Compare MetLife vs Northwestern Mutual BETA

See how working at MetLife vs. Northwestern Mutual compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at MetLife vs. Northwestern Mutual. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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MetLife

Employee Ratings

  • MetLife scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Northwestern Mutual scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 4326 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 4549 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
4.0
Northwestern Mutual employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than MetLife employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
4.0
Northwestern Mutual employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than MetLife employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.2
Northwestern Mutual employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than MetLife employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
MetLife Ceo Michel Khalaf
90%
90%Michel Khalaf
CEO Approval
Northwestern Mutual Ceo John E. Schlifske
94%
94%John E. Schlifske
Northwestern Mutual employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than MetLife employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Northwestern Mutual employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than MetLife employees rated theirs.

Salaries

MetLife has 324 more total submitted salaries than Northwestern Mutual.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Services Representative159 Salaries
$44,482/yr
Information Systems Consultant85 Salaries
$111,301/yr
Director152 Salaries
$145,660/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Representative993 Salaries
$45,494/yr
Intern123 Salaries
$1,464/mo
Assistant Director23 Salaries
$118,346/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at MetLife.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at Northwestern Mutual.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at MetLife.
  • "Friends and family" was the most mentioned Con at Northwestern Mutual.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 464 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 237 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 265 reviews)
"Great training"(in 246 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 122 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 81 reviews)
Cons
"Friends and family"(in 578 reviews)
"Commission based"(in 333 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Project Leader

I have been working at MetLife full-time

Pros

Great benefits, great pay and advancement opportunities

Cons

None that I can think of.

"Salary"Mar 22, 2021

Current Employee - Financial Advisor

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I get to be the trusted financial resource for some many amazing people!

Cons

It is tough getting started, having to grow your own practice.

Job Postings

Northwestern Mutual has 743 more recently posted open jobs than MetLife.