Accuquote Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Hard Work Is Rewarded

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

    I have been working at Accuquote full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing I can say about Accuquote is that the employees here care about their clients and their families, and management cares about their employees. Byron Udell, the CEO, is incredibly passionate about life insurance and feels that it is his mission to protect as many families as possible. He has an open door policy and is always willing to offer suggestions or even reach out to clients when help is needed and will often meet with the sales teams to review calls and provide training. Likewise, the senior leadership team is very approachable for help, as well as feedback. The company is constantly looking for new opportunities in an ever evolving marketplace in order to improve opportunities for employees, and improve the client experience. The dress code is extremely casual and the hours are often flexible. Those who work hard and care about their clients will excel in this environment.

    Cons

    Benefits can be improved as well as working in more automatic capabilities to reduce the manual tasks needed.

    Accuquote Response

    Jun 22, 2015CEO

    Thanks for the positive feedback. I’m thrilled to people like YOU on board.

    You’re right – WE DO CARE about our employees and about our clients and their families. I wouldn’t have it any other
    ... More


  2. ins. broker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accuquote

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    loved it, plus it is sick money. paid philanthropy

    Cons

    long hours........go by fast if you are closing

    Accuquote Response

    Jun 12, 2015CEO

    Thanks for the kind words and positive feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed your experience here. What we do here is very important. Thanks again.


  3. Couldn't ask for much more

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

    I have been working at Accuquote full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great work environment
    - Surrounded by talented people
    - Challenging (if you're ambitious, that's a good thing.)
    - Feedback (you can keep track of how much impact you're making)
    - Where else can you walk into a CEO's office and get his undivided attention?
    - Strong leadership

    Cons

    - If you're just looking for a clock to punch, you may want to look elsewhere (I don't think this is a "con," but this will deter some people -- and it should)

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for creating a culture of excellence and accountability. Keep that up!

    Accuquote Response

    May 13, 2015CEO

    Thanks for the feedback. I’m so glad people who work here recognize the talent that surrounds them. And you’re right – my office is open to any and all staff. To that end, you might see our COO in ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at Accuquote

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of one

    Cons

    Base salary for 6 months is 38K, after that commission only or 30K which is higher. Average AE's make about 50K annually. New AE's are generally required to work till 9pm, and working at least one Saturday a month is a requirement. The benefits are virtually non-existent. Health insurance about the cost of Obama care, no dental, no vision, no 401K match. Clock in/clock out, micromanaged call center environment with a very high turnover rate.

    Accuquote Response

    Jun 2, 2015CEO

    Thanks for your feedback. I’m sorry your experience wasn’t a positive one here at AccuQuote. It sounds like it just wasn’t a fit.

    In terms of our benefits, it’s unfair to consider them
    ... More


  6. A forward-thinking company with clear goals.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - Office in Wheeling, IL

    I have been working at Accuquote full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Communication between the different departments is open and encouraged. Management is passionate and attempts to look at the business with an eclectic perspective. Flexible work schedules, casual attire is not discouraged unless during an inappropriate occasion. Issues in the workplace are easily addressed to management and coworkers. A company with great potential for growth.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is somewhat lacking, but the employees are a tight-knit, hardworking group that treat each other like family. A very comfortable work environment, overall.

    Advice to Management

    There is a consistent struggle between quality and quantity within the business. Approach issues in a way that at least attempts to find a happy medium.

    Accuquote Response

    Apr 13, 2015CEO

    Thanks for the kind words. If it seems like we’re poised for growth, it’s because we are! This is an exciting time for AccuQuote, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about where we are headed. When it ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Accuquote full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    First, it starts at the top. The CEO, Byron Udell, is absolutely dedicated to the product and this company. He has an open door policy, literally. If you ever have questions or concerns, he welcomes you to stop by his office and share your thoughts with him. I have never worked in life insurance before and within a year I was making very good money! It wasn't just the money though. I found myself becoming an even better Life Insurance agent. Everybody here wants you to be successful and wants you to be the best you can be. I have come to love the life insurance industry and find myself sharing the same passion as our CEO! Great company!

    Cons

    The only thing would be the benefits. Of course, with Obamacare and rising costs in healthcare, it's difficult for any company to provide health insurance to their employees at cheap rates, but it certainly would be nice!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within and listen to agent's ideas! We will grow as a company if we continue to work together!

    Accuquote Response

    Feb 17, 2015CEO

    Wow! Thanks for the kind words. It’s very important for me to have an open door policy, where AEs and staff can come in my office to run things by me. If someone has a case that’s challenging or a ... More


  8. Sales Driven

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accuquote (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    success was rewarded but support could have been better

    Cons

    short term outlook narrowed responsiveness to quick fixes

    Advice to Management

    focus on one major initiative at a time

    Accuquote Response

    Mar 2, 2015CEO

    Thanks for your review. It’s a priority to me to reward good people who do good work, so I’m glad that’s being noticed. As for our priorities and objectives, we’ve identified a few key ones (one is ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuquote

    Pros

    Near my house which is good.

    Cons

    Not sure of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    I haven't been there long enough.

    Accuquote Response

    Jan 13, 2015CEO

    Thanks for the feedback and favorable review. I wish all of our employees had as short a commute as you do. And my house is near the office as well, so I can appreciate what a perk it is!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Leadership Team who cares about employees

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

    I have been working at Accuquote full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Byron, and the rest of the Senior Leadership team, as well as all of the supervisors and other employees really do care about everyone, and do their best to make everyone feel welcome and important. Byron is a very good CEO and his direct connection with the employees really goes to show how important this company is to him, and how he wants his employees to feel good about working here.

    Life Insurance is a important product and people do need to be protected, so it feels good that you are actually working for a company whose number one priority is to help people.

    Cons

    Location in Wheeling is a bit far from the city.
    Benefits could be slightly better

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing with making employees feel welcomed and important. Listen to ideas, and don't be afraid of change or growth!

    Accuquote Response

    Jan 2, 2015CEO

    Thank you very much for the feedback and kind words. It is important to me that all our employees feel welcome—that’s the culture and environment we aim to have here. And I make it well known that ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    Innovative Company with Passion and Growth Opportunity!

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

    I have been working at Accuquote full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is very friendly. Solid track record of promoting from within. CEO displays an incredible love and passion for what we do for our customers, and that passion reminds us every single day why our customers need our help and guidance. Some employees have the ability to work remotely from home, which provides an excellent work life balance. New perk gives a nice discount for a health club membership at a brand new facility close to our office. Plenty of growth opportunity for those who work hard and apply themselves! Large TV screens throughout the entire office give our employees different kinds of helpful information in a fun way to see it! Very exciting to see where our company will be in the next 1 to 3 years as we look to expand our product portfolio solutions for our customers!

    Cons

    While the Long Term Disability benefits are outstanding, employees who need health insurance for their families have a hard time making this work for them.

    Advice to Management

    We need to ask and listen to our employees even further to hear what they want. We all tend to get busy with the "day to day", but making time to ask, listen, and communicate more on the topics most important to our employees is something we can get even better at.

    Accuquote Response

    Nov 3, 2014CEO

    Thanks very much for your feedback, and for the positive comments about your experience at AccuQuote. We certainly value our longtime employees like yourself.

    It gives me such pleasure to read
    ... More



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