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Northwestern Mutual Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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3.8
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90%
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Northwestern Mutual CEO John E. Schlifske
John E. Schlifske
1322 Ratings
Pros
  • "Backed by a giving company who cares about their employees and provide great training and development(in 208 reviews)

  • "Great people who care, flexible schedule, opportunity to grow and have impact(in 206 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Lawyer"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Great Culture and Amazing Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time

    Pros

    This is the first office where I felt that I not only got the support in the beginning of my career but they continue to help find ways for me to grow as a professional. Everyone in the office works so hard and I can tell they enjoy being here which motivates me to do my absolute best. If you are looking to find a "work family" that sincerely concerns about your well being and your success, then this is the perfect...

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    Cons

    Nothing negative, there are challenges that come along with the careers but pays off in the end.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-07-10
  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Advisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    NM is apart of a dying breed of companies, in the financial services industry, that still believe in doing what's best for their client. Their mutuality is one of their calling cards and makes sure they are focused on who they serve and not themselves.

    Cons

    If you're not an entrepreneur. wont work well for you.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-07-10
  5. "Great Culture and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gym, health insurance, lunch

    Cons

    Recent years have had structural changes that eliminated positions

    Northwestern Mutual2019-07-08
  6. "Amazing Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The DTLA office for Northwestern Mutual creates a work environment that inspires you to push yourself each day. The leadership team is the finest I have ever worked with and the ability to receive coaching and training is unparalleled. The learning and development is constant so that you never become stagnant and are in a perpetual state of professional growth. Their extended learning program and language development...

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    Cons

    So far, the experience has been amazing.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-07-09
  7. "Bright future for Northwestern"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Earning capacity, high impact, and ability to control your own destiny.

    Cons

    Must source own leads by yourself. Startup (first 1-2 years) is extremely rigorous but no different than any major financial services firm.

    Northwestern Mutual2019-07-09
  8. "Financial Planning Solutions Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Financial Planning Solutions Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and atmosphere is relaxed

    Cons

    No room for promotions in the role

    Northwestern Mutual2019-07-09
  9. "Good but not Great"

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    Current Employee - Associate Financial Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good culture - Friendly Environment - Easy to manage once you got your foot in the door

    Cons

    - Comission Based - Lots of work - Hard to start off Your not really a financial adviser or representative. You sell insurance but your given the title of Advisor to make yourself and the clients feel better

    Advice to Management

    Find other ways to create profit and revenue besides pumping out life insurance salesman

    Northwestern Mutual2019-07-08
  10. "make sure you have a network"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    make your own schedule, be your own boss, very entrepreneurial

    Cons

    repetitive work, need a network in order to have any success. its possible to build your own network but it would be extremely difficult.

    Advice to Management

    relax the clothing policy

    Northwestern Mutual2019-07-07
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