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National Life Group Overview

Montpelier, VT
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
National Life is here to bring you peace of mind. We’ve been keeping our promises since 1848. Believe in tomorrow, do good today.

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Mission: Mission: To keep our promises
Vision: To bring peace of mind to everyone we touch
Values: Do good. Be Good. Make good.

Company Updates



    Do Good Fest Raises $35000 for Branches of Hope Cancer Patient Fund| National Life

    Free Music Festival Features Guster, Adam Ezra Group, Two Other Bands Montpelier, VT - (July 19, 2017) National Life Group's fourth annual Do Good Fest, Presented by The Point, over the weekend raised $35,000 for Branches of Hope, a fund that helps cancer patients with expenses during their treatment.

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National Life Group – Why Work For Us?

Do work that matters.
With people you respect.
In a location that works for you.

Work that matters

At National Life, you will help people believe in tomorrow.

Our vision is to bring peace of mind to everyone we touch. Since 1848, we've been there for families when the unthinkable has happened, and helped hard-working people retire with dignity. Be part of a growing, learning organization, where you drive your career and make an impact every day. It's more than a job, it's a calling.

People you respect

At National Life, growth isn’t just about numbers, it's about keeping promises—to our customers and each other. Our Servant Leadership culture emphasizes mutual respect and drives our values: Do good. Be good. Make good.

A location that works for you

At National Life, you can choose the rugged outdoors of Vermont or the urban energy of Dallas. Both campuses feature open, collaborative workspaces and wellness facilities.

Our Cause at National Life comes down to six words: Do good. Be good. Make good. Those are our corporate values and our touchstone.

We call it our Main Street approach and it's reflected in our Mission, Vision and Values.
It’s in Our

Mission: Keeping Our Promises.
It’s in Our Vision: To Bring Peace of Mind to Everyone We Touch.
It’s in Our Values: Do good. Be good. Make good.

Our Values are grounded in the lives of the people we serve, from Main Street businesses to hard-working families.

See the programs supporting Our Cause: LifeChanger of the Year and the NLG Foundation


View our Servant Leadership Tenets and the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

At our company, we don’t care how smart or bright someone is; if they don’t fit our culture, this is not the right place for them. Our culture is bigger than individuals; it is tangible and shows up at the top line, bottom line, and every measure in between.

We have a secret sauce, which is our culture. It’s reflected in the way we show up, and the way we care for our clients. That doesn’t mean we’re perfect. We are learning as we go, and we are getting better every day.

-Mehran Assadi, CEO of National Life Group

We encourage our employees to use their volunteer time to give back to the community through programs such as:

  • Do Good Fest is a free music festival presented by National Life that benefits Branches of Hope, the cancer patient fund at Central Vermont Medical Center’s National Life Cancer Treatment Center.
  • Harpoon Point to Point, presented by National Life, is a charity cycling event created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont.
  • And many, many more

We offer everything you would expect from a major corporation:

  • Heath care plan
  • Pension plan
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long term disability

…But we take our benefits one step further. Work-life balance is important to us and we proudly offer a variety of unconventional benefits:

  • 40 hours of company-paid volunteer hours
  • NLGroup University: skills-based workshops that support career goals and job skills. Examples: Project Management, MSOffice, and Business Writing
  • On-site fitness center
  • Lifestyle Improvement For Employees (LIFE) program
  • Volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and group exercise studio (VT Campus)
  • On-site cafeteria operated by the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) (VT Campus)

View our Benefits Overview

National Life Group’s Summer Internship Program is a ten-week structured program based on our Vermont and Texas campuses that provides real work experience through partnerships with strong leaders. Undergraduate and graduate internships are available.


  • Gain insight into NLG and the financial industry through seminars taught by company leaders
  • Network with the firm’s senior leaders and Executive Team at events, luncheons, and company meetings
  • Build marketable career skills through on-site professional training
  • Work with a team of interns to design and present a solution to a real business obstacle to the CEO and company leadership

Career Options: gain real professional experience in one of our divisions, including:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Tax & Audit

Learn more about our internship program here

National Life Group Reviews

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    I have been working at National Life Group full-time (Less than a year)


    friendly environment, professional atmosphere, clean campus


    none yet- but I haven't been here long

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National Life Group Photos

National Life Group photo of: Dragon Boat Race
National Life Group photo of: Vermont Foodbank
National Life Group photo of: That's a lot of food!
National Life Group photo of: Do Good Fest 2015
National Life Group photo of: Yoga on the Lawn at NLGroup
National Life Group photo of: Rock Stars!
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National Life Group Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Leadership Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at National Life Group (Burlington, VT) in March 2012.


    The process was well planned and clear. They provided an agenda, made arrangements for lodging and the site was comfortable and amendable to the interview process. There is nothing more I would add.

    Interview Questions

    • They didn't ask many questions other than the basics. The interviewers did most of the talking -primarily telling me how lucky one would be to work at National Life. They would have benefited from a more structured interview containing targeted behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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National Life Group Awards & Accolades

  • Corporate Philanthropy Awards Finalist, Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, 2016

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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