Auditor (Current Employee) – St. Paul, MN – December 5, 2017
I was contractor and I enjoyed my work at Securian. My supervisor and manager were great. Really nice and flexible if my schedule needed it which it did twice a week. They were great about it.
The weirdest thing I found about my experience is that the company does not provide coffee for it's employees. I have worked for many large firms and never have I experienced a company that made you buy coffee. To me that is just weird but it is a benefit/perk that is an absolutely must to have for workers.
Other than the lack of providing coffee I found Securian a great company to work for.
Bank Reconciliation Processor (Former Employee) – St. Paul, MN – November 2, 2017
It was a very difficult environment for someone who came from a nonprofit background. I found it too cutthroat for me. The best part of my job was being able to go on breaks. There was definitely a hierarchy type atmosphere. They treat your importance based on your rate of pay and I found that disgusting.
Digital Content Producer (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – November 2, 2017
Great management that acts according to corporate values - honesty, integrity, doing the right thing. A great culture, although very conservative - they just recently (2017) got a Friday Jeans Day. But the people are great and the culture is wonderful. They promote from within, so people rarely leave. Just a ton of opportunity there, and great benefits Profit sharing - and they are a very profitable company.
Business System Specialist (Current Employee) – St. Paul, MN – July 17, 2017
Securian has been a good company to work for the last 4+ years. They value employees and are good about hiring within the company. They offer excellent benefits and vacation/sick time and also believe in work-life balance.
Discount programs, great vacation and sick time, internal advancement
Defined Contribution Plan Administrator (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – May 10, 2017
At Securian Financial Group I typically work from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. The work load keeps my busy all day with peek times of year when overtime is required. There are constant opportunities to learn new software and new skills. Management is sometimes excellent and sometimes poor and the same can be said of the workplace culture, depending on the department you work in.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – January 8, 2017
Securian is a very beige company. The cubicles are beige, the average workday is beige, and most of the people are beige. This consistency is attractive to many people and suits their desire for regular, known work but is smothering for anyone with creativity and a need for variety. Securian rewards tenure above rank or ability which is frustrating and unappealing for bright, new talent.
Team Services Rep (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – December 27, 2016
Typical day at work aside of structured work schedule include minor to major sporadic tech issues. Rarely are there major job issues.
Skills acquired: Typing skills, 10 key, Main Frame functions, Adminserver Functions, Outlook Functions, Microsoft Excel functions, customer focused emails, Accurint Search functions, process improvement feedback, creating workflows...Networking gets you places.
Understanding the structures of upper management and engaging in creating relationships with managers will get you places.
Co-workers abide to rules and are subject to appropriate at times. Not all associates are able to seek counseling when under pressures that causes over-stressing due to the demands for reaching goals. A lot of the times they confine in each other their struggles.
Hardest part of the job would be the communication between the different departments as well as the different set of workflows for each department. Each has its own style of communicating and rules to follow that the function of producing the products doesn't always corroborate with one another department, causing delays in customer requests and work processes. To add, it's demonstrated that there are competing goals between different supervisors and administrators for process improvements and workflow that doesn't always optimize for fast easy flow of production, rather unnecessary and excessive check points for the lower grade associates to handle.
Most enjoyable parts were the bonuses and benefits.
Cafeteria, building access, perks, discounts, bonuses
Parking, recycled air conditioning, elevator rules, bottom-up feedback
Administrator Retirement Plan Services (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – December 27, 2016
I've enjoyed working for Securian for eight years, a typical day at work consists of data entry, verifying information, auditing payroll files, determining eligibility of participants, and mostly computer based work. My current supervisor is the best supervisor I've had in any position I've been in, she's understanding, and easy to work for, she makes my job pleasant. I would say my co workers are hard working, with a lot of personality differences, but all in all we are a good team. The most enjoyable part of my job would be when it is busy, it makes the day fly by. The hardest part of the job would be the attention to detail, triple checking that everything looks correct before it passes my desk. In my position I have learned the importance of my role in this company, our participants depend on us to do a great job, no matter how small our role seems, we are all equally important to produce great results for our clients.
well paid for our jobs, annual bonus, paid holidays, recognition free lunches
Senior Corporate Security Officer (Former Employee) – St. Paul, MN – March 6, 2016
Worked here for a while and was a joke. Tell you that you will train on your shift but you end up training on all shifts so if you need a family balance this company isn't worth it for Security. I pulled some weeks 50 plus hours and didn't have a choice. There pay system is wack also. Pay says salary but it's not roughly 16 an hour. Have to pay parking also. I got harassed my first week and the company didn't do anything. Said they would find a different position for me and didn't.
The Money is good for Security, command center is sweet.
Work most Holidays, long hours, security staff is old, all 3 managers are a joke.