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Helpful (2)

Solid company, opportunities vary by department

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

I have been working at FBL Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, nice campus, mostly solid management, stable company, family-like atmosphere

Cons

Pay doesn't keep up with competitors, promotions are relatively few, some areas have little to no opportunities for advancement

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nice benefits, good salary, other characteristics were variable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good cafeteria benefits plan
    Competitive salary
    Health insurance, sick leave
    Employee wellness program and excellent fitness center facilities, instruction and coaching
    Caring, team-oriented employees, seniority with high knowledge and skills

    Cons

    Job and culture changes occurred with high management turnover at all levels in the company
    Superficial differences seem to be seen as characteristics of employees with leadership ability or potential
    Some management lacked the depth of understanding, leadership and management skills to be effective
    Age discrimination was frequent and one employee proved it in lawsuit
    Age discrimination was a factor in the 2009 lay offs, but the outsourcing of a department hid the high percentage of older employees let go
    Support for employees who lost their jobs was low, no outplacement help

    Advice to Management

    Increase diversity
    Value consistency

  2. Lower stress, lower pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at FBL Financial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    overall modest work hours, flexible, stress free, friendly, competent bosses, modest commute time if you live in the area, work/family balance

    Cons

    Pay in the investment area below average. Career path unknown. 2% pay raises implemented in 2011, well after the worst of the recession. No bonus structure which further exasperates pay discrepancy.

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