Northwestern Mutual
Happiness rating is 60 out of 100
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Northwestern Mutual Careers and Employment

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About the company

  • CEO
    John E. Schlifske
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • Headquarters
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Link
    Northwestern Mutual website
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Employees at Northwestern Mutual have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Health insurance
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Flexible spending account
Dependent care reimbursement
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Flexible schedule
Retirement plan
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Tuition reimbursement
Parental leave

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 3.8K reviews and is evolving.



Financial Representative in Reston, VA
on June 1, 2017
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.
Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
on June 29, 2022
They set you up so that you have to bring in a senior advisor for every case that you do this also requires you to give up 50% of the compensation.You need to bring in 75 clients within one year or they terminate you. By splitting the commission you also split the client credit. So if you bring in a senior advisor for everyone of your 75 clients you actually need 150 clients to pass their sales minimum.They give you zero leads and expect you to sell products to your friends and family.If you aren’t scared of burning bridges and or ruining relationships with your friends and family then this is the job for you.If you’re a half decent human being who values respecting others then this job isn’t for you.
Financial Representative in Tuscaloosa, AL
on June 23, 2022
I have enjoyed my time here so far, I took this job because I desired more of a work/life balance and to be able to spend time with my family. Hardest part of the job is hearing a client tell you no whether on the phone or in the actual meeting. The culture is very accepting and encouraging.
Executive Assistant in Zionsville, IN
on June 23, 2022
Upper Management wanted things to be done their way or no way at all. Different advisors need different approaches to their individual client specific needs.
Financial Advisor in Ohio
on June 20, 2022
The company itself is wonderful, but your particular experience will depend on what network office you join. I have colleagues in different states whose experiences are completely opposite and better than the one I had. For our region, hustle culture and always being pushed to do more despite of your accomplishments (which, by the way, were nearly never celebrated) was the name of the game. Towards the end of my tenure with NM, my immediate manager cared much more about bringing in money than he cared about the reps doing what was right by the clients, and it was an easy decision to leave. Again, this is a tremendous opportunity if you don't have a family, and if you're the type of person who wants your work to really define who you are as a person. If you value your time and a life outside of the company, you will fight an uphill battle.I think the biggest downside that I've seen was that a recruiter will sell you "the dream." They'll tell you all about the freedom you can have, and that you'll run your own business...and then very early on it becomes apparent that you do NOT run your own business -- you will do what you are told or your contract will be terminated. At best, it's a bait and switch.

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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.

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