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Milliman Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Poor work life/balance and other issues typical of a consulting environment (in 15 reviews)

  • work life balance as quite long hours (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Office environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milliman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quiet, Good company, ok benefits

    Cons

    Too much change is happening, way to quiet.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  2. "actuary"

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

    Pros

    the company gives good flexibility for the work hours

    Cons

    the company doesn't have a good mentoring program. The structure for the project management is a bit messy


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milliman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say at all.

    Cons

    Management and executives extremely controlling, manipulative, abusive at all times, did not care about employees, they only care about themselves and their gain, too cheap and find ways to not pay for anything. Please stay far far away from Milliman. There are much better companies out there that treats employees better. Realize your worth and respect yourself. This can be considered a prison and not an office work environment. They try to make people think they are amazing but in reality, they're the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing good to say at all.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Wakefield location - big mistake"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Milliman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot from many different actuaries, good exposure to different types of actuarial work.

    Cons

    Way too much focus on billable hours, too much negative office gossip and negative support for passing exams. No training in this position (because training can't be billed to a client). No support for office camaraderie because you cannot bill that time to a client. Once people start to dislike you (for whatever reason) you will get disciplined for all kinds of things even though everyone else does the same thing. The biggest surprise to me is that at this location management actively tries to stop their aspiring actuaries from taking and passing exams. You would think a consulting company would highly encourage exam progress because they could charge more for your time once you achieve your designation, but I find the exact opposite to be true. I have been told on numerous occasions that I should not take exams and that I should spend more overtime working as opposed to studying. I recommend not working here unless you are okay with being treated like dirt for the first five to ten years. After you make it through the first ten years and are a consultant, you are pretty much worshipped, so I suppose that isn't so much a con.

    Advice to Management

    At least pretend that you want your employees to grow as people and as professionals. Also try to not to be as frugal as possible all the time (with regards to office, policies, and office-related events), it is very obvious and reflects poorly on management and attracting new talent in general.


  5. "very old fashioned"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Little Falls, NJ
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Little Falls, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milliman full-time

    Pros

    Milliman is great for those who are further along in their career but has little opportunity to move or grow.

    Cons

    As someone new to the pension industry, I see a very slow path to promotion from my current position

    Advice to Management

    provide more guidance to newer employees on how to move up within the company


  6. "Excellent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Actuary in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consulting Actuary in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milliman (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide ranging, interesting projects. Working with the brightest in the industry

    Cons

    Work balance can be difficult at times

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth


  7. "Principal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture, people, offices, training

    Cons

    Location, room, food, gym, golf

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Decent Experience, but very poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in West Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in West Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milliman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot of technical skills that served me well, later in my career

    Cons

    Pay was bottom tier
    Management was very aggressive, borderline abusive
    Turnover is the highest I've ever seen
    No room for advancement
    Cut throat enviroment
    Long work hours

    Advice to Management

    If you want quality staff, do your homework and interview people. Pay competitively. Really need to work on turnover.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. .Net Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice flexibility (work/life) balance
    Kind Staff Members
    Decent Health Care
    Has coffee and snack area
    Nice team building exercises

    Cons

    Tough for career growth
    Compensation is average - not great
    Bonus system is lacking
    Needs more organized view for growth of departments

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to promote career growth and departmental growth. Listen to ideas of staff and find ways to challenge employees to develop their skills.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "High compensation & uncomfortable work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    > Money. They will pay well and will pay more if you are liked by your boss.
    > Potential career growth, again, if you get lucky with your boss. There are many decent people with deep industry knowledge, but the motto is "get your job done to impress the client". Employee growths might not come first.

    Cons

    > Long hours, which you get paid for in money, but not in happiness (yes, long hours of work can ruin your relationships with friends outside work, family, and your significant other. Also your health will be ruined. I saw younger workers prematurely going gray, and getting stress induced sickness. Work Life balance is tilted toward Work by... a lot.)

    > Hostile work environment for women, LGTB, and certain ethnicity. They have a fancy women's day celebration banquet every year, yet don't do much to stop sexual harassment in the office, or worse, the repeat offenders are often left unpunished.

    > People here work long hours, therefore spending too much time with each other, inevitably there become certain" family" feuds, gossips,

    > Some people here in top have a lot of money. The culture of junior employees worshiping the power and mostly money that the top leader possesses is almost like a cult. (But I guess "worshiping the rich" culture is not limited here). Sad to see the general human value is reduced down to how much dollar amount you generate.


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