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OneAmerica Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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OneAmerica President and CEO Scott Davison
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Pros
  • Great location downtown with free parking (in 25 reviews)

  • Best work/life balance company I have encountered (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management had no clue what was going on down in the trenches (in 5 reviews)

  • Company is attempting culture change but it's very slow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retirement Services in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Retirement Services in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are exceptional. On-site Health clinic, Gym, cafeteria, and free parking. Great work/life balance. In Retirement Service department managers are great, they are very reachable if needed, but get out of their employees way as long as work is getting done with a real emphasis on expanding the Empowerment with Accountability initiative.

    PTO is exceptional, Parental leaves is unbelievable (10 weeks paid), Pension Plan exists so that is great, 401k match is satisfactory.

    Every floor of the tower is being renovated and is a great work space/environment.

    Cons

    Pay is slightly below avg but benefits make up for this in a big way. Advancement seems limited, but not impossible.

    IT projects are difficult to get across the finish line. Divisions and depts that often have overlap have different systems in place that make customer experience and internal work more complicated than it should be. Changing this will have growing pains but it is making progress and needs to continue to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push the new initiatives and working to break down the silo'ed business model for a more integrated enterprise.


  2. "Politics ... treatment of employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Organizational Development Change Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Organizational Development Change Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great downtown location and building perks, health clinic, peers, cafe, employee communication. Parking garage is great. CEO, CIO, CFO fantastic.

    Cons

    Executives placing people in leadership roles who aren't experienced or qualified in areas assigned in some cases. A walk back in time 50 years. Company wants change without some leaders looking in the mirror to understand it means they must be the example of change.

    Advice to Management

    Implement 360's for all people leaders and act on results.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Better by the minute!"

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

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people; mission oriented vs profit oriented; strong values; empowerment with accountability culture; fast growing company with lots of opportunity for folks with a strong desire to grow. Winning in the market.

    Cons

    Still some culture change to do but we are getting there. Technology great in some areas, needs work in others (that's where some of the opportunities are for strong people). Still working to get some associates to learn how to embrace and drive change. This is an amazing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    We are headed in the right direction! Stay focused and keep going!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefit package including 10 week maternity and paternity leave. Offer a pension where most companies today no longer offer one. Best work/life balance company I have encountered. Midwestern based company with great people and a solid vision for the future. Excellent direction around an evolution of talent management with bringing in innovative minds into OA to challenge the status quo and set the stage for a unique growth opportunity!

    Cons

    The pace for change with the constant evolving company culture, what is apprpriate. Silos within the organization that sometimes deter further collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build out the Leadership Development. Continue to find ways to break down the silo walls and evolve the company for the next generation.....keep doing what you are doing in making the changes!!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working here. Amazing company. People are friendly, dedicated and supportive. The culture is very positive. They make things so simple. For the experienced life agent that wants to alliance with a Company with strong products, awesome support and simplified underwriting system, then this is the company for you to pursue a long steady career in the financial planning industry.

    Cons

    A lot of information on the portal to learn as so many resources. Not much else negative to say. Some marketing in the cultural diverse market would help as currently most of it is based around middle america.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "IT Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work / Life balance, on-site gym, free parking, pension plan

    OneAmerica has been a great place to work for many years. People at this firm truly value the work they provide.

    CEO is very approachable and understands changes need to happen so this firm can be successful.

    Cons

    Information Technology group is going through lots of changes lately. Very poor management structure in the IT space. Lots of individuals in VP leadership positions with little or no knowledge around IT service management.

    C-Level staff in IT is very disengaged and relies heavily on management consulting firms for leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Consider new IT structure and it's value to Business. Re-evaluate new layer of IT managers to see if they bring value to Business operations.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work if at the tail end of your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst II in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst II in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is great if you are looking for a place to ride it the rest of your working life because of the pension

    Cons

    The review process can be infuriating if you work in a small area. Review is based on Relative Contribution Ranking against people in a similar pay band and ratings given out must follow a bell curve.


  9. "Financial Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Schererville, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Schererville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OneAmerica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have great products and great service for their clients

    Cons

    No base salary, all commission, 1-2 month sales process makes it hard to get paid. They don't advertise so no one has heard of them. No CRM systems, Office are out of date, everything is 20 years behind everyone else

    Advice to Management

    Pay a base and take care of their staff, it makes it very hard to go on with work when you are making $0. Get up to date with marketing and a prospecting process, have a mentor system to keep agents growing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, downtown location, cafeteria, Retirement plan (Defined Contribution Plan, but long vesting period).

    Cons

    Benefits are not great, pay is lower than other companies in town.
    Management is slow, slow to embrace change.
    Seniority often based on age, not skill or talent


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on your style"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retirement Plan Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Retirement Plan Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company still has a pension plan. Good job security. Many long tenured employees, you can spend your whole career here if you want.

    Cons

    Inadequate technology. Glass ceiling for younger employees. Pay not strongly competitive but not horrible. Company is attempting culture change but it's very slow. lol of promises but not much delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Finish what you start.


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