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California Casualty – Why Work For Us?

Our Company

We Protect American Heroes 

California Casualty is in the business of providing high-quality insurance coverage and service at a competitive price. Since its founding in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of Brown family members. Their dedication to California Casualty's excellence is woven through the entire fabric of the organization.

California Casualty's mission is to provide protection and peace of mind for the people that serve our communities. We've had long-term relationships with many different groups in the fields of:

  • education
  • law enforcement
  • fire fighting
  • nurses

Special benefits are tailored to meet the unique needs of our customers. These include deductible waivers for cars damaged at school for educators, and premium waivers for the survivors of public safety officers who make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
 
California Casualty is proud to serve our community in many ways. Our employees dedicate significant time and effort in a variety of activities to raise money for programs such as:

  • heart disease
  • cancer research
  • food banks
  • school supplies
  • holiday gift programs
  • food for homeless pets

Come join The California Casualty family! 
 
Note: California Casualty consists of the California Casualty Group of insurance companies managed by California Casualty Management Company.

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 Are you the missing piece?

We are a family-owned business since 1914 and one of the largest group property and casualty insurance companies in the nation. We offer a culture that's known for integrity, outstanding service… and a lot of fun!

Why Join the California Casualty Team?

Our workplace is casual and we take our responsibility to our customers' insurance needs, and our employees' growth and satisfaction, very seriously. The California Casualty Team needs talented and compassionate professionals to support our exceptional, gold-standard level of service to our customers.

We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, training, and development opportunities. As an employee, you will be supported and encouraged as you build your rewarding career. The biggest strength of our team is the energy and commitment of our employees and we recognize team and individual excellence.

Peace of mind…

The piece that we can provide for you.

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Members of our team can depend on us for a sense of comfort and security – thanks to our attractive compensation and benefits package.

We are committed to providing you with all that you need for a satisfying personal and professional life because we appreciate your commitment to our continued success.

The following are just a few of the ways we strive to reward your success:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Performance Sharing Plan

  • Ongoing education, training and development

  • Best-in-class virtual education and training portal

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance

  • Short/long-term disability

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health Saving Account

  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick pay

  • Employer-matched 401(k)

  • Service-based contribution retirement plan

  • Life/auto/home/renter's insurance

  • Referral bonus program

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Business casual environment

  • …and more

You can expect an energetic environment in which to participate, learn and grow. We want you to feel like part of the family, one that takes care of each other. What's more, you'll enjoy the deeper reward of helping those who serve us and our fellow Americans – all while you build a promising career.

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California Casualty is all about building long term relationships with our customers and offering high quality protection and service to individuals who spend their days protecting us – educators, fire fighters, law enforcement and nurses.

End result:

Our customers love California Casualty and it shows.

If you have experience in business development and territory management – or you are ready to take your marketing skills to the next level – California Casualty is the best place to make your career a reality

Top reasons to join our team:

  • Be a part of a company that serves American Heroes
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, service oriented environment
  • Get rewarded for your efforts with competitive salaries and bonus structures
  • Tap into a unique market opportunity
  • Grow your career based on performance and success

About you…

You’re self-motivated, driven and passionate about building lasting relationships and doing whatever you can to make a difference in the lives of American Heroes. You thrive in a position that requires exceptional time management skills and the ability to work autonomously.

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Leader in sales careers

California Casualty is about more than just closing the deal. We believe in offering high quality insurance protection and service to individuals who day in and day out are protecting us – educators, fire fighters, law enforcement and nurses. End result: Our customers love California Casualty and it shows.

Whether you’re just getting started in sales – or you are ready to go to the next level – California Casualty is the best place to make your career a reality.


 Top reasons to join our team

  • Be a part of a company that serves American Heroes

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, service oriented environment

  • Get rewarded for your efforts with competitive commission and/or bonus structures

  • Tap into a unique market opportunity

  • Grow your career based on performance and success


 About you…

You’re motivated, driven and passionate about selling and doing whatever you can to make a difference in the lives of American Heroes.





 

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California Casualty Reviews

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    I worked at California Casualty full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pros

    This is a great company with a strong family owned culture. You will feel and be treated like family. The CEO will know you by name. The company is very directionally correct by relating high level company goals to your individual contribution. The people make this a positive place to work overall!

    Cons

    They focus so much on saving money and being frugal it seems there is a financial struggle although they have one of the strongest rankings for capital. The cost of health insurance for the employee is extremely high, the high deductible plan makes it hard to go to the doctor, the annual sales recognition event was removed, the pension plan was frozen (replaced with a savings investment plan but a hit to long term employees), small coffee cups instead of a tad bigger coffee cups, you get the idea. All the perks for employees have been stripped away

    There is high scrutiny on home inspections making it very difficult for their members to obtain home insurance. Members are cancelled for a missing shingle or they ask members to paint their homes in the winter. Common sense seems to be set aside in order to fix a number on a report somewhere. The risk is that they damage the affinity group marketing brand in the process and do not have a growing opportunity with new groups to market. It feels like this plan has a dead end instead of a recovery.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful what you do to your customers with your home underwriting processes. You are burning your market and you are burning out your sales and underwriting employees. You will fix the number, but you will not have much to work with when you are done. The plan right now feels like a childhood art project. Put it in the oven, cook it down, it comes out pretty but there is not much left.


California Casualty Interviews

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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at California Casualty (Colorado Springs, CO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Not impressed
    questionable if resume submitted was reviewed recruiter questions not applicable to my experience, work history, or education level
    Lengthy "presentation" of CA Casualty-not necessary as info readily available on website
    Canned blanket scripting- not tailored to individual candidate
    LIcensed-yet recruiter explained licensing classes?? Not applicable
    Disclosure statement read citing previous criminal behavior/record grounds for termination
    Licensed producers can NOT have criminal records (?????)
    Required to pay for licenses needed in 40+ states ($3000-which they provide a loan for????)
    Recruiter stated software not current ( higher end product using outdated software ?????)
    Product is higher end/priced more than most competitive coverage for niche market to be sold as a "benefit" to those who serve-Heros deserve a quality product, providing superior coverage, value, at affordable rate, for their contribution to the community.Where is the group rate advantage in this?????
    Recruiter ill equipped to answer direct/specific job related questions-offered nothing more than job posting ad-restated same info
    Recruiter types answers to questions-not efficient-completing a regular job application online eliminates this lengthy time consuming part of their interview
    Initial testing typical of this size company, STAR behavioral interview questions
    Excitement and enthusiasm for this company squelched after this interview experience
    Might be a great opportunity-recruiting process lengthy, comes across as a solicitation vs invitation-previous reviewer described is painful-concur with assessment

    Interview Questions

    • Typical STAR interview questions-tell me about a time when you had a difficult customer/ conflict/angry customer/etc. Questions not geared towards sales. Interactions as a sales rep shouldn't have difficult customer, conflict resolutions, angry customers-those questions pertain more to customer service-after a product is purchased. Sales is overcoming price objections/obstacles, educating the value of product, providing adequate coverage needs. Sales is presentation, not conflict resolution-that generally is under servicing a policy. Disappointing that recruiter wasn't versed in differences. Better understanding of differences would lead to more appropriate probing. Tell me about a time you overcame a slump in your sales, telling me about a time when you overcame price objection, tell me about a time when you increased value awareness and upsold a policy.   1 Answer
    • Questions about previous work history, dates, nature of the jobs held previously. All those stated in resume-not sure why that wasn't reviewed before phone interview.   1 Answer

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Additional Info

Website www.calcas.com
Headquarters San Mateo, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1914
Type Company - Private
Industry Insurance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

California Casualty is more than a century-old, privately held, policyholder owned company offering customized auto and home insurance products for educators, law enforcement, nurses and firefighters – those who protect, strengthen and enhance the quality of life in communities across America. Since we pioneered the industry trend in 1951, we’ve marketed our business through... More

Mission: Provide competitively priced personal insurance products and services tailored for selected affinity group markets from an insurer you can trust.

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