Burns & Wilcox Reviews

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  • Associate Underwriter

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    I have been working at Burns & Wilcox full-time

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    Pros

    There are several pros to working at Burns and Wilcox. First, the starting pay is pretty good. They pay for your insurance licensing class and test. The company also promotes and pays for all continuing education and insurance designations.
    The KELP program gives you the opportunity to meet upper management and your carriers. You have access to multiple in-house contract carriers. Some of the best in the industry.
    The position involves marketing and going out to meet your agents. This means you aren't stuck behind a desk 24/7. There's so many golf outings, insurance conventions and events to attend. Many of these you get to make new agent contacts and grow your book.

    Cons

    Lack of training for new hires
    Unclear time line for advancement

Burns & Wilcox Interviews

Updated Apr 11, 2015

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Burns & Wilcox (Farmington Hills, MI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The actual interview process was quite normal. I had a phone interview followed by a face to face panel interview. After the panel interview, I spoke with the CFO and the head of human resources on the phone. I was told by them that people would receive offers within the next two business days.

    Not only did I not receive an offer, I did not get any sort of rejection letter either. I tried multiple times getting a hold of the right people to find out the status of my application. I left a professional voice message and sent an email to the human resource representative I was in most contact with during this entire process. Even after contacting multiple times, I received no response whatsoever.

    I am disappointed by the lack of professionalism by this company. At the very least, they owed me a proper rejection letter.

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Website www.burnsandwilcox.com
Headquarters Farmington Hills, MI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1969
Type Company - Private
Industry Insurance
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Burns & Wilcox, part of the Kaufman Group, provides wholesale property/casualty insurance products and brokerage services including underwriting management. Product lines include general and professional liability, personal auto and homeowners, and hard-to-place specialty coverage for directors and officers. The company operates some 40 offices in about two dozen states across the US. One of the largest independent-owned insurance wholesalers in the country, the company markets products through some 26,000 agencies. The late Herbert W. Kaufman, father of CEO Alan Kaufman... More

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