Northwestern Mutual

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It is a great company for the right person.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

Pros

Beautiful office, friendly atmosphere, and great training program.

Cons

It is sink or swim. You are given the training and you have a development specialist, but if you are not doing well, you are not making any money.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There should be more stipends for people just starting out or possibly a draw.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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Other reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1.  

    Great company and great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Representative

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential
    Great training, can break down the steps to succeed
    Proprietary products
    Family like work culture
    People always willing to help
    Huge amount of marketing resources
    Can use products outside of the Nmfn family

    Cons

    Financial rep position not suited for everyone, this is easily the biggest con. It takes the right person who can live with the good and bad days.
    Can be a lot of work to start
    Not something that is easy to relocate into without a network
    Not all network offices are as supportive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stepping outside of your comfort zone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    Pros

    Exposure to wealth management industry, learning how to pitch/present yourself, setting your own schedule, actual trial run of what it is like to be a financial advisor, commission based, you could make whatever you wanted out of internship. little effort if you wanted to

    Cons

    commission based, using your family/relative contacts, trying to sell life insurance to older people as a 20 year old is very hard, no accountability if you didn't want to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have more of a set program for interns across the country. I know in some offices they had different programs in monitoring interns relative to my office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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