Northwestern Mutual - Great Company, not a great place to work | Glassdoor
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"Great Company, not a great place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Financial Representative in Fayetteville, AR
Former Intern - Financial Representative in Fayetteville, AR
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The company is great if you are buying insurance from. Financials are great.

Cons

They don't care about employees. All they care about is lives and bringing in new business. Pay is not great

Advice to Management

Help current employees get better before hiring everybody there

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. "Financial Representative Position"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for. Northwestern assures that their employees are extremely qualified to aid their clients in the best possible manner. The motto that you "work for yourself but not by yourself" certainly shines through in Northwestern's corporate philosophy.

    Cons

    The industry lends itself to a competitive nature. People who are not motivated by competition or are not self-motivated will have a difficult time being successful at Northwestern and the Financial Services industry as a whole

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide your employees and customers with great financial stability.


  2. "Great culture and place to work, but too many levels of bureaucracy and "upper management"..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Employees still spend their entire career here
    - Employees do care about the customer
    - The company does a good job taking care of employees
    - The company provides job security
    - The company definitely takes a long-term strategic view, revisits it often, and takes it very seriously.

    Cons

    - If you are "Type A" or coming from a fast-paced work environment, then be prepared to slow down...even to the level of inefficiency.
    - There are so many layers of management, you have to be a "chosen one" to move up.
    - Pay raises stink and so does salary in general.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be shrunk. There are so many people with offices whose' title and jobs nobody even understands... You need to make room for young-guns and replace those who aren't pulling enough weight to accomplish your long-term strategies.

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