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Northwestern Mutual Reviews

Updated 20 April 2018
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Northwestern Mutual Chairman and CEO John E. Schlifske
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  • ll often make you call on friends and family which can create sticky relationships later (in 392 reviews)

  • Need to be motivated everyday if you want to make sales, no base salary (in 143 reviews)

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  1. "review"

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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (27)

    "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Fayetteville, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Fayetteville, AR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Over the past 5 years I have been working with the firm, I have grown to understand more about how Northwestern as a platform to begin and grow your financial advisory business seems tough to beat. While NM has allowed me exclusive access to their insurance and investment advisory platform, they also are not captive to just their products and which helps me feel confident when doing financial planning.

    5 years in so far and I have yet to run into a situation that I had to question any ethical or moral move that NM has made. With them acquiring learnvest to turn themselves into one of the largest tech financial firms in the US, I am excited to see where they go over the next few decades.

    Cons

    The first few years of building your own practice is tough. While Northwestern prides themselves on their training program and mentorship, at the end of the day, your business thrives or fails based on how much you are willing to work on crafting your skills and building your client relationships.

    I have seen a lot of people not willing to put the time and energy into starting their own business and end up leaving the career with a bitter taste because they were to focused on "selling" instead of "planning".

    If you are just trying to be an insurance agent or an investment advisor, this isn't the group to join. I have realized NM's focus and current competitive advantage is their focus on comprehensive financial planning that isn't just about selling products.

    Advice to Management

    Many people think NM is just an insurance company but the leadership needs to start educating people that NM is one of the top 5 investment brokers in the US.

  3. "Awesome Company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Northwestern is a great company with awesome company values and take care of their financial advisers.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of work to get a practice going.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Financial Adviser in Fairfield, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Adviser in Fairfield, CT (US)
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great products, people and flexible hours

    Cons

    They do not support non company products

    Advice to Management

    Great mentoring


  5. "Financial Representative"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to impact family, peers, businesses and the like through the powerful financial planning tools Northwestern Mutual offers is second to none!

    Cons

    The first five years in the business will determine your ultimate success long term, many will surrender sooner than even the 1 year mark for either lack of contacts or motivation to build their business strong right out of the gate.


  6. "College Financial Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission based but flexible work schedule

    Cons

    commission based and heavy with sales

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great training


  7. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual part-time

    Pros

    Amazing company culture. Friendly corporate environment and endless support from management. Huge emphasis on diversity and social responsibility. NW is a company with long-term vision and strong values. I truly enjoy working here.

    Cons

    There could be more team building/guest speaker events

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work!

  8. "The Best"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has excellent products and a great investment platform. Great career if you are patient.

    Cons

    For most, difficult to cultivate your own clients.


  9. "College Financial Representative Internship"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to gain real-world experience, have access to full-time advisors who give me plenty of mentorships, and strengthened my time management skills.

    Cons

    This internship was a positive experience for me!


  10. "Financial Representative Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great for self-motivated people.

    Cons

    The pay can be inconsistent.


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