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Sammons ranks among 20 best U.S. companies for work-life balance

Friday, November 5, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 5, 2021/Business Record/ -- Sammons Financial Group, based in West Des Moines, has been named a top company for work-life balance, according to a recent Glassdoor report. Glassdoor, which provides insights about jobs and companies, previously named Sammons Financial Group to its Best Places to Work list the past three years in a row. Sammons was No. 5 on a list of the 20 companies that had the highest employee ratings for work-life balance. In its most recent survey rankings, Glassdoor analyzed millions of voluntary employee reviews submitted to its web site. Each comment represents input from full-time, U.S.-based employees and spans the time frame of March 15, 2020, through Sept. 28, 2021. At the peak of the pandemic, Sammons Financial Group had approximately 95% of its employees working from home. "The pandemic put a spotlight on the importance of work-life balance, and we are pleased to have positive response from our employees," said Anne Cooper, Sammons chief human resources officer. "For many years, we’ve provided Friday afternoons off and flexible work arrangements for employees because it’s the right thing to do. We know when people have the flexibility they need, their work is better and they contribute to a healthy, high-performing culture."