Amalgamated Life

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Amalgamated Life Reviews

9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company and great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amalgamated Life

    Pros

    Good salary, supportive coworkers, I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at this company. Would definitely recommend this company to a friend

    Cons

    Little room to grow, many employees get "stuck" in their roles and don't strive to do better. Managers understand their employees yet expect a lot from them

  2.  

    Sweep it all under the carpet!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Systems in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Information Systems in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Amalgamated Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job...nothing more. If you just keep your head low, agree with everything (don't worry you just need to agree, not deliver on anything) and be a drone you can last here forever...or at least until the company ceases to exist.

    Cons

    Disengaged management with lack of direction or contemporary knowledge along with below median pay are just a scratch in the surface of how bad this place is to work. When a problem or flaw is found and reported (and there are many in a range of sizes and in every aspect of this company), senior management will hide it from their own peers until it gets so out of control they can no longer contain or deny it and then they will say it was unavoidable...even when it was obvious for years before that it was in the process of happening. I feel bad for their customers, who only have a vague idea how much wool is being pulled over their eyes with the smoke and mirror routine. It's more important for some "people" to not look bad than it is for them to do a good job running their department and no one in their peer group either is willing or is smart enough to call them on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop covering each others hind quarters and start making real changes if you hope to turn the company around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    a very gratifying work expeirence

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Ctr Representative in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Call Ctr Representative in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Amalgamated Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the hands on training and friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

    hard to get to work due to location

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amalgamated Life full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    The commute made it difficult to get to compared to the previous location in new York city.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disappointed in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Disappointed in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Amalgamated Life full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays the bills....barely...and you can tell by their "talent" that they get what they pay for or if they happen to get someone good they either chase that person away real quick or degrade their quality over time. Benefits are not what they once were (they reduced the 401k to 1.5% match and raised healthcare costs) but the health plan is decent, and they do have a pension if you 5 year vest (God help you if you actually get stuck there 5 years).

    Cons

    The culture, apathy runs rampant from the top to the bottom. Empowerment...no such thing exists. Recognition, being a robot is the only way to survive here, trying to excel will just make people feel threatened (especially your manager who has been here in middle management forever 10-30 years because they could never get hired somewhere else that would actually require knowledge and talent)) and they will react accordingly and the frustration you will feel trying to make a difference will just demotivate you faster than the company culture will. The pay, not even close to par with like companies. So much is a con (in multiple meanings of the word) that all I can say is, stay away unless you are real damaged goods that you can't find anything else in a better company or are truly desperate for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up the company and early retire all who are management (from middle to c's) dead weight that are not capable of learning new methods or willing to expand their thinking or skillsets to match the modern commercial space. Improve the talent you hire by offering at least an average wage for the position, and stop lying to the rank and file that everything is great when everyone knows the company is fighting for its life to stay solvent in the future...you would be surprised how the staff would respond in a team building way if you actually trusted them and empowered them to grow both themselves and the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, Great job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Lincoln, RI
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Lincoln, RI

    I have been working at Amalgamated Life full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, great benefits, great job all around. Paid time off, vacation, health insurance, dental, tuition reimbursement, pension. I come to work, work hard, and I feel that people respect me at my job.

    Cons

    Salary is a little low, not much room to grow/promotions. There is some tension among coworkers that interferes with the friendly work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experience would not make you eligible to work at any other place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Auditor in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Field Auditor in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Amalgamated Life

    Pros

    If you don't have any goals in life then its a great place to work. Very less pressure if you know the your work. 37.5 hrs work week. Good place for under qualified people.

    Cons

    The company has union. So if you are qualified and motivated then its hard to get promoted since seniority plays the part also. Also, the salaries are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate the employees and also need more interactions with the employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A decent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Amalgamated Life

    Pros

    - Good benefits (health, dental, 401K, tuition reimbursement, etc.)
    - Good work/life balance.
    - Employees are friendly, for the most part.

    Cons

    - Location (the company moved from Manhattan to White Plains in 2008).
    - Low pay. At least the benefits make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more training programs for employees. Increase salaries for lower-level employees. Add more shuttle buses to and from the train station.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a decent place to start off.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amalgamated Life

    Pros

    The management and staff are very competent and helpful. After a project you are given liberties to finish it without pestering (as long as you complete it on time and well). The atmosphere is laid back and casual, but still business oriented.

    Cons

    Although there are growth opportunities, you may have to work exceptionally hard for it. Its easier to get into a slump because management is so lax that being recognized for your work is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact directly with employees to encourage timely work. Be more motivating and serious about company orders and projects. Keep track of what everyone in the department is working on to make sure that no one is stepping on the others toes.

    No opinion of CEO

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