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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 work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office culture, structured environment, lots of growth opportunities for those that put in the work.

    Cons

    It is not an easy industry to work in. You cant come in as an average performer and expect to make it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build on collaborative business between financial advisors.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual part-time

    Pros

    Involved work, really great location

    Cons

    Low pay, very inflexible hours

    Advice to Management

    Not sure.

  3. "Financial Representative Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Internship in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    You are selling life insurance and health insurance mainly as an intern when you start and you can move from there. There is a 1000$ stipend per semester just for showing up and 500$ + commission for the first 5 clients and then another 500$ + comission for the next 5 clients so if you get 10 clients in your internship you make a minimum of 2000$ and the commission on that group.

    Cons

    They dont make you sell to friends & family but they suggest it, and they want you to use your warm markets, so any contacts. It's all commission base aside from the 2000$ so your pay can be a good deal higher or lower than a minimum hourly rate.

    Advice to Management

    Disclose comission rates for applicants.


  4. "FR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere, lots of potential for making money

    Cons

    Honestly, I'm a really driven person and still find it hard to meet all of the benchmarks as I work on my own all of the time, without help from management

    Advice to Management

    Give us more help


  5. "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and no cap on earnings

    Cons

    I love everyone I work with.


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, and cool results if you can get the work done

    Cons

    Can be a bit boring

    Advice to Management

    Keep interns more engaged


  7. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to have high pay and good life

    Cons

    Work Environment - Easily taken advantage of

    Advice to Management

    Dont let your employees take advantage of their staff

  8. "Former Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Free Lunch, extra curricular activities and clubs

    Cons

    Layoffs, job security, morale, changing culture.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere, freedom of making your own schedule, great deal of upward mobility in the financial rep/advisor position, really strong resources given to help representatives succeed.

    Cons

    No guaranteed salary, in a representatives first year, it is very hard to get their feet off the ground, especially if coming straight out of college. All compensation based leads to very low/inconsistent income for first couple years.

    Advice to Management

    Begin first year reps with a base salary to help them get off the ground after training. The incentives for performance are good, but often out of sight when just starting.


  10. "Financial Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to run your business the way you want to.

    Cons

    Extremely high standards, with strict minimums, not a a lot of time to experiment


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