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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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2.7 33 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

American National Insurance Chairman and CEO Robert L. Moody

Robert L. Moody

(23 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Say no to debit agencies

    Sales Agent (Former Employee)

    ProsJob flexibility of being in the field.

    ConsDangers of being in the field.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand your agents hard work and safety.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work and talent are often overlooked, no career track and very little room for advancement.

    Underwriting (Former Employee) Galveston, TX

    ProsThere are a number of talented employees who are generally good people working at ANICO. There are many long-tenured employees, which is overall a positive and a sign that many are generally satisfied here. With a few exceptions, even most of the senior leadership are decent people. Arrogance is not really part of the corporate culture here as it often is at large employers.

    ConsA number hard-working, talented employees leave out of frustration. There is very little thought or concern given to helping develop talent once it's in the door. Lower and middle level workers only advance in rare instances, regardless of effort or results. Initiative, drive and fresh ideas too often fall on deaf ears.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a true vision for being a leader in your field; lip service doesn't cut it. Reward hard work, talent and effort. Publicize promotions more than once a year, offer more training with tangible rewards, offer a career track that offers a better chance for advancement. Most employees have none. You might be shocked at the benefits reaped from even a marginal investment in your existing talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Guarantee of success but not many succeeding

    Insurance Agent (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsOpen schedule, not much micro-managing, work from home.

    ConsNO PAY! Confusing commissions that never equaled what they should have been, managers wanting to help with life cases only but not helping to attract new leads. It is IMPOSSIBLE to sell auto, home or term life alone in this company even though managers will tell you that you can do just property and casualty and not life. While working for them they had 2 different commission changes, each of which reduced my commissions. Company is more like an MLM than an insurance company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest and up front with potential insurance agents within your Agency. Do not tell them that they can sell only property and casualty and then flip to tell them that they have to sell life to remain an agent years later. Help agents find new prospects and not limit your help to life only cases. AAA was a joke and if the company wants to have agents stay more than a year or two something needs to be done to help agents make a sustainable income.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is not a very well known company

    Insurance Agent (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsIt is a great job will felxible hours

    ConsThey do very little marketing so it is up to the agents to market themselves and the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Call Center Work

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat hours if you are looking for the basic Mon-Fri routine.

    ConsNo room for advancement or big salary increases.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Old school, paternal, sleepy workers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Galveston, TX

    Proseasy job and not much pressure to perform

    Consno challenges, not a desired employer in the Houston area

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop taking naps after lunch

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Local company, short work week, flexible work schedule (in some depts.) and decent benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Galveston, TX

    Pros37.5 hour work week, 5/4 schedule in some depts., local, opportunity for advancement, education readily available with incentive, stable and generous sick time.

    ConsThe benefits are reasonably priced but lack in real coverage. This is something that should be reviewed and would have truly affected my decision to join the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication builds loyalty and trust. Sharing information about the direction of the deptartments, area or companies future helps employees feel trusted, included and respected.

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    Great work/life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Galveston, TX

    ProsGreat work/life balance, pleasant co-workers, stable organization and competitive benefits

    ConsSalary amounts not very competitive with rest of Houston area, too conservative, be more apt to change

    Advice to Senior ManagementAbove...be more open to change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!It is a very stable, family oriented company

    Prefer Not to Answer (Current Employee) Galveston, TX

    ProsFlexible work life balance, extremely generous sick leave, good vacation, improving benefits, great opportunity for growth, pension, multiple locations, stable and caring toward employees.

    ConsSomewhat conservative, the company could use a push into current times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more willing to change and grow, you wont lose the values that got you there by jumping on the technology bandwagon and coming into 2010 with the rest of teh worls. Be more innovative and less afraid of preservation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Talent is rewarded within the IT area and most other areas of the company.

    IT Management (Current Employee) Galveston, TX

    ProsAmerican National is a very stable company with a rich history. There are no boom and bust cycles with the employees. It is a conservative atmosphere where talent and hard work are rewarded.

    ConsThings change more slowly than in some other companies, but if you like stability and continuity this is a great company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to be more aggressive in promoting itself and its job opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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