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Old Republic Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's been awhile...worked there in 2004

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Within Corporate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Within Corporate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Old Republic full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to help out in another department and the experience helped me find a new job with another company.

    Cons

    Very corporate and conservative. Not big on communication with the company as a whole. Not everyone had a computer and/or email and internet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good for the experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Old Republic full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers and work environment.

    Cons

    The chances for someone to grow within the company is probably slim to none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Old Republic full-time

    Pros

    The location is okay. Near lots of public trans.

    Cons

    You know the culture at OR is broken when the first thought you have when you see the lone 5-star review is "Someone was paid to write that."

    Every day I wonder, What does HR do? It's certainly not administering employee reward programs, of which there are none. It's just amazing how poorly people treat each other here and get away with it.

    Using just one example, there is a person in Legal who shouts, threatens, back-stabs, connives, lies, cheats, insults, leaves juvenile notes everywhere...essentially, she's the passive-aggressive nightmare you thought existed only on One Life To Live. HR has known about her abusive antics for years, yet they do nothing. I can't help wondering what kind of...ahem..."arrangement" she has with her boss that allows her to keep working here. I spend more time trying to avoid people like her than I spend doing my job, and that's sad.

    I feel that if I stopped showing up for work, no one would notice for two weeks. People are so disconnected and unfriendly. I don't even know how to describe the culture. Calling it a vacuum almost seems generous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother? No one is listening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sad and WEIRD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Old Republic full-time

    Pros

    Good location near Metra, L, and bus lines.

    Cons

    The strangest company culture I've ever experienced. There is no sense of belonging here. There is no intranet, no team building (no one even uses the word "team"), no career tracks, no interaction with employees on other floors of the same building, no rewards for good performance, no social events or holiday celebrations, no communication, no...nothing. Low salaries. Lots of sexism, bad attitudes, and poor performers that have been here for 30+ years. Everything is a secret. I show up every day, do what I'm supposed to do, and go home. I've never worked anywhere so odd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build an intranet. Make employees aware of how they can move up. Post job openings nationwide. COMMUNICATE with your employees. Sack the people with nasty attitudes who've done nothing but hold down the same chair for decades. Update the ancient IT system. Don't claim that you can't afford decent salary increases and then spend $millions on marble lobbies. Make people feel like they matter!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A solid job. Nothing exciting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - State Filing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - State Filing Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Old Republic

    Pros

    Decent company with OK benefits that has managed to weather the mortgage crisis relatively intact.

    Cons

    Very decentralized and not often focused on big picture issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they're worth.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't do it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Old Republic

    Pros

    Location rocks - on Michigan Ave, close to public transportation

    Cons

    Favoritism is exhibited, Management is not willing to change, HR doesn't do a thing and the salary is so below avg it's a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the blatent favoritism and pay what is due

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    They really are "People Helping People" in all aspects of the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Old Republic

    Pros

    The people!! There is a high level of commitment to individual and company success that shows in the decisions made and actions taken.

    Cons

    Knowing that there may be times when a plan holder will be disappointed because we don't cover "everything". Many plan holders have not read the plan and do not know what items are covered, so become frustrated when something they felt should be covered is clearly listed as a not covered item.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information. When everyone knows the goals and challenges, they can become involved in solutions and strategies.

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