Northwestern Mutual receives top workplaces award in South Carolina for seven consecutive years

June 3, 2024

Energage, an employee survey firm, named Northwestern Mutual as a Top Workplace in South Carolina for the seventh consecutive year. Northwestern Mutual’s South Carolina offices were ranked fourth out of the 20 mid-sized companies with 150-299 employees who received the statewide award. A leading financial security company, Northwestern Mutual has approximately 155 financial advisors, representatives and support staff in Greenville, Spartanburg, Charleston and Columbia offices.

Top Workplaces in South Carolina is an annual list based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures 24 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution and connection. Northwestern Mutual also received special recognition from Energage in 2024 as a company where senior management is “Clued-In.”

“Our financial representatives help clients every day protect and plan for their financial future,” Chad Dowdy, managing director of Northwestern Mutual – Columbia. “Sometimes we work with several generations within one family and nothing is more rewarding that helping clients navigate so many wonderful life events.”

In addition to the Top Workplaces in South Carolina recognition, Northwestern Mutual has also been recognized nationally with numerous workplace awards – including several that exemplify the company’s desire to champion greater diversity, equity and inclusion – such as:
• Four consecutive perfect scores on the Disability Equality Index (2019-2022)
• Eight consecutive perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (2015-2022)
• 2023 Forbes’ America’s Best Large Employers
• 2022 National Business Inclusion Consortium Top 50 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion
• Military Friendly Award (2021-2022)
• Top 50 Company for Multicultural Women in Leadership (2021)
• Seramount’s Best Companies for Dads (2021)
• Seven ERGs ranked in the Top 25 nationally by the Association of ERGs & Councils (2021)
• Diversity Best Practices Top 100 Companies for Diversity (2020)

“Our people are the strength behind Northwestern Mutual, and we work every day to support a high-performance culture where everyone’s opinions are valued, and they feel supported to have a rewarding career at our firm,” said John Tripoli, managing director of Northwestern Mutual – Greenville and Spartanburg.

“Northwestern Mutual offers something you seldom find in a career – autonomy and the freedom to control your destiny, income and leadership opportunities all while serving our clients and our communities,” said Chrys Kanos, managing director of Northwestern Mutual – Charleston.

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About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 165 years. Through a comprehensive planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With more than $558 billion of total assets being managed across the company’s institutional portfolio as well as retail investment client portfolios, nearly $35 billion in revenues, and $2.2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than five million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. Northwestern Mutual ranked 111 on the 2023 FORTUNE 500.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance). Not all Northwestern Mutual representatives are advisors. Only those representatives with “Advisor” in their title or who otherwise disclose their status as an advisor of NMWMC are credentialed as NMWMC representatives to provide investment advisory services.