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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    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 for more than a 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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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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