American Fidelity Assurance Company

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American Fidelity Assurance Company Reviews in Oklahoma City, OK

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3.1 7 reviews

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I enjoyed every day of my five years working for this company!

    Analyst, Group Underwriter (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsExceptional benefits. Onsite medical clinic. Onsite deli/cafe. Supportive working environment. Ongoing training. Tuition reimbursement. Community involvement. Family-oriented.

    ConsWeren't always given an explanation for a game change in the middle of a project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate with the underlings… they appreciate it!

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

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    Started out good went downhill as soon as we hire a Consultant firm.

    Software Development Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsThe yearly Bonuses you receive, that is base on how the company performs.

    ConsNo say or control with your projects. Examples -- 1: Consultants they hire become your boss and if they don't like you for any reason they will have your boss push you to quit or they will firer you. 2: The Users controls what they want to implement then tells ISD to make it happen, they do this without consulting with the people that have the knowledge of what can be done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place To Work If You Don't Rock The Boat!

    Analyst (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsCompany offers a great range of positions for people of varied levels of education and experience, with competitive salaries, good benefits, and a family atmosphere. Many events are offered to keep the team spirit and morale high. Little touches to make certain days special. On site medical, fitness, and cafeteria are great. Facilities are in good shape and equipment is up to date.

    ConsWhile it doesn't impact most employees, the company is run by a group of upper management whose sole mission is to try to pull as much money out of the company as fast as they can during their career. Owner and upper management approve themselves millions of dollars in salary, bonus, cars, country club dues. luxury suites and executive only pensions & perks. Bonus programs offered to employees are skewed to provide upper management with the highest percentage. While management makes great efforts to be approachable and on a first name basis with employees, they are living lifestyles that the majority of employees can only dream about. Promotions for the upper level are approved by the other members, and it's understood they will scratch each other's backs to get the maximum benefits for one another.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to think more of the employees you're supposed to be working for rather than only feathering your own nests and ensuring you will live in luxury now, and at retirement. Be more sensitive to the single mom trying to pay her bills and perhaps needing to take her kids to the Dr. Don't talk behind closed doors how you're better, smarter, and more valued to the company than the "rank-n-file" employees that you preside over.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    Dismal

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsHealth benefits are very good.

    ConsNepotism, good ol' boy mentality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to acknowledge smart women.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work if you've been there for 20 years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsGreat benefits package, compensation decent

    Conspoor leadership, battle of the "new school" and the "old school" styles of business, outdated software programs, IT support poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementStep outside the bubble... AF is a great place to work, but there are too many people politicking and not doing the job they are getting paid for. Smaller departments need more regulation. Office politics are too brutal. Too much in-fighting,

    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

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