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Securian Financial Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Securian Financial President and CEO Christopher M. Hilger
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  • Not all of the divisions offer the same culture and work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • No one ever leaves so if you're looking to promote within good luck trying (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Advisor"

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

    I worked at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great training and development program

    Cons

    There's a lot of turnover for FA's


  2. "Associate Application Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Java Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Java Applications Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Securian Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Agile and Waterfall opportunities
    -Full-Stack development
    -Many different types of OO development technologies to work with
    -Plenty of growth opportunities or changes to change departments with ease
    -Promotes mostly from within rather than hiring out

    Cons

    -As an insurance company, not very forward thinking as far as technology goes so it takes a long time for new technology to come in
    -New to Agile so the methodologies are not yet fine tuned

    Advice to Management

    -Do not micromanage, our team did very well under a manager that handled all the politics on the back end and let us handle the day-to-day operations on our own.


  3. "Investment Operations Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    friendly
    trust
    good-compensation
    flexible
    understanding
    Great organization with great people.

    Cons

    People stay in there positions for a long period of time. It makes it hard to move.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management at this time. I am happy with my overall experience thus far at SFS


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  5. "One of Star Tribune's best places to work!"

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

    I worked at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons on the company.


  6. "Financial Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    The sky is the limit

    Cons

    You are on your own. Better for experienced advisors.


  7. "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    Takes care of people in the HQ

    Cons

    Less benefits than others companies in industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep going


  8. "Senior External Wholesaler"

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

    I have been working at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Good benefits. Pressure to perform is not stressful.

    Cons

    Slow to market with products. Overly conservative nature hinders opportunity to increase market share.


  9. "It's ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Administrator in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good PTO, no layoffs, pension plan as well as 401(k)

    Cons

    No possibility to work from home in most jobs, despite the fact that most people would be more productive. Outdated technology, with serious resistance to upgrade. Litttle to no middle grade opportunities. You're either a peon or management.

    Advice to Management

    If there is a better technology product out there to use, don't stick with an inferior product just because it's cheaper.


  10. "Doesn't pay best, but good company"

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

    I have been working at Securian Financial full-time

    Pros

    None competitive culture, no pressure to work more than 40 hours. Good benefits - profit sharing, defined benefit pension. Lots of career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Lower end of on salary. Conservative culture - don't take risks, no casual Fridays. Downtown Saint Paul is kind of lame, though it seems to becoming more lively


  11. "Group Underwriting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Culture , Good and smart individuals, collaborative environment, nice work life balance, nice office

    Cons

    Team was overworked and had growing pains with trying to keep up with demands and hiring

    Advice to Management

    Try to staff with similar quality people



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