USAA Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
794 Reviews
3.5
794 Reviews
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USAA President and CEO Joe Robles Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and a wide variety of possibilities with such a large company (in 149 reviews)

  • You will need them with the stress, good work life balance if you have a good/flexible manager (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Call center environment so you're at your desk taking phone calls the entire shift (in 98 reviews)

  • There is NO work/life balance as they would like others to believe (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Foundations Specialist  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Foundations Specialist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at USAA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    USAA has a great benefit and compensation package and treat its employees fairly. Annual bonuses are usually no less then 18% of one's salary. USAA has many opportunities in several departments. The San Antonio campus include three gyms and several restaurant including three Starbucks. It is a great place for a young graduate to start her/his career.

    Cons

    Some managers can be close minded. The manager has a lot of power with concern to your advancement in the company. If the manager do not agree with a particular work style, the manager has enough power to stop your advancement. a sliver lining regarding this aspect, is that team managers do not stay with a team for too long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    USAA is a great company to work for with many opportunities and many possibilities for advancement.

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

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

    Pros

    USAA provides talented employees options to move forward if they are willing to put forward the effort to learn new talents, develop themselves professionally and work hard to move forward.

    Cons

    If you are on a phone then you are pretty much on a schedule that is determined by the need of the business. If this is not what you want then there are many other positions available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Claims Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, nice place to work, good environment

    Cons

    Company ethics, directors and AVPs all need to be replaced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at USAA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, really good benefits, amazing campus, culture that cares about the member.

    Cons

    Pretty corporate making it difficult to get ideas through

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A company that truly cares about their employees!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at USAA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, tuition program, development and growth opportunities, onsite facilities, top of the line technology, professional employees, and morale building initiatives to show employees that the company truly cares for their well being. You name it, the company has it all!

    Cons

    Some perceive the environment to be a a little bit of a big brother watching you environment. I figure if your not doing anything wrong, then it should not be a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have succession planning for those identified as up and comers, or who has the potential to be a future leader within the company. Networking across various lines of buisness to get visibility on a position you are interested in is challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was wonderful.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - IT Intern in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at USAA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Love to serve the members . Stays true to its mission.

    Cons

    If you are not very family friendly this would not be the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bridge the gap between the generations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Benefits and secure.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USAA

    Pros

    Great company with clear and defined mission statement and core values.

    Cons

    Slow promotion for employees without prior military experience.

  9.  

    Financial Foundations Senior Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Foundations Senior Specialist  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Foundations Senior Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at USAA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding company. Outstanding people. Great training. Great PTO. Incredible culture. Really very little I don't love about the company.

    Cons

    If you don't like being in a call center, it's not for you. If you don't like being challenged every day and having to think more than your normal call center job, it's not for you. If you don't have an appreciation for the military, go somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on sales and more on service. If you judge people by their numbers and not by their call quality, then it's pushing more for numbers than service. That's not our motto.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you can stand the negatives

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Configuration Engineer  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Configuration Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at USAA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of self-serving supervisors and too many layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees to grow with the company rather than serving your own selfish interests.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No other place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at USAA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competative salary, Opinions Count, Independent Environment

    Cons

    Remote working can be difficult depending on the department you work in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please invest in more parking solutions. This includes off site parking with shuttles or Park and Ride opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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