American Fidelity Assurance Company

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Dismal

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Oklahoma City, OK
Former Employee - Account Executive in Oklahoma City, OK

I worked at American Fidelity Assurance Company

Pros

Health benefits are very good.

Cons

Nepotism, good ol' boy mentality.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time to acknowledge smart women.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    Great benefits package, compensation decent

    Cons

    poor leadership, battle of the "new school" and the "old school" styles of business, outdated software programs, IT support poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step 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,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Needs Focus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    Within 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.

    Cons

    With 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 ManagementAdvice

    Training: 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.

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    Approves of CEO
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