American Fidelity Assurance Company

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American Fidelity Assurance Company Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.1 22 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

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Bill Cameron

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company ethics and training with minimal turnover

    Account Representative (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsFor 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Needs Focus

    (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsWithin 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.

    ConsWith 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 Senior ManagementTraining: 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great Family Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

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

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    Great place to work. Great benefits!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsNo real cons...you sell great insurance products to educators.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was great and eager to help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A change from the ususal insurance positions.

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work!

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsOne 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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