American National Insurance

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American National Insurance Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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American National Insurance Chairman and CEO Robert L. Moody
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Pros
  • Seem to pay claims properly to insureds (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The job requires collection of premiums and writing new business (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Insurance Agent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent

    I worked at American National Insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great program for training and onboarding new agents. Excellent new agent compensation assistance. Super friendly support. If you're going to be in a captive selling situation, this is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    This isn't a knock on ANICO, but any agent in a captive selling situation is going to greatly limit their income potential. Also, this industry takes about 3-5 years of building your clientele until you can feel secure in your income.


  2. Debit Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at American National Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck for 26 weeks

    Cons

    Collecting a debit and constantly running people down to collect insurance premiums all over large metropolitan area and very strict underwriting and tough to get policies issued.

    Advice to Management

    Offer to help occasionally


  3. Good, not perfect.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, good vacation, mediocre benefits. Managers that generally care about their people, and will go out of their way to make your life easier.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership is out of touch, which is typical. Other similar companies have better benefits and pay in the same are for the same work.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to match other local employers and revamp the health insurance to be affordable and actually provide good coverage.


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  5. Great Agent Career Path

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Agent in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    American National offers 3-4 months of paid training, followed by a "base" plus commission/bonus for new agents, which is almost un-heard of in the insurance industry. Great products and high commission for both new and renewal. Manager in my market a very supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    Technology is a little out of date, and takes some getting used to, but they're working on upgrades so at least you know they are aware of the challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making it easier for agents to quote new business.


  6. Office Administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American National Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company has been around since 1905, has strong ratings, and very high standards for acquiring new business in order to get quality clients. They have good incentives to sign on with them.

    Cons

    Because of their high standards to be insured with them, depending on your locale, it can be extremely difficult as a new agent to write business. The financing program, if you were to choose that route and stay on with the company or stay in the insurance field makes it difficult as well to earn a decent living. Unless there is a good manager in your region, the training/mentoring is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    The financing program needs adjusting. Training agents is crucial and this company does not have a decent program nor any kind of mentorship. Managers need to be brought in from within the company, not new hires from other insurance companies with no knowledge of how our system works. Seeing how much revenue is wasted on hires as those mentioned is upsetting.


  7. CSSD Sales Agent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You can control your own time and make decent wages.

    Cons

    company is making it harder to do what's right for the client by penalizing the agent and not offering incentives for certain types of business.

    Advice to Management

    Assist the agents more and be a liaison between home office and field workers.


  8. sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, NM

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is easy to sale with this company

    Cons

    The compensation could be better


  9. Great opportunities for growth and learning.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Exposure to many different actuarial roles and projects.

    Cons

    Building could use updating - carpet, cubicles, chairs are all outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your future.


  10. I was mislead by the hiring manager, so, after enthusiastically telling friends, it's become a huge embarrassment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Paid "training". The premise is great, but, aside from the income for training, it fell short of preparing me to use the tools that were available. The manager checked me off as completed even though we'd never covered the training.

    Cons

    The training is primarily online. The real training is the last month where you learn to run quotes, however, the office I was in had no one who knew how to do a P&C Quote. I didnt get any quote training prior to going live as an agent. The hiring manager, after claiming he'd be there to help me learn the system, referred me to agents all over the territory to try to get quotes done. He was also out of the office 2 of my first 4 weeks as an active agent. I was sold on training and support....I brought the up front work, but without quotes there is no business to write.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest....don't oversell what new people can expect from you....I'm embarrassed to have fallen for the line and to have put my family through this.


  11. Agent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at American National Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Home service freedom and great customers

    Cons

    Collecting insurance Takes all of your time



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