Transamerica

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Great carrier brand and products. Local agency needs more professionalism and clarity.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Transamerica

Pros

Great products and carrier support

Cons

Low base pay,Minimum Benefits Lack of local office support

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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    Overall a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Transamerica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits including health, vision, and dental. They tend to promote from within. Always get 40 hours a week if full time plus occasional overtime. Good hours.

    Cons

    The division I work in only offers a health savings account now. Some supervisors know nothing about the job for the employees they are supervising. For entry-level jobs, a lot of emphasis placed on numbers (quality of work, how much gets done, how long a phone call takes). People frequently are let go for low quality in the entry-level jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back traditional health insurance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various Management Positions in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Various Management Positions in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Not a lot comes to mind. Pay rate is average or slightly below comparable in the industry. Cedar Rapids is a pleasant town, but not terribly interesting place to live. Pension plan is an excellent perk and main reason I stayed around as long as I did.

    Cons

    Too many decisions are made with blinders on ignoring glaring issues and long-term consequences. A quick victory and cost savings overrides common sense. Lots of money and resources wasted cleaning up the messes from this short sided thinking. General attitude that drifts down from upper management is you should keep quiet and be happy you have a job as we could outsource your position to CSC in India. Lots of catch phrases are tossed about ad naseum about inclusion and openness, but process improvement ideas that reflect poorly on previous decisions are squashed and almost a guaranteed career killer. This goes doubly if you are newer to organization and resistant to the status-quo mindset. Promotions are largely based on knowing the right person and willingness to compromise your integrity to help advance that persons career/agenda. Consistently pushing talented IT people out the door so more work can outsourced which has in-term has caused even more of top IT talent to walk away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of the glut of U of I MBA "managers" that have no/limited management experience/skills as too many are only looking to step all over people to advance their careers. Start making decisions based on more than what looks good for the next analyst meeting or quarterly earnings report. Make middle management live by the principles that are plastered all over the buildings instead of current lip service approach.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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