American Financial

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American Financial Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
10 Reviews
3.4
10 Reviews
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American Financial Co-President, Co-CEO, and Director S. Craig Lindner
S. Craig Lindner
5 Ratings

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  1.  

    I have been working at American Financial

    Pros

    Agency does not track your own production performance and mandate tier for commission

    Cons

    Virtual environment connected with email and phone. You might not get an immediate feedback in product.

  2.  

    A company with no concept of how to run itself

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    Former Employee - Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Developer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at American Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is relatively easy to get promoted within many of the groups due to the attrition problems the organization has.

    They moved their offices slightly farther away from the bus stops so the odds of getting panhandled or someone trying to sell you crack are a bit lower than they were a few years ago.

    The Linders throw one heck of a private Christmas party

    Cons

    The organization accidentally found itself in a profitable position after the 08 market events, they tried to maintain their profitability through a series of destructive culture and process changes. I went through 11 supervisors in 5 years. The company used to have people that had a decade of experience running things on the day-to-day level, now they have mostly newer hires and contractors. This leads to mistakes, errors in judgement and in their industry increases the risk of having regulatory event.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your organization is topheavy with unskilled managers that are crushing any talent you might manage to retain. Correct this and salvage what skilled employees you have left before you make the nightly news.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Information Resources in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Information Resources in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at American Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, nice people, laid back environment

    Cons

    in separate office, inexperienced management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, but hard to advance

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    Current Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at American Financial as an intern

    Pros

    Easy to get time off, Relaxed work environment, Great to local community

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities, Low pay as intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Owner

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    Former Employee - C E O in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - C E O in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at American Financial full-time

    Pros

    Provided all types of Mortgage Financing.

    Cons

    Only licensed in one state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go National.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, great direction!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at American Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture!
    Great city, with a low cost of living.
    Just opened a brand new building, Queen City Tower!

    Cons

    Some of the business activities become mundane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the legacy of Carl Lindner alive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - President in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Financial

    Pros

    To Serve the Clients and Customers with the Best Services Possible

    Cons

    Young and Unexperienced employee s

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Financial full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance. Good people to work with. Vacation time.

    Cons

    Compensation and Benefits are below industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop young talent

  10.  

    Stable & growing company with a solid base.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MOrtgage Loan Originator
    Current Employee - MOrtgage Loan Originator

    I have been working at American Financial

    Pros

    Very experienced and knowledgeable management.

    Cons

    At this time the Mortgage industry as a whole is not the best career choice.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with some weak leaders

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager

    I worked at American Financial

    Pros

    Great leadership by direct manager and head of department.
    excellent opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Senior manager lacked understanding of strategic sourcing
    Too many requirement for busy work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let good leaders be good leaders micro management is not a good policy for professionals

    Approves of CEO

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