Compare Northwestern Mutual vs Edward Jones BETA

See how Edward Jones vs. Northwestern Mutual compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3581 reviews)
4.0
(based on 2540 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.9
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
3.9
Work-life balance
3.8
4.0
Senior Management
3.7
4.0
Culture & Values
4.0
4.3
CEO Approval
Northwestern Mutual Ceo John E. Schlifske
91%John E. Schlifske
Edward Jones Ceo Penny Pennington
95%Penny Pennington
% Recommend to a friend
65%
78%
Positive Business Outlook
60%
76%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Representative318 Salaries
$40,602/yr
Intern39 Salaries
$13/hr
Administrative Assistant19 Salaries
$40,854/yr
Financial Advisor1039 Salaries
$41,726/yr
Financial Advisor Manager536 Salaries
$55,667/yr
Office Administrator324 Salaries
$39,947/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Great people"(in 221 reviews)
"Great training"(in 214 reviews)
"Home office"(in 158 reviews)
"Great training"(in 153 reviews)
Cons
"Friends and family"(in 493 reviews)
"Commission based"(in 282 reviews)
"Door knocking"(in 170 reviews)
"Door to door"(in 155 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative

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

Pros

Great team atmosphere Great training experience Fair pay

Cons

There are no cons, my experience has been amazing

Former Employee - Financial Advisor

I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

Pros

Incredible training. Supportive network of advisors. You are given every opportunity to succeed with all the right tools. I was never turned away from another advisor when I needed help.

Cons

Perhaps more emphasis on sales training, and more exposure to the appointment process. Aside from that, I have nothing bad to say about the company. It is just a difficult industry to work in.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing! Just make sure your new hires are given the opportunity to see first and second appointments, and not just annual review appointments. Maybe provide some additional... sales training as well.

Job Postings