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Excellent

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Columbia, MD
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Columbia, MD

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

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

Pros

great support, they really care about their clients and advisors, take a holistic approach towards financial planning, does not attempt to make you push products as they always make sure whatever they are recommending is in the best interest of the client, pays for designations and licenses, great management support team, really makes you grow as a person, sr. reps are always willing to go on meeting with less experienced reps to help them aid clients

Cons

if you don't work extremely hard you will fail out of this business, you cannot hope to just "float", if you're looking for just another desk job where you receive your paycheck each week regardless of what you did then this is definitely not the career for you

Advice to Management

keep doing a great job!

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    The company as a whole is fantastic.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative in Wilmington, NC

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge potential to build your own business and make a lot of money
    Helping others in and outside your community build financial security
    Leadership roles
    Independence
    Great opportunity
    Great training

    Cons

    Hard to get started. Very difficult to get through 6 months, much less 4 years. After 5 years you are golden.
    Some reps are better than others. Some Advisors business is hurting and pay their employees poorly (assistant roles), also they create a very negative atmosphere.
    Can be high stress.
    It is a sales position, do not let the financial part fool you. You are a sales rep.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Best Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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