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National Life Group Reviews

Updated Oct 9, 2019

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National Life Group CEO Mehran Assadi
Mehran Assadi
96 Ratings
  1. "Great company in Vermont"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Life Group full-time

    Pros

    It’s in Vermont! Great people

    Cons

    Limited other oppyin Vermont (but luckily National Life is a great place to be ‘stuck’)

    National Life Group2018-10-06
  2. "Great place to work with the best culture and cause"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Life Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Amazing culture and mission. Clear strategy leading to growth.

    Cons

    Location of HQ can be an impediment to talent acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing your talent all the way down in the organization. People truly are your secret sauce.

    National Life Group2018-10-05
  3. "Director level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montpelier, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Life Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture and the people always rise to the top. The learning and leadership opportunities show how much the company values the employees. Tops on my list are the benefits provided, which start on your first day, and the new health center in Vermont.

    Cons

    I cannot think of a downside to share.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the quiet ones.

    National Life Group2018-10-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sentinel is a disaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Life Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly well paying for the location.

    Cons

    Toxic cult like culture that is used to mask issues and bad choices for senior management. Company doesn’t live by the values they attempt to portray to the outside.

    National Life Group2018-10-13
  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montpelier, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Life Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture. There is a genuine interest in the development of employees and a focus on the community where we work and do business. There are a lot of "benefits" outside of the typical benefit package (i.e. tuition opportunities, onsite gym and wellness programs, flexible leave, volunteer time, etc.)

    Cons

    There's an interest in development, but not a lot of opportunity for development. Job structures are rigid and job ladders end early. Compensation is on low side of average. Traditional benefit package (i.e. medical) is expensive and poor quality.

    National Life Group2018-10-10
  6. "Intern"

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    I have been working at National Life Group

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and full time employment

    Cons

    Low starting salary. Montpelier is very small

    National Life Group2018-10-05
  7. "Friendly place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Life Group full-time

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere with amazing people. Great benefits. Onsite Gym with a personal trainer. Emphasis on staying healthy. Work/Life balance respected

    Cons

    Intense politics. Nosy people. Not a lot of opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive and listen closely to your employees.

    National Life Group2018-09-28
  8. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Life Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    National Life's culture is exceptional and truly stands out in a sea of sameness in the corporate world. This company cares about it's people, the communities that we serve and looks to do good things in the world. I've worked for two other insurance companies, one a Fortune 50 and the other a mid sized firm. By far, NLG stands out as a truly mission driven company.

    Cons

    Location - Vermont is beautiful but tough to get to!

    Advice to Management

    Stay committed to the culture and strategies that have put us on a fantastic path to success!

    National Life Group2018-08-08
  9. "Good - Mostly not for younger employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Life Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits People that care CEO knows what is up and has a vision

    Cons

    No set career paths Lowerish Pay Still caters to older employees Nearest young city (Burlington) is 40 minutes away

    National Life Group2018-08-06
  10. "Competitive compensation, behind the times everywhere else"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Life Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very competitive 1st year commission compensation. The Term Life product has a lot of built-in features that are not typical of the industry. IUL is a high participatory cap rate and competes with Securian, Allianz, and others very well.

    Cons

    Underwriting is glacially slow. Anyone you speak to that is a non-producer has the sense of urgency of a Government employee. The company is older than MassMutual and many other Life Insurance carriers, but is still virtually unknown. Practices feel ancient.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the effort to modernize. Please revitalize and expedite the underwriting process. At no point should a simple case take over 2 weeks to issue.

    National Life Group2018-08-03
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