Milliman gives me the opportunity to take care of my family. I have a two-and-a-half-year-old son who lives with my wife in Vancouver, Canada. As a result, I frequently travel across the border and sometimes I work in Vancouver.
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of control I have over my work/life balance.
My job allows me to grow my expertise in areas I like. I have control over my own work plan, career plan, and work/life balance.
When I’m not at work, my main focus is spending time with my family, especially my young son. I take him to all his favorite places, which often means we end up at construction sites. I used to be a soccer fan but since moving to the United States, I’ve switched to basketball—mostly because of Yao Ming!
Here at Milliman, being an actuary is a really interesting career.
In college, I didn’t even really understand what an actuary was. My career at Milliman has exceeded my expectations. I started as an actuarial executive in Singapore and eventually ended up as an actuarial manager in Hong Kong before I came to the United States and joined Milliman.
It was my first cold call ever.
I was looking for a research opportunity for my master’s degree program. I cold-called the Seattle office and was offered something much better-- an internship opportunity that eventually led to a full-time job.
Each Milliman office is an individual entity. This allows employees to grow in the way they desire.
In our office, everyone specializes in different areas, so we complement each other and it results in a group well suited for tough assignments.
My colleagues are the best talents you could ever hope to find and they’re easy to work with. They’re all excellent team players. The atmosphere is easygoing.
I never imagined I’d be a presenter at the SOA annual meeting. But because of its stature in the industry, Milliman is full of opportunities like that.
Whether talking to a client or a prospective employee, the answer is the same: Always work with the best you can find.