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Northwestern Mutual CEO John E. Schlifske
John E. Schlifske
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  1. "Lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Lots of work, good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Only positive things to say.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Northwestern Mutual2018-05-02
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Home Office Micro-Managing Hell on Earth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Clean environment, free lunch and I still consider company to have excellent ethics in an industry where ethics are highly questioned. If you work hard, behave professionally, are willing to learn and adapt to the culture of this company, you can do well and earn a good income.

    Cons

    While NM remains a strong company, this is at least in part due to the obsessive and massive growth of our field force and almost singular goal of simply selling as many policies as possible. But the NM home office - once a mecca for workers in SE Wisconsin to seek out a long term, rewarding job - is going to hell. Morale is being utterly destroyed, primarily by way of new work management schemes based on the utter...

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    Advice to Management

    Stubbornly stay the course at your own risk. When veteran employees are crying at their desks, people are working more hours than ever, you're bleeding experience & wisdom, and depending on a constant flow of new employees to fill holes, this is NOT a long term strategy. The founders of NM, and those that kept the flame burning for 150 years must be rolling in their graves right now.

    Northwestern Mutual2016-05-12
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great support, great earning potential"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company brings the opportunity for MOTIVATED individuals to own their own business, without the cost and overhead of doing things on your own. The managing partners give so much support, and as corny as it sounds, if you believe in yourself, they are willing to match your drive and enthusiasm in ensuring your success. The earning potential is amazing as well. The skills I’ve gained and the people I’ve met in my short...

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    Cons

    It is not for the 9 to fiver. While owning your own business gives you its freedoms, it can easily destroy your career if taken advantage of. You have to be very strong willed and persistent, as this position does have its challenges. As does owning any business. Some people look at not having any type of base pay as a con, but there aren’t many businesses out there that you can start that will pay you at all before you...

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    Advice to Management

    So far so good. Keep genuinely caring about each advisors success. Also stay focused on the culture as it affects the morale of the entire branch.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-04-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing people to work with!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who care, flexible schedule, opportunity to grow and have impact!

    Cons

    Office too far from home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on growing from within and championing others to grow.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-04-23
  5. Helpful (2)

    "LearnVest NYC Office"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and remote option Startup/tech perks in nyc office—dogs, cold brew on tap, beer/wine, etc. Friendly and smart coworkers Casual option for dress code Solid compensation package and transparent structure Good diversity in the office Cool office (also rumored to be moving to a better space) Opportunity for career progression I’ve been here for about a year now and can confidently say this is the...

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    Cons

    Know what you’re getting yourself into—this is a fortune 100 company and not a startup anymore. There are pros and cons of working for both—it depends on what’s right for you. PLI is profitable but I question the suitability of every client that an FR sells it to vs. other options out there (no fiduciary duty) Some frustrations in things you would expect to be table stakes at a company this big, like IT issues and the...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to consider healthcare changes for the NYC office. We don’t want to continue to lose coworkers for something as stable as

    Northwestern Mutual2019-04-18
  6. "Great Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is high energy that keeps employees motivated.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any con's.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing!

    Northwestern Mutual2019-04-23
  7. "excellent culture and team"

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      Former Employee - Office Manager 

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

      Pros

      flexible and supportive team; opportunities for growth

      Cons

      no negatives for this position

      Northwestern Mutual2019-04-24
    • "Great Career for Hardworking Individuals"

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      Former Employee - Financial Representative in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great autonomy, highly respected company, unlimited income potential

      Cons

      100% commission based - you get paid based on how hard you work

      Northwestern Mutual2019-04-23
    • "Started From The Bottom Now I'm Here"

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      Current Employee - Wealth Management Advisor in Providence, RI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Autonomy of the Schedule. No Income Cap. Legal, Tax and Financial Knowledge that I have gained over the years. Everyday is different - working with folks that care about themselves, their families or their business.

      Cons

      You are your own business owner which requires some significant mental capacity. As you grow continuing to grow the business.

      Advice to Management

      Being more selective about the millennial marketplace.

      Northwestern Mutual2019-04-22
    • "Amazing Company with Unmatched Culture and Rewarding Work"

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      Current Employee - Director of Operations and New Advisor Development in Toledo, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Northwestern Mutual is known for its overall strength, doing what's right for the client, providing a unique planning experience, its top 10 internship program for over 20 years, and its highly coveted training program. This office specifically has a great group of people who work hard, but also have personal friendships and have fun as well! The culture is amazing! Not only are the people here working to better themselves,...

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      Cons

      You have to be a hard worker here; if you aren't a hard worker, you won't employed here long.

      Northwestern Mutual2019-04-22
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