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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual

Pros

They have a good training program
You earn what you put into it
Talented upper management
They want you to have a life outside of work

Cons

It's a lot of hard work
You have to do cold calling or as they word it, " favorable introductions"
You have to start with a strong network of people

Other Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1.  

    Hard work but great people and company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people.
    Company morals are top notch.
    Flexible hours.
    Lots of trips for all employees.
    High commissions.

    Cons

    It is a networking, personal sales position for most of the company which can be difficult. You have to have a strong work ethic and be self motivated to do well in this job. Pay is based strictly on commission. You're pretty much on your own when it comes to the business side of things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a hidden pyramid scheme for recent college graduates.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Pros

    If you know a ton of people who just got married, just had a baby, or just bought a house you have the potential to make a lot of money

    Cons

    Management will continuously pest you about buying your own policies and reaching out to those closest to you with the hopes they will buy a policy from you to help you start out. Each managing director is all about themselves and will do anything to make money off of your contacts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit pestering your own employees to buy their own policies.

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