Northwestern Mutual

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Great culture and place to work, but too many levels of bureaucracy and "upper management"...

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Employees still spend their entire career here
- Employees do care about the customer
- The company does a good job taking care of employees
- The company provides job security
- The company definitely takes a long-term strategic view, revisits it often, and takes it very seriously.

Cons

- If you are "Type A" or coming from a fast-paced work environment, then be prepared to slow down...even to the level of inefficiency.
- There are so many layers of management, you have to be a "chosen one" to move up.
- Pay raises stink and so does salary in general.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management needs to be shrunk. There are so many people with offices whose' title and jobs nobody even understands... You need to make room for young-guns and replace those who aren't pulling enough weight to accomplish your long-term strategies.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very practical experience in the business world. Become comfortable phoning and conducting meetings. Test drive a career in the financial services industry. Allowed to set your own schedule.

    Cons

    Expected to try to sell to friends and family. Need to have tough skin to handle rejection. Compensation is mainly commission which is tough for college students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Financial Representative Position

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for. Northwestern assures that their employees are extremely qualified to aid their clients in the best possible manner. The motto that you "work for yourself but not by yourself" certainly shines through in Northwestern's corporate philosophy.

    Cons

    The industry lends itself to a competitive nature. People who are not motivated by competition or are not self-motivated will have a difficult time being successful at Northwestern and the Financial Services industry as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide your employees and customers with great financial stability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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