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Assurant Benefits One of a Kind

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

I have been working at Assurant

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

the amenities, benefits, employee events, family support

Cons

no support in career progression and training

Advice to Management

don't let your good employees leave because they get overlooked for a promotion. It shouldn't be up to the employee to point out that they have been in the same position for almost 3 years with the same pay grade but increased responsibilities. Management should recognize employees who go above and beyond and compensate them accordingly so they feel valued and can progress in their career.

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  1. Assurant - Growth and Personal Advancement

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Assurant

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Assurant promotes personal and career growth. Great tuition reimbursement benefits, great paid time off, great health plans and 401(k) matching. Management is always willing to listen and provide direction to employees. The company as a whole is stable and growing, even after recent economic troubles. Corporate culture is good, most senior management has an open-door policy and there are numerous employee activities available.

    Cons

    Downsides to working at Assurant would include the size of the company. As with most large organizations, employees can sometimes become lost in bureaucracy and paperwork, but for most companies its size, Assurant does a very good job of trying to promote development in all employees for promotion and advancement. Reorganizations are quite common, but rarely does that result in job cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to senior management would be to make a better attempt to get to know as many employees as possible and speak to them, perhaps make them feel more welcome.

  2. Helpful (5)

    A wonderful company, Assurant, must focus more on it's key employees, the lower level ones.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Assurant

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Assurant is a very employee-oriented company. It's been rated one of the best places to work for a reason. Luckily, I have the privilege of working at the Miami, FL campus. Because of our unique location, we have several amenities not offered at other offices, such as the Atlanta, GA office. We have the luxury of having a day care and elementary school on site. We have a huge cafeteria and wide selection of foods for breakfast, lunch and snacks through our vendor Sodexho. We have a small grocery store downstairs, along with a mini-post office, a federal credit union, an ATM machine, a gym, a dry cleaners, and multiple recreational parks out back. Some of the recreational facilities include: basketball, baseball, and tennis courts as well as a soccer field. Assurant Miami really does offer great tools to ensure employee retention. Assurant also offers various, extensive employee benefits. Most importantly, Assurant employees are granted with full Health insurance the day they begin work. Compared to other large companies, this is a great benefit as most other companies make employees wait 30 to 90 days to receive insurance. Assurant also offers pension plans, 401(k) plans, the option to purchase Assurant stock, automatic life insurance coverage, dental and vision insurance. Assurant offers up to $5,000 worth of reimbursement for continuing education for those pursuing degrees or certifications in relation to their current positions or advancement paths. Assurant offers a bundled package of sick and holiday paid time off. Each year that you are an Assurant employee, you receive more and more paid time off. Assurant has recently implemented the "ONE" project, which is a way of saying thank you for choosing us as your employer. After being a permanent employee with Assurant, you receive a certificate, and the option to choose from a catalog worth of gifts that are yours to keep. The ever popular ICUE program is also a great recognition program that has been in cycle for many years. This program allows any employee, no matter your rank, to award others with bronze, gold, and platinum awards for doing a great job.

    Cons

    Since Assurant is such a large company, management styles, recognition programs, and expectations vary throughout the two hundred departments we have at the Miami campus alone. This being so, salary can also vary quite drastically. From my knowledge, the lowest pay offered at Assurant is in the mail room and day care. The compensation ratio between lower and higher level employees is extremely wide. There is no reason why a mail room worker should make $8/hr and a SVP $430k+ a year. Upper level management should focus more on connecting with those employees below them, ensuring they understand their expectations, and offering guidance. Instead, most of the Directors, Vice Presidents and so forth, act as intimidation for leading the company toward success. This is not the sort of attitude that Executives of a Fortune 500 company should have.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees. Stay connected. Make them feel valued. Praise them for their good work. And, most importantly, offer them with career paths. So many departments at Assurant offer zero career paths for their workers. A huge step in ensuring employee retention, at least within the department, is making sure they understand how they can advance. Make sure they have guidelines as to how they can do better, how they can get a raise, and how they can move up the Corporate ladder. Without an advancement plan, employees start to be unmotivated, they don't care about their work, they start to hate coming to work, and eventually quit. This can all be prevented with more focus and attention from Senior Management.

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