Competitive Consulting Environment
Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee) – Windsor, CT – February 4, 2015
Milliman provides competitive compensation and benefits package and treats their employees with utmost respect and integrity. Since Milliman is structured as a consulting environment catering to clients, our budgeted working time must be met consistently and efficiently. Working in Retirement Benefits, you find that the most challenging aspects are keeping up with the learning curves while improving speed and efficiency. Attention to details could not be emphasized further.
Though there is a steep learning curve, management and team members provided patience, time, and courtesy to walk me through the ropes so that I can be independent. There was strong focus on the development of my skills in key actuarial tasks such as measuring impact on liability via scenario tests/projections, synthesis of data, developing actuarial assumptions through demographic/trend observations and much more.
Though I've learned a great a deal and work in a great setting, the consulting aspect of the benefits department can dig into your time outside of work. It is not uncommon to find myself working a few hours past 5 or coming in on Saturday/Sunday to complete work. This is great for those who enjoy the challenge, but it makes things difficult when studying for exams. Understandably so, priority goes to client deadlines/work over credentials. Demographically speaking, our department currently has a few analysts with exams, myself included.
Comprehensive benefits, free drinks, occasional outings
Little emphasis on pursuing exams