Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 36, Large

Northwestern Mutual

Milwaukee, Wis. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Selected technology professionals at this Milwaukee-based life insurance company can gain valuable experience by participating in six-month rotational assignments, and all IT employees have a number of professional development options, including e-learning modules, an online resource library and the opportunity to take part in breakfast or lunchtime workshops. A new peer recognition program called BRAVO allows employees to give co-workers points that can be redeemed for gifts. Northwestern Mutual's compensation package features an annual incentive plan and merit raises. On-site amenities include a fitness center and a health clinic with a physician on staff.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,372

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,444

IT employee turnover in 2014: 3%

IT promotions in 2014: 15%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $1,662