Northwestern Mutual

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It is a great company for the right person.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

Pros

Beautiful office, friendly atmosphere, and great training program.

Cons

It is sink or swim. You are given the training and you have a development specialist, but if you are not doing well, you are not making any money.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There should be more stipends for people just starting out or possibly a draw.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Just an awful place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual

    Pros

    No pros, except that the company as a whole is good. Northwestern is an amazing company, but not the Seery group. They are the agency in WHite Plains.

    Cons

    Awful management. Awful structure. Just terrible teamwork. They do not want you to succeed and the level of turnover is awful. people are in and out all the time. The firm is not doing well, and the amount of people staying there is so slim. People al compain about how miserable they are.
    RUN FROM THIS PLACE!

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    Working as an Associate Financial Rep at Northwestern Mutual

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    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative Gen Securities Registered  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative Gen Securities Registered in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Strong institution with solid financial strength and a high-quality basic product of life insurance. After a great deal of careful analysis, I bought a policy myself. Their fiscal and investments performance in the meltdown of 2008 was stellar.

    Cons

    Very "Mad Men" environment -- the Associates are nothing more than secretaries, regardless of education, experience, or credentials, and the culture is stuck in the 1960s, with all that that implies. Very surprising and disappointing to someone coming from a large corporate background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This franchisee organization is starting to learn the "patter" of diversity and inclusion, but the reality is something altogether different, especially in the network offices, and signs of change are surface-level only.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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