Northwestern Mutual
3.6 of 5 1,235 reviews
www.northwesternmutual.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

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Amazing company to work for, if you can handle the ups and downs in the beginning

Financial Advisor (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsUnlimited earning potential, great training program and support staff, and best products in the industry

ConsStrictly commission and a 'eat what you kill mentality' - the company places so much priority on clients it sometimes works against the advisor. Underwriting requirement are some of the strictest in the industry. Prospecting to grow your book of business can be difficult if you don't already have a successful and well-established network.

Advice to Senior ManagementDifferent requirements and standards for intern conversions/ recent graduates and career changers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not cut out for everyone

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Richmond, VA

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


    Pros: Friendly office environment Able to work or set your own schedule- could be good… Cons: involves cold calling and asking friends and family for client introductions, must… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    The job and employer are fine, but be prepared to do A LOT of prospecting with little to no help.

    Financial Representative (Former Employee)
    Ames, IA

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for less than a year


    Pros: You work for yourself (kind of), Flexibility in Schedule, Earning… Cons: Lack of teamwork: team claims that they will do joint work with you, but will only want to do joint work if the potential client… Advice to Senior Management: Competition: There is A LOT of competition in the market. Be sure potential reps have a good understanding of the market place when on-boarding. Also,… More
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