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Ameritas Life Insurance Corp Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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JoAnn M. Martin
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, good benefits, team culture, opportunities to grow within the company (in 9 reviews)

  • Investing a lot in people who are mostly good people to work with (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • They are behind the times from a data and IT perspective (in 5 reviews)

  • Slow to change and embrace technology (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunity for growth"

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

    I have been working at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefits, team culture, opportunities to grow within the company. I am on my third career within the same company.

    Cons

    Change comes slow to a mutual company which can be frustrating, but it does offer stability which is a rare thing in today's work place.

    Advice to Management

    Hold leadership accountable if they try to create a "sub culture" to fit their personality and preference. They knew our core values when they joined the company, they are hear to enhance that, not undermine it within their line of authority. This is a company I am proud to champion to customers, friends, and future associates.


  2. "actuarial assistant position review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance and good career opportunities

    Cons

    range of tasks is limited and slightly boring


  3. Helpful (3)

    "behind the times"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    JoAnn Martin is a fair CEO

    Cons

    IT Technology was behind when I started and was still behind when I left. Makes doing your job tedious and you lose any work life balance. Lotus Notes - limited skype capability - very limited remote access

    ALL employees are assets of the company, not only those at director level and above.


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  5. "Good solid company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company is as solid as a company is ever going to be. They are responsible with their employees and if you are a decent worker, you will have a job with them.

    Cons

    they are slow to adopt new technologies and implement forward thinking strategies

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Do Not Work Here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Business Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - New Business Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are none. Nope, none.

    Cons

    Where can I start? Computers and software are 10-15 years out of date. They still use lotus notes for email, you didn't even know that existed. Management is beyond out of touch with associates. The PTO policy is garbage, I was denied days or even leaving an hour or two early for appointments multiple times. A christmas lunch is cool except they make employees pay for it. The bonus program is terrible. A very old company stuck in their ways. Not a place for recent grads. Expect you to learn everything about insurance in 5 months and make no mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Change with the times and act like you care. If even just a little.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Human Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ameritas truly has very talented employees. It was a pleasure to get work with such high caliber professional people.

    Cons

    Leadership has no understanding that PEOPLE create profits and earnings. That you need to treat people with dignity, respect and create a stellar employee experience. Employees are not valued by senior leaders including the Chief Human Resources Officer and get blamed for poor company results. Leaders make poor decision resulting in bad business outcomes and then blame the front line employees or middle management.

    Advice to Management

    People need to come first. Ameritas is not a living, breathing, object capable of action on its own. Without people nothing at Ameritas happens. You need to build a world-class employee experience. Employees will deliver a customer experience that is directly proportional to their own employee experience. If you want loyal repeat customers create loyal happy employees.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has many dedicated, hard working employees. Great benefits including free parking. I like how they support service to the communities by allowing employees to volunteer during work time.
    Financially solid company.

    Cons

    There is deceit at every level of this organization. Managers claim to want to build a positive culture within this organization but it struggles and falls short. Rewards employees that are dishonest and unqualified.

    Technology is also lacking. Slow to change and embrace technology.
    There has been a lot of turn over lately and this company is driving away quality professionals/field agents and losing them to other employers in both Lincoln and Ohio.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the people you reward and who is really working hard to acquire and keep the business.

    Management says they listen to and care about associates, but don't walk the talk.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "No longer a great place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Major contributor to local communities

    Cons

    Losing ground in creating a welcoming positive work environment. Reducing benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate impact of cost efficiency changes on the culture prior to implementation. Do you have a long term strategic plan that includes people growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees who really are dedicated to the company and customers.

    Cons

    Technology is behind the times. They need to invest.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the associates working on the front lines.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Job not a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people.

    Cons

    Hard to advance your career

    Advice to Management

    Promote within


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