Northwestern Mutual

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Solid Company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern

Pros

Northwestern Mutual has great products and services which makes them easier to sell. You are mostly your own boss if you are a financial rep.

Cons

Since you are your own boss you have to be motivated to work. If you are not self motivated this job is not for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take responsibility for your own actions by not throwing the blame on the most recent person that left.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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    Smart, motivated people with an eye toward giving back - afraid of new people

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (more than an 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
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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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