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3.0 of 5 stars (4 Ratings)

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Northwestern Mutual

3.0 of 5 stars

June 2018 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Excellent training program, competitive compensation, opportunities for personal and professional development

Downers

"Inner circle" culture among management and select advisors, top performers are deified while others are ignored

Advice to Candidates

This is a potential pathway to becoming a successful financial advisor, but it will require you to make peace with the possibility that most of your friends and family will simply brand you as a life insurance salesman. Beware of the bait-and-switch from old-timers in the company that may think they are training you to be a "financial advisor," when in reality, they are simply teaching you decades-old insurance sales gimmicks and merely re-branding them as "financial planning."

Northwestern Mutual is extra vanilla with a slice of cheese

3.0 of 5 stars

September 2017 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great collegues.
Customer owned.
Brand recognition.
Autonomy.
Competitive industry products.

Downers

Glorified door to door insurance salesman.
Not very supportive.
Cold calling.

Advice to Candidates

If you have a degree in anything just walk in to any branch and show interest.

Don't even think about it

2.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Top 10 Internship, Fortune 100, Looks good on the resume

Downers

Where do I start? This is not a real internship, meaning you're not doing actual intern work. You will be spending most of your time in something called an "Intern Room" where you will be calling your closest friends and family. Your friends and family will end up hating you sooner rather than later, please don't do this if you're an undergrad Finance or Accounting student as you will end up regretting it. There absolutely no coaching or mentorship available, you're pretty much "on your on" they will only guide you with the ABC's and then you start selling stuff to your friends and family. If you're rich, wealthy, well-connected and in a fraternity you might even end up doing well, most of us didn't. A lot of the students in my intern class also were trying to get each others backs.

Advice to Candidates

If you're in Orlando, Florida please don't intern with this company. You're better of taking an additional course or better yet doing an internship with Edward Jones or some other financial advising company.

Good company culture

4.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The atmosphere within the company is energetic and fun. The leaders in my office are very accomplished and knowledgeable

Downers

The job is very challenging, and there are certain expectations that can be difficult to meet

Advice to Candidates

I would tell potential candidates that this is a great company to work for, and as long as you get your job done, the company will take great care of you.