At Legal & General America, 71 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 419 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.96. It was published on Jul 23, 2018. 4125 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
91%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
83%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
81%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
81%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
80%
 

What They Do

We asked Legal & General America to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Legal & General America provides financial protection to American families with our life insurance and retirement products.  With approximately 350 employees in Urbana, Maryland headquarters and remote empoyees across the country, we are part of the worldwide Legal & General Group.    

About this Company

Website: www.lgamerica.com/ Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Frederick, Maryland, 21704 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 547 US Revenues: $1,383.4 million
Worldwide Revenues: $1,383.4 million Corporate Structure: Public
Founded: 1981

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Perks and Programs

We asked Legal & General America to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Giving Back Campaign: Each fall our company sponsors a two-week charity campaign that provides all employees with the opportunity to have fun and at the same time give back to the charity of their choice. In 2017, LGA and our employees raised approximately $964,000 for charity. Events organized by our employees included a chili cook off, jack-O-lantern competition, minute to win it contest, bake sale, bowling, remote scavenger hunt, tailgate lunch, ice cream social, and a live auction to name a few. Whether employees choose to participate in the activities or support others by donating, all employees find these two weeks energizing and another way to build great team and community spirit.
  • Wellness Programs: The primary goal of our wellness program is to foster a community where every employee is encouraged to lead a healthy and enriched lifestyle. The Wellness Committee is run by employee volunteers who put together a year long calendar of various events. In 2017 and early 2018 these events included Walking Challenge, a weekly onsite farmers market during the summer, Yoga, and a tobacco cessation program to promote health and wellness. We also have an on-site gym for those who wish to workout at the office, and all employees have access to Burn Along, an online fitness library if they prefer to workout at home. We also provide on-site access to a monthly wellness library, flu shots, massages, biometric, vision, and blood pressure screenings.
  • Retirement Savings Opportunities: Being in the financial services industry, LGA strives to provide its employees with various options for savings and financial well-being. Eligible full-time employees have the opportunity to save for retirement two ways. In our 401K plan, the company matches employee contributions dollar for dollar up to 6%. Participating employees are immediately vested and do not have to wait to receive the company's matching contribution. Our company also provides a separate pension plan for eligible employees.  Employees in this plan earn a percentage of their salary each year. No employee contribution is required to be a part of this savings plan!
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: The environment is important to us, our employees and our customers. Our building was designed to meet Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) which was achieved. We have hands-free water devices, occupancy sensors and workstations made of 53% recycled materials. We are also an EPA Energy Star certified building for five consecutive years (2013 to 2017). Recycling is a high priority and in 2017, we recycled over 79,300 pounds (39 tons) of paper, the equivalent of 674 trees! We also maintain a recycle program for plastic, cans and glass. We also are committed to purchasing recycled paper products. Our goal is to reduce our impact on the environment.
  • Training & Development Opportunities: LGA provides a wide-range of educational and training opportunities for all employees. We actively support employees who want to earn designations recognized throughout the life insurance industry including LOMA (Life Office Management Association), CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), ALU (The Academy of Life Underwriting) and the Society of Actuaries. We have a tuition reimbursement program and a very active online learning portal. The Learning Hub has video learning, online book summaries, over 100 online learning courses, manager toolkits, and opportunities to build a career development plan.
  • New Agile Ways of Working: We are continuously trying to make work life easier and more efficient by allowing for more collaborations spaces and digital tools. Employees looking for a place to work together and share new ideas can meet in our Transformation and Innovation Center. This Center is a hub for many informal and formal meetings with bean bag comfy chairs, floor to ceiling white boards for idea generation, and connectivity throughout. Additionally, we are implementing multiple open space work environments where employees can work together, collaborate and share ideas. Stand-up desk options are also available for employees who prefer them. About 59% of our employees either work entirely remotely or work remotely one day a week. To provide the opportunity for fun collaboration and friendly competition, this year we added a pool table, air hockey, ping pong, and board games to our employee break room.
  • Hackathon: Cross-functional teams gather to drive innovation and growth throughout the business. These 2-day events are opportunities for employees and executives in various departments to collaborate. These teams brainstorm new ideas and solve problems to quickly deliver customer-centric digital solutions. Several new initiatives have been implemented from these hackathon events that have made a positive difference to our customers.
  • Family Picnic: Each spring all employees, spouses and children are invited to a company-paid picnic. Employees and their families greatly enjoy this day where there is food and entertainment for all ages. There is great food, music, face painting, a petting zoo, crafts, moon bounce, zipline, volleyball, basketball and mini golf. Employees have the opportunity to relax and build community and team spirit at this event.
  • Volunteer Days Off: To encourage our spirit of giving and community responsibility, LGA employees receive up to two days of paid leave per year to participate in charity work involving nonprofit, civic, cultural, social service or educational organizations. This benefit is provided in addition to generous vacation, holiday, sick leave and personal leave. Volunteering is actively encouraged. Our employees volunteer at Manna Food Center and provide fun events at the Weinberg Senior Retirement Home such as sock-hop dances and bingo. Our community partnerships have included Frederick Memorial Hospital, Toys for Tots, Animal Welfare League of Frederick, Heartly House, Thanks USA, Fisher House Foundation, and many more!
  • Play Days: When employees have perfect attendance, they can earn up to two additional paid "Play Days" per year. This time off is in addition to paid volunteer days, vacation, sick leave, personal leave, holidays, and floating holidays.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$47,205 Average salary and additional cash compensation for AppAssist Case Manager $110,062 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Underwriting Consultant
6% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 100% of salary82% Company-paid health coverage for employees
82% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 82% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 or more hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,325 Average Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Restricted stock units
Bowling Champs for Charity Event

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

24 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 21 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 4 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
1 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option (59% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (69% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Full-service gym, onsite fitness classes, medical seminars, healthy eating seminars, wellness library, weight-loss programs, walking challenges, biometric and vision screenings, flu shots and health fairs, massages, ice cream socials, employee assistance program, toastmaster's meetings; lunch room with pool table, air hockey, and ping pong.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 50 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)9 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 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

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $964,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Corporate Services Manager Leads environmental impact team Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • VP, Human Resources oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • 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

 
Volunteering at Manna Food Center

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Relay for Life

How to Get Hired

We asked Legal & General America 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?

In our customer service roles we look for people who are energetic, well spoken, and able to connect with our customers.  In our other professional roles we look for people who are analytical, proactive, and detail oriented.  We recognize that we work in an ever-changing environment; therefore, in all of our positions we look for people who are able to be collaborative, innovative, enthusiastic, forward thinking, and work with pace and energy.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees should be able to speak to their knowledge and abilities and translate their past experiences to the job in which they are applying.  Applicants should research the company and have a general understanding of our business, our products, and our culture.  In order to gain our attention, applicants should be innovative, technology-focused, passionate about their career, and excited to join a company that is becoming a digital leader in the life insurance space.  Candidates who are team players, communicate well, and are focused on providing great customer experiences will fit well into our culture.

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

In the upcoming year we will look for great talent within all of our departments in order to continue to bring in new ideas and expand our product line and distribution channels.  In order to enhance the user experience and grow the business, we are focused on hiring individuals that will be able to help us design and improve our digital customer interfaces, accelerare our direct to consumer sales channel, and assist in growing our partnerships.

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

Candidates who are interested in joining our Company should go to our website at www.LGAmerica.com/corporate/jobs in order to view our current openings and career opportunities.  In order to learn more about LGA, candidates can research the company on the company website or visit our LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Glassdoor pages for current activities and updates.

hiring Outlook

120 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 12% Job Growth
17 Average applicants per opening 3,006 Total job applicants
12% New hires by employee referrals 33% Openings filled by current employees
5 Recent graduates hired 6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
21% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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