Northwestern Mutual

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Overall company is solid, district office lacks proper management.

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Former Employee - Financial Representative in Peoria, IL
Former Employee - Financial Representative in Peoria, IL

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

Pros

Stability of company and products is adequate.

Cons

"Be your own boss" means "as long as you do what we ask." Local office lacks sales management and leadership.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recruit and train good management first, then you will be able to develop younger reps and new-to-the-business advisors that will stick around.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It's not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Representative

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

    Pros

    You earn what you think you're worth. You have some flexibility of schedule. It's ever changing, not just a desk job.

    Cons

    They feed you a bill of goods saying you're "starting your own business" but then they micromanage you. It is a different atmosphere, you need to be a "rah rah" type to fit in. All commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management that I dealt with was not extremely mature. So I would say that it would be helpful to take a more "manager" role rather than a "friend" role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A Perfect fit if you desire to sell life insurance

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Albuquerque, NM

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. You can make time for activities outside of work.

    Cons

    You are a 100% commission based life insurance sales person. PERIOD. You are responsible for meeting sales goals and must attend frivolous and frequent meetings. If a client cancels a policy you must forfeit your commission (known as a rollback). Extreme adversity to start. Financial benefits of career will not be reaped until 15~20 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to retain talent. Do not be so flippant with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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