Northwestern Mutual
3.7 of 5 1,132 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

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

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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Financial Representative (Former Employee)
Boise, ID

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


Pros: NWM is flexible. You work at your own pace (mostly) and it's sort of like running your own business. The training provided is good and… Cons: If you aren't into sales this job is not for you. This is a sales job despite what they tell you. If you are still… Advice to Senior Management: Hike up the commission a bit more. I know of several reps that… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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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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