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OneAmerica Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2019

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3.0
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51%
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64%
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OneAmerica CEO Scott Davison
Scott Davison
121 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great location with free parking(in 47 reviews)

  • "Their m/paternity leave has improved and I also do feel like the company is trying to support a better work/life balance for their employees(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "We had to reorg a second time after the last 6 months proved to be a mistake yet no one has apologized, taken ownership, etc for these bad decisions(in 6 reviews)

  • "Senior management does not communicate well to employees(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A Customer focused company looking to be here for generations to come."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The CEO Scott Davison is a leader with integrity, compassion and a vision for the future of OneAmerica. Every day leaders and associates work to secure the futures of American families though consistent and steadfast values that has kept the company going for over 140 years. The company is evolving and working to stay fiscally conservative while empowering and developing its associates to be innovative, creative thinking...

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    Cons

    The company has gone through recent organizational alignment and the change management could have been better planned and communicated.

    Advice to Management

    OneAmerica is a great company but we need more trust at all levels to transform us into the company we need to be for our customers tomorrow. Talk less about green zones and RACIs and more about trust and joint accountability. Stop using language like neck to choke for accountable and start talking about how a bit of risk can take us to new heights.

    OneAmerica2019-05-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Heavy workload, no pay increase"

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    Current Employee - Licensing Administrator in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at OneAmerica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits Great atmosphere Good people

    Cons

    Understaffed Heavy workload but unable to accommodate business needs Not enough holiday time

    Advice to Management

    Maintain qualified workers by offering more pay or more incentives

    OneAmerica2019-06-06
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't grow old."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OneAmerica

    Pros

    Company is community and volunteer focused.

    Cons

    A lot of jobs have been eliminated lately for people who are older. Around the time my job was eliminated, I was asked by three different individuals if I was going to retire soon. I know of one other person who was asked a similar question before her position was eliminated. A reasonable person might think that was considered as part of the reason to eliminate the position.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an outside legal consultant to discuss non-discriminatory employment practices.

    OneAmerica2019-06-06
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Highly Political"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager 

      I worked at OneAmerica full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good people. Business continues to be solid.

      Cons

      Highly political. Management is young and inexperienced and doesn't know who is really doing the best work. Perceptions are everything.

      Advice to Management

      Get out of your ivory tower and talk to your people.

      OneAmerica2019-05-08
    • Helpful (16)

      "Difficult culture"

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      Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at OneAmerica full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      OneAmerica is trying to move forward in a progressive manner. They've tried to promote equality for women, and they also provide an on-site clinic for their employees. Their m/paternity leave has improved and I also do feel like the company is trying to support a better work/life balance for their employees.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, changes in leadership has created a toxic culture for several of the departments. I personally experienced sexual harassment in this company several times. , When the Senior Vice President of HR heard that I was dealing with stress and retaliation as a result, her response was "Why are you still here then?" I felt like that response reflected their lack of true empathy and support. While they've taken measures...

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      Advice to Management

      I would definitely talk directly with your employees about this, not through "Change Leaders." I strongly believe you are not given accurate information regarding employee's feelings, which makes you appear incredibly out of touch. Thank you for the benefits you do provide, along with the OA Best Days, the on-site clinic, free parking, and others. I encourage you to seek ways to improve the culture to authentically...

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      OneAmerica2019-04-18
    • Helpful (12)

      "Favoritism, False Priorities, Fake Leaders"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at OneAmerica full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Downtown location is great, onsite clinic, cafeteria discount, free parking, Pension can't really be beat. I like the open office environment and work from home flexibility although I hear not all areas feel as positively about WFH. Luckily my area doesn't judge it harshly and leaders are lax. The company has had tremendous growth and has great products on the individual side. Many acquisitions in the retirement division...

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      Cons

      Recent "organization effectiveness" changes throughout company has impacted many associates by changing leaders, team, roles, with no title or compensation clarity for many months after roles are given. Change isn't bad, but the roll out of these changes caused much more stress and grief for months on end than should have. Many well-liked, motivating, easy-to-work-with leaders have been removed from the organization in...

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      Advice to Management

      Diversity would do some good, practice what you preach regarding internal talent advancement, take a look at some unethical behavior going on

      OneAmerica2019-04-08
    • Helpful (15)

      "Great products and services, bad leadership"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at OneAmerica full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The products and services offered by OneAmerica are stellar; a real standout among an often over-crowded financial services market. Free on-site parking is a rarity in downtown Indianapolis. Monthly employee appreciation events (Best Days) provide networking and socialization experiences.

      Cons

      A significant amount of change over the past 18 months has left many individuals across the organization unclear of their titles, compensation or jobs descriptions. Human Resources set (and missed) at least three deadlines to deliver their revised career framework. The Marketing department in particular has undergone two regorganizations within the past 6 months with individuals moving roles, changing leaders, moving...

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      Advice to Management

      For many, a job represents part of one’s identity. Be aware that a lack of clarity on one’s title, job description and compensation results in severe stress on your employees.

      OneAmerica2019-04-03
    • Helpful (8)

      "Director"

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      Current Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at OneAmerica full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Pension, free clinic, free parking

      Cons

      Terrible mess, morale is lowest ever, worse than when there was reduction in force. Pay raises that were touted were a lie. Most people “might” get a higher SIP in March 2020, don’t count on it. Wrong people put in authority, wrong people demoted or fired. No one talks to anyone. Stay away.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your managers and directors, they sre the ones who know what is going on.

      OneAmerica2019-05-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good company. Opportunities and challenges."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at OneAmerica full-time

      Pros

      Stable company working on improving culture and employee engagement.

      Cons

      Continuous change provides opportunities and challenges.

      OneAmerica2019-03-08
    • Helpful (9)

      "Popularity contest and a horrible work culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at OneAmerica full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Decent benefits with 401(k) matching

      Cons

      They do not pay well at all. The plan for "significant pay increase" for all levels is not true at all. Leadership put people below the poverty line on a 3-year track to get above that line. Most employees, in fact, did NOT receive a merit increase for 2019. Many people are making below the pay grades that the company set for the roles. It's a very messed up culture with the wrong people in leadership roles.

      Advice to Management

      Talk to the lower level employees. Don't talk at them. Don't talk about your weekend or your day, ask them how their weekend was. All C-level executives only talk about themselves - practice self-awareness!

      OneAmerica2019-04-02
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