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Global Atlantic Financial Group Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
2004
Company - Private
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
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Global Atlantic is one of the fastest growing companies in the Life and Annuity industry.* We are focused on the U.S. retirement and life insurance markets with a broad range of annuities and life insurance options, as well as reinsurance solutions. Our success is based on ... Read more

Mission: We strive to be a leading retirement, life and reinsurance company, delivering long-term value for our customers and stakeholders. We are committed to addressing our customers’ financial protection needs through a broad range of innovative products that are built on ... Read more

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  • "Retirees who do have annuities are significantly less likely to have retirement planning regrets than those who do not have annuities."

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    Two in Five Retirees are Spending More than Expected

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--New research from Global Atlantic Financial Group has found that nearly two in five (39%) U.S. retirees are spending more than they expected and just under one-half (49%) of pre-retired consumers (ages 40+) believe planning for retirement is more difficult for them than it was for their parents.

  • Americans say Life Insurance discounts would motivate them to stay healthy!

    Global Atlantic offers the Wellness for Life® rider on permanent life insurance policies. This rider gives policyholders discounts on insurance costs if they visit the doctor at least once every other year and manage their weight within a range determined when they buy the policies.

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Global Atlantic Financial Group – Why Work For Us?


At Global Atlantic, we embrace a proactive culture that seeks first to understand the financial challenges Americans face today and devise practical solutions to help them achieve their objectives.

This mindset stems from our company values, which embody our past, reflect our present, and are guideposts for our future. While other companies may define the values they aspire to, we have identified those that truly are ingrained in our business and our people.

Global Atlantic offers employees the unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced and collaborative working environment that rewards performance. The Company’s unique entrepreneurial culture encourages all employees to assume significant levels of responsibility. Global Atlantic invests in its people because it believes they are critical to the long-term success of its business.

Join our team. Find opportunities that match your strengths, skills, and long-term goals.

Fastest Growing Annuity Company!

Global Atlantic  is the fastest growing company in the annuity industry over the last five-year period, based on LIMRA participant reports. No other company with at least $300 million in sales grew faster from the start of 2013 to year-end 2017.

Global Atlantic first broke the $1 billion mark in 2012 with $1.3 billion in sales, and annual sales grew each year, reaching $5.6 billion in 2016. During this time, sales grew by an annual average of 62%. Global Atlantic’s annuities are distributed through approximately 200 banks and broker-dealers, as well as select independent marketing organizations, covering about half of the overall annuity marketplace.

“The fact that we’ve experienced this growth in the early stages of our market penetration is a testament to the quality of the distribution relationships we have forged,” said Paula Nelson, Head of Retirement Distribution. “We appreciate our distribution partners and the mutually meaningful relationships we’ve developed.” 

Impacting the Lives of Others In and Out of the Office

 Global Atlantic believes we have a responsibility to support the communities where we work, and we focus our charitable efforts around this community-oriented philosophy.

Employees in each office are empowered to locally choose the organizations we support to make a difference where we live and work.


Global Atlantic allocates funds each year for each of our nine offices' local charitable endeavors.


Volunteer days provide an opportunity for employees to spend a day out of the office, giving back to the local community.


A Matching Gift Program encourages personal giving by matching employee charitable donations to eligible organizations.

In 2016:

  • Every Global Atlantic office hosted at least one volunteering opportunity, with roughly 83% of the employee population participating.
  • Global Atlantic offices supported 25 different charitable organizations, both financially and through our volunteer efforts.
  • Many employees took advantage of the Matching Gift Program. 
Global Atlantic received Milliman's Best in Benefits award in 2017!

Global Atlantic offers a comprehensive and compeitive benefits plan that comprises an important part of your total compensation package. 

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    I have been working at Global Atlantic Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

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    I have loved my time at GA so far. I have worked on some really great projects and have interfaced with very smart and talented people. The work is extremely interesting and meaningful. You can feel the commitment and dedication everyone has not only to their own roles, but to GA as a whole. GA has a very fast paced entrepreneurial environment that doesn't feel like typical insurance companies. You truly get to see the impact your role has every day and there isn't as much "red tape" that you find at other companies. Things move fast. The work environment is collaborative and inclusive. I feel that management is very transparent and supportive. They truly listen and care. It is a relatively flat organization so you get the opportunity to interface with leadership all the time. New ideas are greatly encouraged and you feel like your thoughts are valued. Every day is different which keeps work interesting. The Hartford office is really nice as well. We are on the 24th floor of the gold building and it is an extremely nice space. The layout is open, bright, and clean with plenty of places to eat near by. It's an awesome upgrade from the office in Simsbury.

    Cons

    The only con I think of is really a pro in my opinion... but it may be a con to some. GA is growing really quickly and there may be times that you are asked to do something outside of you "job description." This leads to greater exposure, but it can feel like extra work if you are already at capacity. Also, a lot of things that are standard at large, established companies may not be there at GA yet. This presents the opportunity to build something from the ground up, but may be frustrating to individuals coming from a very structured environment. Again, these components are a plus for me, but may be a con for others.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest and grow your employees! GA is a fantastic place to work.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Global Atlantic Financial Group in May 2017.

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    Very fast. I was referred so my conversions began with the hiring manager. We met in person and talked about the work itself. The next day, I met with talent acquisition. Within another day or two I had a phone call with the chief of my department and I was offered the position later that same day, contingent on a background check .

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