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Great-West Financial Reviews

Updated November 29, 2018
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  • "Slow process, No work from home option, JP Morgan guys are given more preference for promotion" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management seems disorganized and out of touch" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leader in the retirement industry with great career options. The company is looking ahead on ways to streamline workflows and processes in order to stay competitive. Top value for price paid and high level of confidence from advisers. Locations in Denver, Milwaukee, Andover and Overland Park plus opportunities to work remotely in select positions.

    Cons

    No cons to list at this time.


  2. "Fantastic Company With a Progressive and Diverse Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analytics in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Data Analytics in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has many but among the best are an intelligent and diverse workforce, many benefits not offered by other companies and a wonderful work life balance for seasoned employees.

    Cons

    Location in DTC is not convenient for some.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!!

  3. "Reconciler Financial Operations"

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

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time

    Pros

    I am a new hire and everyone here has been extremely helpful with any questions that I have. The recruiting team is fantastic and I appreciate all of their support during the hiring process- wonderful experience so far!

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  4. "Good overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Actuarial in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with good people, ability to learn and advance your career

    Cons

    Some petty stinginess when it comes to things they will and will not pay for.


  5. ""PEOPLES ORGANIZATION""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time

    Pros

    As the 'Title' suggests - "Peoples Organization" Current scenario, best organization to work with when it comes to employee benefits and employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    Decision making and to ACT on it


  6. "Returning to Great West"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great facility and amenities

    Cons

    New employee training is poor

    Advice to Management

    Each department should have designated trainers who are able to train without trying to keep up with a full workload.


  7. "Great place to work and grow your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Greenwood Village, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Greenwood Village, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great West and Empower Retirement are growing! It is an exciting time to be part of an organization transforming and leading the way in helping American's plan for a secure retirement. If you are looking for an organization where you can grow your career, there are always opportunities to do so here! Great company culture and incredible benefits!

    Cons

    The current construction - but when it is done it is going to be beautiful!

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and continue to evolve as the needs of the business change and the needs of our employees shift.

  8. "Retirement Representative Andover MA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Work with great people
    - My manager truly cares about and my career progression
    - Employee Recognition is something they do regularly during busy seasons

    Cons

    - very fast paced environment


  9. "Retirement Services specialist"

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    Current Employee - Retirement Specialist in Greenwood Village, CO
    Current Employee - Retirement Specialist in Greenwood Village, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, everyone is so friendly and helpful. The benefits are amazing for employees and family and the company offers so much more than just medical, dental and vision benefits.

    Cons

    I have found no cons at this time, this company will work with you to make sure that you are most successful in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to lead by example, bring a positive attitude to work every day and please continue to be available for questions and help. I am blessed to work here at Great West Financial for sure.


  10. "Fulfilling and exciting security engineering job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Specialist
    Current Employee - Security Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great-West Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits. Pay and bonus are good! Flexible work schedules and work from home. Work on cutting edge technologies daily. Get to learn new stuff every day. Many different options for security team, tons of different technologies to immerse yourself in.

    Cons

    Too many vendors contact us trying to sell something.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the company and doing what you’re doing