Northwestern Mutual

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A lot to learn, in a short period of time

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

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

Pros

You have control of your work schedule

Cons

You have 6 months to reach sales goals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They should just manage, not also run their business.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

1611 Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual (View Most Recent)

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    They want you to push your product on every person that doesn't already have it.

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    Former Contractor - Financial Service Representative
    Former Contractor - Financial Service Representative

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as a contractor

    Pros

    - Excellent training for any sales job-- they provide you with extensive training on sales language, rebuttals, business engagement etiquette, (aggressive) networking.
    - As far as I can tell, they do provide a quality product. Financially safe company.
    - Genuinely nice co-workers very willing to help you develop
    - You will get out of it what you put into it. You define your schedule.

    Cons

    - They want you to be so aggressive with the sales, I felt sleazy. Similarly, I do not mix family and business. They wanted you to start with family. Red Flag #1.
    - They want to exploit all your pre-existing networks (friends, relations, acquaintances) to create more clientele. Very sleazy tone to the whole thing.
    - Solely commission pay. Not including the $100/week stipend to be earned for attending a 60-90 minute long training session every week, during which an "educational video" (aka distilled monotony) was not uncommon.
    - I completely understand the need to push sales in a professional environment, but this brand simply lacks tact. Absolutely provides a pyramid / multi-level marketing element (think Herbalife) to it when they ask you to refer more people they should recruit to work there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    If you are materialistic, inexperienced, white and male, this is the perfect place for you.

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Best cash value life insurance products in the industry. Great view of the city from the 30th floor. Well dressed coworkers. Good place to start if you can't get into sales anywhere else.

    Cons

    If you are a woman forget it. This place is a frat house. It is very unlikely that if you are a normal well balance human being, that you will succeed in making a living. Less than 1 in 10 make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't teach new recruits to fake their expenses by gathering non business expenses and calling them business expenses on their tax returns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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