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"Be Ready to Work Hard and Start Awkward Conversations with Customers"

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Former Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
Former Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Makes you access your market ( Family and Friends) - Making connections with these people will help you in everything you do after this job
Tons of Speeches and Videos to train your sales ability
Managers want you to succeed and will travel with you to open up opportunities for you

Cons

Makes you start conversations with family and friends in order to sell insurance
Overzealous support staff who don't know what its like to sell the product

Advice to Management

Be more upfront upon hiring

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. Helpful (4)

    "ehhh"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Potential to make good income, but that's if you are highly connected coming in

    Cons

    - Constantly at the office instead of selling
    - Dying industry
    - you are asked to constantly hound friends and family
    - You are told you can make your own schedule, that's false

    Advice to Management

    - The Irvne office in general needs new management. The managing director makes claims that are totally impossible and he has a huge napoleon complex. I would also reccomend leaving the 16th century thinking.


  2. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great support, they really care about their clients and advisors, take a holistic approach towards financial planning, does not attempt to make you push products as they always make sure whatever they are recommending is in the best interest of the client, pays for designations and licenses, great management support team, really makes you grow as a person, sr. reps are always willing to go on meeting with less experienced reps to help them aid clients

    Cons

    if you don't work extremely hard you will fail out of this business, you cannot hope to just "float", if you're looking for just another desk job where you receive your paycheck each week regardless of what you did then this is definitely not the career for you

    Advice to Management

    keep doing a great job!

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