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Sammons Financial Group Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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  1. "Company that values employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Sammons provides good onboarding, realistic and practical training, and they believe in treating employees well. Bonus - free coffee, tea, cider, and hot chocolate. Work week is 4 days 8.75 hours, 5 hours on Friday. Friendly senior leadership.

    Cons

    Contractors don't always have the same values as permanent staff


  2. "SFG - companies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Sioux Falls, SD
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Systems are not the best. Management turnover has seemed pretty high.


  3. "Employee focus"

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    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like working here because the community involvement is huge. SFG sponsors and/or are involved with a lot of outside work activities and you get a few hours off to help volunteer and it doesn't count against VTO. The core values are implemented here and leadership are very opened about concerns. There are weekly survey with 3 questions and you get enter into a $50 gift card. They have a welcome package here to make you feel welcome. Really good benefits, long lunches, awesome PTO, free coffee,tea and tap water, has a dishwasher that runs everynight, on Fridays we only work half days which makes it great for a lil bit longer weekend. A lot of friendly people work here and HR works closely with answering employee questions. SFG offers online class related to work and its free if you pass it and you get paid for completion. There are many more great things this company offers employees. I always on the computer with a comfy chair.

    Cons

    The paycheck is semi-monthly which is not what I'm use too, it could me MORE work-life balance or shorten lunch to get off a lil early, no hand dryer in bathrooms.


  4. "Ok company"

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    • 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


  5. "Good culture"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. HR Specialist- Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Sammons Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, early of Friday's and casual dress.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities
    High performing/ stress


  7. "Software Quality Assurance 3"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance III in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance III in West Des Moines, IA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Stock Option Plan @ 25% or less of salary (average 18%), for a consistently profitable company. ESOP, 401K (non matching), Incentive and TIP bonuses.

    Cons

    Claim Agile progress, but only thinking for the next 2 years, with very minimal automation in place.


  8. "Actuarial Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, relaxed environment, and helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    Smaller company, as a young professional, don't expect to meet other people your age.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you are looking for a good work/life balance, good pay, acceptable levels of stress."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great bonus structure. Interesting work. Free dental

    Cons

    Health benefits seem to be rather limited and only 2 weeks starting vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Get certified in project management.


  10. "Team Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture is cultivated and a great place to work in terms of culture

    Cons

    The systems were outdated and difficult to work with.


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