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3.9
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3.6
People You Work With
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Person You Work For
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Support You Get
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Way You Work
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Work Setting
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"I have been employed here for about 3 months. It has been a great experience. Financial reps are treated like we are very valuable. Good support and the ability to move up and make good money. You get new laptop, and have access to state of the art facilities. We also got a sign on bonus for the first month. Older reps are very supportive and will help you with cases you can't handle."
Posted 5 years ago in Memphis, TN
Financial Advisor
in Denver, CO

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"I like the autonomy of my culture. I love the location and the view. I love our people, they are very supportive."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to work hard if you are going to be a rep. It is equally challenging and rewarding."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"It is very lonely at time to be a financial advisor. You are running your own business and a bad month can really take it's toll on you."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would be more hands on. I would be here more often."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Representative Intern
in Walnut Creek, CA

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"Nothing at all. Didn't like the people, the location, made me want to die."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask them if other people eavesdrop on your phone calls."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"The people are boring, lack any personality whatsoever, we're not fun to be around."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing at all, I just didn't like the work I was doing."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Chief Recruiting Officer
in Washington, DC

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"Responsive and engaging leadership; supportive team environment and strong emphasis on personal growth"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest and genuine; make sure you have thought through your life goals."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"The challenging and competitive environment can sometimes be somewhat high-stress."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If I were running the show, I would improve communication within the organization."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Associate Financial Representative
in Chicago, IL

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"Some flexibility, but not enough. I also like having my own cubicle."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you have a contract when you first start working here, or else your boss will walk all over you."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"My boss doesn't trust me. The bosses are generally pretty self-centered and dump too much responsibility on their subordinates."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more accepting of my staff's errors, and not hold it against them if they are human and forget things."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Representative
in Irvine, CA

"I gained exceptional consultative sales experience."

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"I enjoyed the people I worked with, and the challenge of closing deals."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Its a great company, the people are awesome, and I would recommend anyone to work there."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"The company didn't do anything to generate leads for us."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Maybe more advertising, and getting their name out there like some of the other insurance/investment firms."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Intern
in Little Rock, AR

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"I liked how helpful everyone was and how friendly they were. I liked getting to help people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be a hard worker and strong goal setter. Have a good resume' ready."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"They did not keep close enough eye on us. They were focused too much on themselves."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would be much more involved in the interns work life and getting them to succeed. I would help them more as they started out."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Financial Representative
in Walnut Creek, CA

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"It is an unlimited fountain of resources. Being represented by a fully strong institution from both a AAA financial and client service standpoint."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have some kind of business ownership exposure. It is a hard transition from those who have never been a 1099 employee. Don't be naive to the point you shut others out who are trying to give you advice."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"It sometimes felt as if there was more of an emphasis on sales than guidance."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Working in a fast paced environment is understandable, but slowing down to take the time to listen to newer employees would be beneficial to both parties."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Representative Intern
in Milwaukee, WI

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"There were aspects that I enjoyed but aspects that I did not. I loathed the cold calling, but I loved the moving about and working with people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You must be able to work with people and be very personable."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"It only works for a certain type of people. This helps the company because they automatically weed out the poor workers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not much. The company has the right idea, it just did not work for me."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Intern
in Missoula, MT

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"I loved the professionalism of this company, the people were more than happy to help out in any circumstance. The training and availability of the managers and team members was 24/7 with eagerness to apply themselves to work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest and upfront about what you expect to gain from this company."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"There wasn't a specific thing that I didn't like about this company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management team was amazing and very helpful in many ways, I do not have any suggestions for the management."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Representative
in White Plains, NY

"Non-stimulative work with zero growth opportunity."

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"Independence with in my job position that allowed me to flourish if given supported."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared, do your research on the company history as it would be tested"

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"Zero growth inside of the company with lack of support in various roles."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give support when needed to hard working employees so they can flourish"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Representative Intern
in Omaha, NE

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"Northwestern Mutual pays their employees based on performance. I am extremely driven and motivated so getting paid based on performance was extremely satisfying."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Give the internship 100%. It will push the boundaries of your comfort zone and give you experience unmatched by any other internship. There is a reason that Northwestern Mutual is considered a Top Ten Internship. The internship develops leaders and encourages self-motivation, determination, and entrepreneurship."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"Northwestern Mutual is a great company however, my time as an intern made me realize that working in the insurance industry was not for me. Despite my lack of desire, I gave the internship 100% and at one point ranked as high as 37 out of over 3000 interns nationwide."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Create more competition within the internship. My drive came from challenging other interns to outperform me. Competition is what fueled my success and I suspect that it would do the same for other interns."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Application Development Team Lead
in Franklin, WI

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"This company is solid and has job security that is difficult to find."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to discuss examples of how you showed appropriate behavior in difficult situations. They focus highly on competencies."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"It is pretty conservative. It is considered the nice company and many times people do not want to rock the boat."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"NM is still very conservative in dress and behaviors.. It can be somewhat stifling."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Voice Communications Specialist
in Milwaukee, WI

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"I like the benefits you get with a large building and good technology and security. They have a free lunch everyday, credit union, convenient store, health center and fitness center in each of the 2 home office locations (Milwaukee and Franklin, WI). This is Northwestern Mutual's Corporate Office, not the McTigue Group."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you know the company and what they are looking for like the back of your hand. You need to impress with attitude and knowledge. It is very hard to get through the very automated application process to land an interview. They hire more contractors so they can bring help in and out as needed without having to pay benefits."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"NM doesn't allow for creativity and growth for contractors or low level employees. It makes for a very frustrating environment. Your opinions are not valued, are very micromanaged, and there is so much red tape, actual progress and change is nearly impossible."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would allow much more cross training and lateral and vertical moves for contractors and employees."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Financial Representative Intern
in Kansas City, MO

"I had a great time and met many new people"

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"I was an independent contractor so I was able to work at my own pace and use my own judgement to perform my tasks. I also got to work with new people every day and each clients situation was different."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Its a great company, requires self motivation, and if you don't enjoy talking and meeting with new people its not the career path for you. I think there is a lot of potential for success with the company but its just not what I am looking for in my career path."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"I was unhappy with the inconsistencies in being paid. I was paid on 100% commission based on new clients and the amount of business they brought to the company. While this way of being paid was fair in my eyes it made my personal financial plans hard to anticipate because of the ups and downs in the industry."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management at Northwestern Mutual was great. They provided an industry leading sales school as well as upper management support. The team of individuals I worked closest with were very supportive and were in the industry to help people not just make money which was nice!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Representative
in Newport Beach, CA
Person You Work For 4.2 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.1 / 5
Company Culture 2.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.1 / 5
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