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Laid back work environment

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Current Employee - Employee in West Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Employee in West Des Moines, IA

I have been working at FBL Financial

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The work life balance at FBL Financial Group Inc. was excellent in terms of very little over-time. Opportunities for professional development are a plus and the company will contribute to the costs at a fairly high percentage. The culture is fairly laid back and there is a fair amount of interaction between the management and employees.

Cons

Compensation and benefits are on the lower end. Vacation is particularly lacking considering the lower level of base pay. The bonus system is measured on a company basis instead of by department, which distances employees from an actual goal and instead seems like a random occurrence.

Advice to Management

Keep on keeping on.

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  1. Accounting

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at FBL Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Accounting is one of the most important business processes. With it, we know what are the gains and losses of companies, and at the same time to determine the decision.

    Cons

    the only disadvantage that could affect accounting is not automated processes to bring the volume of transactions.

    Advice to Management

    The people who run the accounting area, should be trained to fill them, since each error translates into money.


  2. Good learning opportunity.

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

    I worked at FBL Financial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great benefits package (insurance coverage better than most, employee responsible for 20% of insurance cost but company provides for a good portion of that 20% by giving you credits in the cafeteria plan)
    - Great coworkers - very friendly and helpful
    - good training opportunities offered in-house
    - bonuses awarded for obtaining industry certifications
    - plenty of parking and very wide parking spaces

    Cons

    - employees may be treated differently depending on what department they work in and therefore job satisfaction can very greatly between departments.
    - pay below average for industry & location
    - 50 + hours annual average per week required for all employees in my department


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