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"Well respected company with excellent products and financial stability"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Independence, flexibility, potential for high income

Cons

Difficult to develop clientele with headwinds from internet sales

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

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    "Challenging, but fulfilling career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Enormous Opportunity
    - Fantastic Support/Education
    - Healthy Environment
    - A Company focused on doing the right thing
    - Building strong relationships with clients

    Working for Northwestern Mutual is less of a job than a career. It takes a lot of energy, commitment, and guts to get off the ground. However, the training and education provided is fantastic. This is the first life insurance company I have worked for but so far I am very pleased with the level of support and guidance I've received.

    The biggest factor for me when choosing this career was the leadership. The management in our office is fantastic. They care deeply for us younger Financial Representatives and continually work to find ways to help us succeed. Ultimately, though, success is up to you.

    Northwestern Mutual has the highest ratings of life insurance companies by A.M. Best, Moody's, S&P, and Fitch. This makes selling Northwestern Mutual a breeze. When the company you represent ranks #1 by the top rating agencies, most of the work has already been done for you.

    Cons

    - Challenging to start a career
    - A sales position
    - There's a stigma to the industry that you have to overcome

    As with any sales position, getting started in a community is difficult. No matter the amount of training and education the company provides, sales positions are never easy. Truly, you never do "sell" anyone; they sell themselves. Your job is to communicate effectively and offer accurate financial guidance to your clients.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide clear vision and excellent support.


  2. "Tough business to get started in"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Services Representative in Louisville, KY
    Former Intern - Financial Services Representative in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have lots of connections you MAY be successful in this line of business. Its very hard at first, but if your willing to work for very little for a few years you will likely become successful.

    Cons

    They'll tell you you're a perfect fit for this position and your personality is meant to excel in this line of business, only because once you make one sale they are benefiting off you for years to come. They'll hire anyone they can, especially interns because it's a "test drive" for you and them.

    Advice to Management

    Recruiters need to be more professional and provide a more realistic job preview..

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