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"Good Experience, Difficult Work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Financial Representative
Former Intern - Financial Representative
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Intense training
- They pay for you to get your insurance license, which you can use to work for any insurance company
- They teach you all the skills you need to be successful
- Great potential to earn a lot of money
- Treated like a full-time rep; are able to truly see if this is the career for you

Cons

- I was mislead on the difficulty of prospecting/finding leads
- Was told I would be given a list of potential clients, but was not & had to resort to cold calling
- Long sales cycle
- You're selling life insurance :-/

Advice to Management

Give more realistic view of how you will do during the internship. Training is a bit overwhelming (too much information too fast)

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. "Top Tier financial planning firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Limitless Potential, with a client first attitude. It truly is the #1 company if you do your research.

    Cons

    It takes determination, skill, and a never say die attitude. Some people just don't have all the right attributes to make it.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize the need for new reps to be smart with their money. I see guys go and blow all they have and then have a bad month and can't pay bills.


  2. "sales representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern Sales Representative in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Intern - Intern Sales Representative in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get out what you put in. Decent work environment. Eager to hire new talent. Entrepreneurial sense encouraged. Commission based.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for advancement neither upwards nor lateral. Make you call on friends and family. Feels like a scam when youre calling on potential customers. You're selling insurance.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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