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Northwestern Mutual Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. "Financial Advisor Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Great hours, no weekends. Desk job. Always learning new things. Awesome atmosphere with so much positivity. Access to technology/Internet. Having a routine.

    Cons

    Stuck inside and staring at a computer screen most of the day


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best Six Years.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I finally feel like I've found a home with the LA office. Coming from an extensive banking background, I knew I wanted to be a business owner but wasn't sure if it would ever be financially feasible. Northwestern gave me the opportunity to build my own business and have a better work life balance.

    Cons

    It takes GRIT, but worth every second. I now have choices in my life that my other friends simply do not.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on attracting diverse talent - the office has improved tremendously within the last six years but it would be awesome to have more bilingual advisors!!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual part-time

    Pros

    I absolutely love working at Northwestern Mutual. I have been with the company for 5 months, and I continuously find new reasons why I love it here. Everyone in the office is so enthusiastic about what they're doing, and there is a contagious positive energy that affects all of the employees. Work is actually fun at Northwestern Mutual because everyone is so friendly and we do things outside of the office together. Working in an environment full of motivated, successful individuals inspires everyone to be at the top of their game. I couldn't recommend a better place to work.

    Cons

    I have nothing but good things to say about my experience here so far.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Feels like family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Wealth Management Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Wealth Management Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can honestly say everyone I work with is genuine, real and cares about each other. I've been an associate for the past four years and it has been great to see the camaraderie this organization has each and every day.

    Cons

    The hours can be long as most people's compensation is tied to bonuses and/or commission but for those willing to hustle you can build a great career.


  6. "Financial Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Completely flexible Schedule. Unlimited income potential

    Cons

    Very difficult to get through first 3 years of building clientele

    Advice to Management

    The management wants you to succeed that is how they get paid. It's a good feeling that everyone is on the same side of the table


  7. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    NM is an incredibly reputable company and always puts the client first. It's been around since the 1800's so there is plenty of security knowing that the company is stable and not going anywhere. Knowing that you work for that kind of company is a good feeling. Great vision and inspirational leadership from the managing partner. The Houston location is flexible with start times due to so many people having to commute. Wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Traditional company. No potential to move up quickly/at all unless you become a Rep. No work from home opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Ongoing training and development for staff and opportunities to work from home would make a huge difference for a lot of people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Career Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible Company Culture & Training
    Comprehensive Financial Planning Process
    Great Technology and Resources
    Company Cares for Clients Well

    Cons

    Challenging to Start Career
    Some People Think You Just Do Insurance Planning

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work serving B/CS!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not what it once was"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Leadership has lost it's way and has convinced themselves that they need to "disrupt from within". This has lead to listening to people from a startup acquisition that has no proven track record, no real results, and very weak leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Stay to true to what has made you successful for 160 years. Truly assess your leaders, new and old, and only keep the good ones. Craft a real vision of the future and then execute it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited earning upwards of a couple million bucks/yr.
    Client service is number one priority across the company.
    Everyone is aligned to promote the Advisors success. They provide all the tools.

    Cons

    Big slow bureaucratic company and can get intrusive with new advisors.

    Advice to Management

    Great job.


  11. "This position gives an incredible opportunity to people who want to help others protect their families."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Representative in Grandview Heights, OH
    Current Intern - Financial Representative in Grandview Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This position is super flexible and is great for self-motivated workers. It gives you an opportunity to help people secure their financial security and create lasting, meaningful relationships with all your clients.

    Cons

    This position is not for people who can't be self-motivated. You have to put in a lot of work in the beginning to be successful but it's worth it in the end.


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