MILWAUKEE (BUSINESS WIRE), December 20, 2010 - Northwestern Mutual – a leading financial security company – offers the top career in its industry, according to two new surveys published by Glassdoor.com and Selling Power magazine.

For the third consecutive year, Northwestern Mutual ranked first in the life insurance industry in Glassdoor.com’s “Best Places to Work” survey. The company also placed 22nd overall in Glassdoor.com’s Top 50 list, positioned among other top companies including Facebook, General Mills, Google, Apple and American Express.

Selling Power magazine’s November/December 2010 issue recognizes Northwestern Mutual as #1 in the financial services industry. For the eighth straight year, Northwestern Mutual has been named to the list of the “50 Best Companies to Sell For Now” by Selling Power magazine.

“Our financial professionals are passionate about the role they play in their clients’ lives and they do so by building meaningful long-term relationships, helping families realize lifelong goals and dreams,” said Todd M. Schoon, Northwestern Mutual executive vice president – agencies. “The value of financial security has never been more relevant than it is right now.”

About Northwestern Mutual

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. As a mutual company with $1.2 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual shares, as appropriate, its gains with policyowners and delivers consistent and dependable value to clients over time.

Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.