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The company as a whole is fantastic.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative  in  Wilmington, NC (US)
Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative in Wilmington, NC (US)

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

Pros

Huge potential to build your own business and make a lot of money
Helping others in and outside your community build financial security
Leadership roles
Independence
Great opportunity
Great training

Cons

Hard to get started. Very difficult to get through 6 months, much less 4 years. After 5 years you are golden.
Some reps are better than others. Some Advisors business is hurting and pay their employees poorly (assistant roles), also they create a very negative atmosphere.
Can be high stress.
It is a sales position, do not let the financial part fool you. You are a sales rep.

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing atmoshpere with energetic coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate  in  Westport, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Westport, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility and the values of the upper management are excellent

    Cons

    Advisors are commission-based for income and staff positions are limited in growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging and rewarding work with good benefits and a healthy work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Architect in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Northwestern Mutual (NM) Corporate Headquarters is not for everyone, but if you can learn to adapt and work within or around NM's culture you will be satisfied working for one of the best companies in the Midwest.
    -People REALLY care about the company
    -VERY strong brand
    -Stability
    -career opportunities (cross-training is encouraged and rewarded if you can level up quickly)
    -Good compensation package (not great from an IT perspective, but not bad)
    -pension
    -lunch...
    -amenities

    Cons

    The culture is one of the most difficult things to get used to. It's possible to thrive within the structure, but takes a long time to get used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage people to take more chances.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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