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AmeriBen Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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AmeriBen CEO T. Andrew Fujimoto
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Pros
  • RN's work from home for the most part (in 4 reviews)

  • Good ideals, the core purpose and core values are more than just words on the wall, but not everyone that works there truly lives up to those words (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There are many individuals in middle management that are "cut throat" and Management does not pay attention to what is occurring (in 6 reviews)

  • Huge LDS culture, ostracized if you don't participate and fit the mold (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Strong Culture"

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    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

    The culture here is great, and supportive of families of all shapes and sizes. There is a strong emphasis of personal development and many opportunities to grow as the company itself expands.

    Cons

    Pay is a little low, but the benefits are good (especially with the wellness plan!)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Care"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Probably good company if your not in customer care.

    Cons

    Too many young leads with no experience. Very highschool. Preach alot about the culture, but alot of them don't actually follow it. Leads are buddies and do things together on weekends. Makes you feel as if your personal stuff is not personal. It's hard to transfer out of customer care. Also, alot of favoritism, which I don't agree with.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging.

  3. "Seems like a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriBen full-time

    Pros

    They seem friendly at first

    Cons

    Cult like atmosphere at company

    Advice to Management

    Let up on making employees learn all the company's values etc and making us say them on demand like drones


  4. Helpful (9)

    "There's life AFTER AmeriBen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some truly awesome people who work for this company. Some of them are honest, ethical, caring, moral people, who are great to work with. SOME of them.
    If your intent is to learn the ins and outs of the TPA world, and move on, you can learn a lot. AmeriBen is useful as a stepladder.

    Some of their positions offer the option to work from home.

    If you are looking for an all encompassing corporate culture that will indoctrinate.. sorry... TEACH you about the "Five spokes of the Wheel of Happiness," give you access to "Transcendental Happiness Consultations," and attempt to tell you how live your life, you might really like AmeriBen. If you really have no values of your own and need your employer to teach you how to practice Integrity, Good Judgement, Teamwork, etc. (or at least the appearance thereof), then you may have found your place.

    Cons

    The true core of the Ameriben culture is hypocrisy. Appearance trumps performance all the way around. They will care deeply if you look "engaged" in the "culture." If they think you are "engaged,' they will NOT care how you actually perform your job, unless it costs them money, or makes them look bad. DON'T invest yourself emotionally in this company. They will work very hard to get you to do that, and it is entirely for their benefit. If you feel that you are "part of something greater than yourself," you can be persuaded to work harder, with greater commitment, for less money.

    A word of advice to job seekers: DO NOT allow them hire you for less than you are worth, thinking you will work your way up. They will never forget how cheaply they hired you.
    A word of advice to current employees: Don't be afraid to leave. Andy is fond of saying "life is too short to be miserable at work." That is one thing he is right about. AmeriBen is not the end all be all of the employment world, and leaving there can be an enormous relief. If you are unhappy there, put your resume in the wind, and go learn how to fly.

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to yourselves, folks. Come clean to yourselves about your own motives. There is nothing inherently wrong with being in it for the money. Your constant self deception is bad for you, bad for your employees, and ultimately it will be bad for your company.


  5. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriBen full-time

    Pros

    Management lives by it's culture to create great leaders. Flexible schedule with the ability to work from home. Great environment where you feel valued.

    Cons

    Currently the employees are spread out between several different buildings, but we are moving to a new building off 10 mile this summer and we will all be together under the same roof.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and don't ever stop acknowledging your staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No appreciation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriBen full-time

    Pros

    I was able to work from home.

    Cons

    They do not appreciate their employees and they do not pay very well and their benefits are very expensive

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better and offer better benefits


  7. Helpful (11)

    "My heart breaks for people at AmeriBen"

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    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 (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).

  8. "Employee"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Run away"

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    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.


  10. "RN Health coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No weekends or holidays

    Cons

    You are given a week of orientation at corporate, then you are sent out to your home state! The only support is phone or instant messaging. Your supervisor has no clue what you are really doing as they are out of state as well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


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