Transamerica

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Transamerica Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
212 Reviews
2.7
212 Reviews
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Transamerica President and CEO Mark W. Mullin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have very good benefits and a good base pay (in 13 reviews)

  • Decent benefits package - Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement package, 401K (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Somewhat hard to stay as full time though (in 5 reviews)

  • Human Resources does not help either and are just protecting senior leadership (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transamerica

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and offers flexible scheduling in some areas.

    Cons

    Promotions can be hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your employees and promote more actively. Employees should not have to beg to get a better position of more pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work if you don't crave excitement.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transamerica full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, decent work environment.

    Cons

    Too many cooks... This company has so many different divisions and locations, and not enough information is shared, resulting in redundant or competing products and information.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great company, great culture, good leadership

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

    I worked at Transamerica

    Pros

    great and growing industry; lots of upside

    Cons

    must be self-motivated & always growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Insurance Regulation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuary in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Actuary in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Transamerica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn about reserving from life insurance companies

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good place to start

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transamerica

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, Good learning opportunities for freshers

    Cons

    Slow career growth. Confused upper management. Laid back attitude

  7.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transamerica

    Pros

    Great hours, people and management!

    Cons

    Sometimes you get a lot of mandatory overtime...but its time a half so thats okay!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning experience as a software developer intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Bedford, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Bedford, TX

    I worked at Transamerica

    Pros

    Technical teams have well experienced software developers, Great team, flexibility to work from home on emergency cases, follows latest technologies in Java and web framework and a great place to work and gets some hand-on experience as a developer.

    Cons

    Not many openings for full-time permanent positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training tools and resources available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    IT Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Bedford, TX
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Bedford, TX

    I worked at Transamerica

    Pros

    Good start as an Intern and lot of scope to learn.

    Cons

    Work Flexibility not same as full-time employees

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good products, tough to make over 100k

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transamerica full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good products, pays a $3200 base for 4 months. helps with marketing costs

    Cons

    no training. up to you to figure things out on your own while you're getting your base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want your agents to have 15 sales appointments per week, teach them how to do that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Back office processes are messy, but good place to work

    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Transamerica full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, promotions, personal growth, rewards

    Cons

    Confusing comp structure, back office does not complete all tasks in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but fix the back office processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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