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"You get out what you put in"

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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Chicago, IL
Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

You will have unlimited income potential, you will recieve top quality training within the finance industry, you will be working with great people and the best products

Cons

There is no true base salary, so you will be living off commission based pay and need to work hard and make the sales in order to pay your bills

Advice to Management

You're great. Consider a giving entry level reps a specified base salary

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The company as a whole is fantastic."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative in Wilmington, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge potential to build your own business and make a lot of money
    Helping others in and outside your community build financial security
    Leadership roles
    Independence
    Great opportunity
    Great training

    Cons

    Hard to get started. Very difficult to get through 6 months, much less 4 years. After 5 years you are golden.
    Some reps are better than others. Some Advisors business is hurting and pay their employees poorly (assistant roles), also they create a very negative atmosphere.
    Can be high stress.
    It is a sales position, do not let the financial part fool you. You are a sales rep.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Best Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch, great medical benefits, wonderful work environment, and great people to work with. This company provides everything you need to become successful as far as training, tuition reimbursement, and advancement opportunities. If you are willing to work and pursue your career, this is a great place to do it.

    Cons

    It is a very conservative environment. Hierarchical. It matters who you know, who you are seen with, how much you network, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue pursuing diversity and inclusion. The program will take a while to take hold because the company is very much like an old man set in his ways; however, when the openmindedness of receiving insight from those who have different opinions, life experiences, and perspectives - it will sound like glass walls are shattering because growth is going to take place.

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