Press Helper/Laborer (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – March 28, 2016
These are just my individual expriences but this is a good place to start. If you work hard enough you will get job advancement. Don't slack off, don't do anything else just focus on your job and you'll be fine. Helpful Co-workers.
Some co-workers are great others are down right mean cruel and unethical. They will email and call you slurs as well as one female manager. The hours are late and one female manager gives favors for employees that can do personal things for her. The work environment is negative and morale very low. The pay is misrepresented sometimes. Breaks are not frequent, you will get wrote up if it takes you too long in the restroom. The same female manager really belittles employees and there is no effective open door policy for her behavior. One bad manager left and was replaced with another. If you keep to yourself and work through breaks and lunches, you can tolerate it for a while.
Insurance Agent (Current Employee) – Mc Kinney, TX – February 4, 2016
Wonderful co-workers, great pay, long hours, plenty short breaks, awesome work environment, amazing boss. The hours are great if you are looking for full time work. The pay period is bi-weekly. The checks are really worth the wait.
data entry operator (Current Employee) – McKinney, TX – November 12, 2015
I know this position pay by piece and it is way better than the start hourly pay which is 11 dollars an hour. At this position you can easily make 16.00-17.00 an hour if your work hard. If there is no work the time is adjusted by your regularly for that pay week. If you are consistent they know how much you earn hourly. Plus you can also work overtime time and make more money.
IT Business Analyst Team Lead (Current Employee) – McKinney, TX – November 12, 2015
A typical day consists of juggling multiple high priority projects, meeting demanding deadlines, and working 9+ hours. The management is understanding and tries to meet the employee needs, but upper exec management pushes for tight deadlines, which makes it impossible for middle-management to provide any slack. Co-workers are great, and enjoyable to be around. A lot of the times people stay stressed due to the deadlines and the short time lines that you are pressured to adhere to. The most enjoyable part of the job are my peers.
Data Entry Clerk (Current Employee) – McKinney, TX – August 28, 2015
During training the pay is 11.00, the matrix on continuing to make 11.00 is quite different.
The next step is pay by the piece plus the hourly rate goes to minimum wage. So it's 7.?? + your piece work. If there isn't any work you complete non-dework and that eliminates the pay by the piece portion. There is no way to know exactly how much you key nor can you really track it. Management does that and you can't always count on your check remaining the same.
Favoritism within a department - yes! Equality - no Behind the times - yes Systems - antiquated Paycheck - can't pull up outside of job. Blame game played all day long So much more......
If you choose to work in data entry/customer service find something else with in the organization soon. Easy job but in the last 8 months 15 people have left - some just went to lunch and never came back. People say that it's always a huge turn around in these areas - true but if the environment was better it wouldn't be so many unhappy people.
The rules change all the time. Since the department is short staffed, only one person can be off at a time, then it changed and then they added if your supervisor is off - you can't be also.
The interesting part of that is you may complete the work in the area of another supervisor (and your supervisor doesn't even know how to do your job).
They offer personal time but they want you to make up the time instead of you using it. Sometimes it is not possible but want you say you will before they approve you leaving even though you have the time.
There's one femalemore... (really nice, quiet and does her job - when we have some who roam around talking all day)there that they are always looking over her shoulder and watching - why I couldn't tell you but she acts like it doesn't bother her and I think it bothers them more that she ignores then, does her job and has not allowed intimidating tactics to affect her like it has others.
Call center sales (Former Employee) – McKinney, tx – August 4, 2015
Management belittles employees and lies when you try the open door policy. Lots of harassment and very political culture. Hard work only pays off for some employees, very shady commission practices. Sometimes the pay in sales can be good. Run, it's just not worth it
Some months the pay can be good
Discrimination, shady business practices, management not knowledgeable nor helpful. One manager just hugs up with men, the others just stay on their cell phones
Analyst (Current Employee) – McKinney, TX – July 6, 2015
Management is clueless on managing people. They are more like trainers, promoted from doing a specific job well and they are not given the tools/training to be trained on managing the people and environment. Nepotism is how you get hired, promoted and there's a lot of secrecy of any changes or information on situations that may affect employees. On the plus side, there are nice quality people that want to do well at their job but can be hindered in their growth which makes for some frustration. Again management, One of the few companies to still offer pension and 401k. They offer several job/career opportunities through transfers between departments, which is good and bad. You may transfer to a poorly ran dept or you can transfer into a better dept. If you are current on the latest or newest technology upon graduating from school, prepare to step back in time. I would suggest if you get an offer to work there, take it. But communicate with your manager of your goals and timelines to reach those goals. If you don't see "your" goals being met. Move on.
Find the right job, and it's an easy 20 yr career.
Old school practices and processes, behind the times in management business practices.
IT (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – January 3, 2015
If you like to "Learn by Fire" without ANY direction, then this is the place for you!
This is the first company that I've worked at where the project delivery date is more important than a functioning end-product. This mentality has cost the company a lot of money and if they continue this "business model", they will lose money due to the ever-increasing turnover, especially in the IT department.
A lot of people feel trapped because the chose to work somewhere close to their house (if they live in McKinney/Allen or NE Plano), but cannot stand the work environment.
Constantly on call for countless nights and weekends, I finally had enough! Life is too short and it was time to move on.
pension plan (if you can hold on for 5+ years)
work environment, politics, business does not invest in it's employees, very "old-south" upper management..
This is an easy part time job but it is pay by piece which is up and down every week. So as long as you are fine with a $200 check one week and $300 the next and $700 the next and $175 the next then by all means apply. Don't take this job if you need a stable part time income. People are super nice and management is as helpful as they can be. The company has no clue how to run efficiently. You will think up 20 questions within the first week of "how come we don't do it like this, or how come we don't have this?"....get ready because they will not have answers. Also was told that the pay piece rate had not changed in over 5 years but how convenient when i start that they decide to change it up some for different accounts. I'm stuck here for now because not much else out there for part time and hours I need or pay i need but as soon as another door opens i will gladly walk away from this place.
employees are awesome...hours are good...super easy work "you wanna pay?" "no, goodbye" "yes, okay cc # please"
Specialist (Current Employee) – McKinney TX – August 28, 2014
Having come into this company as a temp worker I have worked in different departments. Some have bad management and the job is hard and they treat you badly (data entry, QAC, customer service). Some have good managemt and the job is challenging but the people are good. There is opportunity to advance if you work hard and are skilled. And yes, nepotism runs rampant. Overall Torchmark is a good company. Not many places offer pensions these days.
Customer Service Team Lead (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – July 7, 2014
I learned a lot working customer service with Torchmark. I was able to learn great skills such as conflict resolution with customers and helping my fellow co workers to move forward in their jobs as well.
great co workers
distance i had to drive to get there, changes in management too often