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Updated January 18, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Best Place to be at."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Advisor"

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

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Help people and great earning potential

    Cons

    Lots of legwork and constant phoning

  3. "Financial Representative"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent training and practice. I learned more about the business world and the importance of financial planning in a few months than I ever had before.

    Cons

    Hard work at first of course, but that is pretty much a given anywhere if you want to succeed.


  4. "Financial Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and training

    Cons

    Commission only, but good when you get a month or two under your belt

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, fun working with competent professionals

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on PC nonsense

    Advice to Management

    Realize on which side your bread is buttered


  6. "Financial Rep Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern

    Pros

    I like it a lot

    Cons

    Had to make lots of calls


  7. "Best Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mentorship, flexibility, exciting environment, great people work here, culture is fully committed to making everyone better for being here

    Cons

    Have to be a self-starter

  8. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, great benefits, great team around you.

    Cons

    Tough to get started, hard work, you get what you put into it.


  9. "This is an amazing company"

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

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    You can make as much money as you want to

    Cons

    It is 100 percent commission

    Advice to Management

    Management is great and the people here are amazing


  10. "Marketing/PR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern

    Pros

    very flexible, lots of different people to work with, constant

    Cons

    if you work for this company the focus is working as a financial advisor


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