Northwestern Mutual
3.7 of 5 1,135 reviews
www.northwesternmutual.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

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Northwestern Mutual - solid company, lackluster as an associate

Associate Wealth Management Advisor (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

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

ProsSolid products and services offered that can compete with many financial advising firms and other top notch insurance companies. Broad resource base for those interested in exploring "LINKNET"

Cons"Man behind the curtain mentality" - where anything that goes wrong is blamed on the "home office" in Milwaukee. Not a lot of upward mobility as an associate. Limited continuing eduction support (i.e. not allowed to list credentials of CFA, CIMA or other designation if it is not on the "approved list"), too competitive on the numbers/performance metrics where advisors are not always motivated to help one another because they want their "lives, GDCs, and renewals" to stay above the peers, too conservative of a company in all aspects - works well for policy owners, but not competitive from a software/technology perspective

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Financial Representative (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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


Pros: The culture of the company is fantastic. Those who make it in the industry are all great, outgoing, caring individuals.… Cons: I met the company at a career fair. The recruiters were very professional and sold me on the potential of the position. Throughout the interview… More

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Great place to work at and excellent job experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as a contractor


Pros: excellent management and learning experience Cons: there were no cons at all Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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