Northwestern Mutual

Working at Northwestern Mutual: Company Overview and Reviews

Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual
3301 reviews
Northwestern Mutual Ratings
Average rating of 3301 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

Popular jobs at Northwestern Mutual

 Average SalarySalary Range
Wealth Manager
6 Salaries reported
per hour
Financial Advisor
28 Salaries reported
per hour
Financial Representative
26 Salaries reported
per hour
Administrative Assistant
46 Salaries reported
per hour
Test Engineer
110 Salaries reported
per year
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 1727 reviews
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Stock Options

Overall Reviews at Northwestern Mutual

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.
Administrative Assistant | Greenwood Village, CO | Apr 9, 2019
Busy workplace with Independence
Working at Northwestern Mutual is like working on a team. There is a level of independence on completing the workload but you also work alongside a financial representative, sometimes multiple. I learned quite a bit about the importance of financial stability and steps to take to get there. I was shown how to analyze financial portfolios to best outfit clients with how they should invest their money for the long term. Management is solely based on the financial representative you work for but overall Northwestern Mutual has technology and tools that everyone uses throughout the company to assist their clients. The workplace culture was friendly and employees tend to collaborate with one another to make sure a financial portfolio is best suited for the client at hand. The hardest part of the job was balancing the workload between prospective investors, current investors, and veteran investors, all of which had different deadlines at different times of the year. The most enjoyable part of the job was attending the numerous conferences that helped advance everyone's career.
ProsIndependent schedule, Coffee, Work activities
ConsHealthcare, Career Advancement
Financial Representative | San Diego, CA | Jul 18, 2018
Great training!
Northwestern offers the best outside sales training that I've ever seen, and I have been through several sales trainings with other companies. They used the One Card System when I was there, and I still use it to this day. Nice people, you make it what you want there.
Financial Advisor | Kalispell, MT | Mar 2, 2020
Requires extreme drive and motivation to find success
Your book of business is built on reaching out to everyone you know in your own personal circle. Requires lots of dialing to schedule meetings and there is a great deal of accountability and checking-in/meetings early on.
Operations Intern | Los Angeles, CA | Jan 2, 2020
Intern Experience
Great internship to get started. You will learn a lot and expand your resume. It is fairly easy to get an interview so just reach out to their university relations coordinator.
Customer Service Representative | Milwaukee, WI | Apr 23, 2018
workplace culture
Well, even though it was demanding and stressful; they did a great job of communicating, honoring, and appreciating their employees while building teams.
Financial Representative | Rapid City, SD | Feb 21, 2020
Great company culture
I love the company training platform, they help entry level position to grow and develop career. During my intern, I gained great financial sales experience and good financial terminology

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
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
1-3 months
Answered Sep 12, 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
What would you suggest Northwestern Mutual management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked Mar 22, 2017
You won’t read this or do anything, but NEWER REPS NEED A “BASE” of some sort! If I just had insurance and a base salary to hold me over until I could see the real rewards while not financially collapsing myself. It seems like they check up on you to see if you’re ready to quit yet. Be honest about how we will be getting our leads- that we will be calling friends and family and everyone we might know for a referral, and they will be running their own business, and starting it from 0-scratch. Position seemed way too Sales-y, and I know none of my friends or family wanted to be bothered my first week of starting a business. Seems like they are so used to a low rentention they kick people out early so not too much $ is spent on them.
Answered Aug 24, 2018
Quit spending money on new buildings and instead invest it in retaining employees who are eager to learn and grow with the company if given the opportunity. Take the time to understand the talents of the people you hired. Don't create positions and then not know what to do with them. Stop promoting how great NM is while at the same time eliminating positions.
Answered Oct 17, 2017
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