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Society of Actuaries Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "Great people, staff and perks/environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Society of Actuaries full-time

    Pros

    Great people, staff and perks/environment

    Cons

    In suburbs and non-profit salary


  2. "Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Society of Actuaries full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with and very flexible hours. Benefits are top notch.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected from most staff.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits; Upper management issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Society of Actuaries full-time

    Pros

    Flex hours, flex spending; 35 hour work week; generous vacation/sick time/holidays; nice campus; close to shopping, many nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Some upper management not standing by their teams and are disengaged and unaware of quantity and the type of work their staff is doing; top leadership not doing enough to correct upper management situations; HR either kowtows to upper management or feels its hands are tied when it comes to conflict resolution between directors and staff/managers. In addition, I see a lack of commitment to long-term employees who have done excellent work. Because of these issues, which I have seen increase in the many years I was at the company, I cannot recommend this company at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Do more about the culture survey results you receive from staff, which have shown that while directors think things are going great, staff and managers feel there are improvements needed.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not so bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Society of Actuaries full-time

    Pros

    Great work hours, great benefits, great people.

    Cons

    The senior leadership does tend to micro manage.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hire and let the use their education and experience to do their job.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management by direct manager led to unfavorable working conditions and experience."

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    Former Employee - Foundation Coordinator in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Foundation Coordinator in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice working conditions in a popular area. Easy access to building and parking with lunch area and gym in the building.

    Cons

    Poor communication by all departments. In the nine months I worked at the SOA I was amazed at the lack of interaction between departments and virtually no communication went on during the day with coworkers. Very odd.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more leadership training for managers of departments. Various leaders were in positions that were ill suited for them. Too much micromanaging going on and not enough leading by example.


  6. "Interesting company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work. 35 hours per week allows for flexibility in work hours. Easy commute in the northwest suburbs. Genuinely concerned and effective management.

    Cons

    Smaller organization sometimes has overcommitment of staff during times of the year. Not easy to learn about areas of the business outside of job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core competencies and hire out to contractors the tasks that that are not the core of the business.