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Northwestern Mutual - Chicago

Northwestern Mutual - Chicago enjoys a rich heritage as a provider of financial planning services. Since 1872, when Northwestern Mutual opened this office in Illinois, our growing firm has worked diligently to help people achieve their goals and dreams for financial growth and security.

Ranked one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces and a Best Places to Work in Chicago, we provide career and internship opportunities to individuals who want to grow personally and professionally.

Our nationally recognized financial representative internship program consistently ranks by a top internship for students seeking careers in the financial services industry.
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The purpose of Northwestern Mutual - Chicago is twofold; to attract and develop highly motivated individuals committed to building a financial planning practice as well as to provide representatives with a network of services and specialists to assist their clients in achieving their financial goals.... Read more


We aim to be the pre-eminent financial security firm by consistently focusing on one ambition: to have a meaningful impact on our financial professionals and staff, our clients and our communities that will create a legacy for future generations.... Read more


We’re passionate about helping individuals grow personally, professionally, and financially while making a difference in the lives we touch.... Read more

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Our Principles

*All individuals committed to personal and professional growth achieve greater success when supported by systems of accountability and a culture of high expectations.

*The collective expertise and resources of the organization will provide more cost-effective access to products, specialists and services than an individual representative can access on his/her own.

*We believe that protecting our clients’ income is the first step towards achieving a comprehensive financial plan and the key advantage of our representatives is the deep relationship formed when they challenge their clients with the critical issues concerning life, death, disability and retirement.
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Individuals thrive when supported to reach their maximum potential in a transparent, feedback-rich environment. It's the glue that ties commitment to results.


Chicago, IL


50,000 US Employees


Financial Advisors

Recent Awards

Company Snapshots

At Northwestern Mutual-Chicago, we provide an opportunity to be part of a team that is passionate about financial planning and focused on building something impactful.

We believe a career should offer a sense of purpose.

We believe an internship should provide experiential learning and professional growth opportunities.

If you’d like to explore a career or internship with impact, autonomy, and opportunity with a firm who holds the bar high and their values even higher, let's talk!
In 2020 Northwestern Mutual-Chicago was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for our unwavering commitment to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's mission to fight childhood cancer and find a cure. Since 2014, we have raised over $475,000, which funds over 9,500 hours of pediatric cancer research.
Northwestern Mutual-Chicago was recognized by the Chicago Chapter of the National Black MBA Association with the 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year Award for our meaningful impact on the members of the association and the community.
An ongoing partnership with the Ronald McDonald House of Chicagoland finds us donating supplies, volunteering at the house making meals, baking cookies and hosting family activities.  We have purchased gift cards and provided grants to help assist families staying at the house.
Professional development - from coaching and mentoring to study and resource groups to local planning days and the annual meeting held at the corporate headquarters (or virtually in 2020) NM-Chicago provides continuous personal and professional growth opportunities.