Northwestern Mutual

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Amazing company to work for, if you can handle the ups and downs in the beginning

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Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Unlimited earning potential, great training program and support staff, and best products in the industry

Cons

Strictly commission and a 'eat what you kill mentality' - the company places so much priority on clients it sometimes works against the advisor. Underwriting requirement are some of the strictest in the industry. Prospecting to grow your book of business can be difficult if you don't already have a successful and well-established network.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Different requirements and standards for intern conversions/ recent graduates and career changers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not cut out for everyone

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    Former Intern - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Friendly office environment
    Able to work or set your own schedule- could be good and bad
    Develop client skills with frequent meetings
    In-depth knowledge about insurance
    Expand your professional/personal network

    Cons

    involves cold calling and asking friends and family for client introductions, must use a lot of sales techniques, the pay is based off commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hard but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Morristown, NJ

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

    Pros

    Independence, unlimited pay, freedom, flexibility, the possibility of selling to people the most valuable asset they will ever own.

    Cons

    Compensation only, if you do not sell, you make no money. Also the first couple months are very tough as you have to reach out to everyone you know to get leads and referrals. Usually take up to three months to acquire new clients so you have to be able to to sustain yourself on a budget when starting out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help out a little more, make the training longer, perhaps give some orphan client to starters to help them out. This would reduce the turnover rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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