Financial Advisor

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Downers Grove, IL, USA
  • Mar 17, 2023
Full time Finance Insurance Sales

Job Description

ABUNDANCE. INTEGRITY. LOYALTY. GROWTH. CULTURE. These five values dictate our behavior and daily mindset at Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland. Making an impact is ingrained in who we are, whether it be in the lives of our clients, supporting our philanthropic partners, or helping our colleagues grow.

Our firm consists of over 100 financial advisors spread throughout our 4 offices throughout the Chicago area in downtown Chicago, Downers Grove, Naperville, and Schaumburg. We treat each other like family at NM Chicagoland. Loyalty is so important to us, not only to our clients but also to our colleagues. We love watching our members develop skillsets to help them reach their personal & professional goals.

We have a network of knowledgeable specialists, financial advisors and representatives who have the backing of high- quality financial products found at Northwestern Mutual. Each day, we strive to help the people in our diverse communities meet their financial goals.

We have been recognized in the Chicago Tribune’s Top Work Places for the last six consecutive years. NM Chicagoland is truly impacting lives and building secure futures.


You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families, and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover each client's needs and goals and help map a path to meet them.

You will:

  • Decide how to build your business by choosing your clients and the markets you want to pursue
  • Build your business to the level of success to which you aspire
  • Have an opportunity to achieve financial independence with a rewarding career that can offer flexibility for family, friends and leisure-time activities

Northwestern Mutual will provide consulting resources to help you discover and build your markets to develop a successful practice as a financial representative including:

  • Developing your business and marketing plans
  • Extensive training and coaching from certified trainers
  • Access to knowledgeable groups of financial advisors and specialists to assist you

At Northwestern Mutual, we’re committed to mutual success. You’ll find people with varied experiences and perspectives in an environment that emphasizes teamwork and collaboration. For us, diversity means valuing and respecting differences so that we bring out the best in each other. You can be yourself while building your career here.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year college or university
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • History of personal success

Benefits Program:

While you help provide financial security to your clients, Northwestern Mutual is committed to offering a comprehensive benefit program; benefits include:

  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Retirement
  • Flex Programs
  • Childcare/Eldercare
  • Maternity Leave
  • Group Life and Accidental Death Benefit
  • Disability Income Insurance

Want to work in a fast-paced, highly productive, value-driven environment? If so, Northwestern Mutual is the place for you!

About Northwestern Mutual

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual), the "World’s Most Admired" life insurance company in 2011 according to FORTUNE® magazine, has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is the marketing name for the sales and distribution arm of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI and its subsidiaries. Financial representative is an insurance agent of Northwestern Mutual.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $48,272.05 - $158,464.53 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Physical setting:

  • Office


  • Self-determined schedule

Supplemental pay types:

  • Commission pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Downers Grove, IL 60515: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location: One location