Northwestern Mutual, Inc.

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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"The job is hard and it's so much harder as a female. If you have a good support system and can be okay with not being perfect (or get over it as quickly as possible), you can do very well here."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Northwestern Mutual, Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Financial Representative, Sales
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"You control your calendar which can be both a blessing and a curse."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"Most of the financial advisers at NM are male and it is a culture and system that has been created to help men become successful. Feedback is mainly given around numbers and men like to parade their numbers around. As a female, you will often be asked whose assistant you are and there is an assumption that you are not an adviser. It can also be lonely when you find yourself the only female in a room, which will happen more often than not. There is also no maternity leave. That being said, for the women who are able to survive, this can be an awesome career where you get to impact many people and have the potential to make a lot of money."
Anonymous Review Image
"Flexibility depends on the department you’re working in. Overall great place to work."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Northwestern Mutual, Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"The culture is white male dominated. I didn't feel like my opinion was really respected. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Northwestern Mutual, Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
, Finance
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Note the structure and promotion within each department by gender."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Northwestern Mutual, Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
, Accounting
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 6 Unpaid
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"Depends on the Department"
Anonymous Review Image
"The sales contest rewards are predominately male oriented. The national company is making management aware of changes needed in order to recruit and retain women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Northwestern Mutual, Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"They promote women within to leadership opportunities and also provide a lot of support for women throughout the company. Very male dominant from years past, but the women across the country are incredibly talented and it is a great network to work with."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Northwestern Mutual, Inc. can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Financial Advisor, Finance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"overall it's a good company but depending on your style of learning and family/work balance it may not be the right fit. Over the past 5 years the company has slowly moved into lean management (metrics vs personal). When interviewing be upfront with what you need and ask those difficult questions so you are not surprised. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Northwestern Mutual, Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)"
Position or Department
Senior Customer Service Representativemer, Pos
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"The company is going through a change...more lean...personally I feel it's not a good fit for insurance but if that is what you like them I would refer "
Anonymous Review Image
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Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
consultant, Investment Products & Services
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"It's a very political environment. If you can handle the politics, it may be the place for you."
Anonymous Review Image
"There are not many females in the financial representative role. You have to be a strong, determined person to work in the career. You make your own hours/ schedule, it is commission level which is great because there is not ceiling how much you can make. Great company to work with."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Financial representative, Financial representative
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It is like any other financial sales company."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern Mutual, Inc. to other women?
"the home office is working on it"
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