Retirement Solutions Pioneer Honored for its High-Performing Culture
ORANGE, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2018) – American Advisors Group (AAG), a leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s third-annual Top Company Cultures List. Companies were evaluated by Entrepreneur, along with its research partner Energage, on 24 factors across seven areas: alignment, effectiveness, connection, management, engagement, leadership, and basics, including pay, benefits and training. Based on the results, AAG was ranked in the top 20 in the large company category.
“We strive to create a company culture that inspires and motivates our employees to not only be better but to help our customers, older Americans, retire better,” said, Rebecca Pacillas, senior vice president of human resources for AAG. “We balance that need for dedication by creating an enjoyable and amusing workplace that allows our employees to keep a healthy work to life balance.”
AAG is committed to building a purpose-based, high-performing culture rooted in the company’s core values of Caring, Driven and Ethical. We accomplish this through a combination of employee engagement, competitive compensation, and professional development. AAG’s employee engagement program, ProjectInspire, hosts appreciation-based social events throughout the year, including: town halls, bingo, ping pong tournaments, recreational sports teams, blood drives and holiday parties. ProjectInspire also partners with the AAG Foundation to host employee-focused fundraising events, such as AAG’s annual Comedy Night for charity.
Through the AAG Foundation, AAG empowers employees with volunteer time off, makes monetary donations, and hosts fundraising events. In 2018, AAG employees clocked more than 1,000 volunteer hours delivering food and conducting safety checks for seniors through the Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Food Assistance Program.
AAG has a comprehensive internal ethics program that starts with the recruiting process and continues through new hire orientation and ongoing training programs. A unique feature of AAG’s onboarding process is a “generation swap” exercise designed to encourage empathy for AAG’s main demographic, senior citizens. During the training, employees are given a physical ailment and asked to attempt everyday tasks. AAG employees also have the ability to recognize co-workers who make a positive impact and demonstrate “awesome” behavior through the AAG Spotlight Awards.
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AAG, now a division of Finance of America Reverse (FAR), continues its dedication to helping older Americans find new ways to fund a better retirement through the responsible use of home equity. AAG offers a suite of home equity solutions — including Home Equity Conversion Mortgages and proprietary reverse mortgages, that are designed to give seniors a better financial outcome in retirement. Following the asset acquisition of AAG by FAR in April 2023, FAR and AAG together make up one of the largest reverse mortgage companies in the US. The company is licensed nationally (NMLS #2285) and is a proud member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). For more information about AAG, please visit www.aag.com.
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