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Poor and Unprofessional Management

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Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Saint Petersburg, FL

I have been working at Transamerica full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

OK benefits, decent pay, nice offices. Fellow employees are nice.

Cons

Management is poor and not very professional. Does not encourage high level thinking, passive aggressive and very preferential in treatment of certain employees. Systems are 20 years behind the times, using dot-matrix programs in some circumstances.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train your managers to professional, current standards. Consider Sigma Six or at least Series 7 for all managers. Found it confusing why all managers did not have some sort of certification. Promotions based on how long you have been with the company and which manager has the inside track. Procedures and process lack consistency and forethought.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Management Team is Horrible!

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Transamerica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get benefits for the most part.........

    Cons

    No structure in certain departments for training procedures or equipment. Most management teams are not knowedgeable enough to train when new employees are hired, and if they do train it would be bits and pieces of the position that would put you in a position to FAIL!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    INTEGRITY! Walk the words of the the company........................

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work if you are in certain departments.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Administrator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Implementation Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Transamerica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Downtown Los Angeles was a convenient location, but obviously isn't for everyone.
    Pay was ok, but the key is to start at a higher salary because the raises after you start are minimal at best.
    Benefits were decent, but the cost of healthcare increased threefold recently.
    401k with match(3%)

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to move up or really move anywhere.
    Raises were minimal.
    Most employees cycled out either voluntarily or not within a couple years.
    Some people were fired for contrived reasons.
    Management had their favorites and you have to play their game.
    Mangement is completely inept, taking zero responsibility for anything and making it so that the lower level employees were always the ones on the hook.
    Training is terrible and inadequate, if you get it at all.
    A favorite saying of the managers is "Why didn't you ask?" Well, that should be the job of the managers to teach employees about procedures, etc. right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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