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Review averages

  • 39 employees say

    Excellent (21)
    53.846153846154%
    Good (4)
    10.25641025641%
    Satisfactory (5)
    12.820512820513%
    Subpar (9)
    23.076923076923%
    3.54
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.50

Company summary

Northwestern Mutual  has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and leading-edge technology to best serve our clients.


Company info

Who we are

Products, services

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With $250.4 billion  in assets, $28.2 billion  in revenues, and more than $1.6 trillion  worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company holds more than $100 billion of client assets as a part of its wealth management company and investment services.

Company outlook

More than a century ago, our leaders had a simple but powerful vision for Northwestern Mutual—to build a company that aspired less to be large than to be safe, ranked first in benefits to policyowners rather than first in size and valued quality above quantity.

These beliefs, captured in an 1888 executive committee statement, are still true today. In fact, they helped shape many of the values that continue to define who we are. Ask anyone in the Northwestern Mutual family, and he or she will proudly tell you what we stand for.

Doing what’s right

Above all, we believe in doing what’s right for our clients. With every important decision, we ask ourselves this poignant question: “Is this in the best long-term interest of our clients?” It’s the primary reason we created a distinctive planning process and evolved from a life insurance company to a financial security company in recent decades. We knew having the solutions to meet all of our clients’ financial needs was the right thing to do.

Putting people first

In a nutshell, our business is about helping people succeed, and that starts with putting people first – our clients, employees and financial representatives. We’re passionate about helping people build brighter futures and believe the best way to do that is by building strong, long-term relationships; finding out what matters most to people; and providing the financial guidance, tools and solutions they need to succeed.

Providing financial strength

We’re known for our financial strength and have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies 1. More than just bragging rights, it means that we’ll be here for the more than 4.2 million clients who are counting on us to help them build a secure future. We not only reserve the capital needed to honor our commitments and survive economic downturns; we also grow our surplus so we can seize opportunities, invest in our people and fund initiatives that will better serve our clients.

Taking a long-term view

Providing the best long-term value for our clients is something else we value. We don’t believe in chasing fads or taking undue risk for short-term gains, so we make every decision with an eye toward the future. It’s how we run our business, design our products and manage our investment portfolio. And it’s an important part of why we’re able to help our clients build a lifetime of financial security. 

Benefits

More Reasons To Join Us
  • 7,000+ workforce split across two campuses
  • Merit and incentive programs
  • Cash balance pension and 401(k) match
  • Health insurance and flexible spending accounts
  • Life and disability income insurance
  • Competitive paid time off
  • Employee tuition reimbursement
  • Career and leadership development programs
Life/Work Balance
  • Alternative work schedules
  • Onsite breakfast and lunch
  • Onsite credit union
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Onsite health clinics for employees and their families

Location


  • 720 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4797
    United States

For applicants

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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

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We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their careers, and, in turn, our business. Movement around the company is encouraged and we help our people build meaningful, long-term careers.

At Northwestern Mutual, your work helps people achieve financial security. 

  

Our financial representatives offer a personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs. 

  

Northwestern Mutual's internship gives you real-world experience from Day One. You learn how to run a business from one of the world's most admired companies. 

  

A corporate career at Northwestern Mutual's headquarters means an opportunity to work for a top-rated FORTUNE 500 company.

What else should applicants know about us?

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We are strong supporters of our financial workforce nationwide as well as our home office professionals in Milwaukee, WI. We’re continuing to grow, and we believe diversity makes us stronger as we help shape the future of financial security. Help us get to know you by applying for open positions here: https://jobs.northwesternmutual.com/



Reviews for Northwestern Mutual

Reviews - What employees say

3.54 Employees say
2.50 Applicants say
  • 17.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company culture

If you're doing great everyone loves you if you're struggling no one knows you

Overall Compensation for your work

Your shown figures that are realistically not attainable your first two years for how hard you work

Company Image

Great brand recognition

Job security

One out of 10 people fail

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think the position gives you a tremendous opportunity to help others. It's extremely challenging and fun at the same time. You can also have extremely terrible days just like any other job. It's a fantastic role for an outgoing recent grad or young person without a family or bills. Do not attempt a career change unless you have a years worth of savings in the bank.
  • 08.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better leadership at all levels
  • 12.Oct 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
5.00
Support from Management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
5.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

Review averages

  • 39 employees say

    Excellent (21)
    53.846153846154%
    Good (4)
    10.25641025641%
    Satisfactory (5)
    12.820512820513%
    Subpar (9)
    23.076923076923%
    3.54
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.50

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