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    "American Fidelity needs to rethink its strategy going forward."

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    Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Pros

    Company Car - brand new ford fusion with most of the bells and whistles. Expense account Laptop with withless card Cell phone reimbursement Salary plus commission Sales conventions

    Cons

    Work-Life balance - You are required to travel as necessary. It used to be that just the people who wanted the opportunity to make extra money would travel to better accounts. But now, things have changed. If there is an enrollment that isn't going very well, the manager of that account can have her resources used in a better account and then require other reps to travel to her account to work. If the rep cannot make the trip, the manager puts immediate pressure on that employee until he or she gives in or could possibly lose their job. Equality - If the manager isn't your best friend, then expect to fail. This company has so many political issues which prevent it from being a great company. Management doesn't play fair. If you have been in the company for many years and developed your accounts, you will be asked to share and get nothing in return. Not only that, if you are brand new, you get placed in the crappy account and struggle to find a place to work throughout the year. Of course, you can travel to different enrollments, but when I say travel, I mean drive anywhere from 1-6 hours. But, if the distant enrollment was any good, you would not be invited because only the top reps would have access. Audits - Within the last 5 years, AFA decided to get into the business of performing dependent verification audits which entailed meeting with every employee of the school district and forcing them bring in official documents to prove their dependents are in fact eligible. These were a serious pain in the rear. AFA began to bend over backwards for these opportunities which resulted in AFA reps working from 7:30-5:30 and meeting with 20-30 employees per day, filling out tons of paperwork which took about 10 minutes to explain and fill out before the sales pitch even began. The audits have caused so much grief for the reps working there. Yes, it is an opportunity to sell a lot, but it really puts wear and tear on the reps. Recessionary hiring - When the recession first started, AFA began to hire even more reps. Not only that, as the economy began chopping away at school employees, AFA held its ground to continue hiring and growing at 10% per year. Well, this was a big mistake because in 2010, most of the reps did not make their quota, get promotions, raises. In 2010, probation was the a common discussion and grounds of termination were in everyday discussions.

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    American Fidelity Assurance Company2011-09-27
  1. "Definitely one of Fortune's Best Places to Work"

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    Current Intern - Customer Experience in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth Relaxed work environment Work from home Awesome benefits Be part of a great team where you will fit in perfectly

    Cons

    None at all. Great place

    American Fidelity Assurance Company2020-02-20
  2. "Wonderful Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at American Fidelity Assurance Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay structure, wonderful benefits and team driven environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    American Fidelity Assurance Company2020-01-15

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