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Former Employee - Financial Representative in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Financial Representative in Irvine, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Potential to make good income, but that's if you are highly connected coming in

Cons

- Constantly at the office instead of selling
- Dying industry
- you are asked to constantly hound friends and family
- You are told you can make your own schedule, that's false

Advice to Management

- The Irvne office in general needs new management. The managing director makes claims that are totally impossible and he has a huge napoleon complex. I would also reccomend leaving the 16th century thinking.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great support, they really care about their clients and advisors, take a holistic approach towards financial planning, does not attempt to make you push products as they always make sure whatever they are recommending is in the best interest of the client, pays for designations and licenses, great management support team, really makes you grow as a person, sr. reps are always willing to go on meeting with less experienced reps to help them aid clients

    Cons

    if you don't work extremely hard you will fail out of this business, you cannot hope to just "float", if you're looking for just another desk job where you receive your paycheck each week regardless of what you did then this is definitely not the career for you

    Advice to Management

    keep doing a great job!


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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