in that office that was under the age of 40!? and we both quite! so now what!? you need to figure this out!


  2. Working in Northwestern Mutual

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They provide a lot of support in terms of training and development.

    Cons

    All insurance company works like this: you are your own boss, you have to rent your own desk even, and you have to pay for everything that you print, your photo copy and everything else. they will try to train you to become a "financial advisor" no matter what.


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