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Old 02-08-2019, 10:40 AM
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Is this type of work out there for actuaries yet? I see openings for asa+ often but not too often acas+. Also what about actuarial analyst with a couple years of experience? Has anyone noticed any transition over to remote yet for these more entry level actuaries? It seems that there should be more out there but maybe i'm wrong in 2019. Thoughts?
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:51 AM
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From what I've seen, it is begrudgingly offered. No company wants to hire remote employees, but work has to get done.

Some companies are working on the lower productivity vs lower building rent equation. If it has enough people who are working remotely, company can downsize to a smaller building.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:52 AM
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Is this type of work out there for actuaries yet? I see openings for asa+ often but not too often acas+. Also what about actuarial analyst with a couple years of experience? Has anyone noticed any transition over to remote yet for these more entry level actuaries? It seems that there should be more out there but maybe i'm wrong in 2019. Thoughts?
From my limited experience it seems most of the remote roles are for ASA+, I think its probably a good idea to be in an office setting for the first few years while you gain experience and I'm thinking most companies think the same so I doubt entry level will ever go remote. At least any time soon
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yeah, I'd be really hard pressed to let an entry-level employee work remotely. too much hand-holding required on the work at that level for that to be an effective setup.
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I agree with the above.

Any entry level work that you could do remotely - glorified data entry and cleanup - isn't really what you want to do. You want to be learning new things and that is most easily done in an office with your boss.
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I agree that it's not a good idea for entry level. That being said, it's all about finding the right company. My last company would let you go full time remote, but basically told you that you're not going to be getting a big increase in responsibilities unless you come back into the office full time. My current company is all about letting people work remote.
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Has anybody successfully gotten to work remotely for roles that originally did not advertise as remote work? If so when and how did you negotiate that?
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I've been on both sides of working remote (managing and working) and the remote has included both "work from home" and "work in a different office of the same company". I agree that it's not something you want to do (or hire someone to do) as an entry-level actuary.

Software advances have made it much easier to work remotely, but you still get a lot more immediacy when you sit near someone. The boss wants to see when the new employee looks frustrated or confused or bored. The employee wants to see if the boss looks busy or supportive or annoyed.
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Has anybody successfully gotten to work remotely for roles that originally did not advertise as remote work? If so when and how did you negotiate that?
I've seen people who had been working successfully in a role become remote when either they moved for a spouse or the company closed the office they were in. I've never seen it happen with a new job.
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From what I've seen, it is begrudgingly offered. No company wants to hire remote employees, but work has to get done.
Perhaps, except for companies that are essentially 100% remote.
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