Northwestern Mutual - Amazing company to work for, if you can handle the ups and downs in the beginning | Glassdoor
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"Amazing company to work for, if you can handle the ups and downs in the beginning"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Unlimited earning potential, great training program and support staff, and best products in the industry

Cons

Strictly commission and a 'eat what you kill mentality' - the company places so much priority on clients it sometimes works against the advisor. Underwriting requirement are some of the strictest in the industry. Prospecting to grow your book of business can be difficult if you don't already have a successful and well-established network.

Advice to Management

Different requirements and standards for intern conversions/ recent graduates and career changers.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. "Not cut out for everyone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly office environment
    Able to work or set your own schedule- could be good and bad
    Develop client skills with frequent meetings
    In-depth knowledge about insurance
    Expand your professional/personal network

    Cons

    involves cold calling and asking friends and family for client introductions, must use a lot of sales techniques, the pay is based off commission


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    "Financial Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    Company takes the time to develop and train their employees and creates a success driven environment. There is always a quota or contest in place to motivate workers to make and surpass goals.

    Cons

    Minimum goals can be unreasonable to maintain as the industry is built on a referral basis. There are times when it seemed the focus was hitting a target of policies submitted rather than the quality of work conducted by each representative.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time identifying employees' niche and help develop an approach strategy that fits the representative and target clientele.

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