American Republic Insurance

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American Republic Insurance Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
Updated May 9, 2014
6 Reviews
2.6
6 Reviews
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Michael E. Abbott
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  1.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at American Republic Insurance

    Pros

    They are the only Insurance Company I could sell for and still sleep at night. In an industry with a bad image and rightfully so, ARIC is a company that will take care of their clients.

    A lot of room for advancement

    Offer tons of training in sales and products.

    Offer leads and advertising materials.

    Cons

    Start out with commission only.

    Company name not well know so you have to be able to sell yourself.

    Not always competitive on price, so again you have to sell yourself.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The intentions and "pie in the sky" career roadmap to success are all great fodder to start, but reality is far from it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ins Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Ins Agent in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at American Republic Insurance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They pay 60% commissions on several of their main products (10 months basis).

    Cons

    Training is lacking when compared to competitors. Very high turnover of some quality hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a better training program and stop regretting the same leads over and over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Want a be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Republic Insurance

    Pros

    Good people in the field, some good people in the Home Office, dated leadership

    Cons

    Dated leadership, compartmentalized, managed from the inside out instead of the outside in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, get out of the way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The worst place to end up is here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Chicago, IL

    I worked at American Republic Insurance

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, free generic marketing materials.

    Cons

    Commission only. The leads given are at least 1 year old and are cold. The company is currently in a state of transition. Thier best selling product, Health Insurance, has been discontinued and replaced with a bottom barrel insurer. The commissions went from 14% for health, to a meager 5%. All this was done with less than 1 week notice to all agents. District managers are senile and as clueless as they come. The training for new agents consisted of a mail order pamphlet. Fixed annuities sales only, so no chance for sponsorship for the Series 6/63.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time you decide to stop carrying a line of coverage, give the agents a chance to get contracted with the replacement insurer...BEFORE YOU STOP OFFERING A PRODUCT!. Quit lying to agents about the "$100K" first year salary. Lower your multiplier for seniors in the greater chicago area. Try advertising.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It is what it is

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Pewaukee, WI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Pewaukee, WI

    I have been working at American Republic Insurance

    Pros

    The people and the money

    Cons

    Lots of turn downs from underwriting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More cash to hire personal

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have been very satisfied with the company overall.

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

    I have been working at American Republic Insurance

    Pros

    they have good customer service and products that you can rely on. It is easy to communicate with everyone and for the most part, people know what they are doing and will sincerely try to help you resolve what it is you are trying to solve.

    Cons

    There is a lack of keeping up with competition in the industry. It seems they can be a couple years behind the competition as far as technology and getting new products that are available for the frequently changing insurance industry.

    Approves of CEO

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