FBL Financial

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Lower stress, lower pay

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Investment Analyst  in  West Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Investment Analyst in West Des Moines, IA

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.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid back work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Employee in West Des Moines, IA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    No opinion of CEO
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