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"It can be a tough start, but a great company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Idaho Falls, ID
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Idaho Falls, ID
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company has a great track record and offers quality products.
They are more conservative in their approach to financial planning (pro if your conservative).
They are located all over the US so your free to transfer to a desired location...most of the time.
They are big on joint work, this is beneficial to new hires so that they can learn from more experienced individuals...just hope that you can find someone willing to go with you.

Cons

Because they have no leads for the agents, you must do all of that yourself. It can be tough in the beginning, but if you stick with it, I've seen many make it through and be very successful.
They are more conservative in their approach to financial planning (con if your not conservative).
The commission earned is less than other financial services companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great sales training but kind of exploited and a lot of work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sales training, on-phone and in person communication skills dramatically improved. Great opportunity to make money if you are very personable but don't take rejection personally.

    Cons

    They basically ask you to call all your family and family friends and meet with them and try to sell them insurance or get them to give you friends they know. It was personally uncomfortable asking a lot of these things of friends and family. A lot of work to get the licenses and work hours are flexible but only a small stipend if you do not make any sales.

    Advice to Management

    Make students more aware of program requirements and duties before they are accepted. Great training and experience but a lot of work for a frustrating process as a college student.


  2. "Financial Representative Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows you to be your own boss and build out your own practice
    Everyone is very helpful and willing to lend you advice on whatever you need

    Cons

    Tough job to start out in as a new representative
    Requires a lot of work to build out your client base

    Advice to Management

    Help new interns learn how to use their resources and how to run the programs required to make reports

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