Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 67

Northwestern Mutual

Milwaukee, Wis. [North Central]
http://www.northwesternmutual.com
http://www.northwesternmutual.com/career-opportunities/

Why you want to work there

This Milwaukee-based life insurance company has an eye on its workers' futures. The company offers employees a fully-funded defined benefit pension plan, as well as a 401(k) plan with a 50% match on the first 6% that an employee contributes. A fully-staffed health clinic is available on-site to treat basic and urgent care conditions, with a strong focus on healthy lifestyles and the well-being of employees. There are more than 25 employee clubs that offer company-subsidized activities.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 23

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,032

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,224

IT employee turnover in 2011: 6%

IT promotions in 2011: 6%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $980

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 37%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 39%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 37%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 12%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 8%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 12%