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"You get out what you put in"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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. "Awesome Experience But not for everyone!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Training! Good $$$ for the 1st year! I did great and hit their pacesetter 40 and 60 which means you sell 100 life insurance policies in your first year. You make 70-80% of the premium paid meaning approx $50-100k in your first year! You ever wonder what Bill Gates lives like? Try this job.

    Cons

    After the first year they pull the carpet out and start charging you for rent, decrease your commission, and see if you can survive. If you haven't created a clientele of millionaires you won't make it! SO get your training, get your licenses (they pay for them 6 and 63), then get hired elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    They ARE the best Life insurance company...Period!....But if you want more talent pay the $$$.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The company as a whole is fantastic."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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