SunAmerica
2.8 of 5 17 reviews
www.sunamerica.com Woodland Hills, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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SunAmerica Chairman and CEO Jay S. Wintrob

Jay S. Wintrob

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Horrible Sr. Management....ZERO opportunity for career growth...no possibilities for increase salary or commissions.

Regional Marketing Associate (Former Employee)
Woodland Hills, CA

I worked at SunAmerica

ProsDespite the terrible management at the company...your teammates are good people. The office is clean and comfortable. You get a working phone and computer. The office is air conditioned.

ConsSr. Management doesn't care about its employees. They tend to fire people all the time. The job is not worth the trouble. You run the risk of getting a black mark on your U5 and Ending your financial services career by working at this company. They have silly metrics that can only decrease your pay. No promotions...No cost of living adjustment...No career pathing. More sales = commission reductions for you as an employee.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Sr. Management needs to start caring about their employees. The employees have been beaten down so much that moral is non existent. It's a sales desk...the emphasis should be on sales and making more money for everyone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Trainwreck

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Amarillo, TX

I worked at SunAmerica

ProsPay is excellent, bonuses are not guaranteed but when paid are nice. Benefits are adequate to good.

ConsUpper management in this company is much like a train stuck in forward gear on its way down an unfinished track toward catastrophe. They make decisions based on paper analysis and do not consider their hired experts' opinions. Once the decision is made, they will not revert from it no longer how disasterous the outcome. Their favorite phrase is, "That ship has sailed". They fail to acknowledge when that "ship" has actually sunk.

They seem to promote arrogance over skill and have a love of the micro-management style of management. This company aged me drastically. I felt respected by my immediate manager, but no-one above him. They are quick to point the finger away from themselves when something they decided goes completely wrong, and they are even quicker to point the finger at themselves when the result of your good efforts produces good results.

Unless things change at the CIO level down to the vp levels, I would never in good conscience recommend this company to anyone.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people who do the work. Ask for their feedback and take it seriously. These are the experts. No matter how good something looks on paper, if the people you hired to be the experts for the item you are considering think it is a bad idea, you really need to listen to them.

Let the people do their jobs. Micro-management is a horrible style to manage by. You do not need 100 pages of documentation each time one of the experts needs to perform a task.

Quit being to terrified to let them do what they do best. You are not the expert. They are. Let them do their job whether you truly understand it or not. You are currently a hinderance.

Offer true accountability to them. Both positive and negative reinforcement should be employed. You are notorious for focussing on negative. If you treat your IT folks right, you will ultimately prosper. You treat them like a necessary evil, and you will ultimately fail.

And for goodness sake, look after your employees' needs. You should be trying to retain those who truly are the experts and who perform above all standards. More and more this company appears to only try to retain those it would actually be better off without.

Jay, ultimately it rolls up to you. I do not personnally have anything against you other than the choices you helped make in the personnel department at the executive levels.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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