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Transamerica Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Transamerica President and CEO Mark W. Mullin
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  • "If you do email upper management, they don't reply" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Senior management is out of touch" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "Scrum Master"

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    Former Employee - Scrum Master in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Scrum Master in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Work life balance
    Young mothers accomodating

    Cons

    salary isn't that good

    Transamerica Response

    Jan 22, 2018 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback and thank you for highlighting young mothers.

    We have a number of initiatives to help support families in general; whether it be changes in our Parental Leave policy... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good People... Poor Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Cares about showing community support. Decent benefits package. Hardworking staff level employees who always strive for improvement.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership uses lip service but doesn't reflect in their actions. They value shiny new credentials but do not invest in their own employees. Would rather hire new and pay more, than upgrade current talent or keep them current. Bureaucratic and too many management levels that do not know what is really happening. Lagging pay and opportunities for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Need a flatter organizational structure, remove unnecessary levels of middle management, save some money and use it to improve skills and credentials of front line employees and proven achievers. Stop overburdening front line staff and telling them to "do more with less" while simultaneously hiring unneeded managers to watch over them.


  4. "Account Manager/Insurance Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transamerica full-time

    Pros

    Transamerica gives you a book of business to give you the opportunity to build up your business

    Cons

    They have a high turnover, often the customers are fustrated with having a different agent assiged to them year after year

    Advice to Management

    Have an actual Training Program and Hire agents within and pay them to Train new agents coming into the company


  5. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great internship program at Transamerica!

    Cons

    Distance to work during traffic.

    Transamerica Response

    Jun 12, 2018 – Recruitment and Branding Analyst

    Thanks so much for the feedback! We really do appreciate it.


  6. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transamerica full-time

    Pros

    Chill job, lots of down time

    Cons

    Didn't learn much to help in future

    Transamerica Response

    Jun 12, 2018 – Recruitment and Branding Analyst

    Thanks for the feedback, there are many resources out there for employees to enhance their learning. Resources like Talent Development's Learn Center or you can always reach out to your Human... More


  7. "Work a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the people I work directly with.

    Cons

    I work a lot and do not feel like it is awarded or acknowledged. The pay is fairly low for not only what I do, but for what my team does.

    Advice to Management

    More money

  8. "Career Agent"

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    Current Employee - Career Agent in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Career Agent in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Management very supportive.

    Cons

    No cons. A great company to work for.


  9. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I Worked with good people

    Cons

    Nothing really , that I can think of.

    Transamerica Response

    Jun 12, 2018 – Recruitment and Branding Analyst

    Thank you for the feedback. We really appreciate the praise and we are glad you had a good experience.


  10. "Risk Analyst"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly environment; student program is good;

    Cons

    I think the culture is conservative, and it does not motivate people much.

    Transamerica Response

    May 24, 2018 – Recruitment and Branding Analyst

    Our Actuarial Student program is very strong. We are so proud of the program and how it helps our students excel. This program also provides them with the necessary resources to pass the exams they... More


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