People will publicly take credit for your work. If you work hard and aren't part of whatever "club", just know that someone else will pass off your work as their own. I actually think this is the worst I have ever seen this behavior at NM although... — read more
Below article says it all - leadership never really wanted to support flexibility and they're ready to start making a push for people to come back. So much for the talk of flexibility and a modern culture - would have been nice to skip the pretending... — read more
Schlifske is trying to change the mandatory retirement age for the CEO so he can stay on longer. Please someone stop him! He ruined NM. Lets try to get a quality leader to replace him. He is not fit to lead NM.
Management doesn't know how to deal with slackers. So they let them sit with their cell phones, watch videos on their computers, and romp around singing and dancing. The work has to get done. That is where you come in. They shove the work on the hard... — read more
When I saw which employees are being promoted, I gave up on wanting to be promoted here. I tried to bring new values and I worked very hard and I still haven’t been promoted. Now things are a little clearer to me and it would even embarrass me to... — read more
What I got as a hard worker is just more work. I don't envy people who are relaxed and stress-free here, everyone deserves such working conditions, but isn't it unfair that work is so assigned that someone is overwhelmed with work while someone else... — read more
NM executives praised the financial records broken in 2020. Yet this company continues to take away employee benefits and disrespect home office employees. If the company is doing so well, why was it necessary to take away the 401K match?
Post and subsequent chat posts removed. We all know how & why that is being done. Once again proves that these sites are fairly useless.
At first I thought that this company only lost direction for a while, but now I see that this is almost a lost cause. I understand that running a company is not as simple as it seems from a worker’s perspective, but some business moves shock me quite... — read more
I have a friend who asked if we were hiring because he was recently laid off. He has a family and while he is not the sole provider - he was the main source of income. While he has the experience and knowledge to be employed here, I just don’t know... — read more
Why the hell would NM spend $166 million when employee benefits have been reduced? We are in an economic crisis and the company has found a way to yet again waste resources when it should be used to invest in their... — read more
Source: https://projects.propublica.org/coronavirus/bailouts/ Some of the Northwestern Mutual network offices approved for federally funded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) coronavirus bailout loans include: Northwestern Mutual Financial... — read more
Got a peek at the new New York office plans and apparently they're thinking about installing a hot tub? Our pensions are getting slashed and these startup kids need the 'necessities' just to do their 'job'? This company used to be somewhere you... — read more
I might be paranoid, but there were some major layoffs in our industry in the past several weeks that I'm starting to worry we might be next.
After NM determines early retirees , another round of employees to be let go. Reductions of 10 % across all departments. If your age 40 to 55 and cant take early retirement BE PREPARED!
Financial security is our focus at NM. We do everything in the best interest of the policy owners. We focus our work to provide clients the ability to achieve this goal. With smart planning and discipline, you will get there. Yet many of the... — read more
More layoffs are coming in 2021. On top of the forced early retirements because NM will no longer provide retiree health benefits. Way to be loyal to long term employees NM!!
Schlifske is ruining NM with his poor leadership. Failed with Learnvest purchase, millions spent to get knowledge of online investment company. They realized it was not helpful and a costly mistake. Most CEO would be fired for wasting millions... — read more
The reason for mass layoffs in 2017 was due to low interest rates, so schlifske said. I imagine more coming in 2020 or 2021 if this still holds true? This coupled with people not having the money to invest in insurance should make for a interesting... — read more
Does anyone at NM even know what the Northstar is? The guy that talks and acts like he is Sean Connery mentions it all the time but I have yet to find someone that can actually tell me.
Finally the company and the IT department in particular can begin to move forward without the darkness of Karl looming over. NM is still similar to Boeing in the sense that they still have their 737 Max (ahem LearnVest) that they are trying to make... — read more
I have heard that they stopped giving 'packages' to employees they terminated (maybe about last September). Can anyone confirm this? I find this hard to believe since these packages come with a legal document that you cannot sue NM, speak badly... — read more
https://www.insuranceandestates.com/top-10-best-dividend-paying-whole-life-insurance-companies/ Congratulations NM you now have the lowest dividend rate out of the big 10. Scroll to the chart at the bottom to see the 10 year decline and how NM... — read more
Welcome to November at NM - annual layoff notices. Updates anyone?
Instead, all the mouth breathers in MKE with no idea how to actually drive the company continue to make decisions that will drive this company into the ground. Schlifske has no idea what he’s doing, and they need to get this dinosaur Managing... — read more
How much pay cut did Johnny Boy take in order to save hundreds of jobs at NM. He threw so many hard working loyal employees under the bus when he approved the mass layoff. He didn't suffer at all. Disgraceful!!!! He should be ashamed John... — read more
I was on the downtown NM campus yesterday. Far fewer people with grey hair as many have previously posted. I was taken aback by a women whose hair was half pink. But what really appalled me was that same woman wearing a midriff top. Really, I... — read more
You’d think anyone with half a brain would realize you can’t force the best employees out the door and then expect the company to function a peak performance. Schlifske and the board clearly don’t understand the importance intellectual capital within... — read more
What do you think about being forced into retirement due to ageism, signing a legal severance document & then receiving a card from Schlifske stating 'Congratulations on you Retirement'? You would think that anyone with a half a brain could see how... — read more
Soon NM will be publicizing their dividend for the year. Guesses on how low it will be?
trusted group from bridge water associates were given millions to build a new investment platform so far nothing delivered except broken promises to the field and the cover up has begun bridgewatergate
When will the Milwaukee Journal actually do some investigative reporting? Another leadership change at NM...aren't people starting to wonder? And, no mention of additional layoff's. Were there any employee's let go as a result but hidden by this... — read more
I’m a fairly new retiree (my choice, toxic environment). I recently stopped by the DT campus and was stunned by the lack of gray hair. “Futurists” are important but so are “maintainers”. Complex products = need for experienced knowledge workers. ... — read more
Yes, the age discrimination is real. I was laid off in late 2017 and saw it since the announcements were made, and continue to see it. I even had a case going in HR on my situation where I was daily experiencing age discrimination (I was just over... — read more
Schlifske has invested his whole legacy on the new planning experience being the cure-all for the fact that permanent life insurance is a dinosaur product. The company needs a major shakeup. The most insular head in the sand company I ever... — read more
How bad can one person screw up a great company? Someone contact the Trump administration to take a look at the outsourcing and loss of jobs of Americans to India. Cheaper per hour does not translate to better qualified workers. Dishonest about... — read more
Just when you thought this place couldn't get any worse it gets announced there is a c---roach infestation at the Franklin campus. I guess the cost cutting initiative to remove garbage cans wasn't such a good way to save a few pennies after all.
The board has finally had it with this clown. According to some folks I know on the inside he will be gone very very soon. And CM will go before that.
I am planning to join NM as a Senior Software Engineer in next 2 weeks and got to know a lot of strange things about internal politics/layoffs and instability. Is it really not safe to join NM NY at this point in Tech area?