Autonomy -- I can design my schedule and work process however I want as long as I keep my eye on quality, timeliness, and budget.
Prestige -- In our market, Milliman is at the top of the market. We hire the best, do the best work, provide the most value.
Compensation -- we compensate risk takers and successful consultants.
Our firm is well known as an actuarial consulting firm. Doing non-actuarial work, we have to work hard to educate our actuarial coleagues and clients on how our firm is not just actuaries.
Our model promotes competition among practices. That drives us to innovate locally, but it also can create some animosity among groups. We have to constantly balance self-interest vs. enterprise interests.
Being challenged everyday
One of the best aspects of Milliman is the ability to work remotely from home, or other locations when necessary. Many departments are actively and aggressively hiring and rewarding individuals to be able to work from another Milliman office, or from home. It is also a good option for individuals that need to have a little flexibility without taking vacation days.
Regional operational difference is one of the larger challenges in standardize administrative procedures.
Flexibility and opportunity for growth