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About Northwestern Mutual

Founded in 1857, Northwestern Mutual was originally known as the Mutual Life Insurance Company of the State of Wisconsin. The company exclusively sold life insurance policies up until 1969, when it began offering disability insurance. It added retirement annuities and long-term care insurance in the late 1970s and 1990s, respectively. In 2000, the company changed its name to the more familiar Northwestern Mutual. Its corporate headquarters is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Northwestern Mutual offers an array of products and services, including life insurance, disability insurance, wealth management, and investment and retirement strategies. The company offers careers in its corporate offices, as well as opportunities for individuals looking to start careers as independent business owners with its training, mentorship, and support programs. Additionally, Northwestern Mutual has an extensive internship program for students and recent graduates.

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is focused on community outreach, education, and supporting those suffering from childhood cancer and their families. In 2018, Northwestern employees donated over 33,000 volunteer hours in Milwaukee in an effort to improve education and revitalize their communities. Since its inception in 2012, Northwestern’s childhood cancer program has funded more than 450,000 hours of research by contributing over $35 million. The program also funds academic scholarships for childhood cancer survivors, with over 110 scholarships awarded in its first two years.

Northwestern Mutual

818 E. Mason St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 665-7694

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
CEO: John E. Schlifske

Major Office Locations

Franklin, WI
Milwaukee, WI (HQ)

Major Departments & Practices

Administrative Services
Building Services
Customer Service
Data & Analytics
Human Capital
Information Technology
Investment Support
Legal & Regulatory
Managed Investments
Product Development
Marketing and Sales
Underwriting & Claims
Wealth Management Investments