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Assurant Manager Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexibility with work from home policy (although seems inconsistent by team)" (in 87 reviews)

  • "Schedule/Atmosphere/Activities/Work-life Balance/Location/Clean Facility/Charity Work/Sports/Cafeteria on Site" (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Market Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at a Fortune 500 company you get the perks that come with it like matching 401K up to 6%, good health care plans, PTO, stock options and flexibility.

    Cons

    They recently sold our division off to another company since they didn't know what to do with us.


  2. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Springfield, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Springfield, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Assurant full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company that has opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours with little care for work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better that are in management

  3. "Nice place to work and get started"

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    Current Employee - Supplier Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Supplier Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer 401k and healthcare starts rights away
    Telecommuting available depending on the manager
    Gym and wellness program

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive
    Poor work-life balance depending on the manager
    Benefits could be better

    Advice to Management

    Invest in an ERP
    Reduce reliance on third party offshore resources and invest in developing strong internal departments


  4. "Headed in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Assurant (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Financially stable and long-standing company. Employees appear to have job security and generally, the average tenure is long (which can be good and bad).
    - Leadership is transparent and highly accessible.
    - Leadership seems fairly aware of some areas for improvement and has plans to overcome.
    - Good pay and decent benefits.
    - Flexibility with work from home policy (although seems inconsistent by team).
    - Recent relaxation of dress code (although this also seems inconsistent by team).
    - Convenient location near highways, new ballpark, mall, and lots of retail, restaurants, etc.
    - Feel like the company is generally on the right track, although very behind in some key areas.

    Cons

    - Some employees are stuck in the past or lack skills/understanding of modern ways of doing business which hinders progress.
    - Quiet office - feels like no one is ever here. Hard to meet people you work with and just a generally uninspiring environment.
    - Employee engagement committee doesn't seem to have resources or fresh ideas to keep employees engaged at the macro level, even with simple social events or fun rewards. At dept./team level, engagement doesn't seem to be an area of focus.
    - Limited to no formal mentorship or leadership training opportunities for employees.
    - Limited learning opportunities about lines of business and how Assurant operates.
    - Facilities are in desperate need of a renovation and not competitive for market. Very outdated, dull building/furniture/decor that isn't kept very clean. On-site cafeteria offerings are not healthy or good quality. No coffee cafe or gym or daycare or other modern amenities.
    - Constant technical issues with personal tech and lack of properly functioning technology in meeting rooms.
    - Limited brand recognition. Makes some prospective employees hesitant to work here and could make it harder for employees to find work elsewhere when they're ready to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Serious investment in facilities and building/personal employee technology may seem like it shouldn't be a top priority, but you'll need to attract and retain top talent in an increasingly competitive market to meet company objectives and what we have right now just won't cut it. Employee engagement seems strong at some locations but the culture at the Atlanta office is lacking. Create more opportunities for employees to meet each other to foster collaboration and friendships that will increase employee happiness at work. Happier employees = more productive and passionate employees who stick around and recommend Assurant to other top talent. Invest in your employees by formalizing and scaling up leadership training programs and mentorship opportunities for all levels.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Hidden Gem"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people who are kind, talented and dedicated to authentic team work
    Advancement opportunities & professional growth
    Management leadership & mentorship
    Flexible work options (telework, offsite days, etc)
    Benefits package

    Cons

    Facilities are a bit of a disappointment - no gym, cafe isn't very good, building outdated

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving - the transparency with leadership & decision making has been great (let's have more of that); more collaboration across functions & deliberate employee celebrations for key milestones/achievements (we're heading in the right direction, keep it up); attention to brand reputation online is needed; actively seeking out company awards & touting our expertise and innovation in the marketplace


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very involved in their communities and encourage EE involvement in volunteering.

    Cons

    * Promote managers with no experience (at least in the case of my manager which)
    * Sr Leadership struggles to make decisions, they create committees vs making a decision on their own and taking a calculated risk
    * The CEO and CFO are engaged, however, the rest of the Sr VP and VP level management create roadblocks to projects. They have large savings initiatives but end up holding them back with insane requests and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    * Provide training to the management team on how to be an advocate for their teams.
    * Push a top down initiative for savings initiatives and stop being afraid to implement something that will upset the EE's. Change is a good thing and if it upsets some EE's, then communicate more often and more effectively ahead of te change and at the time of implementation.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Changes in the company cultural have caused turbulent working environment."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people that are hard-working, loyal, dedicated, and extremely knowledgeable. Your team becomes your family and they have your back. Flexible work at home policy.

    Cons

    Continuous shifts in management reporting structure, organization hierarchy and future vision. Expect employees to be available at all hours and ability to take on large amount of work regardless of what is already on their plate.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication and pause to appreciate the employees that remain flexible to support the ever changing needs of the company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Assurant full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Assurant has a great benefit package. I have been with the company for 20 years. There is ample opportunity for advancement for those who aggressively seek it.

    Cons

    As the company has grown it has become less personal and has lost touch with its employees. Seems like it is in a constant state of reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide better compensation and recognition for high achievers.


  9. "Sr Manager Global Technology Services"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technology Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable hard working staff. Good interaction between staff when working on problems. Flexible work from home mentality. Ability to travel to visit your staff at other locations.

    Cons

    Older legacy hardware. Under staffed. All hands approach to problems instead of pointed strategic approach. Constant state of re-org. A lot of off shore staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from forming favorite clicks. Provide backing to employees to aid projects. Listen to and value staff more


  10. "IT Positions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Assurant full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, continuous growth flexible company.

    Cons

    Going through a reorganization which is about completed.