Northwestern Mutual
3.7 of 5 1,131 reviews
www.northwesternmutual.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

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Amazing people doing amazing work.

College Financial Representative (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern for more than a year

ProsUnrivaled independence. Northwestern Mutual lets you make your own schedule and commission lets you decide how much you want to make. You have an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives. Emphasis on personal growth and development on and off the clock sets Northwestern Mutual apart.

ConsAs with many financial institutions, Northwestern Mutual is a very formal company. Be prepared for constant business formal dress, professional situations, and being in a constant state of marketing yourself. If you love to chase sales goals, this could be the job for you. It is a very tough career for the first few years and requires you to ask tough questions and be courageous.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company and great people

Financial Representative (Current Employee)

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


Pros: Unlimited income potential Great training, can break down the steps to succeed Proprietary products Family like work culture People… Cons: Financial rep position not suited for everyone, this is easily the biggest con. It takes the right person who can live with the good and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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FACT: New Hire Wash Out is 90%... first Week, or first Year or Couple of Years... Really, really consider this.

Executive Director of Sales (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: -solid leaders in mgmt, incredibly dedicated to cause, which is growing policyowners, thus growth of company as market leader. And this is a market… Cons: I'm going to nickname a new hire (or Intern) at Northwestern Mutual the "Contact Catcher". Or "CC" for short. If you start your… Advice to Senior Management: I realize others say "give a small salary" to help in the beginning. Or "listen to your troops on issues, complaints". Albeit those… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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