Sammons Financial Honored as Number Five on Glassdoor's 2020 Best Places to Work List
WEST DES MOINES, IA - Dec. 11, 2019 – Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. (SFG) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2020. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 12th year, is based solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments, and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.
“Making the Glassdoor Best Places to Work list is a significant honor for us, particularly because it’s based on real employee feedback,” said Anne Cooper, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for SFG. “At SFG, we invest heavily in creating a healthy, high performing culture where employees feel valued and are able to grow in their careers, so it’s incredibly rewarding to see evidence that our employees feel engaged and happy to be a part of our organization,” added Cooper.
Last year, SFG ranked No. 22 on the Glassdoor Best Places to Work list. “It’s a great accomplishment to be named to the Glassdoor’s list of top places to work and to have jumped from No. 22 to No. 5 is quite a feat,” said Esfand Dinshaw, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for SFG. “SFG truly is a remarkable place to work because of our employees, and we have them to thank for this Glassdoor recognition,” added Dinshaw.
“This year marks the shift to a culture-first decade in the workplace, and Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards winners are employers that are prioritizing culture, mission, and employees at the heart of everything they do. By doing so, their employees have spoken and are recognizing them truly as the Best Places to Work in 2020,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president, chief operating officer and incoming chief executive officer. “In addition to putting culture and mission at the core of how they operate, this year’s winners stand out for promoting transparency with employees, offering career growth opportunities and providing work driven by impact and purpose. Congratulations go to all of the exceptional employers this year who stand out in the eyes of their employees.”
On Glassdoor, current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what a specific job may be like at a particular company. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.
Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between October 23, 2018 and October 21, 2019. To be considered for the U.S. large category, a company must have had at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 75 ratings across each of the eight workplace attributes from U.S.-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, led by its Economic Research Team, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.
For the complete list of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners in 2020, please visit: https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm.
About Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.
The companies of Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. help families and businesses protect their future to enjoy life’s moments today. A subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., Sammons Financial Group is privately owned with member companies that are among the most enduring and stable in the financial services industry. Our companies include Midland National® Life Insurance Company (including Sammons® Corporate Markets); North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®; and Sammons Institutional GroupSM (including Midland Retirement Distributors® and Sammons Retirement Solutions®). Together, we offer today’s most sought-after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Sammons Financial Group: With You for Every Moment®.
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