Northwestern Mutual

  www.northwesternmutual.com
  www.northwesternmutual.com
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Good place for sales representatives.

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Former Employee - Financial Adviser in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Financial Adviser in Chicago, IL

I worked at Northwestern Mutual

Pros

Northwestern Mutual is a good place for people who are good at sales related financial services. The compensation is good for the people who can sell.

Cons

If you are not a sales type of person, you will struggle to make money as it is based all on compensation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The management is terrific. The only matter is in the employees being good at sales. The management can help you figure out if it's right for you to be at Northwestern Mutual.

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    You Need a Book of Business!

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Pros

    If you are a motivated person who can hit the pavement everyday chasing down leads and if you are comfortable selling life insurance to friends and family than you will be fine.

    Cons

    100% Commission
    Generate your own leads
    1099 Independent contractor so no benefits or employer perks
    All the risk is on the financial representative and no risk is put on the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None...I know that you higher a bunch of kids out of college to try and sell insurance to their families to give them "experience" while you take part of every sale, but thats how you do business, so what else can I say!

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great reputable company

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    Former Employee - Web Administrator in Franklin, WI
    Former Employee - Web Administrator in Franklin, WI

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Pros

    Great work-life balance (flexible), great benefits, decent salary, very active in the community (charities, volunteering, etc.). Great perks: free lunch, gym on site, health care on site.

    Cons

    The company has NEVER had a layoff and it's VERY difficult to get fired and therefore they never "trim the fat" and have many workers who don't hold up their end and just ride on the coat tails of others who are doing all the work. It didn't seem like there were any consequences for work not being done and/or poor work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many "technical" people are made managers when they are great at what they do at a technical level, but at managing people. More focus could be put on developing true leaders and managers.

    Recommends
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