Affirmative Insurance

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Affirmative Insurance Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Affirmative Insurance full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people who have your back

    Cons

    The work can be stressful and overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire additional people to allow people work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Affirmative Insurance Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX

    I have been working at Affirmative Insurance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has a family environment and treats the employees as such. The benefits are standard and appear to increase every year. Compensation is competitive in nature.

    Cons

    In the area of my occupation, I have a few cons to mention. Sometimes the workload can be overwhelming, but management attempts to resolve the stressors when they can. Every company has its cons. The office culture is family oriented and Affirmative Insurance genuinely cares for its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to respect your employees and they will return the same to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Once business sold and went national, company went downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjuster in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Adjuster in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Affirmative Insurance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Made a few friends while there

    Cons

    In attentive management, low pay, choking workload, and mostly incompetent co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blow it up and start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    One step forward and two steps backwards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Affirmative Insurance

    Pros

    Good work life balance. They offer a generous 401K match. Jeans everyday. Competitive base pay and decent number of vacation days.

    Cons

    The management team uses a tactical approach rather than a strategic approach and therefore has no vision of where the company is going. The existing processes and systems are highly inefficient. Inter department communication is nonexistent. The financials of the company are so bad it's hard to believe the leadership group that fails to deliver quarter after quarter is still in place. The rumors of upcoming layoffs are never ending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit looking for dimes in the couch cushions and develop a strategy to steer the company in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    AVP

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President

    I have been working at Affirmative Insurance full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    decent working environment, great growth potential. very helpful coworkers.

    Cons

    the initial training could be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team

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

    I have been working at Affirmative Insurance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The team I work with is great. They work hard together and get along well. 401K plan is really good. They pay for different training tools which is nice.

    Cons

    The profit and loss of the company is my biggest concern. Getting new hires approved can be very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a yearly review program. We used to do this but the last 4-5 years it's been at least 18 months between reviews and merit increases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Don't you dare do it!!!! Your job search results are not this bad don't do it!

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

    I have been working at Affirmative Insurance

    Pros

    Jeans everyday....that's about it really

    Cons

    Management sucks I think they picked them right off the street with no experience or leadership training. Maybe ex chicken and waffles workers.

    No structure for work you work without a net everyday hoping you just get by.

    Cliques. ..if you not in the circle your a outsider. Better take up smoking or kissing butt.

    Systems are inaccurate and outdated wait your claim was approved or no no no wait it wasnt. Say what umm let me transfer.

    Outdated info to use as a guides. Go to manage ....umm it's seeeee I say yes...weeks later no no you shouldn't have done that....

    The attempt to micro isn't even done right.

    Tons of loads to do, phone rings and you can't get your job done because of it, the looks on everyone face is full of despair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn not to play favs, stop gossiping yes WE SEE YOU

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to grow and work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Affirmative Insurance

    Pros

    This company has very good mmanagement. This is a place where you can grow and make lasting friendships. Also a very good starting point for entry level adjusters.

    Cons

    The benefits are pretty standard but the insurance deductible is really high for medical benefits. I really don't have anything bad to say about the company. I really enjoyed my time at AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  10.  

    Good place for college grads

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Affirmative Insurance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, being directly out of college

    Cons

    Pay was not great; no room to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your rock-star employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    OK, but that's about it

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

    I worked at Affirmative Insurance full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and the benefits were good. My manager and coworkers were nice, and they relied on me for ideas.

    Cons

    Upper management did not seem to have a plan or know where to go with the company. The work was unsatisfying. My days were long and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue about the industry. Hire managers with some ideas and maybe, just maybe, a little polish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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