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Sammons Financial Group Overview

Des Moines, IA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Sammons Financial Group, Inc. (SFG) is the parent of a group of member companies under the insurance Holding Company Act made up of several successful financial services companies offering a variety of financial and retirement products through multiple distribution channels ... Read more

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Sammons Financial Group – Why Work For Us?

Sammons® Financial Group (SFG) is a holding company of several successful financial services member companies offering a variety of financial products through multiple distribution channels. Our products include fixed and variable annuities, life insurance, bank, corporate, and credit union-owned life insurance, and retirement products.

Sammons Financial Group includes the following companies and operating units:

Community Involvement - The people of SFG have caring hearts, and are actively involved in our communities. One by one, we are making a difference where we live and work. We step up to serve on boards, coach little league teams and serve as volunteer firemen. We lend a helping hand in times of natural disasters. We volunteer at soup kitchens, provide assistance to our youth and senior citizens, and support fundraising efforts for anti-violence programs.

In Chicago, we adopted a local school to provide better resources for the education of our youth. We worked alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel and basketball legend, Isiah Thomas, to support Windy City Hoops, a city-wide basketball program that provides a fun, safe environment for at-risk teens in high crime areas. In Fargo, we help the elderly prepare their homes for the winter and participate in the building of an indoor riding arena for physically challenged children. We fill countless sandbags as the Red River floods its banks. In Sioux Falls, we help feed the hungry and volunteer to make Special Olympics a meaningful experience for participants. Hundreds of employees in Des Moines volunteered over 3,000 hours to local organizations like Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Iowa, United Way, Special Olympics, March of Dimes and many more, and won SFG a United Way Giving Award.

The list goes on. We are physically involved. We organize volunteer efforts through our businesses, and we volunteer independently. We spend our time and our money supporting the issues that we are passionate about to make our lives and communities better for our families and our neighbors.

Work for an ESOP Company

Sammons Financial Group is a privately-held company, owned by Sammons Enterprises, Inc., an Employee Stock Ownership Plan company (ESOP). Because of our unique ownership, our employees are highly engaged in our business, focusing on long-term success rather than short-term earnings pressures. As an employee, the decisions you make have a real impact on the company's success. This can add to the value of your retirement as a participant in the ESOP and help you build your own future. Our culture and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan make us unique in the financial services industry.

Other reasons to join the SFG family

  • Unbeatable culture
  • Flexible hours
  • Friendly work environment
  • Learning and development
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Incredible coworkers
  • Personal friendships
  • Rewards and benefits

Own your benefits.

Enjoy a benefits program that truly enhances your quality of life with a non-traditional work week, flex schedules and Friday afternoons off (in most positions), a focus on healthy living and work-life balance in casual and open surroundings and ample opportunities to make a difference through corporate-sponsored community involvement programs.

  • Medical – A traditional medical plan (PPO) and Consumer Driven High Deductible Plan (HDHP)
  • Dental – Core and Enhanced dental plans
  • Vision – Comprehensive vision services
  • Tax-Advantaged – Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Disability – Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans
  • Life Insurance – Company-Paid and Supplemental Buy-Up Options
  • Matching Gift Program
  • Non-Traditional Work Week
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Education and Tuition Assistance
  • Healthy Living Wellness Program
  • Fitness Center and Home Equipment Options
And much more…
  • Disability Coverage
  • Hospital Confinement
  • Cancer Indemnity Plans
  • Accident Indemnity Plan
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan

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    Sammons if one of the few firms that actually does what it says for values. The culture is truly something special . The benefits and ESOP are 2nd to none.


    To date I don't really have any cons.

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sammons Financial Group in December 2015.


    Have to apply online with resume and cover letter. There was a 10 minute phone interview amd an hour long interview in person. Took a week from phone call to getting an offer

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    There is a lot of movement in wage from starting. Rewarded financially. They asked desired wage and negotiated from that.

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Sammons Financial Group Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Most Generous Workplace, United Way of Cass-Clay, 2017
  • Top Workplaces, The Des Moines Register, 2016
  • Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), 2015
  • D.J. Mertens Champion, Special Olympics South Dakota, 2014
  • Workplace Excellence, Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2012
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