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A Roller Coaster of an Experience

College Financial Representative (Current Employee)

ProsThey offer fantastic insurance products and give you all the tools you need to succeed in training. They invest plenty of time into ensuring that you are ready to take on a rather challenging internship. There is also a lot of flexibility in the schedule and there is no overbearing supervision. This is great if you know how to get your work done, but I can see it being problematic for some people. It is also very rewarding when you are helping people out.

ConsThe corporate structure is a bit unusual and communications between different offices are not necessarily streamlined. This makes accomplishing some things (getting contracted) rather difficult. Additionally you need to like making phone calls. I didn't know what to expect coming in, but you need to sit in the office and make 100-500 calls a week to set up meetings to ensure you are working and getting paid. Pay is all commission (at least in the early years until you get some management roles). At times when you have lots of meetings, the job is rewarding, but there are other times when you are sitting in the office making calls and that's very boring and not fun. Cold calling blows. The also like you to start with your warm market (people you already know i.e. family, friends, old business partners etc.) and you need to be comfortable asking them to do business with you. If you don't get many referrals you can run out of people to call fast. Don't go into this thinking you are going to manage money, because it takes years to get to that point and the company is best at insurance. That's what they want you focusing on, especially early. Be ready for the emotional ups and downs that accompany this job, people will say no a lot.

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    Good Company

    College Financial Representative (Former Employee)

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern


    Pros: -Strong culture -Reps seem to take a lot of pride in the company -Potential to… Cons: -Hard work -No guaranteed money -Lots of rejection Advice to Senior Management: Company runs really well. The issue is that pay is all commission,… More
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    Great Experience

    Investment Operations (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: There's a lot of variety in my job because I work under two different departments. I assist with the investment services for the entire region,… Cons: For me since I work in more than one department, it also means I have more than one person to answer to. Also, my job… Advice to Senior Management: Have a written out job description with a list of expectations and daily duties. The list… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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