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Great-West Life Assurance Reviews

Updated April 15, 2019
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  1. "Industry exec"

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

    I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time

    Pros

    Good great benefits loyal customers

    Cons

    Not any really great comp

    Advice to Management

    Yes


  2. "A Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Onsite gym, great management team

    Cons

    Slow to make changes - however willing to make changes.

  3. "lead teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Great-West Life Assurance full-time

    Pros

    great coworkers and program directors, kids are fun, lots of outdoor play, time goes by quickly, ETO every month for fulltime employees. overall the company cares about their employees and it's a happy environment to work in.

    Cons

    terrible pay. raises are maybe once a year and only a few cents.

    Advice to Management

    employees might put more energy into their work if they were paid more


  4. "Offered Job 1 Week Rescinded Job Next Week"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great-West Life Assurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Immediate matching 401(k) Plan.

    Cons

    Low pay, byzantine HR department, "Chicago" attitude, commute.


  5. "A State of Change"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fitness Center (Winnipeg, London), Cafeterias, Overall nice space to come to work everyday

    Cons

    Management is top-heavy, not very innovative, technology is very out of date

    Advice to Management

    Because things are changing due to transformation, you need to spend more time with your employees to understand what they are going through because it is not happening right now ...


  6. "Great company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for with good benefits and good people. I enjoyed the work and the culture of the company.

    Cons

    Unfortunate that the company merged with another.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fair Warning to Prospective Consultants - GWL"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nobody seems to really work all that hard. Lots of hallway walkers at all hours! Overall friendly staff.

    Cons

    Technology stack stuck in the late 90's - mid 2000's. No Innovation. Afraid of change.
    Fair warning to other consultants: GWL will NOT honor their agreed to contract duration! Will cut you short, and leave you with "resume stain"! Take heed of the other reviews that mention boredom, it MUST be pervasive at this company! Consultants are intentionally physically separated from their co-workers to remote corners of the buildings, often to the point of isolation!

    Advice to Management

    Only bring consultants on if you KNOW you have the work to justify their existence! It is NOT the consultants job to keep themselves supplied with work. As far as the technologies you use: Innovate or become ill-relevant!!

  8. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, Experience, Diversity. It has been a few years though.

    Cons

    Older management, work life balance


  9. "So-So"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Great-West Life Assurance (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, with on-site fitness center

    Cons

    Politics. More about who you know, especially if you're Canadian.


  10. "Love this company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Felt I had the opportunity to grow and advance.

    Cons

    Would like a better understanding of the direction the compnay is moving. Not many details are shared.