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Americo Life Reviews

Updated March 29, 2014
Updated March 29, 2014
8 Reviews

2.5
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Favoritism....

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    Former Employee - Private  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Private in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    work/life balance is good if you are in the right dept
    company perks are ok
    pto is generous

    Cons

    poor pay
    management play favoritism
    advancement opportunities are minimal unless you are in good with the right people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat all employees equally, pay better salaries to keep talented employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's okay.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Nice events, free parking, decent work environment.

    Cons

    Bonus program doesn't seem to be based on merit. Insurance coverage below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the bonus program more objective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Family feel, great work culture

    Cons

    Poor compensation and minimal annual raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Closed-minded, little room for growth

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    They hired me very quickly. I was new to the area and happy to be picked up so quickly. A lot of my coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    Very gossipy. High turnover. Little room for growth and management is generally inflexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think bigger, pay more, provide more opportunities for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre at best.

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    They give bonuses and cool Christmas gifts. Benefits are middle of the road but decent. Business departments have some really intelligent associates in upper management. Great location that is centrally located. Has demonstrated a well thoughtout business strategy for growth and maximum profitability.

    Cons

    Do not share company profits and bonuses have very little to do with employee or company performance. Disorganized IT strategy that lacks focus. IT leadership is among the worst in my experiences. Expect extremely long hours and little time for family. They do not allow much work from home unless you have already put in 8 in the office. Very politically charged environment which is encouraged by Senior Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility and provide more long term options for those putting in the time. Reward those who demonstrate loyalty to the company. Increase options for associates with families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Decent benefits (although this is changing - more cost put on employee within last year)
    Great December holiday party.
    Parking is paid for.
    Nice American Royal event.

    Cons

    Reactive and mercurial senior management.
    Low pay compared to similar sized organizations.
    Bonus program is very subjective, they should do away with it and just pay decent salaries.
    Favoritism runs rampant - although it's not hidden - you definitely know who is in good graces with management.
    When you leave, for whatever reason, the character assassination begins in earnest - very gossipy company.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not recommended as a good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Some flexibility in time off requests that fall outside of vacation and personal time.
    Parking is paid for.
    Nice Christmas party/other company events.

    Cons

    Poor Senior Management/Overall Leadership
    Favortism and unequal treatment of associates
    Lots of gossiping and talking about associates, particularly by HR and HR leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice. They aren't open to feedback anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Former employee review with 10 plus years in this organization.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Until recent layoffs, fairly stable work environment. Benefit structure is competitive. Family oriented company. Great place to start a career (entry level) or to be hired in at a senior level.

    Cons

    Company has a pay for performance structure which gets in the way of productivity. The program is administered inconsistently among different areas. The salaries are notoriously low if you work your way up through the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the pay for performance plan or find a qualified consulting firm to help in its administration. Work harder to recognize star performance where it counts - salaries.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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