Northwestern Mutual

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Tough Experience, but an amazing learning experience and grew a ton as a professional

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Former Employee - Financial Representative  in  Manchester, NH
Former Employee - Financial Representative in Manchester, NH

Pros

1. Compensation
2. Great overall company
3. Learned a ton about sales and insurance
4. Met some great people who I still keep in contact with

Cons

1. Tough to build a market as a young college kid, but all the resources were there to help me succeed
2. A lot of upfront costs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give a small base salary to help recent college graduates get on their feet.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Top Tier financial planning firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Limitless Potential, with a client first attitude. It truly is the #1 company if you do your research.

    Cons

    It takes determination, skill, and a never say die attitude. Some people just don't have all the right attributes to make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize the need for new reps to be smart with their money. I see guys go and blow all they have and then have a bad month and can't pay bills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Experience, Difficult Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Representative

    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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