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Impacting Lives & Helping Build Secure Futures

Here at Northwestern Mutual - Chicagoland, we believe in doing what's right. This is evident in the impact we have on the clients we help protect, the financial representatives that we develop & support and the communities in which we serve.

For 160 years, Northwestern Mutual has been the Policyowner's Company. Taking a long-term view and sharing our success with our clients sets us apart. We are passionate about helping people achieve financial security and build brighter futures. And we do it unlike anyone else.

Under the direction of Ryan Kramer, managing partner, and backed by the strength of our leadership team - Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland has created a culture of development, support, and advancement for our field force. We create meaningful employment opportunities and invest in our people.

We also make a difference by giving back. Our commitment to the communities in which we serve is apparent in the amount of time, talent, and financial support that our teams donate each year.

What We Believe

Fortune World's Most Admired Companies

We believe in doing what’s right. This is evident in the way we do business, in how we work with clients, in our mission & the values we hold and in the way we’re working together to strengthen our local communities.

That’s why we are proud to be named one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune.

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How We Lead

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We are building brighter futures by helping clients achieve lifelong financial security and by giving back to the communities we serve.

Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland has been serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs since 1905. Our company has the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies.

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Why We're Strong

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Working together, our Leadership Team, Network of Specialists, Financial Advisors and Representatives, Wealth Management Advisors, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS ™ and Support Staff carefully watch over the way our company is managed and held accountable.

Recognizing the value of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS ™ in the lives of the clients’ in which they serve, we made the decision to serve as the founding sponsor of the CFP Board for Financial Planning.

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Our Committment to Excellence

Our unique community helps advisors thrive through support from our local network offices in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Downers Grove, Naperville and Schaumburg near Woodfield Mall. We provide formal training, peer support, professional credentialing and a strong referral network. Through this philosophy, we earned our spot as Top 50 Companies to Sell for by Selling Power Magazine.

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Our culture embraces diversity and inclusion, that’s why we were named as one of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity in 2016 by Black Enterprise Magazine.

Learn more about our award winning internship program. Northwestern Mutual ranks #4 overall across all industries on the Vault's Top 50 Internships for 2017, and is the only company to be recognized in the top 10 for 21 straight years.

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Innovative Client Support Services

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Our clients have access to interactive applications ad platforms that enhance their relationship with their advisor.  Our innovative service delivery model earned us the 2016 Eye on Innovation Prize for Most Innovative Digital Business Model in Financial Services by Gartner.

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Our Chicagoland Locations

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Scott A Carr, MSM, CLU®

Managing Director


As a financial representative intern, you'll get real-world job experience as you discover a career with flexibility and rewards.

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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." October 2016

Top Ten Internship for 22 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2018 edition

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