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Sammons Financial Group Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Ok company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    most managers have great flexibility and there is ESOP options

    Cons

    starting to lose some of its core values


  2. "Wonderful work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, Employee friendly environment, Friday half day, great benefits

    Cons

    Nothing that I have right now.


  3. "Outstanding Company"

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

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Sammons if one of the few firms that actually does what it says for values. The culture is truly something special . The benefits and ESOP are 2nd to none.

    Cons

    To date I don't really have any cons.


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  5. "Great plcae to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours. Wonderful people to work for and with.

    Cons

    None that I have right now


  6. "Great place to be!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After working at large, public companies I wasn't sure what to expect - but it's been a refreshing change. The work culture is so positive, and leadership is intentional in making sure it's a great place to work. The ESOP is a fantastic benefit as well as Friday afternoon's off.

    Cons

    None come to mind at this point!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the intentional focus on the culture - it is working!


  7. "Disjointed organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and ESOP are great. They claim you get off at 1230 on Fridays however that's rare due to workload.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Lack of recognition for hard work. Talk is cheap related to culture. There are several unhappy people.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond your cliques and value employees of all levels. Spend money on systems that actually work


  8. "Good culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, great people. Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Pay, not performance based. It all really depends on your manager and how well your manager knows you.


  9. "Great culture"

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

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great atmosphere, great hours and benefits. Priority on culture is very nice.

    Cons

    You start at 95th percentile of median salary of your title. Promotion depends more on your manager than what you're doing or your performance.


  10. "Senior Underwriter"

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

    Pros

    The benefit package is great!

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    👍🏻


  11. "Not for me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sammons Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great ESOP program after 3 years employment. Strong growth year after year.

    Cons

    Overly lean operations are great for the company's bottom line, but bad for the employees who have to work harder because the company doesn't want to invest in much needed upgrades.

    Advice to Management

    Pushing your employees to produce is fine, but the pressure needs to be equally placed on upper management to provide the necessary resources.



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