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Sammons Financial Group CEO Esfand Dinshaw
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  • "There are no cons of working at Sammons so far(in 7 reviews)

  • "None come to mind at this point(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    Sammons Financial Group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sammons really focuses on their employees and wants them to thrive and be the best they can every day. Your voice, whether you are front line or Senior Management, will be heard. Sammons really focuses on their brand and culture. Jeans are allowed every day. Scheduled off at 12:30 p.m. EVERY Friday. There is a great work/life balance and you are encouraged to have a life outside of work. The opportunity for advancement...

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    Cons

    There are no cons of working at Sammons so far!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Communication is key though.

  2. Incredible Company With A Great Company And Caring Leadership

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    Current Employee - Product Development Analyst in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Half day Fridays all year. Great culture. Forward thinking leadership. Employee Stock Ownership Program. Casual dress. Flexibility

    Cons

    Currently in an older building (Will change soon). Current building is lacking a cafeteria.

  3. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sioux Falls, SD
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Awesome culture.

    Cons

    No major cons at this time. Recently lay-offs were a little concerning.

  4. Senior Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    As a privately-held company we are consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, employees, and communities. Employees can grow both personally and professionally, it is a career journey at Sammons. Sammons has a great benefit package, ESOP, opportunities to grow and develop your career, a great work life balance, a great culture with shared vision,...

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    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Sammons

  5. Amazing Company

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, strong leadership and growth potential

    Cons

    In my option there are no cons

  6. Outstanding company

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    Current Employee - National Sales Vice President in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    A company that takes a long term perspective on the business with an appetite to grow sales. The people and culture make it a great place to work along with offering a competitive benefit package.

    Cons

    Not able to think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate and provide a clear vision of the future for the employees.

  7. Middle management

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    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 for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The culture is top notch, and the employees are very engaged and great to work with.

    Cons

    No downsides to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work of being open and accountable. Supporting your employees is driving great results.

    Sammons Financial Group Response

    January 16, 2019Senior HR Specialist

    Thank you so much for your feedback! SFG has a very healthy, high performing culture thanks to its outstanding employees. We appreciate you taking the time to provide a review!

  8. Sammons is a great place to build a career!

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    There are so many great things about this company I couldn't begin to list them all but here are my top five. 1) Culture. People here care and understand that there is life outside of work. 2) Schedule. Having every Friday afternoon off is probably the best thing ever. 3) ESOP. I have been here 11 years and my retirement is far beyond my friend's who have work elsewhere. 4)Growth Opportunities. Management encourages...

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    Cons

    I have no complaints about working for Sammons. There is a reason employees stay for 10, 20, 30 years.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing an amazing job of communicating and encouraging. I would advise to stay on this path as your employees appreciate the openness.

  9. Tremendous Company to Work For

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    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 for more than 6 years

    Pros

    SFG is a great company to work for. Engaged leadership that genuinely has the best interests of their teams in mind. Values based culture is a difference maker. Half days on Friday's and potential for remote work. Active in the communities we work in. Would recommend to anyone looking to build a career.

    Cons

    No major cons. Strong organization across all four locations.

  10. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    So many... the culture, the people, flexible hours, casual dress code, plenty of opportunities, ESOP, ability to work from home when needed, proximity to commuter trains

    Cons

    Long commute, building temperature varies a lot (too hot in summer)

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