American Family Insurance

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Use to be a great place to work ...

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

Pros

Covered parking to keep snow off your car, flex schedules, nice office building with lots of windows and walking trails, pay is competitive. Was a great place to work up to a couple years ago. It still can be okay if you have the right manager and are in the right division.

Cons

Too many VP's are more into being yes-men and advancing their own careers than leading and developing their own divisions. If you are a good worker, you are often "rewarded" by a tons of extra projects to make up for less competent coworkers and for management who is too busy saying "yes" to all requests rather than prioritizing and coming up with a reasonable workload. However, hard work and loyalty isn't as important as being part of the good old boys club when coming to promotional opportunities. Reorgs are a common way for new officers to demonstrate their worth which often leads to a great deal of stress as underlings must reapply to keep their jobs and no real efficiencies are gained from the new structure.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't just say that you want ideas from the bottom to the top but actually let that happen. Also, address incompetent workers directly by removing them from their positions. Quit using constant reorganizations as a way of removing workers you don't want in positions. Making talented workers reapply for a job they have had all along and performing well is stressful and demoralizing. Quit taking your employees for granted or you may find yourself in real trouble when the economy rebounds and it is once again an employees job market.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Claims Adjuster - Customer Care Center

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Good job, longevity, promotion from within , Good Management team. Specifically Beth Adkison.

    Cons

    benefits are expensive, sometimes their are managers that can micro manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more stock in your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    All right place - very good to its people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Madison, WI

    Pros

    Care about people, care about customers.

    Cons

    Not very together; very top-down, politically-charged environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your lower levels; invite them to key meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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