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"Awesome Experience But not for everyone!"

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  • 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 $$$.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. "Challenging and rewarding work with good benefits and a healthy work life balance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Architect in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Northwestern Mutual (NM) Corporate Headquarters is not for everyone, but if you can learn to adapt and work within or around NM's culture you will be satisfied working for one of the best companies in the Midwest.
    -People REALLY care about the company
    -VERY strong brand
    -Stability
    -career opportunities (cross-training is encouraged and rewarded if you can level up quickly)
    -Good compensation package (not great from an IT perspective, but not bad)
    -pension
    -lunch...
    -amenities

    Cons

    The culture is one of the most difficult things to get used to. It's possible to thrive within the structure, but takes a long time to get used to.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to take more chances.


  2. "You get out what you put in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

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