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Northwestern Mutual Reviews

Updated Nov 11, 2019

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative 

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Tons of information for young people to gain a career in Financial Planning

    Cons

    High work load in the beginning and a lot to learn

    Northwestern Mutual2019-10-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t waste your time."

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    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Pros

    You’ll learn some helpful techniques on how to create a predictable business and control your outcomes with your activity.

    Cons

    The biggest negative is that NM has a business model completely different than what they advertise or tell you. They fully intend to hire you and keep you on board until you have penetrated your personal market for them. At that time, you aren’t valuable any longer to them. There’s no long term intention of keeping anyone except for a small crew who train you how to penetrate your market.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way they deserve to be treated.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-11-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director 

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Retirement benefits, flexible hours, nice people

    Cons

    Consensus-based culture without strong decision-making at the senior level makes it difficult to move forward with change

    Northwestern Mutual2019-09-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Com"

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    Former Employee - Financial; L Advior in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    The ability to growth is amazing in this organization. However, you have to survive it first. It's nearly impossible to survive. They do not give you the time necessary.

    Cons

    The leadership is lacking. The training leaves a lot to be cherished.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of the things you are telling potential candidates about the reality of the position.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-10-09
  5. "working hard makes it worth it"

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    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative 

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    long term being at NM is great

    Cons

    hard to succeed at the start

    Northwestern Mutual2019-09-25
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Wouldn't recommend it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary was decent. Free lunch, onsite medical clinic, gym, and credit union.

    Cons

    In the 13 years I was employed there, I saw the culture shift from one that deeply cared about its employees to one that focused on their bottom line only. The technology is lacking. While process improvements needed to be made, they were taken to an extreme. The model used was appropriate for an assembly line, not a company with products that had a number of variables to them. Leadership was less than... forthcoming about their intentions of these improvements and used them to terminate employees.

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people. If you treat your people right, they will treat your customers rights.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-10-27
  7. "All Commission; Insurance First"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training and mentorship with willingness to help you succeed

    Cons

    All Commission - forces you to build market out of family & Friends

    Northwestern Mutual2019-10-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "advised clients on best financial strategies"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great experience on how to sell, analyze, and manage portfolios

    Cons

    Poor management, and left to fend for myself most times

    Northwestern Mutual2019-10-03
  9. Helpful (2)

    "I do not recommend this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice facilities; free lunch for everyone in Milwaukee

    Cons

    The treatment of women is horrific. This company allows men to mistreat women. All of their Network Offices are run by men, allowing misbehavior at all levels.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-10-02
  10. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and good work environment

    Cons

    Too political and tough management

    Northwestern Mutual2019-09-20
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