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Athene Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
9 Reviews
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    acuturial

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Athene full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work schedule is very flexible , and I am satified with the salary. It is a good company to learn something new.

    Cons

    very good company. I like working there.

  2.  

    I would not refer this company as a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Athene

    Pros

    In the department I was in we were supposed to have "flex time" - up to 4 hours a week that we can use for doc appt and such - then make up that time later in the week.
    Good Location

    Cons

    Dept felt very micro managed, but had a very large lack of communication from the direct dept manager and team lead.
     No wiggle room on "tardies". So if you logged into your system 1 minute late, you received a Tardy even if you were to stay a minute late at the end of the shift
     Pay seemed to be tremendously less than other annuity companyies for this type of job. Like a couple thousand less.
     Manditory OT never ending. Started in dept in June 2014 and still on it thru March 2015 and there was no talk of it ending soon as the department was still extremely out of standard.
    Felt as if there really was no work life balance.
    No "fun" in department. Only time we had a food day or anything for birthdays was if it was planned by a member of the team. This idea of "birthday treats" or a "celebration committee" was discussed with mgmt and seemed to be unimportant. However, coming from other companies that did this sort of thing, it seemed to motivate the team a bit, and made people feel a bit more appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Very Questionable Business Practices

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Athene

    Pros

    Don't really have any. Some nice contact people I guess.

    Cons

    Very Inferior Products. Hold time for customers is as high as 30 minutes. It looks like they were not prepared to take on the business volume that they inherited from AVIVA. They seem very understaffed and management policies are geared towards very short term revenues at the cost of long term business relationships. Can'y imagine them staying in business unless they significantly change their model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Athene full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to demonstrate your expertise

    Cons

    Going through lots of transition, so some confusion and lack of speed in making decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It's fine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Athene

    Pros

    The people are the nicest you will ever meet, and everyone is always willing to help everyone else.

    Cons

    More about bottom-line, less about employee happiness.

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    Short-term profit focus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Good people from acquired firm (Aviva)
    Energetic sales team
    If no other options, could be acceptable place to get a paycheck

    Cons

    Questionable practices and executive team
    Focused on short-term profits at expense of sustainable business
    Poor morale and high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management didn't seek nor listen to advice...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Get rid of employees when they buy business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Athene

    Pros

    Purchased a company, allowed nice severance

    Cons

    Sold life business and got rid of many employees

  9.  

    Great people

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Athene as a contractor

    Pros

    Outgoing and talented staff and management.

    Cons

    Uncertainty and turnover, but expected with a sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Only cares about cutting costs, not their employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Topeka, KS

    I have been working at Athene full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and 8-5 with paid holidays off.

    Cons

    The company micro manages every detail. This is a relatively smaller company who just acquired a large one and seems lost on how they want to run the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a face. No one even knows who the current upper management is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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