American Strategic Insurance

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American Strategic Insurance Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. My responsibilities included completing and mailing letters to policy holders and assisting them with creating a claim.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Claims Support Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Intern - Claims Support Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at American Strategic Insurance as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, excellent team, supportive management. The company atmosphere at ASI makes going to work enjoyable.

    Cons

    Low call volume at that left our team with a period of down time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Just like everywhere else

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good annual bonus and trips

    Cons

    Becoming just like all the other big insurance companies with micro-management and silly rules.


  3. Helpful (2)

    It's all about who you know and are related to....

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Strategic Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Facility/ Building; Company team building trips, Onsite daycare was a huge plus, Healthcare benefits. A company as a whole good to work for and the employees are what makes it so great. For the most part, good management, but this depends on the department.

    Cons

    Middle management drains the actual workforce; low base pay in relation to local industry standards/ competitors, however they try to make up for it with YE bonuses. Bonus drawback is it's dangled like a carrot in front of a donkey; proclaims to be "family" oriented and have a good work/life balance- however- actual day to day work environment doesn't support that statement. Employees were made to participate in "company activities" - frowned upon if not. Corporate culture and the company's showman are of the utmost - importance


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  5. Analyst

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

    I have been working at American Strategic Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great working conditions, lots of perks and friendly co-workers. Generous benefits and bonus program.

    Cons

    None. The company is growing so over time there should be more opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employee feedback.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Favoritism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at American Strategic Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Monthly bonuses are really nice. All employees are empowered to make the right decision that is best for the customer.

    Cons

    Personal growth within ASI is based upon who you know its not based upon your knowledge yet more so if you are buddies with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your talent and recognize those with fair promotion opportunites


  7. Helpful (3)

    Good company that is growing rapidly but very political.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Representative

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

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

    Pros

    ASI offers good medical benefits, 401k match, vacation time and other nice perks. You are given the freedom to do your job without being micro-managed. Most of the employees are very nice and always willing to help. The company is growing rapidly and the stewardship by upper management is very good as evidenced by its profitability.

    Cons

    The company has grown rapidly and lacks many of the internal processes and structure you would find in other companies of its size. It has expanded into many new states but suffers from a "one size fits all" approach to state-specific underwriting. The Home Office says they want and value feedback but rarely use any that is provided. They seem to be blinded by success and therefore feel as if the Home Office perspective is always the right one. In terms of promotional opportunities, there are some but typically only the favorites are chosen for those opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas and promote people based on performance, not politics!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding yet disturbing

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

    I worked at American Strategic Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and fun environment, at first glance

    Cons

    Totally inappropriate, HR violations every time you turn around, bonuses lost due to weather loss ratios. You work 70 hr work weeks to get extra bonus money and then don't get it due to weather.

    Advice to Management

    Get more structure and have people follow HR policies


  9. Helpful (2)

    Underwriter at ASI

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriting in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Underwriting in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at American Strategic Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Time off flexibility, benefits, and bonuses are the biggest positives for ASI. They also try to have a very "Southwest-like" culture, however it is fading slightly with the rapid expansion. People here are also friendly and let you do your job.

    Cons

    The cons would have to be the pay, there is no reason to transfer positions here because as soon as you get a promotion they will just hire someone beneath you making the same amount, they pay at the bottom of the position average. Also the culture is a tad on the hokey side and makes you feel like you are in elementary school, not a very professional environment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a fair wage, don't play favorites, and promote on merit not by who you know. And cut out the hokey stuff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Dead End

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative

    I have been working at American Strategic Insurance

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule no mico-managing

    Cons

    Low salaries, lots of favortisim, and nepotism/cronyism

    Advice to Management

    Wont happen if your not a friend of a friend or you have a realative working there.



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