Northwestern Mutual
Happiness rating is 62 out of 100
3.8 out of 5 stars.
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Northwestern Mutual Careers and Employment

Work happiness
Scores based on about 582 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
Work Happiness Score
Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
Above average
Do people feel they have the time and location flexibility they need?
Above average
Do people feel they often learn something at work?

About the company

  • CEO
    John E. Schlifske
  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
  • Industry
    Financial Services
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Jobs near you

There are 3 Northwestern Mutual jobs close to Ashburn, VA. You can check out other available jobs at Northwestern Mutual.

Wealth Management Advisor Training Program

Reston, VA

$52,000 - $106,000 a year
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4 days ago

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Associate Financial Representative

Fairfax, VA

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30+ days ago

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Employees at Northwestern Mutual have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

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Work & Life Balance


Financial Representative in Reston, VA
on June 1, 2017
Supportive workplace culture
This is a typical commission only job, so you get what ever you put in. However, training is top notch. You get all the tools you need to be successful and you receive great support when needed. All you need to do is ask.
Client Service Associate in California
on May 5, 2021
My satisfaction for the day only came from completing my tasks well and helping clients. It was hard to be myself and it was not fun at all. I am all about working hard but also having some appropriate fun but there was cliques and snootiness and if this one gal didn't like you - you are doomed for a terrible experience.
Financial Representative in Grand Forks, ND
on May 5, 2021
The pay is great if you do well, but it is 100% commission based. There is no base pay, which can make it kind of scary. I haven’t worked here long. It makes me second guess working here, because there’s a lot of turnover. It seems like a lot of people work here for a year, then leave.
Financial Representative in New York, NY
on May 1, 2021
People are great, but the entire prospect of the job is commission based. Success is build from your own network, and early success is shared as you need to leverage senior advisors who take a piece of your commission if they help. No salary, no compensation package. They do their best to train you and provide the resources, but overall requires you to have a deep pool of connections to succeed as it's entirely commission based.
Life Underwriter-consultant in Milwaukee, WI
on April 30, 2021
Great company with great benefits. Direct managers are supportive of staff. Flexibility with work at home, and there is opportunity for advancement. Company very committed to inclusion & diversity initiatives. It is also positioned for growth in the long-term, which is amazing for a 150+ year old financial institution.
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Interview insights

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Favorable experience
Interview is average
Process takes about two weeks

Interview Questions

I'm not sure how exactly the question was stated, I do remember it being similar to " What do you feeling is your greatest weakness?" it is then continued with "How did you overcome/use this weakness to improve yourself and a team?"

Shared on October 23, 2019

Mostly about prior sales experience, future endeavors and personal goals.

Shared on October 15, 2019

Goals and value based questions to make sure there was a mutual fit.

Shared on December 10, 2018
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Northwestern Mutual locations

Milwaukee, WI
Franklin, WI
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Atlanta, GA
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