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Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 15, 2018
This is a good company that provides good products. Job security does not exist. It takes a specific bread to work in the insurance industry/with Northwestern Mutual.
Pros
Create you'r own Schedule
Cons
Job security is non-existent
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Mediocre
Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 15, 2018
Mediocre Company that is trying to be diverse are still struggles I wish nothing but the best for the company however it wasn’t the right fit for me at the time
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Only 5% of new hires in the financial planning area have successful careers. Takes time to begin earning money. 100% Commission.
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 14, 2018
They use new hires to capture their "circle of influence" giving employees false hopes of success. Only 5% stay with the job after a year. Takes a minimum of 4 years to establish your business. You need living resources to overcome obstacles until income is generated.
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great people, stressful environment, very poor upper leadership
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 14, 2018
The people on teams have got what it takes however they are rarely listened to or valued. Upper leadership is egocentric and incompetent. Communication is riddled with corporate speak and actions do not reflect the vision. There is no trust in the organization.
Pros
great people at the team level, cafe, nice view from offices
Cons
upper level leadership (above manager level)
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Scam to sell insurance
Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLOctober 12, 2018
The whole company structure tells you to go out and try and convince people they need their product. They start off by having you make a list of people who are willing to "help" you. Then they have you call all your close friends and family on this list and attempt to scam them.
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Fun, Helpful, Competitive Environment
Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHOctober 11, 2018
Great overall company with open door policy from mentors and upper management. Like most sales positions, you get out what you put in. Company willing to pay for licences and training.
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Financial Representative (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 11, 2018
The firm keeps the clients, Training is run by a failed rep. You are a 1099 independent contractor but they tell you what you have to do or threaten to fire you if you do not listen. The company has great products but a flawed program on how to keep and retain good people. Call all your friends and family and do joint work, when you fail they(joint work) keep the clients.
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Advisor (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNOctober 11, 2018
Good people. worked so many hours on commission only. good months and then slow months. This all I want to say about these people, bit there is a minimum amount of characters. Thx
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Financial Representative Intern
College Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIOctober 10, 2018
Don't intern here unless you have no other options. It is an extremely sink or swim business that has you calling up friends and family constantly to sell insurance. They take all of your dial and meeting numbers and show them to the rest of the intern class and openly rip you if you do not meet their standards. Full commission, 100 dollar stipend a week that they are very reluctant to pay out. They are focused more on what you can produce for them and don't actually care about you the intern and your career advancement. The retention is extremely low 8-9% and you are ultimately a foot soldier salesman for the summer. This internship will only serve as a resume booster. Employees love to brag about how much money they make, have little class. I can honestly say we were promised so many things from this "Top Ten" internship, and they certainly did not deliver/ they lied completely. You lose the drive to work very fast once you see and realize all the BS. And if you still try your best and don't get any sales completed by a certain point, they'll fire you anyways before the summer is up. That happened to half the intern class after a few months. Close: Don't do it unless you have to. It helped my resume and aided in landing me a real finance job. That's about all it offers. Oh yeah and they'll pressure you to buy insurance policies as a 20 year old kid who really has no need for them. Its to insure they have their ROI on you.
Pros
Flexible hours, Interns were nice, Resume builder
Cons
No real salary, Bad management, culture, lots of deception from day 1
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Great Place to work with Great People
WMA, Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  West Des Moines, IAOctober 10, 2018
Northwestern mutual is a great place to work, the people are very nice and everyone was accommodating. It has a positive culture with an emphasis on personal and professional development. I would not be the person I am today had it not been for my almost 5 years spent at Northwestern Mutual.

The toughest part of the job was dealing with the stress of running my own business and working on a commission only basis.

The most enjoyable part would have to be the people that I got to work with and my manager/mentor.
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Fantastic employer
Intern (Former Employee) –  Lakewood, COOctober 9, 2018
Great place to work, fun yet competitive. Collaborative and focused on creating an atmosphere that sets individuals up for success. Community wants you to succeed
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The quiet company is losing its vision.
IT Security Engineer (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 9, 2018
Still a great place to work, but recent management changes as part of an acquisition has really changed the culture....including dropping the fixed benefit pension and laying off employees for the first time ever.
Pros
Lunc
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Productive and in-depth
Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Toledo, OHOctober 9, 2018
Excellent company to work at as a young professional. A Fortune 100 company that is a leader the financial services industry. Offering wide variety of services to help you achieve your financial goals.
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IINSURANCE SALESMAN (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOOctober 9, 2018
Working at Northwestern Mutual took a great deal of learning and training. We sold an array of insurance packages that targeted specific clients based on their incomes and retirement expectations.
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Interning with NWM
Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  MinnesotaOctober 9, 2018
Northwestern allows thousands of college students to join their company every year. They devote time and money in developing sales people to grow the company's size and image. The hours will be long and most interaction in the office is tied to the other interns. I found it hard to seperate my buisnness with my off time.
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Great training program
Co-Founder and Vice President, Operation Officer (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CTOctober 9, 2018
for the last 6 years, NML allowed me to be a better communicator Participated in high level cost-benefit analysis discussions with Clients to determine the best course of action in protect assets and build financial security
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Good company
Associate Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 9, 2018
Its a great company as a whole. But not all of the financial reps can be described as the same........................................................
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Informative Internship
Finance Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 8, 2018
It was an extremely informative internship. If you are passionate and have a drive for learning finance this might be the perfect internship to get started.
Pros
Lots of clients
Cons
Peoples Attitude
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Fun Experience
Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAOctober 8, 2018
I loved NML. Would definitely recommend this company/position FOR THE RIGHT PERSON. Make sure you have a strong network of people to call or you will be fighting an uphill battle. Best for career changers. If you are new to sales, they will teach you how to close deals but it takes time and lots of practice to become fully autonomous. The job can be disheartening as only 10% of your contacts will become a client on average so you must prospect relentlessly. They have a mandatory mentorship program which helps a lot.
Pros
Free lunches, flexible schedule, great opportunities to learn, very rewarding
Cons
Work life balance is not so great in the first few years, stressful.
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Replaced
Technician (Former Employee) –  Oak Creek, WIOctober 7, 2018
Was there for about 6 months, then they transitioned to direct-hired staff. Job was fine while I worked there, doing mostly 2nd shift technical dupport,
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