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Amalgamated Life Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Not for long term employment and not family friendly."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative I in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative I in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amalgamated Life full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Your supervisors aren't standing over you.You pretty much have your assignment. You come to work and get that done.
    You become vested after 5 years.

    Cons

    Morale is really low. No one is on the same page as far as how to properly get work done. Supervisors don't really communicate with staff until there is an issue.


  2. "Unprogressive, horrible job."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Processor in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Claims Processor in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building, cafeteria on site, lots of room in building, plenty of parking, and shuttle to Metro-North. Benefits are decent if you plan on staying here past 1 year. Building is premium, and lots of windows.

    Cons

    This job is a stump if you are not working in IT or systems engineering. Management will hawk you in other departments and you sit a cubicle all day doing the same boring repetitive work. Unless you work for IT/Engineering your break is only 30 mins. If you work with claims, you spend all day on the phone or scanning. Every department with the exception of IT has no internet access. This company has no growth, and you will not make much here. Work here if you must but this is the bottom of the barrel.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! We sit here tending to millions but yet still have to ask to go to the bathroom and are never granted time off. This company does not acknowledge Federal Holidays. We spend too much time working and feeling under valued.

  3. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Richmond Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Richmond Hill, NC

    I have been working at Amalgamated Life (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of deversity

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for growth


  4. "AliGraohics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aligraphics in Irvington, NY
    Former Employee - Aligraphics in Irvington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amalgamated Life (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, retirement plan if you stay 5 years.

    Cons

    Management looks the other way when it comes to incompetence of Managers and allows bullying and threats to subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Take look at what's going on downstairs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Dental Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Dental Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amalgamated Life (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits for union employees

    Cons

    Poor management skills for employee moral to grow


  6. "Temp enrollment processor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Amalgamated Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Down to earth employees and work environment

    Cons

    Pay wasn't too great for the work being done.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sweep it all under the carpet!"

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    Former Employee - Information Systems in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Information Systems in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amalgamated Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job...nothing more. If you just keep your head low, agree with everything (don't worry you just need to agree, not deliver on anything) and be a drone you can last here forever...or at least until the company ceases to exist.

    Cons

    Disengaged management with lack of direction or contemporary knowledge along with below median pay are just a scratch in the surface of how bad this place is to work. When a problem or flaw is found and reported (and there are many in a range of sizes and in every aspect of this company), senior management will hide it from their own peers until it gets so out of control they can no longer contain or deny it and then they will say it was unavoidable...even when it was obvious for years before that it was in the process of happening. I feel bad for their customers, who only have a vague idea how much wool is being pulled over their eyes with the smoke and mirror routine. It's more important for some "people" to not look bad than it is for them to do a good job running their department and no one in their peer group either is willing or is smart enough to call them on it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop covering each others hind quarters and start making real changes if you hope to turn the company around.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "a very gratifying work expeirence"

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    Former Employee - Call Ctr Representative in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Call Ctr Representative in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the hands on training and friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

    hard to get to work due to location


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Disappointed in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Disappointed in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amalgamated Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays the bills....barely...and you can tell by their "talent" that they get what they pay for or if they happen to get someone good they either chase that person away real quick or degrade their quality over time. Benefits are not what they once were (they reduced the 401k to 1.5% match and raised healthcare costs) but the health plan is decent, and they do have a pension if you 5 year vest (God help you if you actually get stuck there 5 years).

    Cons

    The culture, apathy runs rampant from the top to the bottom. Empowerment...no such thing exists. Recognition, being a robot is the only way to survive here, trying to excel will just make people feel threatened (especially your manager who has been here in middle management forever 10-30 years because they could never get hired somewhere else that would actually require knowledge and talent)) and they will react accordingly and the frustration you will feel trying to make a difference will just demotivate you faster than the company culture will. The pay, not even close to par with like companies. So much is a con (in multiple meanings of the word) that all I can say is, stay away unless you are real damaged goods that you can't find anything else in a better company or are truly desperate for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up the company and early retire all who are management (from middle to c's) dead weight that are not capable of learning new methods or willing to expand their thinking or skillsets to match the modern commercial space. Improve the talent you hire by offering at least an average wage for the position, and stop lying to the rank and file that everything is great when everyone knows the company is fighting for its life to stay solvent in the future...you would be surprised how the staff would respond in a team building way if you actually trusted them and empowered them to grow both themselves and the organization.


  10. "Great Company, Great job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Lincoln, RI
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Lincoln, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amalgamated Life full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, great benefits, great job all around. Paid time off, vacation, health insurance, dental, tuition reimbursement, pension. I come to work, work hard, and I feel that people respect me at my job.

    Cons

    Salary is a little low, not much room to grow/promotions. There is some tension among coworkers that interferes with the friendly work environment.


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