At American Fidelity Assurance Company, 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1287 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.25. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 8795 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
95%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
95%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
93%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
93%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
93%
 

What They Do

We asked American Fidelity Assurance Company to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

American Fidelity Assurance Company is a supplemental benefits provider for more than 1 million customers in the education, municipality, auto retail and healthcare industries. We help employers offer a range of benefit options to their employees and help their employees protect their income.    

About this Company

Website: http://www.americanfidelity.com Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73114 US Sites: 27
Major Locations: Ontario, California, 91764; West Chester, Ohio, 45069; Elk Grove, California, 95624; Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268 US Employees: 1,826
US Revenues: $1,109 million Worldwide Revenues: $1,115 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1960

AF Colleagues get chair massages during a de-stress event.

Perks and Programs

We asked American Fidelity Assurance Company to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Dress for Your Day: American Fidelity lets Colleagues choose the appropriate wardrobe for their day based on their schedule. That may mean wearing a suit on Monday for a presentation, jeans on Tuesday when you just have a department meeting, sweats at home on Wednesday (or if you're in the office, your Great Place to Work T-shirt to celebrate Great Place to Work Wednesday), business casual for meetings on Thursday and jeans and a T-shirt on Friday to celebrate Chari-tee Day and donate to that month’s Colleague-selected charity.
  • Pension and 401(k: Like just about every other large company, American Fidelity offers a 401(k) with matching opportunities. Unlike most companies, we also provide a Company-funded pension plan to give Colleagues an extra boost to their retirement savings. Plus, Colleagues can earn even more for their 401(k) through incentive opportunities and can save for retirement through their Health Savings Accounts as well, including earning up to $1,000 in wellness incentives for their HSAs.
  • Career Development: American Fidelity has a dedicated career development specialist who helps Colleagues create a career plan, work toward their career goals and prepare for interviews for other positions in the Company. The Company has paid out more than a million dollars through the tuition reimbursement program, which allows Colleagues to go back to school even for degrees and courses not directly related to their jobs. Colleagues can take on-site college courses in addition to the plethora of courses available from the Training team, receive time and financial assistance to complete industry certifications and are encouraged to serve on board of professional organizations.
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development Opportunities: The Company has paid out more than a million dollars through the tuition reimbursement program, which allows Colleagues to go back to school even for degrees and courses not directly related to their jobs. Colleagues can take on-site college courses in addition to the plethora of courses available from the Training team, receive time and financial assistance to complete industry certifications and are encouraged to serve on boards of professional organizations.
  • Work/Life Balance: Colleagues can grab breakfast and lunch at the on-site restaurant, work out with a personal trainer at the on-site gym or attend group exercise classes, get their car washed on-site, buy stamps or discounted movie and theme park tickets and more to help them save time and money. They can get a massage onsite and can also have their prescriptions delivered to the on-site medical clinic, which also provides wellness check-ups and coaching, allergy shot administration, well woman exams, diabetes management, depression screening and treatment, chronic headache treatment, cold/flu/sinus infection treatment, family planning and more!
  • Mobile Workforce: Nearly 90 percent of Colleagues opt for flexible schedules and at least 80 percent of Colleagues at the corporate headquarters work from home at least 20 percent of the time. The Company's headquarters in Oklahoma City is entirely wireless, allowing Colleagues to easily move around within the building or even work from the patio.
  • Community Opportunities: American Fidelity focuses on serving the people who build our communities. This includes teachers and municipal workers through our products and services and that carries over into caring for our own community. Each month we raise money for a different charity nominated by Colleagues. We offer donation matching and paid volunteer time; the use of Company time to tutor at a local elementary school; campaigns for local and national groups including Allied Arts and United Way; on-site blood drives and more!
  • Events: Events can bring the whole family together. Our annual Famboree gives Colleagues a chance to show off their kids and grandkids to coworkers and enjoy celebrating with both their home and work families. Bring Your Kids to Work day helps the kids and grandkids of Colleagues learn more about AF. Our annual Service Awards luncheon honors long-term service and we host a variety of on-site events big and small to thank Colleagues. Events can range from bringing in food trucks or ice cream, pizza parties, lunch celebrations, painting classes, inflatable games, costume contests, or even a pets day where animals from a local shelter visited and found new homes.
  • Innovation: Innovation is top of mind for AF Colleagues. Our AFinnovate program encourages Colleagues to submit innovative ideas in support of AF's strategic goals. The evaluation of submissions is through a team of Colleagues from different areas of the Company and has a budget for funding ideas.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$46,971 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Customer Service $109,538 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Sales
100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 2% of salary84% Company-paid health coverage for employees
82% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 84% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
18 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,285 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$4,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
An AF Colleague shows off her tacos from a food truck during a parking lot event.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

40 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 18 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 37 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
18 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (89% use it)
  • Telecommute option (86% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (27% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
  • Onsite Amenities (Onsite, subsidized Fitness Center Onsite, subsidized Medical Clinic Onsite, subsidized restaurant with take home options Free mobile mammography Onsite banking Company Store Onsite Massage Discount movie, sports ticket and area attractions offerings Free usage of suites at sporting events Computer purchasing discount Stamp purchases Free passes to local attractions (zoo, science museum, etc.) Dress for your Day dress code Designated AF T-shirt days with prize opportunities each month Dry Cleaning pickup and delivery Wellness programming Quarterly (or more) companywide events with free food and drink Used Fleet Car sales Outdoor walking trail Outdoor basketball and pickleball courts Free Covered parking Free Biometric screenings Onsite mobile car wash CPR classes Family movie nights Non-industry related classes and activities wine and palette night, mortgage classes, planning for retirement Dell Discount Computer Purchasing Program)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 46 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
80 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)12 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

20 hours Paid time off to volunteer $1,620,643 Philanthropic donations in last year
$350,956 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Team Leader, Community and Colleague Relations Leads environmental impact team
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • 1 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Colleagues collaborate on a projects.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
A Colleague donates blood during an on-site blood drive.

How to Get Hired

We asked American Fidelity Assurance Company for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

American Fidelity seeks high-performing, motivated professionals to contribute to our Company. Our environment focuses on collaboration and openness, so we search for candidates who are team players. We take pride in having a diverse workforce committed to exploring new ideas. We look for candidates who want to make a difference and focus on serving others. Characteristics we always look for in Colleagues include strong communication and problem-solving skills. We also evaluate whether candidates share our Core Values of being Always Fair, Focused, Flexible, Future-oriented and Financially Secure and who will focus on making things easier for our Customers.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Our recruiters look for candidates who demonstrate key soft skills during the preliminary screening, testing and interview phase. Use your resume and cover letter to showcase your collaborative nature, flexibility and interpersonal communication skills. Those are the items that set great candidates apart from those who just meet the basic requirements of the position. The key is showing how you’ve used these soft skills to succeed in your career rather than just stating them. How have you collaborated in previous positions to meet Customer needs? How were you flexible in dealing with change? Since we have a highly collaborative environment, our hiring process typically includes a team interview, where the whole team may be involved. This gives both the team and the candidates a chance to see how they will fit and if they will be able to work as a team.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

While we have a variety of positions open at any time, some of the positions where we expect the most growth are sales and IT. We hire account managers nationwide to consult with Customers about their benefits options. These Colleagues earn salary plus commissions and work with an established worksite Customer base of either education or a combination of health care providers, municipalities and auto dealers. There are always new technologies and new consumer expectations. IT has to deliver faster than ever, and the technology will change at an exponentially faster rate. We look for candidates who fit our culture and have a passion for technology. People choose technology as a career path because they love it – they live and breathe technology. We want the candidates who love what they do. Our IT team plans to hire software developers, database developers, data analysts/business intelligence and technical infrastructure specialists.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates interested in American Fidelity should visit our careers site, AmericanFidelity.com/careers. This is where you’ll find our current openings and information about the Company. You can receive automated notifications of new job postings by joining our Talent Network: http://www.jobs.net/jobs/americanfidelity/en-us/. We’re also active on social media. Check out our careers sites for more ways to connect.

hiring Outlook

421 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 4% Job Growth
58 Average applicants per opening 24,500 Total job applicants
35% New hires by employee referrals 39% Openings filled by current employees
4 Recent graduates hired 6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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