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Top Work Places: #2 Small Company - NorthWestern Mutual Life Insurance

May 10, 2018 08:56AM ● By Makayla Gay

By Makayla Gay

    The most important investment NorthWestern Mutual Life Insurance makes is in its employees. The firm says its financial representatives have so much invested in every client served, they’re like independent business owners. NorthWestern Mutual creates a work environment where employees work for themselves, but never by themselves. Financial representatives receive comprehensive learning, development, and support to build thriving careers as independent business owners so that hard work is rewarded with opportunities for growth and exceptional income potential. Employees have the backing of a 160-year-old company, effective services to help families and businesses achieve financial security, and an experienced team to help guide and grow business. The firm also has a stellar internship program that brings talent into the pool and gives interns proper training and career development.

“In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of NorthWestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative, and growing,” said Chrys Kanos, managing director.

NorthWestern Mutual emphasizes diversity. The firm offers employees a culture of inclusion and respect, which applies the collective ideas, opinions, and creativity of a diverse workforce to the solutions clients need.

“Working as a financial representative can be extremely rewarding because you can achieve your career and professional goals while helping others see the path to a more secure financial future,” said Kanos.

Each year, NorthWestern’s foundation, employees, and financial representatives donate time, talent, and financial support to make a positive difference in the community, such as supporting research to fight childhood cancer.

The company’s culture, quality of work, and successes have been possible because employees at all levels of the organization add their unique perspectives to help solve a problem, serve a client, or manage a project.