Northwestern Mutual

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Great place to start a career...

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Financial Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Financial Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great place/company to gain a structured entrepreneurial experience. If you want to have a structured and repeatable day, then this is the place for you. If you really want to make the big bucks with NML, your goal would be to get into management. However management does not really mean that...it means recruiting and getting people to join. Just be aware of the terms they use versus what you actually do.

Cons

Not much creativity available long term. There is not much financial learning for the reps themselves. Very easy to go out and be telling people about financial security, meanwhile your personal life and business are strapped to the edge. Many challenges with their business model, and when you develop and grow your own personality to build a practice, you get back handed remarks for "being yourself". Not great if you want to be creative. You are a sales rep working to sell a product for this company. They make you seem like you are holistic at some points with clients...but you are not when it comes to execution.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lots of lots of culture changes needed. If they don't change, you will see higher and higher turnover and more rapid decline. The internet and NML is not a good combo for NML--too many people relaying their feelings and they won't join if you don't change something. Treat your reps like gold and then more will stay....clients don't leave because the product is good longer term. And be honest with folks...this is not a place where everyone gets rich...tell people it is about having control of your day---and actually allowing them to do that---and you will get more people to stay rather than saying "you will make lots of money and have lots of free time and work with the best people in the industry...etc etc" because it is only true for a smaller portion. If you give new folks the option to grow to be huge, then let them...if they just want to be happy and small, let them do that as well.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    I learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Income potential, selling the best products

    Cons

    Very difficult to start the business without a developed network of people that are willing to help
    Stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truly policy owners company - great culture

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

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Focused on doing the right thing for policy owners
    Long term outlook

    Cons

    Benefits are no longer considered to be above par
    Pay is average, and quite a few talented employees have accepted new outside positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management layers, and provided competitive salary and benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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