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Brown & Brown Insurance Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
78 Reviews
2.5
78 Reviews
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Brown & Brown Insurance President & CEO J. Powell Brown
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are some good people in the ranks but the good one rarely stay (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits package including 401k, employee stock options and paid time off (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay, not much teamwork or organization (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management has a very David Koresh view; either you buy in or you're out (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good stepping stone

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance

    Pros

    There is Minimal supervision, no micromanagement. The are very flexible with work hours. The employees are seemingly friendly and so is the environment. The company is supportive with continuous education.

    Cons

    I've been with the company for almost 3 years. I've only received 1 annual review and a 1% raise. Through hearsay, other employees have not received raises either. There is a huge lack of appreciation. Management awards lazy employees with promotions. They even give out props for people doing what they are suppose to do. The people who work hard, get their work done on time, who are focused and keep their heads down get little notice. A job well done never crosses the lips of the young PCL. He is rarely present and only focuses on the bottom line. The service team is never awarded or acknowledged. The only thing keeping me here is I am able to work very independently and I award myself with my individual sales. My hard work directly shows in my commission check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Annual raises if at least 3% to keep up with inflation and an even higher percentage for better work is needed. Remove your blindfolds and really take notice of the people who do their job well and don't slack off. Without us there would be no success for the business. Go out f your way to ALWAYS THANK US AND PRAISE US.... Even for the little things. A little appreciation goes a long way.

  2.  

    Good company, quality of leadership depends on location

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Decentralized, sales focused, good compensation

    Cons

    Indianapolis service department lacks people with college degrees, high levels of professionalism, and overall talent. You get what you pay for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on trying. Eventually everything will fall into place when top talent is recruited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Salary, good people good location

    Cons

    corporate mentality, lots of audits and compliance work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance

    Pros

    Good rewards for hard work

    Cons

    The hard work is 80 hours a week and a company that prides itself in high margins. In other words under paying staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't brag about paying staff less than competition.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    They could def use a technology overhaul

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and a great atmosphere

    Cons

    The system that is being used is very outdated and management doesn't seem to have it ll together. There is no fluidity throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commend people on jobs well done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent company, underpaid employees

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

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance

    Pros

    Profit center leaders are sharp, base pay of 40k decent while training

    Cons

    Turnover, hard to hit commission goals without experienced producers in benefits department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Florham Park office still a mess since new management stepped in 2 plus years ago

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

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time

    Pros

    There are really no good reasons to work in this particular office. In fact most employees are constantly talking about how to escape their jobs in this office. That is, when they are allowed to talk to each other. The management keeps a close eye on things and tells the employees to tell their manager if they see any of their co=workers doing something wrong. That is no way to build a team, but it is very effective in destroying a team..

    Cons

    The office is small-when the current management took over, there were just under 100 employees and since then there have been over 50 employees either let go or who have left on their own. Not a very good track record for one of the "Worlds leading brokers":. Clients complain and employees find excuses until they run out of excuses. Then clients leave or threaten to leave. Clients know what is going on by what is not said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find alternative managers to run this office before there is no office left to run. The two that are there now are doing a very poor job, everyone seems to know it but no one wants to do anything about it. The whole situation is quite disturbing. Is anyone in the corporate office listening?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging, rewarding and always exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Your motivation was the only roadblock to success

    Cons

    Not everyone in the organization lived up to the organization's business culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    New to Industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great time off, overall nice people.

    Cons

    Advancement and increases take awhile to achieve.

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not even a good place to start

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

    I worked at Brown & Brown Insurance

    Pros

    Great, if not over-worked, under-paid staff.
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Terrible management
    No training program to actually speak of.
    Culture of gossipers
    Will fire you simply for being unhappy.
    Just plain awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually create a training program for others besides your producers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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