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Updated December 13, 2017
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Transamerica President and CEO Mark W. Mullin
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  • Communication in upper management is not that great either in my opinion (in 29 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "If you want to serve people, this is where you can start."

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

    Pros

    Very highly focused on serving the people instead of "Customers". Advisors are highly qualified, very professional.

    Cons

    With organizations as big as this, leadership can get carried away with sales numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes leadership can be overlooked.

    Transamerica Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Customer centricity is at the heart of everything we do and behind the decisions we make. We are helping people with and through major life decisions or events. They... More


  2. "working for TRS"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Transamerica (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    constantly changing moving from state to state

    Advice to Management

    na

  3. "Servicing Agent"

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

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

    Pros

    Helping families for the future through Life Insurance.

    Cons

    Waiting for underwriters to review policies, and finding clients who understand how important Life Insurance is.


  4. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and compensation is fantastic

    Cons

    Much travel and time away from family


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Never recomend this company to anybody"

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    Former Employee - Operations Processing Specialist in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Processing Specialist in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Transamerica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and 401K. Group of people in West Chester Ohio were the best people to work with. To bad you let them go.

    Cons

    Nothing really good to say about the company as a whole. Management doesn't care about their employee's and their success. Closed up location in Ohio and displaced many hard working good people who have been with the company for 20 or more years and didn't offer anybody to transfer within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter what is said management doesn't care. At least the higher up people. It's all about the numbers and not the employee's.


  6. "Lead Business Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Business Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transamerica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice company with good benefits for employees. Annual bonus structure is a plus. I get to do my job with minimum supervision and can work from home which is a major benefit. Saves on tolls and wear and tear on my vehicle

    Cons

    A lot of changes and consolidations of divisions over the past 2-3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with employees that make goals possible.


  7. "customer services"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunites are wide range and prospects plentiful.

    Cons

    prequalification process can be a deal breaker

    Advice to Management

    I'm very self motivated likes paying close attention to detail and able to communicate with clients the necessary info in closing deals.

  8. "Only because its making me do this."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transamerica full-time

    Pros

    My manager is awesome and lets me be somewhat flexible with my schedule.

    Cons

    you sit all day long

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Lost its core knowledge due to layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transamerica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair salary, some good people

    Cons

    Moved work to less competent staff, lost its service oriented operations to cut cost.
    Health insurance plan is poor. Technically challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Can't manage people by evaluating work counts. You are in the service business. Serve your staff , they are your customer too.

    Transamerica Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    We’re glad to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to leave feedback.

    When we look at the feedback provided on Glassdoor there is one phrase that is continually on display; we have... More


  10. "A job"

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

    I have been working at Transamerica full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work. I believe its a solid company. I have not worked there long enough to be the best judge as there are many different lines of business and departments and could not speak for all of them. So far, I am very impressed by the other employees of the company. Very knowledgeable and pleasurable to work with.

    Cons

    From what I have seen, the corporate culture is a 12 hour day expectation in order to do you job effectively. Health insurance is a little expensive, high deductibles, but probably industry normal.

    Transamerica Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    First impressions are important; so happy to see you are finding the work interesting, and the people knowledgeable and helpful. We hear this feedback frequently about our employees and appreciate it... More


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