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"Challenging and rewarding work with good benefits and a healthy work life balance."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Architect in Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - Architect in Milwaukee, WI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Northwestern Mutual (NM) Corporate Headquarters is not for everyone, but if you can learn to adapt and work within or around NM's culture you will be satisfied working for one of the best companies in the Midwest.
-People REALLY care about the company
-VERY strong brand
-Stability
-career opportunities (cross-training is encouraged and rewarded if you can level up quickly)
-Good compensation package (not great from an IT perspective, but not bad)
-pension
-lunch...
-amenities

Cons

The culture is one of the most difficult things to get used to. It's possible to thrive within the structure, but takes a long time to get used to.

Advice to Management

Encourage people to take more chances.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. "You get out what you put in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will have unlimited income potential, you will recieve top quality training within the finance industry, you will be working with great people and the best products

    Cons

    There is no true base salary, so you will be living off commission based pay and need to work hard and make the sales in order to pay your bills

    Advice to Management

    You're great. Consider a giving entry level reps a specified base salary


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The company as a whole is fantastic."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative in Wilmington, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge potential to build your own business and make a lot of money
    Helping others in and outside your community build financial security
    Leadership roles
    Independence
    Great opportunity
    Great training

    Cons

    Hard to get started. Very difficult to get through 6 months, much less 4 years. After 5 years you are golden.
    Some reps are better than others. Some Advisors business is hurting and pay their employees poorly (assistant roles), also they create a very negative atmosphere.
    Can be high stress.
    It is a sales position, do not let the financial part fool you. You are a sales rep.

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