Northwestern Mutual

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

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

I worked at Northwestern Mutual as a contractor for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Financial Representative Position

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for. Northwestern assures that their employees are extremely qualified to aid their clients in the best possible manner. The motto that you "work for yourself but not by yourself" certainly shines through in Northwestern's corporate philosophy.

    Cons

    The industry lends itself to a competitive nature. People who are not motivated by competition or are not self-motivated will have a difficult time being successful at Northwestern and the Financial Services industry as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide your employees and customers with great financial stability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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