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American Financial Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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American Financial Co-President, Co-CEO, and Director S. Craig Lindner
S. Craig Lindner
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  1. "Front office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Financial full-time

    Pros

    Very professional staff. In house loan officers are a plus

    Cons

    Like all real estate industry jobs, market is always up and down


  2. "security"

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

    I worked at American Financial full-time

    Pros

    great insurance and great benefits

    Cons

    scheduling due to high turnover

  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my division, it is extremely easy to talk to anyone, at any level about concerns and ideas.

    Cons

    Sometimes management gets caught up with Management fads, trys them briefly and then drops this idea for the next new thing.

    Advice to Management

    Really utilize internal talent and resources to make the most of the company. It will make the employees satisfied and help the corporate bottom line.


  4. "Security"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were always helpful and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Short staffed, ineffective scheduling, lack of communication between management and subordinates

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your subordinates and consider their input. Also, hires a couple extra employees so there isn't so many issues covering the schedule


  5. "Friendly, Good Communicators, and Fast Placement!"

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    Former Employee - Business Process Administrator in Montgomery, TX
    Former Employee - Business Process Administrator in Montgomery, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast Placement, although mostly are not permanent jobs... Mainly Part-time and contract positions.,

    Cons

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  6. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at American Financial (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outside the box approach to consumer auto financing.

    Cons

    Procedures not readily available to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get processes documented


  7. "Good Strong Company"

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

    I have been working at American Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits including ample PTO and learning opportunities. Strong leadership that continues to grow the business and is top performing year after year.

    Cons

    Conservative company. Can be difficult to take time off, even thought "work life balance" is preached at executive levels.

  8. "Independent individual producer for Life Insurance with professional support for a large variety of insurance products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Agency does not track your own production performance and mandate tier for commission

    Cons

    Virtual environment connected with email and phone. You might not get an immediate feedback in product.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "A company with no concept of how to run itself"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is relatively easy to get promoted within many of the groups due to the attrition problems the organization has.

    They moved their offices slightly farther away from the bus stops so the odds of getting panhandled or someone trying to sell you crack are a bit lower than they were a few years ago.

    The Linders throw one heck of a private Christmas party

    Cons

    The organization accidentally found itself in a profitable position after the 08 market events, they tried to maintain their profitability through a series of destructive culture and process changes. I went through 11 supervisors in 5 years. The company used to have people that had a decade of experience running things on the day-to-day level, now they have mostly newer hires and contractors. This leads to mistakes, errors in judgement and in their industry increases the risk of having regulatory event.

    Advice to Management

    Your organization is topheavy with unskilled managers that are crushing any talent you might manage to retain. Correct this and salvage what skilled employees you have left before you make the nightly news.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Owner"

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    Former Employee - C E O in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - C E O in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Financial full-time

    Pros

    Provided all types of Mortgage Financing.

    Cons

    Only licensed in one state.

    Advice to Management

    Go National.


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