Northwestern Mutual

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Solid Company

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  • 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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    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

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