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 for more than a 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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Positive Outlook
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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)

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    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
    Approves of CEO
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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 for less than a 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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