Northwestern Mutual

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A great opportunity for someone who loves to work independently & meet new people.

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Current Employee - Financial Representative in Birmingham, AL (US)
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Birmingham, AL (US)

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Excellent training & examples of how to be successful.

Cons

No base salary other than signing bonus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The Big Brother program is a great idea but there needs to be a selection process between the new rep & the Big Brothers to connect with similar personalities.

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    Stepping outside of your comfort zone

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    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.

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    Amazing people doing amazing work.

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    Current Employee - College Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - College Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Unrivaled independence. Northwestern Mutual lets you make your own schedule and commission lets you decide how much you want to make. You have an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives. Emphasis on personal growth and development on and off the clock sets Northwestern Mutual apart.

    Cons

    As with many financial institutions, Northwestern Mutual is a very formal company. Be prepared for constant business formal dress, professional situations, and being in a constant state of marketing yourself. If you love to chase sales goals, this could be the job for you. It is a very tough career for the first few years and requires you to ask tough questions and be courageous.

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