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Smart, motivated people with an eye toward giving back - afraid of new people

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Former Contractor - Consultant in Milwaukee, WI (US)
Former Contractor - Consultant in Milwaukee, WI (US)

I worked at Northwestern Mutual as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Clear leadership
Thoughtful approach to investments leading to solid business outcomes
Leader in community
Great value for policy owners
Solid business relationship approach

Cons

Still developing diversity in ideas, staff - big opportunity here
Modest pay
Slow pace - can be frustrating for those wired to deliver at a faster pace
Low turnover and minimal outside influence stunt innovation opportunities because of low confidence if not invented internally

Advice to Management

Keep doing the fundamentals but fire up the innovation to keep leading in your chosen areas

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  1. Great culture and place to work, but too many levels of bureaucracy and "upper management"...

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Employees still spend their entire career here
    - Employees do care about the customer
    - The company does a good job taking care of employees
    - The company provides job security
    - The company definitely takes a long-term strategic view, revisits it often, and takes it very seriously.

    Cons

    - If you are "Type A" or coming from a fast-paced work environment, then be prepared to slow down...even to the level of inefficiency.
    - There are so many layers of management, you have to be a "chosen one" to move up.
    - Pay raises stink and so does salary in general.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be shrunk. There are so many people with offices whose' title and jobs nobody even understands... You need to make room for young-guns and replace those who aren't pulling enough weight to accomplish your long-term strategies.

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Great culture. Anyone who's passionate about building their own practice, valuing flexibility and looking for uncapped income potential should go for it.

    Cons

    The whole environment is really fast paced. You have to work hard to catch up with others.

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