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  1. "Great people, staff and perks/environment"

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      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

      Society of Actuaries2017-11-14
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      "Leadership"

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      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.

      Society of Actuaries2017-10-03
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      "Great benefits; Upper management issues"

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      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...

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      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.

      Society of Actuaries2014-06-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not so bad"

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      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.

      Society of Actuaries2013-08-10
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      "Poor management by direct manager led to unfavorable working conditions and experience."

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

      I worked at Society of Actuaries

      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.

      Society of Actuaries2011-12-06
    • "Interesting company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
      Recommends

      I have been working at Society of Actuaries

      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.

      Society of Actuaries2010-08-23
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