Ameritas Life Insurance Corp
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“A lot about corporate nonsense. Way behind the times. If you disagree, you're dumb. I want this company to BE BETTER. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
- Stable. Rarely fires or lays off employees. You can easily stay here and become a "lifer". You’ll have a job in 100 years when this company is still around rowing the large Viking ship on backs of valued Employees.
- Pay and benefits are average. 401k is great.
- Free stuff, Desk Drops, Sometimes free lunches
- On-site café.
- On-site workout facility, showers, and subsidizes gym memberships
- A lot of the people that work there are good people.Cons
- Slow, Boring
- Very Risk Adverse
- Hell Bent on Bureaucracy and Process
- Technology is obscure (Novell, Mainframe, Lotus Notes, etc.)
- Limited Upward Movement (even for top performers)
- Extremely management heavyAdvice to ManagementAdvice
- Quit hiring more managers and executives - this will not fix anything.
- Stop with the branding and re-branding. Stay simple.
- Don't promote the same people that lead you into a bad position in the first place.
- Do more to lessen the tension between your Lincoln and Cincinnati locations.
- Be skeptical about people who always tell you 'Yes' and who always agree with you. Don't listen to the same people any more.
- Take risks. Don't do the same things. I've seen this company run people out that wanted to make any change.
- It is NOT LAW to go overboard with compliance (regardless of what MAR people preach). Look into it closely - you're being actively deceived. Not everything in the world needs MAR approval. You've been lied to.
- Mainframe, COBOL, and Java (legacy systems) are making you slow to react to a rapidly progressing world.
- You're deeply invested in some bad decisions, and it'll hurt like hell to fix them.
- Quit putting IT and Business against each other. Decentralize IT and make them part of the business. No more "us vs them."
- Buy software that the rest of the world uses. Quit buying systems that no one has ever heard of.
- Subscribe to the entrepreneurial mindset. Subscribe to the minimalist mindset.
- Get rid of the red tape (UNIFI FLOW). Don't make more red tape while trying to eliminate red tape. Be mindful of the goal. Less paperwork + Less process = More Progress.
- I didn’t hate my time there near as much as this rant would suggest. I really, honestly want this company to BE BETTER.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO