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Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriBen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a very warm and welcoming feeling when you walk through the doors at Ameriben. Most of the time you feel like you are a part of something.

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel like there is not enough communication between the departments and this can cause confusion and mistakes to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure every department is on the same page, this will elevate confusion and mistakes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My heart breaks for people at AmeriBen"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Meridian, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriBen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One thing I really appreciated from working at AmeriBen is that you work with some pretty cool people, and depending on your department, you will find the work flow being incredibly flexible.
    Some departments even allow "remote worker" opportunities which can benefit you and your family if your season of life permits it.
    For what it's worth, you will learn some type of insurance "lingo" or understanding while you are here, even if it's only for a few years, you still walk away with some experience in that field.

    Cons

    Honestly, my heart breaks for MANY people at AmeriBen.
    First off (to the newer AmeriBen members), find something that fits. Whether it be a good friend to work with, or something you like doing. That might be able to keep you stable for a little bit, but don't be ashamed or think less of yourself if you want to look elsewhere.

    Second, to the people who have been working at AmeriBen for over a few years, let me tell you this: You are better than this! The quality of work you produce, the time and mental energy you use day in and day out is going to be APPRECIATED SO MUCH MORE outside of AmeriBen. You are trapped by a system that isn't even staying true to its own core purpose and core values.
    Think about this...
    In your "day in-day out" work load at AmeriBen... how do you change lives by developing great leaders in family? What about in your business? How do you in your "day in day out" work load develop great leaders in community? What about the world? Do you REALLY change lives in your community? In the world? REALLY?

    It's one thing to see action behind a core purpose, but sadly at AmeriBen, all you see is a Core Purpose spoken of, but never producing fruit. Sure, it might be "masked" by the Pulse activities, but come on... really? That's not developing Great Leaders at all... that's just assigning people to do company wide tasks. Besides most people just join the Pulse so that they can put that down for a potential pay-raise in the future. Which leads to another problem!!!
     Why are people being promoted (earning more money) for contributing to activities outside their primary work focus? What if someone in your department knows less and performs (quality wise) less than you, yet gets the promotion to a level II because they "engaged" the culture? Does anyone see the RIDICULOUS problem that makes for the company when that is encouraged?
    Think about it...

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you! You have fallen away from your core purpose and core values, and have decided to lust for more! More money, more business, more people, NEW BUILDING... You sound like you wanna be like Blue Cross or something?
    The saying in AmeriBen "take care of what you have" is a joke! People can't even remember what client they are talking to in implementation meetings because you have overloaded them with more work than they can handle. All while putting on a fake smile and saying that you are "Changing lives". Come on man... shows over.
    Salary/Benefits: The comments in these other reviews are dead-on! The pay is mediocre at best (people definitely aren't paid what they are worth here), and I know people who are scared to be on AmeriBen's insurance... why do our client's even like our benefits in the first place?

    Last but not least, cats out of the bag my friends, the entire management team is LDS. Yes, people who "call shots" have created their own agendas, hire people that fit their own ideology and theology EVEN IF they really aren't qualified for the job. Everything promoted at a company wide level is somewhat "Mormon-ized", Leadership Forums and their "emotional pep-talks", Company View "sob stories", promoting big brothers/big sisters, boy scouts flag solute at the Holiday party, even the Leadership Development Series has the initials (L.D.S)!
    I get it... birds of the same feather, flock together, but you are creating your own trap by doing this. Whether you agree with this comment or not, people see it, they are tired of it, and that is one of the MAJOR reasons why people leave your company. Don't believe me... Just look at the other comments on this page.
    Pay people what they are worth, alleviate the non-sense activities that cloud out production and maybe... just MAYBE you will get people to stay for more than a few years.

    Last but certainly not least... Isaiah 43:10 says you cannot become a god some day, and Joseph Smith never saw Heavenly Father (John 6:46, and 1 Timothy 6:15-16).


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Run away"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are really no pros to this place except for holidays off other than that it's a terrible place to work.

    Cons

    No ethics, making some employees work a month straight with no days off when they started a new department. If your not part of the cult like LDS culture than they will personally attack you and threaten your job, finds every work around to take advantage of labor laws and makes sure to not pay promised raises

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and separate Church from work.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "If you are a sheeple, this company could be for you."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Meridian, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some wonderful people and had awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    Fired for not being "engaged", pointing out discrepancies in following procedures, and being "short" in an instant message with manager." Don't think for yourself and you'll fit right in. Mandatory weekly meetings and potlucks teeter on church service. Huge LDS culture, ostracized if you don't participate and fit the mold. Pay is insulting. Education department focused on pointing out flaws in performance and don't take well to criticism of poor training program. Serious micro-management!

    Advice to Management

    Employees want to do a good job for company, micro-management and scare tactics do not foster a trusting, safe work environment. Listen to your employees when they have concerns, their voices count too! Re-think your management style.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Puts the "Cult" in Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriBen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    RN's work from home for the most part.

    Cons

    When you do have to go in for weekly meetings and weekly Leadership Meetings (think Forced LDS Fireside Meetings), you still have an ever increasing quota to meet. The RN Leads are super micro-managing. You are to tell everyone on your link when you go to the bathroom or get a drink of water, answer your door or let your pet out.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees DO NOT like to be micro-managed... Do you?


  7. "Uniqe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AmeriBen full-time

    Pros

    The culture, the leadership, the teamwork, the leadership training, the opportunities to learn, the company is growing quickly so there are many advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    The culture isn't for everyone.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Under paid, overworked and stressed out"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AmeriBen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As long as you're not working in the call center, your schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    Management uses scare tactics to push employees to live by the LDS "culture". The pay is insulting in comparison to the skills needed and workload. This place has taken on more than they can chew, client wise. Its no longer about taking care of their employees and long time clients...it's about taking on larger dollar clients, under staffing, and under paying employees. Someone on top has some deep pockets.

    Advice to Management

    Quit taking advantage of people... Pay employees what they're worth. Provide benefits that are as good as the benefits your employees administer. Do something to makes your employees know they are valued...don't just say it. Show it, even of it means paying people what they're worth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what I thought.....not happy at all being there....."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriBen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only Pro there is, is that they pay for your gym membership.

    Cons

    Everything.....from the low pay, and lousy benefits I'm looking around for another job. They dont pay very well and their health benefits are not that great. High deductibles, high out of pocket, but no compensation to adjust for the high insurance. Their vacation/sick time is a joke, 3 days after 1 year???WTH. Micro-management, and upper management, well at least in my department likes to degrade you in their email. They show favoritism.
    The company goes all out for Halloween, but I heard for Christmas not much goes on there.

    Advice to Management

    Teach etiquette to management,and to not have double standards with your co-workers. Communicate what is expected from the get go on BOTH ends.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AmeriBen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, kind people and a great sense of purpose

    Cons

    You can't just phone it in here, they want you to be passionate about your job.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Superficial and insincere culture, insulting compensation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Accountant in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Client Accountant in Meridian, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AmeriBen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In my department we were able to work independently without being micromanaged. I learned a lot, mostly because I had to teach myself. Much more confident in my personal abilities after struggling through my tasks with little to no training.

    Cons

    Work/life balance: strictly no overtime at times, other times if a mass exodus of employees happens (which it did already in 2016) those who are more competent get slammed with the extra work. If you don't attend their extracurricular activites you are called out publicly for not going, ostracized and unpromotable.

    Compensation/benefits: compensation is insulting. I think they prefer to have uneducated and easily manipulated employees who don't think they are worth more than a paycheck to paycheck life. Insurance rates are okay for yourself only, sort of normal rate to add children. Next year they are forcing a high deductible plan because they don't want to pick up the tab on any healthcare costs. Outrageous cost for coverage of spouse. NO PTO or paid holidays or benefits of any kind until after 3 month probation. Don't start around the holiday season because you won't be paid for any of the holidays while in probation period.

    Job security/advancement: if you are terrible at what you do but say you are trying and love the company you'll be able to hang around much longer than you should. If you notice the hypocracy in the culture and complain about it loudly you're out.

    Management: manipulating and insincere. If your career goals are larger than the company can accommodate, you are unpromotable.

    Job culture: Constantly preached. Weekly forums are like Mormon "firesides" and monthly mandatory corporate meetings are as well. People hugging and crying because they are overcome with emotion... If you aren't easily manipulated you fake it if you are smart enough to understand that you'll be unpromotable if you don't. They don't make you pay tithing but try to get you to donate both time and money constantly.

    Advice to Management

    If employees are actually treated fairly and with respect then they will uphold the core values and purpose naturally. Because you don't compensate fairly or respect employees desires for private personal lives being separate from work, you feel as if it must be crammed down people's thoats. Happy employees want to show initiative, have integrity and value teamwork because they are truley valued and respected, not because its preached about constantly and forcefully.


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