Applied Underwriters Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Sidney R Ferenc
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Pros
  • Quarter vending machines and decent benefits that only exist to try and suck you in (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits, 401k matching to a percentage, decent health care coverage, sub-par tuition reimbursement, but only for business degrees (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Everyone gets the same meager COLA (cost of living adjustment) raise each year no matter if you're the hardest working employee or a slacker (in 6 reviews)

  • No real direction from senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Negative reviews are misleading

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    Current Employee - Claims in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Claims in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, unmatched really. If you aren't being promoted it's simply because you aren't meeting expectations. There is a ton of room for growth in this company. You are rewarded on your production and not tenure which is great.

    Cons

    The only con, the PTO is system is not the most friendly to new employees but it is manageable.


  2. Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great. Awesome medical benefits. 4% 401k match with immediate vestments. PTO, great place to get corporate experience. Multiple food days per quarter, including famous Dave's, the pancake man, doughnuts.

    Cons

    No reason the guys need to wear ties. No one sees them. Negative people who do not understand programs think "If only Warren Buffet knew" give this company a bad name-> Our programs are awesome, our claims closure rate is outstanding, and our people are friendly as all get out. I know several of the former employees who payed negative reviews on here and they were all dirt bags who didn't deserve to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the business dress code, adopt full time business casual. Revamp the bereavement schedule.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Clerical Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Underwriters

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great co-workers, team attitude

    Cons

    Workload expectations set by managers who have not done the jobs.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Underwriters

    Pros

    Trial by Fire learning experience.

    Cons

    Unethical business practices. Lack of growth opportunities


  6. Great Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company seems to honestly care about their customers and strives to provide the best possible service. The work environment is a typical office setting and it really varies based upon your direct supervisor. There is so much growth with this company as a whole and so many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    There are a variety of different hours that their employees work, it depends on what position you are and what promotions you get.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about your employees. Be sure that there is a good life balance present and that your employees have the opportunity to get their work done in a 40 hour week.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Claims Adjuster

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Applied Underwriters full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The medical insurance is awesome, $250 individual deductible. If you make under $40k you get $8/day in free vending food. There are good people working here in the rank and file. Good job if you're just out of college or need something to fall back on. Not a place to make a career out of if you have any sort of self respect or ambition. Lots of opportunity to move up due to high attrition.

    Cons

    The position is salary, which means they really don't care how many hours you work as long as you meet their expectations. I will tell you, the place is severely understaffed (due to a high attrition rate) and 50 hour work weeks are the norm. Also, the expectations continuously get higher meaning more hours just to meet the minimum standard. Admin believes if you're a dedicated employee, you'll have no problem living at work. The pay is adequate, if you could get away with working a 40 hour week. Starting out it's $39,260. If you work a 50 hour week, that's the equivalent of making $15.10/hr.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to keep claims volume manageable so that they can have a life with their friends and family. If you keep your employees happy, they won't leave and you won't have to have 20 training classes a year. Also, allow the people who make up to $45k to be eligible for the $8/day vending benefit. The first raise the vending benefit gets reduced to $2.50 a day, so really the raise is only about $500/year.


  8. Do your work and you'll be fine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Money loaded by the company on a card everyday for food and drink, 100% paid health insurance, matches up to 4% on your 401(k), reimbursed for medications processed through their pharmacy, amazing co-workers, PTO days increase every couple of years, and decent schedule.

    Cons

    The only cons are the ones you'll have at every job. If you're expecting to not work and want to sit around all day, you'll have more cons. You'll be micromanaged if you're the type that can't get your work done.

    Advice to Management

    Performance based raises or bonuses for positive incentives. Don't just reprimand for unsatisfactory work, but reward those performers who are consistent with your benchmarks.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Agency Manager - Don

    Current Employee - New Business Unit Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - New Business Unit Specialist in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They let you spin the wheel for prizes

    Cons

    The worst company culture ever! Reps are taught to lie and not sell the hidden charges. Run far far away. The in house recruiters will lie to potential employees to fill their quotas. DO not work here!!

    Advice to Management

    FIx your products fix your people and start over. If Warren Buffett only knew?!


  10. Pull Your Own Weight

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters

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

    Pros

    3% company contribution to 401k (never, ever had an employer offer this) good benefits good, fair salary lots of work - never bored great people - love my coworkers good location

    Cons

    Reading these reviews it seems like there are two departments, primarily, that people review. Here to say there are many different departments in this company that are awesome AND have great managers. Not all departments are like the ones reviewed here.

    Advice to Management

    Office upgrades wouldn't hurt.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Gave a lot - received a little

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Underwriters full-time

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

    Pros

    The people working there work their butts off.

    Cons

    There is no review process. The executive management refuses to update the computer system and don't even think about a paperless operation. You will drown in the paper. Don't believe the high rating. Executive management will write ghost reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Actually value your employees as much as your front line supervisors do. Provide some tools to actually assist with completing the job



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