Productive environment, good work /life balance, great culture
Death Claims Service Representative (Current Employee), Appleton, WI – February 22, 2014
Pros: workout center on location for employees, medical on site, supports christian-based culture and member-driven giving programs.
Cons: sometimes hard to move to certain departments. manual processing due to outdated computer programs.
Productive environment, good work /life balance, great culture that supports their member driven faith based giving philosophy. There is advancement opportunity, but can take time to get to some departments due to the longevity of careers for those who often chose not to retire. Depending on position, can be very manual in processing jobs; as they are – more... still taking years to sunset outdated programs. – less
Community Engagement Intern (Current Employee), Houston, TX – February 21, 2014
Pros: environment, co-workers, culture
Cons: slow-moving corporate mindset
This is probably one of the best financial services companies to work for. They genuinely care about members and give hundreds of thousands of dollars back to the community every year.
I was primarily involved with planning events for representatives. I made sure that all they had to do was show up at the event and be themselves. Everything else was – more... taken care of from the event venue to catering to gathering attendees contact information.
Everyone in my office is an absolute joy to work with, and that speaks to the incredible recruiting prowess of the zone partner. He has developed an incredible culture in the zone since he took over the position. – less
Beneficiary Research (Former Employee), Appleton, WI – January 20, 2014
Pros: never a dull moment, and was kept busy
Cons: no benefits, not included in company festivities
I used a fiche machine to review old contract slides. These slides needed to be manually read and reviewed to be entered in the computer database. Working with two computer screens as well here. The most frustrating part of the job is that we were required to view so many slideds/contracts per day. This took away from accuracy and made me feel rushed – more... to meet the quota. Some contracts took more attention than others.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that I really bonded with everyone that I worked with. – less
Lead Investment Systems Analyst (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MN – January 9, 2014
Pros: the work
Cons: my 144 round trip drive to work
20% System Support/Maintenance 60% Project Work 20% Vendor Management
Learned - Each break/fix instance led to a solution through gathering of errors, etc. During the process of 'Fix' learning occurred resulting from diving into the details of the problem.
Co-workers - Team oriented environment with collaboration.
Hardest part of the job - *this – more... only applies to the last 5 years I worked for this company. Management interfered with customer interactions making it exceedingly difficult to gather requirements and provide appropriate follow through. It also caused repeat work. Communication is key to ensuring a positive project outcome.
Most Enjoyable part of the job - As a very analytical person, I enjoy troubleshooting problems and resolving system issues or finding creative solutions to meet the needs of our customers. I also enjoyed working with customers (people) – less
Insurance Sales and Financial Consultant (Current Employee), Somewhere over the rainbow, PA – November 7, 2013
Ancient company lagging behind the rest. The way this company brings on new talent can only be described as "a meat grinder". No support. Management is disconnected and unable to affect real training/support of new hires. If they don't get their act together soon, they'll be gone inside of a generation.