Northwestern Mutual Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative Intern 

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Very focused on the development of their employees and great core morals. Makes the financial planning industry personable and relatable for any and everyone.

    Cons

    Might not be the career path for you if you struggle with networking and expanding your client base.

  2. "NM"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Financial Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture and work life balance

    Cons

    no base salary when starting out


  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, culture, mission, and belief that we're making an impact on people's lives

    Cons

    Full commission, slower startup unless you kill it from the start. Average people don't fit here!

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome company!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strongest financial ratings and outlook in the industry. Excellent development programs. Multiple leadership opportunities. Unparalleled Compensation! Be your own boss from day one.

    Cons

    Exhausting for the first couple years. No book of business available for new reps. Must start from “scratch”.

  5. "Limited growth"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers Free snacks Dog Friendly Office

    Cons

    Limited leadership growth in NYC.

  6. "Northwestern"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working family helping each other

    Cons

    Quota is very high and hard to achieve

  7. "Challenging But Rewarding"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Truly unlimited income, freedom in your schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes too much freedom can be harmful if not focused

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture, Unlimited Growth"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Pros are unlimited growth potential in two areas: Building your own financial advising team/book and building out your own office to coach new advisors. Either way, if you put the effort in, it is rewarding in many different areas.

    Cons

    -1099 -Need to be good at gathering referrals (can be taught) - Will have to work very hard for ~5 years to make it, aka turn it from a "job" into a "career"

  9. "The best if you do your job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Franklin, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work at home, benefits, insurance

    Cons

    Not much to say here

  10. "So good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Doctor in New York, NY

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual part-time

    Pros

    Workforce much higher than everywhere

    Cons

    Best place i used to go

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