Northwestern Mutual Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great position if you want to go into financial planning

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Pompano Beach, FL

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training program. You make your own schedule

    Cons

    If you want hand holding this company provides some, however it is up to you to decide how to work


  2. Helpful (1)

    Recruiting at NMFN KSI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, focus on networking, significant professional development and community involvement

    Cons

    This particular network office values its representatives significantly more than its recruiters and other support staff. This is clear in the very low salary, extremely high expectations and minimal resources.

    Advice to Management

    Recruiters find your talent. Show them they are valued, and your talent pool quality will surely increase.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sky is the limit. The harder you are willing to work the more you can potentially earn. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Commission only. The first few years are the hardest. If you have a rough month you don't get paid. If you can stick it out it gets easier.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job advertising that you are not just a life insurance company so that you can better compete with the better known financial companies.


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  5. Taught me I don

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - College Financial Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - College Financial Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture
    Everyone is really nice
    The internship program is well structured

    Cons

    Very little to no pay
    Cold callings

    The biggest problem I had with the company is that they had you push their companies life insurance on the customers, even if it didn't make sense for the customer to buy the life insurance. They advertised themselves as financial advisers, with the best in mind for their clients, but when they ran into a potential client who would not benefit from their whole life insurance they still pushed the product. Even when I pressed them into explaining why they were pushing the product is a situation when it was not best for the client, no one could give me a good answer. About half way through my internship, I stopping trying because I didn't feel what they were asking me to do was ethical.


  6. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were good people there
    ability to make as much money as you want through commission
    Laid back work environment

    Cons

    It felt as if anyone who wanted the job could just have it. There really was no structure to the job, and they always wanted you to call your family members

    Advice to Management

    Maybe make the process of getting the job a little tougher .Also, make sure there is more structure so people aactually know what theyre getting themselves into.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Financial Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training, great culture, competitive products

    Cons

    expenses may be high for the financial representative

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to new FR's and find ways to motivate them without discouraging


  8. Benefits Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, team centered and client focus

    Cons

    Typical sales organization focused on near term, transaction based relationships

    Advice to Management

    More integration between sales and office


  9. Registered Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good training, nice sign on bonus, relatively independent during work day

    Cons

    Very sales oriented, have to work within their system and meet daily, weekly, monthly goals, commission only, very stressful environment, absolutely no benefits as you are not an employee (statutory employee).


  10. Helpful (1)

    Too controlling!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very successful organization, profitable and forward looking.

    Cons

    Too few opportunities for employees to develop. My experience presented a very de-motivating environment where employees were not allowed to express new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    When you bring employees into your organization with the impression that you want new ideas, please let those new ideas be heard!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Best Sales Experience Out There

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are young and want a taste of what its like to make calls to potential clients, prospect, and close deals, this is the job for you. NWM has a vast amount of information that is useful to anyone trying to get sales experience.

    Cons

    All pay is based on commission.



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