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Amazing atmoshpere with energetic coworkers

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Westport, CT
Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Westport, CT

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great flexibility and the values of the upper management are excellent

Cons

Advisors are commission-based for income and staff positions are limited in growth

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    Best Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch, great medical benefits, wonderful work environment, and great people to work with. This company provides everything you need to become successful as far as training, tuition reimbursement, and advancement opportunities. If you are willing to work and pursue your career, this is a great place to do it.

    Cons

    It is a very conservative environment. Hierarchical. It matters who you know, who you are seen with, how much you network, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue pursuing diversity and inclusion. The program will take a while to take hold because the company is very much like an old man set in his ways; however, when the openmindedness of receiving insight from those who have different opinions, life experiences, and perspectives - it will sound like glass walls are shattering because growth is going to take place.

  2. Challenging and rewarding work with good benefits and a healthy work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Architect in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Northwestern Mutual (NM) Corporate Headquarters is not for everyone, but if you can learn to adapt and work within or around NM's culture you will be satisfied working for one of the best companies in the Midwest.
    -People REALLY care about the company
    -VERY strong brand
    -Stability
    -career opportunities (cross-training is encouraged and rewarded if you can level up quickly)
    -Good compensation package (not great from an IT perspective, but not bad)
    -pension
    -lunch...
    -amenities

    Cons

    The culture is one of the most difficult things to get used to. It's possible to thrive within the structure, but takes a long time to get used to.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to take more chances.

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