Northwestern Mutual

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Hard work, awesome impact

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Current Employee - Financial Representative  in  Downers Grove, IL
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Downers Grove, IL

Pros

Income potential... tremendous impact on the people we help.... If you're in this business for the right reasons, it can be a very rewarding career. How many people do you know that would like to have their own business? How many people actually go for it? In my experience, there aren't many who can take that leap of faith. Northwestern Mutual helps you build a business from the ground up with proven methods that have made this company the most admired in the financial world.

Cons

It's hard work getting a business going... alot of sharp people can't stick with it long enough.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Help us with the costs of hiring an assistant.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent, honest, admirable leader.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Stable workplace and excellent working environment.

    Cons

    Extremely slow advancement & salary increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within the organization to tap into existing talent. Many individuals have worked in the same position for years and in some cases, that creates a situation for stale management and leadership practices. GROW the staff!! Pay individuals commensurate with their talent. It is a known fact within the investment community that NM is a stable place to work but if you care to pursue a comfortable financial future, it will be difficult doing so working here. Consider doing things differently than the way NM has always done it! Many, many times, individuals have been told (by management that has been here for 20+ years) that advancement in this company can only be achieved through long-term dedication to your position. After 7 years and 2 Master's Degrees, I, like many of my counterparts, are stuck in the same position with considerably increased talent to bring to the table yet we're held back by the lack of advancement in the area we have been groomed to be 'experts' in and are told that getting promoted in your own position "doesn't happen here @ NM". The only way to advance is to either leave and come back or change your career internally.

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  2.  

    Great job excellent atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Troy, MI

    Pros

    it is a great place to work at your own leisure the people and atmosphere are great your earning potential is unlimited at northwestern mutual. The internship is rated amongst the best in the nation. The hours can be long but it all pays in the end. Northwestern is ranked as the best and it is because of its employees.

    Cons

    It is hard to launch a career with minimual funds the begging pay is low but you are given the tools to suceed. You get what you put in but advancement can be slow. Be prepared to earn your paycheck. Long hours but very rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do a great job at giving employees the tools needed to suceed. The harder you work the more you are rewarded.

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