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

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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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  1.  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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
  2.  

    Good training and mentor program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Pros

    Financial advisors help train you in techniques they use to expand their market
    Solid compensation program with commission and bonuses.

    Cons

    The industry can be difficult to start building a book of business, but that is typical for many financial careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a small stipend to help support them during the beginning months. Its hard to market yourself when you aren't making very much money fresh out of college.

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