Transamerica

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Transamerica Reviews

165 Reviews
2.6
165 Reviews
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Transamerica President and CEO Mark W. Mullin
Mark W. Mullin
37 Ratings
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    Good Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO

    I worked at Transamerica full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, culture. Company seems open to self betterment

    Cons

    Lots of politics in getting promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Transamerica Interviews

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014

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    Administrative Assistant (Sales) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Transamerica in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was one of the worst interviews I've ever been to. First of all, the job position that I applied to was for an administrative position (what the job posting said), when I got to the interview it turns out that the position is actually for an insurance sales job. Pretty much the company tries to scam the applicants because they know that nobody would apply for the job if the posting honestly said insurance sales. I was already hesitant about the company because when I got the phone call for an interview it sounded like a teenager on the phone. When I got to the office located in San Diego I was surprised that it WAS a teenager interviewing me! I have no idea why the company doesn't have professionals do the interview. The guy took me into a small room and for a super long hour goes through this flip book talking about insurance and trying to convince me that it's an awesome job. The employer should NOT be trying to convince the interviewee to work for the company during an interview, it should be the interviewee convincing the interviewer that they're the right person for the job. I knew the whole time he was flipping through his laminated flip book that it was a scam and I wanted to leave so badly. The job does NOT PAY FOR TRAINING and YOU HAVE TO PAY LICENSING FEES! IT'S 100% COMMISSION so basically it's a waste of your time to even apply or interview. After the long "interview" the guy wants me to fill out forms right away get my file started for work, but I just wanted to get out of there so I told him I would come back again the following morning to fill out paper work but I never showed up.

    Interview Questions
    • They didn't ask any questions at all! They were pitching the job to me instead (an obvious red flag)!   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It's not worth the effort/time. You don't get paid for training, you have to pay licensing fees and it's 100% commission-based. If you don't sell anything you get $0.00. There is no base pay.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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Additional Info

Website www.transamerica.com
Headquarters Cedar Rapids, IA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Insurance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors MetLife, Prudential, Sun Life

With a history over 100 years, the Transamerica companies are recognized as leading providers of life insurance, savings and retirement and investment solutions, serving millions of customers throughout the United States and Canada.

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