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Northwestern Mutual Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  • You will be asking them to give you numbers for close friends and family (in 355 reviews)

  • Need to be motivated everyday if you want to make sales, no base salary (in 135 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best Place to be at."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Complete autonomy of your schedule, clients, and effort. It's quite simple if you're someone who thrives, you'll have a great career. I was an intern while in college and learned more in a summer about life and business then I had in a lifetime. I decided to bet on myself as a young 22 year old and create my own financial planning practice and haven't looked back since. Done and seen things that I never thought I would.

    Cons

    A lot of people start this career and cannot survive the roller coaster ride at the beginning and quit on themselves.

    Advice to Management

    O_F_F_I_C_E


  2. "Financial Representative Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, pushes you to be better. The people that you work with really care about your happiness and your success.

    Cons

    Difficult if you aren't a self starter. Requires you to network through friends and family which can be uncomfortable. Mostly a life insurance sales position.

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front about what you will be doing as an intern. I felt like I was going to be doing a lot of financial work, but really it was just trying to sell insurance to people.

  3. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respectful, integrity, friendly, opportunity, trust

    Cons

    Slow to change, complex organization


  4. "Financial advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, mentor ship of you seek it out

    Cons

    Non existent base salary, all commission


  5. "Financial Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good earning potential if able to succeed

    Cons

    Tough prospecting for new clients

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring social leaders


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule, autonomy, solid training

    Cons

    lack of help towards the end of internship, commission-based


  7. "Culture Like No Other"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential
    Starts with insurance only while you take the test necessary to become investment licensed
    The road map to success is spelled out in the Granum System
    You are a business owner and have the flexibility to make your own schedule
    The work you do matters and genuinely helps people
    Hands down THE BEST culture I've ever seen. It's genuinely enjoyable to come to work and most co-workers are also friends outside of work

    Cons

    Not for the non-self starter
    If not properly motivated can be challenging to get your practice off the ground
    Not for everyone, but those that it's for are extremely happy
    You're starting a business from the ground up, lets face it, it's long hours to start

  8. "Financial Representative Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Hard work that develops and challenges you as an individual

    Cons

    Calling on friends and family to start.


  9. "Over all company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for several other companies before landing at Northwestern Mutual and I must say, I have never felt more part of a family than I do here. These are some of the most genuine individuals i've had the pleasure of working with. If you are struggling or having a bad day, these people will do anything in their power to help you out of the slump.

    Cons

    Hard work and does not always come easy to some. Some may have to dig deeper to see the success.


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    "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment with room to grow.

    Cons

    Management is strict on dress code


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