Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 55, Large

Northwestern Mutual

Milwaukee, Wis. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

At this Milwaukee-based life insurance company, IT employees can expand their skills and expertise through formal training, e-learning modules, an online library and lunchtime learning sessions. The IT organization closely partners with operations teams to serve business clients, and selected leaders participate in six-month field rotations learning firsthand how technology supports the work of salespeople. On-site amenities include physician-staffed health clinics, a credit union, fitness centers, massage and dry cleaning services, a no-cost lunch program, subsidized breakfasts, sundry shops and cafes staffed with baristas.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,290

IT employee turnover in 2013: 5%

IT promotions in 2013: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $3,876