American Fidelity Assurance Company

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American Fidelity Assurance Company Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
30 Reviews
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    Great company, excellent at what they do, appreciate their staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership and management. This is a sales organization, and if you are a sales person this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    As with many jobs, particularly in sales, this one can quickly edge the work/life balance into mostly work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may serve the field better to not only promote from within for management positions. Great sales people don't always make great managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    American Fidelity Assurance Company Response

    Aug 7, 2014Talent Management Team

    Thank you for sharing! I noticed you mentioned the potential for work/life balance issues. Our Colleague Assistance Plan has tools and resources to help with that. You can see how to log-in on AFweb ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company ethics and training with minimal turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    For the last 8 years American Fidelity has been featured as an employer of choice by making the Fortune 100 list annually. American Fidelity has minimal turnover keeping highly qualified employees on staff. Jeans Days are always an added bonus on Fridays.

    Cons

    While minimal turnover and a "small company feel" are great attributes, they do add to the feeling that employees have no way to move up within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice of the "Under 30" age group to make sure that you remain attractive to in coming College Graduates.

    Recommends
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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Needs Focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    Within the IT department the managers are flexible with your time as long as you perform well. If works falls behind they will pull back on the flexibility (which is warranted). Cafeteria on site, on site physician's assistant, onsite fitness center with many programs to choose from. They have fun a few times a year, once they brought in several blow up sets (obstacle course, laser tag, slam dunk challenge), always something to look forward to. Most management is very approachable. They do not keep you on old hardware for too long. They are currently redoing a lot of the cubicle layouts for better lighting and communication of teams. Also, currently in a large push toward newer technologies. Good internal training on non-IT related subjects. Corporate is conservative with finances, we still had a comparable bonus even through this economic downturn.

    Cons

    With the recent economic downturn has come many, many, new regulations. Although they must by law be implemented, management is doing a poor job of communicating with the rest of the department what those changes are *and* how to properly continue our workflow. Dramatically increasing time to deliver projects. You hear one thing from two people in different departments and then hear a conflicting item from another person.

    Seems like some of the management make a decision without properly getting input from other members of the department. Only to discover that later on the decision is not going to work and now requires revamping the system. Or dragging of feet on some projects. A lack of determined intent on moving forward exists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training: Realize that people cannot learn the new technologies in a one week crash course from a contractor, nor in weekly classes. Smaller teams would help as well, one or two individuals well versed in the technology (leads) along with three or four that could learn from the two leads while working on an actual useful project.

    Technological decisions: Ask more of your IT members for their opinion and give a little time for some of them to do some research as well, you never know what might come up.

    Communication and intent: When you pick a way that the team agrees with be determined to stick to it ALL the way through, not just on the surface. Also, make sure the team members work well together, there is nothing that kills productivity more than working with someone you can't get along with.

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    Great Family Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    The feeling of family over "corporateville" truly stands out at American Fidelity. From people within your team to upper management. Everyone has a sense of pride working together and within their teams.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be "too many cooks in the kitchen" which can lead to confusion amongst colleagues.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Great benefits!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    Great benefits. They take care of their employees really well and is one of the last company's that still offer a pension. Nice car to drive and expense account. Established accounts, very little cold calls.

    Cons

    No real cons...you sell great insurance products to educators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great and eager to help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A change from the ususal insurance positions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    Salaried account manager
    Company car
    Expense account
    Some flexibility in scheduling
    Bonus paid on sales
    Company provided laptop and supplies
    Paid time off / holidays

    Cons

    Hard to make consistent bonus money
    Low starting salary without subsantial bonus throughout the year
    Have recently taken away a consistency bonus that allowed for a more consistent earning throughout the year. The bonus was based on business on the books. Now there is nothing to entice a Account rep to keep business on the books more than a year.
    Business from one rep is given to new reps as they are hired. No compensation for original rep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distribute wealth evenly. There needs to be a better focus on developing new accounts. Only a few employees companywide working to develope new accounts.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    One of Fortune 100's Great Places to Work
    On-site fitness center
    On-site clinic
    On-site cafeteria
    Management treats you with respect
    Mulitple company-wide parties per year
    All Colleague Bonus

    Cons

    Pay is average
    Chance of being promoted isn't very high
    Takes a long time to be promoted
    Location of the buildings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, this is a great place to work. I do think that people are in positions just because they have worked for the company for so long, even though they may not be deserving of the position.

    Recommends
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