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Northwestern Mutual Honored As One Of Top 50 Best Places To Work In 2013
Company receives "Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award"

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual has been recognized as a "Best Place to Work in 2013" and a recipient of the Employees' Choice Award by, an online career and workplace community. The Milwaukee-based financial security company stands alone as the only company in the insurance industry that ranks in Glassdoor's Top 50 "Best Places to Work in 2013" – ranking 41st overall.


In addition, Northwestern Mutual Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Schlifske ranks as the most popular insurance company CEO in America, receiving a 96% approval rating from Northwestern Mutual employees and independently contracted financial representatives.

Unlike other workplace awards that are determined by industry experts or HR professionals, the Glassdoor award is chosen by feedback from employees and financial representatives. Close to half a million company reviews were submitted by employees to Glassdoor over the past year to identify the top 50 employers receiving the honor. Glassdoor asked employees to rate key workplace factors including work/life balance, career opportunities, communication, compensation and benefits, employee morale, recognition and feedback, senior leadership as well as fairness and respect. Users were also asked if they approved or disapproved of their company's CEO.

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The Glassdoor announcement builds on momentum Northwestern Mutual has generated in recent months:

  • Northwestern Mutual is one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2012, according to FORTUNE® magazine (FORTUNE® magazine, March 2, 2012) and its financial representatives are some of the most satisfied in the industry according to J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.
  • The company's financial representative internship program is recognized as one of the top ten programs nationwide in the recently-released 2012 Vault Guide to Internships.  This is the 16th consecutive year that Vault has ranked Northwestern Mutual's internship program among its top ten in the country.
  • Northwestern Mutual ranks first in its industry and 17th overall among service companies in Selling Power Magazine's annual "50 Best Companies to Sell For Now" list, according to the November 2012 issue.

About Northwestern Mutual

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) – among the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2012 according to FORTUNE® magazine – has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 155 years. As a mutual company with $1.2 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has no shareholders. 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. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.

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