Northwestern Mutual
3.7 of 5 1,125 reviews Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual

ProsThey have a good training program
You earn what you put into it
Talented upper management
They want you to have a life outside of work

ConsIt's a lot of hard work
You have to do cold calling or as they word it, " favorable introductions"
You have to start with a strong network of people

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It's a hidden pyramid scheme for recent college graduates.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Northwestern Mutual

Pros: If you know a ton of people who just got married, just had a baby,… Cons: Management will continuously pest you about buying your own policies and reaching out to those closest to you with the hopes they will buy a… Advice to Senior Management: Quit pestering your own employees to buy their own policies. More

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Exceptional company with stellar training

Financial Representative (Former Employee)
West Palm Beach, FL (US)

I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

Pros: You will learn how to build your book of business. You will learn how to manage your time for maximum efficiency and productivity. You will… Cons: You're expected to be at a morning meeting at 7:30 every day and review publicly what you've accomplished regarding your stated goals. If your manager requires… Advice to Senior Management: Have more informal events where new and experienced agents can… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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