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Updated 22 January 2018
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Northwestern Mutual Chairman and CEO John E. Schlifske
John E. Schlifske
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  1. "review"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ahmedabad
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ahmedabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company is good to work in

    Cons

    have to work in night shift

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  2. "Financial Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and leadership from top down
    unlimited income potential

    Cons

    100% commission based which is good for some people but no guarantees
    Very long sales process


  3. "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help people and great earning potential

    Cons

    Lots of legwork and constant phoning


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  5. "Tough Job, High Reward"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential, independence, fulfillment

    Cons

    You have to call on friends or people you know. Everything is on you with very little help


  6. "Financial Rep"

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and training

    Cons

    Commission only, but good when you get a month or two under your belt

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Excellent Company - Lack of resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment, great people, and a unified vision of helping people.

    Cons

    There's a lack of resources for advisers regarding salary and compensations

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with advisers and associates on competitive pay - this will attract better talent long term


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working in an agile environment"

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best co-workers; the most kind and friendly people you’ll ever meet. Plus, there is free lunch and an awesome employee gym

    Cons

    Unstable environment, lack of leadership direction . At times the environment feels toxic and teams remain uncertain of their goals


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, fun working with competent professionals

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on PC nonsense

    Advice to Management

    Realize on which side your bread is buttered


  10. "Support Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, fun energetic people with drive to succeed.

    Cons

    Leadership has constant inward challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their job and give them the tools to do it.


  11. "Best Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mentorship, flexibility, exciting environment, great people work here, culture is fully committed to making everyone better for being here

    Cons

    Have to be a self-starter


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