OneAmerica Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Free parking included at the downtown location, which is a savings of about (in 10 reviews)

  • The company is financially stable and has decent market presence (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very Conservative, slow to change or adopt new ways of operating (in 2 reviews)

  • Newest cost cutting debuted in '13; at odds with team building (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance is preached and practiced. The CEO and upper management are present and available. My immediate leaders and team are great people and strive for shared success. One can certainly have a career at OneAmerica. The employee parking garage and surface lot are a great perk along with the location of the Tower.

    Cons

    Some of the facility amenities are a burden to access, but management recognizes this and is making great changes continually.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the communication and reinforcing the team aspect. Keep up with the refresh efforts in the building, too.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Floaters in Management

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

    I worked at OneAmerica full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flex time, upgrading physical and virtual spaces

    Cons

    Too many "chiefs" cutting layers below them to save themselves, but not contributing anything new to the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the actual dead weight from executive staff. Too many VP's of little worth are hanging around.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Divisions differ greatly-- make sure you're in the right one!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at OneAmerica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, reliable and financially-steady insurance products and company, good onboarding process, making slow steps to update the office, on-site doctor, dentist, gym and lunchroom, parking garage access, close to everything downtown.

    Cons

    Between three divisions, it is clear which one's are favored and which ones are getting through by the skin of their teeth. Those in the divisions that are still trying to prove themselves are stretched too thin and do the same amount of work that other divisions would assign to 3-4 people. In effort to maintain the employment of the divisions "workhorses" and those who have been there for 10 to even 40 years, upper management caters to the senior members of the division. This drives out new employees that are Gen X and Y, leading to a stable environment equivalent to that of the 80's--grey cubes and outdated computers as well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to new and younger employees and work towards minimizing the generational gap if you want to continue to meet your sales goals.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    In spite of recent changes One America continue to miss the mark

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time

    Pros

    On-site doctors office, 401k match and pension plan.

    Cons

    Poor compensation matched with an unclear direction on how one can advance within the organization. The pension plan leaves little incentive if one considers the time value of money. Most of the opportunities available seem to be lateral movements at best. Good luck getting a call from HR if an internal posting presents itself.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on the basics and move on from their. Think about the market you are attempting to serve and find innovative ways to capture your desired audience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Do not believe the HR magic spell!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Software Development in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free parking Gym Stable company Free soda in the basement On-site physician office

    Cons

    Ancient mindset and technology Afraid of any progressive thinking Set in their way Total absence of understanding of current tech trends A grave for any web developer career All these latest good reviews are from HR people. You can see the style. Company is going through a restructure process. People are getting fired. For good or bad reasons. Mixed IT and technology direction. Upper management is fighting each other but the overall direction suffers as a cause.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  7. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company, hoping to be here for a long time!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Limitless opportunity for those that want to work hard and make a difference - Strong senior leadership team, accessible and open to feedback from employees - Workplace modernization in progress - People, people, people (teams and coworkers are like extended family) - Free downtown Indy parking - Onsite health clinic - Defined benefit pension

    Cons

    - Challenge to focus with so many initiatives in play - Work/life balance is difficult to achieve - Slow to change in some needed areas - No educational benefits (also, reimbursement program for industry learning does not encourage employees to take advantage; many cannot afford upfront costs)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to challenge the status quo; provide frontline leaders with more exposure to senior leadership challenges to help them grow (tap into a wider variety of employees for ideas and to drive solutions)


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company, great executive leaders

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great executives (from CEO down) Tower (modernizing work space) Pension benefit Modernizing with help from outside Best Day (appreciation and get to wear jeans) Professional people Experienced business professionals

    Cons

    So-so health insurance (only consumer choice) Old applications (mainframe, console, desktop) Manual processes Processes that make no sense We've always done it this way people Reputation as a bad place for modern software developers

    Advice to Management

    Continue modernizing, and work on improving the reputation that One America is an old company that is behind the times. The modernization efforts and updated workspace will go a long way!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company - I'll Retire From Here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Hourly Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    401(k) with match, PLUS company-funded DB pension; FREE parking; downtown location; onsite cafeteria w/discount; onsite health club w/discount; onsite medical clinic w/discount; great health & welfare benefits at good cost; younger CEO with more modern ideas. Financially stable, quarterly performance bonus paid for over 6 yrs. Active in the community.

    Cons

    Still a conservative company; it can take time to get some changes/improvements approved and implemented. OTOH, sometimes changes appear to come 'out of the blue', with no warning and no apparent rhyme or reason. Annual merit raises are not stellar, but are based on processes that attempt to be fair.

    Advice to Management

    Work to include more stakeholders in decisions before they are made, in order to realize the impact changes make company-wide. Continue improvements to IT systems


  10. Great Company; Growing & Modernizing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People valued. Modernizing culture and IT. CEO communicates at least weekly and associates can email him anytime they want. "Best Days" program enables employees to have fun at work. Great benefits. Oh and beating the pants off the competition in a highly competitive business. Strong stable community involved company. Proud to work here!!

    Cons

    Conservative and sometimes slow (perhaps why we did better than anyone during the financial crisis) but pace is picking up and getting better at change. Doubling investment in IT but still a long way to go.

    Advice to Management

    KEEP GOING! We are on the right path. Stick to it and execute!


  11. Helpful (3)

    Company held hostage by HR.....run for your life!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Worked In Corporate Division in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Worked In Corporate Division in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Downtown location, parking garage, cafeteria and clinic, great people to work with, great CEO, great community involvement, great working environment and atmosphere

    Cons

    HR runs the show and they do not care about the employees or departments they work for. They encourage employees to catch other employees and report them on any unsuspecting minor rule violations, such as putting non company information to another employee in the interoffice mail or receiving a personal package at the office, to their policies so that they can terminate them regardless of how it will affect the work flow. Its a slash and burn attitude. It doesn't matter how stellar your career or work performance, how long you've been there or how important your position is to the company, if you violate 1 rule and they find out the next time you are out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting hr totally control the company with no input from the departments.



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