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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual

Pros

They have a good training program
You earn what you put into it
Talented upper management
They want you to have a life outside of work

Cons

It's a lot of hard work
You have to do cold calling or as they word it, " favorable introductions"
You have to start with a strong network of people

Other Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1.  

    It's a hidden pyramid scheme for recent college graduates.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Pros

    If you know a ton of people who just got married, just had a baby, or just bought a house you have the potential to make a lot of money

    Cons

    Management will continuously pest you about buying your own policies and reaching out to those closest to you with the hopes they will buy a policy from you to help you start out. Each managing director is all about themselves and will do anything to make money off of your contacts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit pestering your own employees to buy their own policies.

  2.  

    Exceptional company with stellar training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Representative  in  West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will learn how to build your book of business. You will learn how to manage your time for maximum efficiency and productivity. You will choose who you want to do business with. You will learn how to communicate and gather important information from clients so you can provide custom tailored solutions to them.

    Cons

    You're expected to be at a morning meeting at 7:30 every day and review publicly what you've accomplished regarding your stated goals.
    If your manager requires you to book 4 new appointments a day, you will call until you do so.
    Like it or not, everyone's production numbers are posted system wide every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more informal events where new and experienced agents can interact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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