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Arrowhead Insurance Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
12 Reviews
3.2
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Making Insurance a little less boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arrowhead Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The office was just overhauled so it looks great. There is a lot of transparency between management and staff, and there is an open door policy that's great. Very good starting pay and opportunities to learn and grow, if you take them. Lots of autonomy from my manager, which I really enjoy and appreciate as most people don't appreciate being micromanaged.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from division. Training leaves much to be desired, as there really isn't any or enough. Always rushing to the next deadline means that there isn't enough time to learn to do your job better. If you want the personal growth aspects, you'll need to learn some of them outside of the job, because you're always working to the next project or issue. Lack of organization from division and constant changes make it frustrating. Benefits could (and should) be so much better, since we work for an insurance company. Everything is an add-on, and costs and arm and a leg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees time to learn their jobs and time to grow into them. Stop rushing from project to project and focus on the overall growth of the team and departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok for the interim, keep moving though for long term employment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 21st Floor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - 21st Floor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arrowhead Insurance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They just remodeled the building, so everything is newly decorated. Most of the teammates support one another. There are flexible schedules if you're full-time and have been there awhile.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from division and management. Training leaves much to be desired, as there really isn't barley any or close to enough. There is a serious lack of training. We are always rushing to meet deadlines. That means there is not enough time to learn work on setting procedures to work more effectively. My department employees are underpaid. There is minimal opportunity for personal growth, there is a real lack for promotion within most departments. Benefits are not great, benefits are weak at best. Doesn't have good medical coverage, the medical plan options available to employees are overpriced with minimal coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the hard work and devotion of long term employees. Offer advancement opportunities within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arrowhead Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable, growth oriented, culture can be very fun, promote from within. I actually admire that most of the senior management have worked in the company for many years and have been promoted through the ranks holding different roles and responsibilities. There are many opportunities within different business units once you're on the inside and have learned to navigate the office culture.

    Cons

    Corporate politics in the middle management level can be tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that the company is run very well with the spirit focused on growth, keep that up. Overall benefits package is subpar -- this is an insurance company and the insurance benefits are bad, doesn't add up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boring & frustrating, but with decent pay, benefits, atmosphere, and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arrowhead Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay, opportunity for growth. Depending on manager, you have a decent amount of autonomy. Benefits are slightly above average for the US, (which isn't that great). They just overhauled the building, so everything is new and has a fun & funky look to it. Managers often bring in donuts, bagels, etc.

    Cons

    It's insurance, so you'll never feel like you're really making a difference or doing anything really worthwhile. It's practically embarrassing when people ask about your job. There is always a rush to program new products, that never get used. The division has no idea what a reasonable timeline is: how much time goes into programming, testing, or even what constitutes a "major" change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get realistic about timelines. Give the division realistic goals instead of telling them what they want to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Arrowhead Insurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    teammates support one another, flexible schedule if you're full-time

    Cons

    Lack of training, lack of dialogue between management and employees, underpaid, minimal opportunity for personal growth, management is too busy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Could be great, but hasn't been lately

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

    I worked at Arrowhead Insurance

    Pros

    Great Christian people in the Alpharetta office.

    Cons

    Market is very tough right now so company is struggling. President won't make necessary changes or any changes for that matter. Headquarters in San Diego not taking full advantage of new Southeast footprint available to them. Benefits are not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Got to make some real changes in how you attract business. Think SR22s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Operations in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Operations in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Arrowhead Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, serve liquor at company events

    Cons

    Some of the decisions seem short-sighted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Is a good stepping stone company to work at, but not a life long commitment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arrowhead Insurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent employees and work enviroment. Nice company interaction for moral boosters around Christmas time.

    Cons

    Doesn't have the best medical plan options available to employees. Upper management needs some work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always be out to just police your staff at every chance that you get. If your employees live in fear of always getting a pink slip, then they won't produce their best work for you. Listen to your staff more when it comes to suggestions and ideas, it might help with the moral of the department and company. You never know, they might just have some decent insight for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Promotions and work are available if you work hard, however.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arrowhead Insurance

    Pros

    Time off available as needed with very little question.

    Cons

    Benefits are weak at best.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Arrowhead is solid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arrowhead Insurance

    Pros

    The opportunities for Growth at Arrowhead are amazing. The organization is very flat which allows for greater transparency and communication. If you aren't a decision maker you are very close to one. Finally, your time is respected and you aren't asked to give up your personal life for work.

    Cons

    The insurance industry is very un-sexy. At this time we're in a very soft market and job security is a concern. Beyond that there isn't too much to complain about. Some people find what they do unfullfilling but that isn't a flaw with the company so much as a mismatch with employer/employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no major criticisms to share beyond what I've said above. I'm in a solid place right now at Arrowhead and think the company itself is on track even in this hard time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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