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Updated February 14, 2018
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Securian Financial Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher M. Hilger
Christopher M. Hilger
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Pros
  • I've personally experienced fantastic work/life balance, but it depends on your manager/department (in 21 reviews)

  • Above-average vacation/PTO and profit sharing (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • At the time, they touted their work/life balance and flexibility but it was frowned upon in my area to work from home, even for an afternoon (in 6 reviews)

  • No one ever leaves so if you're looking to promote within good luck trying (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    Life/Work balance. Great Benefits. Best Team

    Cons

    Home office is in Minnesota

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Not a Fast-Paced Technology Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Several experienced employees with 20+ years

    Cons

    Technology is on the slow side

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Pension & benefits good, low salary"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    11 vacation days in first year with 10 PTO days, flexible schedules, good manager (personally), once you're in, you're in. PSP and pension, employer-paid LTD, STD, basic life. Maternity - 6 weeks [partially, you vest into fully] paid, 10 weeks unpaid.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive. The benefits are good, but the take-home income matters too. For the short and long run.


  4. "Good pay, is it worth it though?"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very good work life balance
    -Seems like going from IT to ET will be a great change to the company

    Cons

    -There doesn't seem to be very much opportunities for junior developers. Seems like management can't trust new people with responsibilities
    -Very few junior developers are in luck and land in a team with cool projects and actually get to use their skills. I was on support for numerous years with little mentorship and no recognition and so I wasn't fortunate to use my skills. At the least, I learned how to debug better but you're not going to get promoted for just that.
    -Sometimes it seems like the senior and app engineers' time are all taken up and they seem to get frustrated and it shows when they try to mentor the junior devs. It definitely makes me think should I leave...
    -You won't make friends here. Possibly only those in your new hire group.

    Advice to Management

    Free up some app engineer time 20%? so they can breathe a little and be able to mentor the newer people with your systems and maybe hold more IT company events to engage your associates


  5. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Securian Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Securian for 7 years. I started in an entry level position and moved into a higher level position once I finished my degree. They offer tuition reimbursement and a lot of other great benefits.

    Cons

    At the time, they touted their work/life balance and flexibility but it was frowned upon in my area to work from home, even for an afternoon. It also totally depends on the manager and department because some people's teams can work from home consistently once per week.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, especially with flexibility and remote working.


  6. "Programmer analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, really felt like they cared about the well being of all their employees.

    Cons

    I worked with legacy systems most of the time, not a lot of new development going on.


  7. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Great benefits. Great employer if you are looking for a career for long term.

    Cons

    Slightly conservative. Slow to change.

  8. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for with above average benefits. Room for opportunity to grow and expand work experience with other opportunities.

    Cons

    Not many negatives working with this company. It is a Corporate world environment therefor you can just be a number.


  9. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    The culture at Securian is one where associates are respected and individuals treat each other with respect.

    Cons

    Downtown location - parking is not cheap.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Client Services Business Analysis, Client Implementation and Project Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company’s general strengths lie in employees with consistent strong work ethics, attention to quality and the industry’s best service ratings and standards. The company offers flexibility and good benefits.

    Cons

    There aren’t really any cons because of the pros - it is expected of employees to be self motivated and able to handle a fast paced, high volume work load. The paid time off is generous but it may be unused by year end if a conscious effort to regularly take time off isn’t done throughout the year.

    Advice to Management

    Regular review of job description changes and appropriate salary increases and promotions should be be consistent with job evolution and a great incentive keep quality employees.


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