Northwestern Mutual

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Good Experience, Difficult Work

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Former Employee - Financial Representative
Former Employee - Financial Representative

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

Pros

- Intense training
- They pay for you to get your insurance license, which you can use to work for any insurance company
- They teach you all the skills you need to be successful
- Great potential to earn a lot of money
- Treated like a full-time rep; are able to truly see if this is the career for you

Cons

- I was mislead on the difficulty of prospecting/finding leads
- Was told I would be given a list of potential clients, but was not & had to resort to cold calling
- Long sales cycle
- You're selling life insurance :-/

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more realistic view of how you will do during the internship. Training is a bit overwhelming (too much information too fast)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Post Grad Program=Internship; Glorified Sales Position

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

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

    Pros

    The earning is theoretically limitless, and for many people who do not have a finance, business, accounting, etc. background, I could see this as being a great introduction to financial services. Also, in terms of insurance sales, the products are the best.

    Cons

    In order to achieve a noteworthy income (i.e. >100K/year), however, you need to dedicate what seems to be at least 5 years to "building your practice". It is an insurance sales position with referral-based calling, but still just as awkward and difficult as cold calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not all using the same verbiage for all aspects of the business--everyone who has been in the business at least a year sounds exactly the same and behaves similarly, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Financial Rep

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Great Incentives, benefits, and commissions

    Cons

    No base salary but easily worth it if you can sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a new kind of training system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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