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Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual
3522 reviews
Northwestern Mutual Ratings
Average rating of 3522 reviews on Indeed
3.7Work-Life Balance
3.4Pay & Benefits
3.2Job Security & Advancement
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5,001 to 10,000
More than $10B (USD)
Banks and Financial Services

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Overall Reviews at Northwestern Mutual

Administrative Associate | Johnson City, TN | Mar 11, 2020
Growth Limitation
As an assistant, your growth and development are limited to the advisor you are paired with. Pleasant work environment. Structured accountability for advisors.
Financial Representative Intern | New York, NY | Mar 20, 2020
Fun workplace
Work hours is very flexsible, employees could work remotely at home. For Financial Representatives, there's no fixed income, all the income are from after when you closed a client.
Financial Representative | Middleton, WI | Nov 1, 2019
A great place to start a new career.
NM has a great team building culture. Fast paced and adequately challenging. A wonderful company to start as a young employee and build a future with.
Recruiting Coordinator | New York, NY | Oct 20, 2019
Toxic work culture
I learned a lot however, the culture was less than ideal. Management was disorganized and HR was mismanaged. HR was the same person who managed finances at this location. HR had zero investment in the staff and would proceed without intentionality,
Administrative Associate | Cincinnati, OH | Oct 16, 2019
Self Employed
Though working for Northwestern Mutual the Reps are basically self employed so you are really working individually for the Reps. Therefore, your work environment and experience can fluctuate.
Assistant Underwriter | Franklin, WI | Mar 12, 2020
Thoughts of NM
I think that anyone seeking a job at Northwestern Mutual should look for great opportunities, amazing workspace and an environment that you can grow and succeed.
Financial Representative | New York, NY | Feb 2, 2020
Numbers Game
Throw representatives at a wall and see who sticks. Solicit your family and friends. Cloaked in secrecy. Highly opaque. Antiquated methodologies. Sticky business.
Operations Representative | Elm Grove, WI | Oct 28, 2019
Great company
Northwestern Mutual is a great company that takes holistic financial planning to an unmatched level. Great environment and experience! The most enjoyable part is seeing how our work makes an impact on our client's lives.
Insurance Agent | Gadsden, AL | Mar 6, 2020
I enjoy working here
I enjoy working at Northwestern Mutual. Management and peers are very helpful and motivating. Sales can be a challenging job, but with NM they make it a favorable environment.
Financial Representative | Fort Myers, FL | Aug 7, 2020
Fort Myers, FL
Good company depending on what branch... if you have a bad office or manager it's just bad. One girl left crying because the actual compliance person told her she was too short and fat to wear flats and needed to "elongate" her legs.
ProsVery good one on one training.
ConsThey dispose of you quickly.

Questions And Answers about Northwestern Mutual

How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Northwestern Mutual? What are the steps along the way?
Asked Aug 10, 2016
In the El Paso area it will be 4 interviews. I was told, out of 30 interview; only one would get hired. Take it as you will, it sounds like a scam.
Answered Jun 8, 2020
Again I do not know the answer to that question I would contact the local office for the answer to that question as it has been some time since I have worked there
Answered Oct 18, 2017
What is the interview process like at Northwestern Mutual?
Asked Jun 29, 2016
The interview process is going to be different for each network and further, for each individual office. My process was rather lengthy (6+ weeks) that included a thorough introduction to Northwestern Mutual and how they work with clients. It included a phone screen, multiple in-person interviews and I was even invited on a company-sponsored retreat before being fully on-boarded. That being said, there is a tendency to over-promise on expected compensation and to shy away from exactly how much work will be needed to make the position work. It's a phenomenal opportunity for the right person.
Answered Oct 15, 2019
There was a three-step interview process where I met with the talent acquisition team. Standard questions were asked – your background? Your interest? What can you bring to the team atmosphere?
Answered Feb 10, 2019
What is the work environment and culture like at Northwestern Mutual?
Asked Aug 25, 2016
Horrible. Worst job ever. Managers are rude. Pay is lowsy. Never paid fees to work in my life but did it here. They are an all around scam. They treat employees and customer horribly and are a SCAM. Avoid like the PLAGUE. The only jobs available in most states are sales. Its a giant PYRAMID SCHEME for customers and employees. I hope they go out of business really soon. The world will be a better place when they do.
Answered Sep 11, 2019
It varies from office to office, but the Chesterfield Valley office had a great culture. Lots of inclusion. The leadership team is very supportive.
Answered Oct 11, 2017
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Northwestern Mutual a better place to work?
Asked Jan 4, 2017
I would lead and manage my talent to retain every representative, rather than haplessly recruiting anyone with a pulse because the business model is to attrit every new agent and keep their book of business to distribute to the Managing Director’s personal client list.
Answered Aug 18, 2020
Its an awesome place to work.
Answered Apr 7, 2020
How are the working hours at Northwestern Mutual?
Asked Jun 30, 2016
Working hours are great. Flexible start times.
Answered Oct 17, 2017
Stressful, but enjoyable for the right person. You get to help people with a lot of different things. It's very impactful work, but the stress can be a lot. I worked 7:30 AM - 6 PM on most days
Answered Oct 11, 2017