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"Extremely strong company with a family feel"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Representative in New York, NY
Current Employee - Financial Representative in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

High quality, inspiring people. As stable as a company can get. Committed to core values. Full of challenge. Most who enter the company and perform well will never leave. Culture is extremely strong.

Cons

Not always the right people in the right positions. Main career (financial representative) is extremely challenging and many who try it will not be successful in the role.

Advice to Management

Evaluate leadership constantly and don't shy away from change. Adapt to changing technology and invest in new resources.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. "Amazing people doing amazing work."

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

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

    Pros

    Unrivaled independence. Northwestern Mutual lets you make your own schedule and commission lets you decide how much you want to make. You have an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives. Emphasis on personal growth and development on and off the clock sets Northwestern Mutual apart.

    Cons

    As with many financial institutions, Northwestern Mutual is a very formal company. Be prepared for constant business formal dress, professional situations, and being in a constant state of marketing yourself. If you love to chase sales goals, this could be the job for you. It is a very tough career for the first few years and requires you to ask tough questions and be courageous.


  2. "It can be a tough start, but a great company"

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

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

    Pros

    The company has a great track record and offers quality products.
    They are more conservative in their approach to financial planning (pro if your conservative).
    They are located all over the US so your free to transfer to a desired location...most of the time.
    They are big on joint work, this is beneficial to new hires so that they can learn from more experienced individuals...just hope that you can find someone willing to go with you.

    Cons

    Because they have no leads for the agents, you must do all of that yourself. It can be tough in the beginning, but if you stick with it, I've seen many make it through and be very successful.
    They are more conservative in their approach to financial planning (con if your not conservative).
    The commission earned is less than other financial services companies.

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