Northwestern Mutual

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Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern  in  South Florida, FL
Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern in South Florida, FL

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

Pros

High earning potential and a great training program

Cons

Some questionable sales' transactions. Whole Life Insurance is the bread maker so its pushed. Disability is the single most important policy everyone needs. That is the truth

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Northwestern Mutual was a great company where I learned a great deal about the insurance and sales industries.

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Representative

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern

    Pros

    Great team environment. Room for personal growth. Make your own schedule but the company keeps you accountable by pushing you to meet certain activity goals. Good compensation for hard work. Management motivates you to acquire additional licenses and certifications.

    Cons

    To initially succeed you need to put in at least 60 hours a week, preferably more, unless you have a strong natural market. No base salary. Certain minimums must be met before Northwestern will sponsor you to attain basic investments licenses. This makes it hard to do what they want you to do with clients, be a financial planner, without working with other members within the office.

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    A great place to jump start a sales career

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    There is a very large support network for the type of services offered to client. The mentoring program is also very helpful when you're first learning the ropes. The training is up to par with current market trends and resources available.

    Cons

    Since it's a commission and bonuses based job, sometimes the business can be wavering and it's hard to pick yourself up from a bad week. Cold calls are not the most pleasant experiences either. You have to quickly develop a no-quitting attitude and tough skin to make it in this business.

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