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Northwestern Mutual Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • You will be asking them to give you numbers for close friends and family (in 347 reviews)

  • Need to be motivated everyday if you want to make sales, no base salary (in 132 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, professional growth, unlimited income potential, mentorship

    Cons

    Have to have tough skin, have to be a hard worker


  2. "Financial Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Your work ethic decides your success, plenty of room to grow

    Cons

    Must be very self-motivated, disciplined

  3. "no thank you guys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    great place to work honestly

    Cons

    you have to work super hard and can still be unlucky at times


  4. "Internship at Northwestern Mutual"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great internship with a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    I had no negative experience with this internship.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Representative/Advisor/Associate"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good workspace/environment, and perfect work/life balance after certain time

    Cons

    Be ready to be identified as an insurance salesman, rejection is regular (get used to it fast). MAKE SURE you know what industry you're getting into and be fully informed of what your day to day operations will be. compensation structure sucks until you develop a good book of business.


  6. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High earnings potential, fantastic training and development, ethical and values strong moral values based company, great benefits and long-term retirement plan, fun environment, excellent accountability, easy to follow road map for success

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to survive in the first few years, low commission percentage relative to an independent advisor, high business expenses (at least at my network office), have to rely heavily on personal network to cultivate clients

    Advice to Management

    Create a better lead generation system for new advisors to leverage as they are getting started to help them make enough money to survive


  7. "Sr Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch and good people to work with

    Cons

    Not as much opportunity as I would have liked

  8. "Good for flexible work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual part-time

    Pros

    Can work whatever hours you want as a Financial Representative. However, if you don't put in the work/time you won't make much money

    Cons

    The job could involve a lot of cold calling


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual part-time

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, amazing people, room for advancement, and awesome leadership

    Cons

    Can be draining at times, you just have to make sure to make the most of it and have fun with it.


  10. "One of the best Financial Services company to work for in midwest"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Financially very strong and stable company; Has great work -life balance; Offers Free lunch. Employees are respectful and friendly

    Cons

    work location is Milwaukee where winters can be harsh and long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring for you employees.


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